Friday, April 19, 2013

Blessings abound!

I know I have been slack lately with the blog.  Good reasons though.  Life is trudging on here.  Kids are all getting spring fever.   Badly.  My kids naturally love to be outside but frankly, they'd be happier sleeping under the stars and staying outside full time.  I think it's a good quality to have.  Well, except when we're trying to get some school work done.  This week, we received a box from a friend in NJ.

Alyona of course was ready to tear open.


Okay, the face is her trying to hold all the clothes up.  LOL.  I have such a cute picture of Summer but another little person was in it.  Again, in a few months you all are going to be bombarded by pictures.   

Isn't this fantastic!  And the best part, they all fit her perfectly.  Love it!  She looks so good in that blue and yellow outfit too.

Summer, getting ready to dig into some of the snacks that came with it.

Logan, eating his bar.  Despite the girls' room being done, the clutter corner is not as fast at getting fixed.

Aren't these cool?!  We'd never seen them before.  Very delicious too.  We all enjoyed eating these gold bars.

Nik and Summer enjoying more goodies that came in the box.  Love that the fashionista dresses herself.  Thank you so much Ms. Heather.  We all had a great time with our box full of surprises.  Though, the girls and I were having trouble just who's bathroom the body wash and lotions should go to.  LOL.  We'll all smell very good this month to be sure.  

The kids played with boxes for quite some time.  Sometimes they make stuff out of them, sometimes draw on them and sometimes sit in them and watch tv.  

Today we got braces and prosthesis fit.  Took all the kids b/c Irina was working.  Warren and I both went.  Nice to get compliments on the kids and behavior from strangers.  All the while holding my breath hoping they don't act up.  You know how it goes.  Kids change with the wind.  I was waiting.  But, they were good so was happy.  Picked Bojan up from band a few minutes ago.  He's got a couple of concerts coming up which we'll be attending.  Can't wait.  He has really improved over the last year.  Well, need to get going here.  Enjoy your evening everyone.  Max is gone for the weekend hanging out w/ a friend.  We have soccer games tomorrow.  I know I bring snack for at least 3 different teams.  Rearranging homeschool bookcases this evening.  How long do you all keep your work from the school year?  Any laws as to how long it must stay here?  More to come.  Alternating between kid watching paper work, and blog writing this evening.  We're getting ready to go on our nightly walk w/ the Littles.  It's windy and nice out.  Storms will be rolling in very soon but enough time to take a stroll in for sure.  Plus, we all have to walk off the Nutella we just ate. 


  1. I am happy they are happy. :)

  2. Steph, I keep my teacher info forever. Like my lesson-plan books. They are not required in NC but "recommended". Some people don't keep them. Test results, attendance records, etc...keep forever. When they get in high school and even after graduation, keep their transcripts and test records. John just had a job interview where they actually asked for a copy of his high school and college transcripts! He's almost 50 yrs old! We had to track everything down. Anyways, glad everything is going well. Do email me when you get a chance. Still wanting to get together sometime soon! Blessings~Ginger