Here are a few of the things we missed over the last couple of months.
Aftyn being swallowed by a doll stroller
Paytyn Ann turned 6 and was able to have a 3 day birthday celebration. Cameron had school on her actual birthday so we celebrated her birthday on March 1st as a family. Then on her actual birthday March 2nd we had a cupcake friend day and then on March 3rd she brought cupcakes into her kindergarten class. It was a fun week and we can hardly believe she is 6 years old.
Cameron had a short business trip to Utah and was able to see my sister and her cute family. I was so so sad not to be able to go.
We have taken a couple of trips to Lake Padden. We love this place and when we lived in Bellingham we use to jog around Lake Padden every night. ahhh I miss it.
Messy chicken night. One thing we pretty much never have in our family is chicken that is still attached to the bone. (Someone I know and love has a major meat on bone aversion) But the kids love it so every once in a great while I'll make them drumsticks they had a great time getting really messy.
So this week I have been really feeling the need to get ready for baby #5 even though I have 8 + weeks to go. So I started by getting rid of our changing table. I sold it for $10.00 on Craigslist... I know I drive a hard bargain. Then I tried to sell our glider rocker for $15.00 but no takers. Seriously?? I thought $15.00 was a great deal now I'm trying to decided if I should re-post it for $10.00 or just give it to Goodwill. Then I purchased a dresser I'll spare you the dresser swapping saga that ensued at our house and just say that now all of the kids have their own dresser including baby Marriner (Yep, we decided on a name). So some of you have been in our home and some of you haven't but let me tell you that even though it's a 4 bedroom the fourth one is downstairs while all of the others including our is up. So really it's a 3 bedroom because I'm not about to let one of our children sleep downstairs by the front door all by themselves. So fitting 5 kids into 2 bedrooms roughly the size of nice walk-in closets has been fun. So I started moving furniture and like I said before getting rid of furniture I didn't think we really needed. So I did get everything I wanted into their bedrooms. Tanner and Marriner together in one room and the girls in the other room, the girls in a bunk bed and Aftyn in a toddler bed. So that brings me to the next big thing AFTYN in a toddler bed. She is 19 months and is actually the OLDEST (that's right I said oldest) kid we have every had still in a crib. So on Sunday we (I) decided that there is only two months before the baby gets here and that maybe we should move her to a big girl bed. So it actually hasn't been too bad once she is asleep she sleeps fine all night it's just getting her to go to sleep that's been a challenge. But last night (Thursday) was the first night that I just tucked her in and gave her a drink and left AND SHE STAYED IN BED!!! I don't know if it will continue tonight but at least I know it's possible. Now I'm wondering if it's possible to get her potty trained before the baby gets here. I have NEVER had two kids in diapers before and I'm not really looking forward to it but since Aftyn and Marriner are only going to be 21 1/2 months apart I might have to live with it until July when she turns two. So I also got all of the 0-3 month boy clothes washed and put in his dresser and put all of the boy stuff back on the crib. Next is blankets and burp clothes and moving around car seats in the car. Next month Kaylynn will turn 8 and be our first kid out of a car seat!! And it's a good thing because I'm not sure 5 car seats were meant to fit in a minivan. Tanner is so excited to move to a booster seat and sit in the back with the girls. And on a totally unrelated random note WE BOUGHT A NEW COMPUTER!! I can't wait for it to be here. So that is a few of the happenings around the Southams this week but not all even though I'm sure it felt like a told you our life story I did leave parts of it out :)