Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A 2011 Random post

She cut her hair. It was bound to happen.  JUST as I had it grown out.

Today was 11:11 1-11-11 and/or 1:11 1-11-11.

I miss Ashlea and Audra. Hi, Ashlea.  Miss you.  I've dreamt twice now that I was holding Audra and in my last dream I was in a dream and when I woke up from the second dream into the first I was telling you how nice it was to actually be holding Audra instead of just dreaming that I was holding her. (I better quit watching Inception.)

But the weirdest dream I had was from a few nights ago when my dream was three dreams deep and when I finally, really woke up, I wasn't sure if I was awake so I sat up and opened my bedroom door to feel the cold air.  I don't know why I'm telling you this.

But while I'm on the subject of telling you stuff, my air con (that's the way we say air conditioner in Singapore) in my bedroom is broken. Phooey on broken air cons and hot bedrooms that keep up at night because I'm sweating from the heat because we live on the equator.  But that's okay because it's not like I'm sleeping anyway.

I mean, Jerusha is waking me up every 20 minutes to nurse.  TWENTY minutes, I was watching the clock one night.  What gives?  I'm so tired that I had a discussion with Jeff and couldn't remember it the next day.

But other than that it's paradise here.

I have a surprise!  Guess what it is.  Seriously guess.  Nope, not pregnant.  I know that was everyone's first guess. 

Guess again.

Nope, staying in Singapore for a while.

One more time.

Okay, I'll tell you.  I have a new blog.  Now I'm not telling you the address yet.  I'm still working on it.  But expect a week of giveaways over there.  I hope to unveil it in February. If anyone has any tips for me for Wordpress PLEASE let me know.

Asa is still not potty trained.

Jerusha, is of course, a prodigy.

Kati is not feeling well.

Ta-ta for now.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Happy first birthday, Jerusha

Yes, we have three, I said THREE, birthdays in January.  My mother in law has four grandchildren and a daughter born in January.  Evidently April is a busy month.

Jerusha (and Asa) fight me every morning when I try to dress them which is why they are usually just in diapers. Do I get the bad mom of the year award now?  

Moments after she was born

Sweet baby.  Taking her first bath with mommy.

Snuggling with brother.

We love you Jerusha.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sister Sister

It's such a blessing to have siblings who are close in age. But it's just as much of a blessing to have sisters who are far apart in age. 

This picture was taken when Millicent was about two.  You can just see the love she has for Ashlea.

She STILL does.  She adores Ashlea.

When Ashlea is around she wants to be right there with her.  And when she is gone she misses her so much.

Now I've got two more daughters forming the same kind of bond.   These bonds can't be broken by time and space.

These younger sisters will always look up to these older sisters.  They are like a mom to them; a second mom.

Jerusha will reach for Kori when I'm holding her.  She won't let other people take her from Kori's arms.  She adores her.

Some day they will be more than little siblings to their big sisters, they will be friends.

These girls have important roles to fill for their little sisters.  They are doing a great job.

(Kori loves to go to the store for us.  So I asked her to get some bread and she offered to take Juice and wondered if she could wear her in the sling.  So instead we got out the Ergo.  Which, surprisingly, FIT her.)

I am so blessed!