Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I'm spending this morning with Delaney and feeling thankful for our sweet girl. She is growing and starting to understand what's going on around her, and comprehending what we are saying. She can even say "DaDa", which is music to my ears. All 3 kids gel pretty well, with Benny smothering his sisters with hugs and kisses and Everlie getting the hang of how to annoy Benny. Evidently all it takes is to throw your hands up and act like a monster...ala Scooby Doo style. Delaney just soaks it in.

With regards to sleeping, Delaney is turning out to be the best, by far. We have her down to, maybe. 1 bottle in the middle of the night. Everlie keeps waking up and crying for no apparent reason, other than trying to go downstairs to play. No dice! I haven't had much sleep the past 3-4 nights with a respiratory virus, so Geri suggested I take an Ambien, and mentioned I might should take another one in the middle of the night to help out even more. What I heard was to take 2 Ambien (I have rarely taken these). I woke up yesterday morning unaware that Benny snuck out of bed to snuggle next to me for 4-5 hours. I was out of it, but Benny got read the riot act for getting out of his bed. Pretty much Geri and Delaney are the only one's sleeping good these days.

Since today is Veterans Day, I want to especially remember the Korean War vets. Without them, my life would be dramatically different. A few days before leaving for Seoul, I ran into a Korean vet, and shook his hand very firmly with thanks. He had his hat on, which made him easy to spot. He exclaimed that Korea probably looks different today than when he last saw it. He remembered seeing mainly burned grass all around. It has changed! Seoul is one of the most beautiful places I've visited, as is the drive from Incheon (where the Marines landed). So, in closing, Thank you!

Friday, November 06, 2009

Benny Pictures

After months of trying to figure it out, I have finally downloaded 300 pics and videos from my phone. I'll get around to posting others of Delaney and Everlie, but wanted to showcase some of Benny. He's truly a funny little guy, with lots of gusto and energy.

Benny decided to ride home from a school outing with this on his head.

One of our favorite places as a family is Rosemary Beach, FL.
Benny, Jonah and Grace decided to move ALL of the toys from one side of the room to another. Quite funny if you ask me.

Truly like his dad, Benny ran into the spine of the door going to the basement.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Fun In The Sun

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With 12" of rain in October, the kids have a ton of energy to burn. Before Trick Or Treating, we played "lets clean the acorns and leaves off the patio" and "lets rake the leaves with brooms". Allthewhile, Delaney was glad to watch. This house is just crazy. 3 kids change the dynamics just enough to always feel behind the 8-ball. Pick up one room...another room needs it. One kid takes a nap...the other 2 decide to get loud and crazy. Bath at 7, bed at 8 after books and prayer? yeah, right. 8 turns into 9 turns into 9:45 or so. We'll figure it out, eventually.