Sunday, September 28, 2008

~ Harvest Time ~

It's that exciting time of year when you finally reap the benefits of the backbreaking labor that is affectionately referred to as gardening.

We were somewhat successful again this year. If it hadn't been for the little bun in my oven that made me feel like I was slow roasting every time I stepped outside from mid July on, we might have had a little less weeds and a little larger harvest.

Those dang, picky vegetables want to be weeded and watered often.

We did however reap a tonne of tomatoes. We have been picking them for weeks and sharing with family and neighbors.

Our friendly little garden spider.

Harvesting is always fun for the kids...besides it means less work for me. Here my 12 year old is trying his hand at the art of vegetable arranging... who knew that could be so entertaining, way to go Martha!

Always good to have a tradesman around sweating, and posing and such...a welcome distraction from picking dirt out from under your fingernails.

"Momma, these ones are sooo cute can I keep them in my room forever?" Sure, but in a couple of weeks you might change your mind, especially when no one wants to come in your room anymore.

Hey, where are you going? There are still potatoes to be dug up and carrots to pull...although, if you are going to Timmys, momma would love an Iced Capp.

Monday, September 22, 2008

~ Baby Myahna ~

It has been busy around here lately as we have had a new little addition to our home.

Our sweet baby girl arrived safe and sound on Aug.27 at 7:20 am.
The last month has just flown by.

I'm still in that "I'm not getting any sleep, coffee isn't helping stage."
My little princess still has her longer sleep stretches in the day time and somehow I can't really justify a nap at that time since I have 5 other children who need unimportant things like clean laundry and food.

I'm loving every minute though, since I'm unduly aware of how fleeting this stage is and I don't plan on wasting a moment of it.

The kids all adore her, we had to implement a timer policy for the first couple of days just so they could each have 5 min. increments alone with her for our sanity sake. It was either that or the poor child was going to be smothered, kissed, hugged and leaned on to death. Gotta love that sibling love!

As much as I hate having to share her so much, I must admit I do find all the extra arms useful. There is always someone willing to hold her so I can do all those things that seem far less exciting and important like cleaning, cooking, showering and going to the bathroom.

People keep asking me how I am managing 6 children, honestly I find it easier than when I just had a couple. Maybe, it's because I'm more relaxed about stuff, maybe it's because they all entertain each other, or maybe it's just because I feel so truly and utterly blessed that I'm reveling in every minute.

I am a Rich woman indeed!!
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