Wednesday, August 19, 2009

preparations

Little boys getting ready for churchLittle girls getting ready for churchDaddy getting ready for churchParker & Lincoln getting ready for churchTo some, we might look like a well-oiled machine of a family. But can a family with 7 little children, 9 and under, be as calm, perfect and happy as we might look on this blog? Doubt it. I mean, you should see the hardwood floors under our kitchen table after dinner, or all of us getting ready for church in our 1,000 sq ft cottage with only 1 bathroom (yes 1!), or me 'quitting' on just the first day of homeschooling... Oy ve!

15 comments:

Alexis said...

Stick with it! It will pay off in the end, and it will all be second nature and you'll forget all about the days that are so hard to get into a routine and keep everybody else QUIET!!!!

Ever notice how loud we say that word sometimes?

I'm glad you've taken pictures of your little ones getting ready for church. Church is the best place we can ever take them.

Renegades said...

There are only four of us and some Sundays it seems like a huge chore to get to church on time.

Bunny said...

If i was wearing a hat I would take it off to you. Bless you and I am sure that it is overwhelming at times but your family is gorgeous. You seem to be a wonderful Mom. Hugs :)

Kriss said...

I had to laugh because we had a
(1100sq ft) 2 bedroom, 1 bath cottage home when we adopted my first two children. It became to small very FAST! We ended up adding 1000 sq ft to the back right before we adopted our third. Sometimes even with the addition it's too small. So kudos to you for being able to handle sweet little cupcakes in such a small house. I do have to say though that it's super cute and I LOVE your bedding. Did you get it at Target? I love reading about your life! -kriss

Marilyn said...

I will never complain again (yeah, sure) about my 2000 sq ft cottage with just 3 adults & 3 fur-babies!!
Adorable post!
Hugs & Smiles,
Marilyn

GapGirl said...

I feel your pain. I blogged about our practice run with HS.... Im still recovering...

Vicki said...

Ug I dread sundays! I have yet to make Sunday an enjoyable day for myself and my 5 littles let alone 7~ But homeschooling, it got easier.. :) But you dont have to be dressed for that!!

The Rose Room said...

who cares about your floors, you are all gorgeous! Rachaelxo

Mrs.Rabe said...

Real life stuff!

Hold on to what it true and let go of the rest!

As for homeschooling - they don't have to know everything all in one year or one day. It will come - you will find your way. I have been at it for 16 years, and have graduated 2 with 4 more kids to go! I wouldn't trade it for the world...even on the tough days. On those days, pick a great book, climb up on the biggest bed and read, read, read. Talk about what you've read. Paint a picture about it. Go on a nature walk and look at rocks and bugs and shells and pinecones. Listen to great music. Have fun learning.

littlemarkiesmom said...

awww... what a great looking bunch! you're doing a great job. :)
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blushing rose said...

How precious they all are ... reminds me of when we 5 were all wee ones getting ready for church. Congrats to you ... TTFN ~Marydon

Susan B said...

Again, I just love your blog!! I have 4 children so the getting ready for church brings back memories..
Your pics are just precious! They look like Norman Rockwell paintings.
You are doing such a good job sweet mama!

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

So sweet, everyone helping each other out.
I have two nieces excepting very soon, I will tell them about your pink baby carrier.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Thirdtimemomma said...

I gave you a bloggy award~~

momto9 said...

that's the problem with blogs(and TV show for that matter:)~but then again we all se blogs to dwell on the good stuff!