I haven't been blogging much. You may have noticed. Then again, you may not have noticed. Either way I will explain myself.
Well, see, first I went to Singapore to pick out a house. See that picture up there? That's the outside entry way to our new house. Just leave your shoes there. I always want people to leave their shoes at the door because it keeps the house cleaner. But it never really stuck. (JEFF!) However, in Singapore that is the culture. You leave your shoes outside. That thing above holds shoes. It's hidden behind the doors. (There are lots of hidden doors in our new house.)
Here is our koi pond which I'm sure Asa will eventually go swimming in. (Ahem.)
Here is a shot of our school room. All the wonderful, beautiful, fantastic shelves WITH doors. Do you know what that means? No more cleaning up what Asa and Millicent (and certain other older children whom I will not name in order to protect their privacy) get out. Doors that lock even. I'll keep the keys or we'll be calling a locksmith in a day.
So I was in Singapore, which I loved, but I was too exhausted to blog.
Then I came home and it took Jerusha a week to realize that she was suppose to be sleeping at 3:00 am. For some reason she wanted to watch TV with me.
Then I was still tired even when she started sleeping again during the night because even though she wasn't up playing in the night she was nursing all night long.
So I was tired.
Then I just didn't feel like blogging because I was anticipating moving to Singapore. It kept me up at night thinking of all the things we had to do. I had insomnia for about a week.
The question I keep getting is when are you moving? When are you moving?
My answer has been October 1, but as of yesterday, we've pushed that a little further away. We have some things we need to do and some people to see before we can leave. So I would say the week after that. But who really knows.
I neglected to blog Kori's birthday in my sleep deprived state, so here you are:
Kori and her siblings
Kori on her 13th birthday. Yes, now I have two teenagers.
Kori making a necklace for her birthday activity. It was super fun.
We've said goodbye to family and have more family to say goodbye to but we are ready to go! Here is a picture of my family enjoying the hot tub, one final time, at Mimi's.
I love the way Kori and Ashlea are looking at each other...and the sneaky look on Asa's face.
And here is a picture of Ashlea holding Audra...
and one of Audra.
So on to my giveaway. CSN is one of my favorite companies. They have offered to let me host several giveaways and have given me several things over the years. They are great to work with.
They have fabulous things like these dining tables. Check them out.
Here is something that I absolutely love and am so glad I bought from them.
That's a mouthful. But it's also great fun for the kids. I like to use it as an incentive to get Millicent to work hard when we are doing letter sounds (or lately actually reading words...YES, Millicent can read words now). When she's done she can do some patterns.
I use it FOR school with Asa. We'll do all colors or all shapes or categories.
It comes with the cards. But you could easily use it to hold up letters or numbers or anything you want to teach. I LOVE this board.
This giveaway will run until next Wednesday or until I remember to draw a winner. Please go to this page to enter the giveaway.