Thursday, March 29, 2012

What We've Been Up To...

I realize that I've not been writing much this past month.  Life has been busy and we've been even busier (is that possible?!).  So here's a few snippets of life in our household...

Head lice!  Head lice!  More head lice!  I've always been grateful that we've never had to deal with lice.  I never had it as a child.  And until last year we've never had to deal with it with our children.  Then it went around our oldest daughter's school last fall.  Kids were leaving school in large numbers as parents had to go to the next town to get lice shampoo because our little town ran out!  We thought we might  have seen eggs in our daughter's hair so we treated her just to be sure.  Never had any problems after that.  Until about 4 weeks ago when Sweetcheeks started scratching her hair.  All the time.  I looked at her hair and didn't see anything.  Yet she continued to scratch.  All the time!  We thought she might have dry scalp so we got shampoo to treat that.  She continued to scratch.  Then about 2 1/2 weeks ago I was combing her hair when I spotted it!  ICK!  Those creepy lice just make me itch.  She has been treated 3 times since then and we are still dealing with them!  I've washed bedding in HOT water, pillows in the dryer, vacuumed the floors, the furniture, mattresses~anything I possibly can vacuum!   Her combs are washed in the dishwasher.  We haven't used any barrette's, etc in her hair.  We've picked through her hair more times than she wanted to sit through!  UGH!  I went around the house yesterday like a crazy woman with the vacuum again, washed the bedding again, treated her again.  We are praying that this will be the end of it.  A friend mentioned her car seat, which I never thought of, so we treated that yesterday also.  We are so grateful that no~one else in the house has gotten them (don't ask me how that happened~in this case I'm just glad the kids aren't sharing!!).

Helping grandparents.  Grandpa wanted to cut down a tree, so we had Sport help him with that (and the littles wanted to watch!).  I am so thankful that homeschooling affords us time to spend helping loved ones!

Sunshine thought that the chainsaw was to loud!
Stinkerbelle turned 15!  I can't believe that our oldest is that old already.  Seriously, I can close my eyes and remember her as a baby.  This is what happens when you aren't looking!  She started driver's ed classes (scary!), started the track season (first sport since her surgery last fall) and is becoming a beautiful young woman. 

Enjoying the weather.  We've had some very unusual weather here lately~even reaching 80 a couple of days!  The kids loved being outside (without getting bundled up!) and some of us have had a hard time concentrating on school work!  It is nice to see the grass green again, and a few plants have started to make their appearance already!

Sweetcheeks lost her two front top teeth within just a week of the other.  She lost her bottom front teeth a couple of months ago, so she has an adorable smile right now.  She is the only one of our kids to loose all four front teeth together.  The other kids lost either the top or the bottom ones, and they were grown in before they lost the others.  Her grin makes me smile!

That's the (very!) condensed version of life right now.  It is busy, but good!  I know someday I will look back at this and wish for it again!  Some days I feel like I'm just surviving and not thriving...but we're sheltered, clothed, fed, and (usually!) happy.  What more can I ask for?

Have a great day!


"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"
1 Corinthians 10:31

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