My life is getting pretty difficult these days as Lake is inching closer and closer toward 2 years old. He is my most active toddler yet (and Bubba was hard to beat!). I really can't blog as much any more because if I take my eyes off him, he is in TROUBLE! Today, for instance, while I am homeschooling the boys... he is turning the lights off and on, while I was praying with a friend on the phone... he was pouring out my paint samples in the garage (red paint got on my FAVORITE jeans), he got into my makeup bag again and emptied out everything that would pour or dump and put the rest on his face, the other day he was pouring pancake syrup on the floor in the pantry and having the time of his life. Those are just a few examples that I can think of off the top of my head. But, we can't forget his daily activities of rubbing Old Spice deodorant all over his face, cleaning out my Tupperware cabinet, climbing the pantry shelves, playing in the sinks and putting my toothbrush in the nasty tub after he uses it to clean the bathroom. All that to say, my blog time is limited. My mom told me today that I might as well make peace with the fact I will have NO life until he is a little older.
I borrowed a black sturdy gate and Tim put in on his door frame so I could let him play in his room while I homeschool. I was so excited that I wouldn't have to chase him or worry about him while we were doing school. I put him in there with his train table and toys and thought, "ahhhh- sanity". The next thing I know he walked up to the gate pressed the lever, opened it and walked out. He shut it behind him and had a puzzled look on his face like, "that's an odd place for a gate. wonder why she put that there? huh. where was I? oh yeah, mom's makeup.".
The craziest part of all this is that I have baby fever BAD!! Yep, I want more. It is still not an option because of health reasons but I think about another baby all the time. Tim doesn't have baby fever- he has baby phobia. One more and I may be visiting him through a protective glass window in the funny farm.
Lake is already in bed and the older boys are at basketball practice. My house is quiet for the first time today. I have a second to reflect on how precious these days are even if they are chaotic. I love my life. I love it that we had nowhere to go today. Just being together on a cold, rainy day. I love being with these crazy boys. They fill my heart with joy (and my house with messes!).
The boys and I are working on our 'School Christmas program' :). I love Christmas. I love the lights, the decorations, being with family, thinking about Jesus... all of it!! Reece and Bubba will be reciting all of the scripture we have memorized this semester in their program. I am so proud of them. This has been HARD work. But work that will last for a lifetime (and longer because God's Word is eternal!).
I hope to get it on video. We may even do a manger scene with Lake as baby Jesus. That thought alone should keep you coming back and checking in!!!
FYI- He does wear clothes if I can catch him to put them on him.