Thursday, August 03, 2006

Welcome to the Nut House!

As you begin to read my posts, you will suddenly be taken back into a world of complete and utter chaos, a world where boys run, scream, laugh, joke, and girls join in and try to outdo them. A world full of ups and downs and all arounds. A world where we live life alive and free to be us.

So our story begins.....

I'll begin with our youngest. Her name is Kara. She's three months old, isn't ten full pounds yet and let's you know how she's feeling. She has the bestest smile and the greatest grin that will melt your heart at one glance. You have to watch her though, she already knows how to flip over on her tummy especially when she is letting you know how unhappy she is. She's a keeper!

Then there is Aaron. He's two and a half. Where do I begin....he's adventurous, challenging, aggressive and has his own mind made up. His "No, Mama do it" or "uh oh, problem" rings throughout our home. I wouldn't trade him for anything.

Ryan just turned five. He is a sweet, sweet, boy. He's got enough love to go around except for his brother, Aaron. He will share anything and everything with you but not for his brother Aaron. He loves life and has so much curiosity. He reminds me daily that he loves his mama and that he also has a mind of his own.

Then there is Grace. She's a lively eight year old who loves art. She eats, sleeps and breathes art. We have her art work in the upstairs closet, in the downstairs closet, on top of the microwave, on top of the entertainment center....any open space....we have a sampling of her art. Oh, and most definitely on the refrigerator door......

And on to our oldest....His name is Brad. He is eleven. He is entering the world of puberty. A world of leg and armpit hair. A world he hopes will go away. He is not wanting to take on this adventure but feels it is being forced on him. He is swaying like the wind, I might add, between wanting to make decisions for himself and wanting no responsibilities. He loves to read, hates Math, loves his baby sister, Kara, and loves loves loves video games.

We recently were planning a vacation up North and realized just how much money that it was going to take to stay in a hotel. So we decided to buy a camper. First we stopped at a pop up camper. Mama bear stood inside with all five of her baby bears and she said to herself....oh no....no way. We promptly left before the you break it, you buy it rules applied. Next we visited an RV...cost $211,000. Sorry, can't buy one that cost more than our swinging pad that is definitely not on wheels. Then we visited the travel trailers. From the moment I discovered it had it's own bathroom with a shower and toilet and air conditioning, I was hooked. This was the one for us! But what kind of car do you need to pull a home away from home trailer? You guessed it....a big, red beautiful Suburban. The banks and the gas stations will love us!

And so our adventures in camping, car payment, camper payment, insurance and all the fixin's that go along with life begins....

Welcome to the Nut House!

4 comments:

momwithbrownies said...

Hello sister friend,

You have a beautiful family and a wonderful attitude for raising them. I can't wait to read more! :-)

Shelly M.

Peanut Butter Kisses said...

Thanks for introducing me to such a fun way to journal our adventures...I'm sure some of them will be with you guys!

Thesugarboy said...

I love you'r blog mom

Artist Christine said...

This was a great blog!! I wish I had so much intresting stuff to share but mine right now is soo personal and all about waiting on God and doing my best to make it through...and I'm not talking finances...I couldn't possibly make it public. thanks for making yours public though. I read them all and am rather enjoying yours...keep blogging!!