Learn the dance.. Live the dance.. Teach, talk and dance the dance!

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth." 3 John 1:4

Saturday, March 13, 2010

well, we've made it one week so far.

Daddy has now been gone for one whole week.  We have kept ourselves busy, though, and have been able to talk with him through email and on the phone once.  He finally has internet in his room, which means we should be able to talk with him each day. 
Jacob came down with strep throat, and it caught him good this time.  He was not feeling very well for a couple of days afterwards.  The day after we found that out was Jamie's 6 month check up (even though he was 7 months on Monday).  He weighed in at 20 lbs, 7 oz, and 27 inches long!  Whew!  In good health, except for the double ear infection.  He is the only one of my kids that has had an ear infection this young, and is also the only one who has had this much trouble with teething.  He is FUSSY!  Mostly in the evenings, though, so I can totally deal with that. 

We went to the Irish festival today- Caitlynn, Jamie and I.  Jacob decided at the last minute to stay home with Grandma and help her clean.  We got a caramel apple with sprinkles, later some ice cream while we listened to a very nice singing group, and then wandered around the vendors for a little while.  Had an impromptu photo session outside in the 46 degree weather, and I think I got a couple of cute shots of Cait.  I know she enjoyed the closer attention she got from me today.  It breaks my heart on a daily basis that I am not enough parent for all 3 of them at the same time.  She usually comes up to me while I am schooling Jacob or feeding the baby and wants me to play with her.  I do, but I feel so limited in those times, because I can't just stop what I'm doing and focus totally on her.  I do feel like I'm doing better, though, about dropping the unneccesary things and focusing on them more.  Bless my mother, because I have not once done the dishes here (I help clean up but she loads the dishwasher), and most of the time when I get sidetracked with the kids, she is folding my laundry when I come back into the room.. lol.. kinda feels like I'm in high school again.  But she has been in my shoes, with little kids while a husband is gone, and I think she does it so that I can be more available to them.  For which I am extremely grateful, and have told her so several times. 

Those of ya'll that know me personally, please keep my brother in prayer. There is alot going on with him right now, and he needs all the prayers he can get. 

My Bible study and P31 are going well, I have tried to read them each morning before I even get out of bed.  Missed a couple of times, but am getting better in that respect.  Going to church in the morning at the local Nazarene church, so I guess I should get off of here and get things ready for tomorrow.  :)