Friday, August 31, 2012

Coffee Talk Randomness

Today if we were to sit down for coffee, it would feel like the first time have sat all week. Ah to enjoy a cup of coffee. Things have been crazy around here. Good crazy but crazy none the less.


I would tell you how we are adjusting pretty much seamlessly to having a 3rd baby around here. But that it is still a third baby, meaning 3 kids 3 and under. It's a change. I would tell you how shocked I am by how small of a change it is though. I thought I would be so much more overwhelmed. And I am not. I am tired. Really tired. But not overwhelmed.



I would continue by saying that I don't think the additional child is what is wearing me out. It is all the small tasks that follow having our first placement. It is the fact that we started homeschooling only days after adding a third to the mix. It is that I refuse to slow down on playdates because I don't want my kids to have to change their world. It's the orders that are flowing in.

I would side track and say how blessed I have been by all of the orders. I have stopped working in the office in order to be the foster care homeschooling mama that I want to be. But stopping going into the office means a lot less hours. A lot less pay. If it were not for the support in my shop I am not sure that we would be able to make it. So thank you all from the bottom of my heart. In tears just thinking about how your orders are blessing our family right now.

Tangent over.

Once I was done with coffee number 12, I would tell you that homeschooling started off as a little bit of a challenge. Rhiannon just wasn't feelin' it. But the past 3 days, we have found our grove. And girlfriend is loving it. She wants to learn. She is learning. It is so exciting to see.

I would finish off our coffee date by telling you about Talon's 2 year check up this week. How I rocked it with running errands with 3 kids all day before ever going, sorry I'm just so proud I pulled it off. I was scared. haha. Anyway, the appointment. Talon's doctor was over the top proud and blown away at Talon's development, particularly his speech. Talon had full conversations with the doctor while he checked him out. Quite entertaining.

BUT the best part of the visit, before we left he said "I see a lot of patients and rarely see siblings as loving a friendly with eachother as your kids." Now if you thought I was proud of myself over the errands, that was nothing. I left that office on cloud nine. I think I may be the proudest mama ever...you know until Talon played in his poop again when we got home ;)


How was your week? As random and exhausting as mine? Do tell.

14 comments:

  1. Wow girl, you do rock!!! What a compliment from the doc! Must be because you guys are such great parents. I'd love to hear more about your homeschooling! Gav won't go to preschool till next year even though he is three in november and I would love to do some stuff with him. Congrats on the placement and have a great weekend!

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    1. I would like to take credit for it but I think I just have sweet kids haha. You will be at Penelope Lane right? We will chat about homeschool.

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  2. I love you and your heart!! I'm so excited for this journey you are on and know that God will continue to bless your family financially as you taken in His precious little ones and watch over them. I'd love to see you soon! Playdate? Miss you friend!

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  3. Such a great post! Love seeing God give you the strength you need as you are on this new venture and I need to hear more deets about homeschooling preschool, you have me wanting to do it! Seriously you're kids are so loving with each other that Dr. doesn't know the half of it, I mean Elsie won't even look at Vernon...sheesh!

    Love you! Lets hang this week please

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    1. Aw thanks friend. Our kids have always been such great friends but also fight to the end, so thank you for your sweet words.

      Yes let's hang this week. We will chat homeschool and kiddo stuff :)

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  4. Wow! Wow! Wow! You have your hands and heart so very full! What an incredible example of a mother and wife you are to not only your children but all of us that get to see a glimpse of your life! Prayers for strength and energy are being lifted up for you!

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    1. Yes, we do. Our hearts are outweighing our hands for sure. Love these littles so much. Thank you for your prayers. We need them. We all do :)

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  5. How amazing you are! I also had 3 in 3 {now I have 4 in 5}, there are things that are hard and there are things that are wonderful beyond belief. So happy you are adjusting to your new sweet normal! New Follower from Rags to Stitches

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    1. 4 in 5? You are much more amazing than me. I get by thanks to the grace of God alone. None of this is me, I assure you. haha.

      I need to go check out your blog and see how you do it :)

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  6. What a handful! Your children are adorable though! Thanks for linking up to the CHQ blog hop again! Hope to see you back next week!

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    1. It isn't as bad as it sounds, really though. And thank you :) Love the blog hop!

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