Monday, September 23, 2013

Happy Autumn!

Last week felt full, a little difficult, like I was racing... I hope this week feels a little more relaxing. But, our schedule does look busy.
I see the sacrifices my kids need to make for eachother. A lot of times that is what a big family is partly about. I think back on my childhood. I didn't help my mom often with housework, but I helped her a lot with my younger siblings. Phillip was on my hip a good share of the time. Entertaining Matt and Phil was fun! I loved going to Natasha, Matt and Phils games, events, doing fun things with them. Having many good memories with all of my siblings is a gift. This past week I have run acrossed a few letters from Lesha, written shortly after I moved away from home. They are so fun to read.
This week my kids will need to make some sacrifices for siblings. Actually that started already this morning. Hazel joined Oren and me for Oren's four month well check. Yes, he just turned four months! She had to watch him get his immunizations. We learned there too that Oren will need some physical therapy, she will be along for those visits - moral support. And she is pretty great at being a cheerful sister.
I really enjoy our little cabin this time of year, so do Willem and Hazel. Building blocks,
reading books, hunting for buttons... are some of the things we enjoy there.

Sweet boys! Two of our three!


Heather said...

Great photos, Michele! My name is Heather and I was wondering if you would answer my question about your blog! My email is Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie said...

Love your pictures as always!!! The cabin is such a fun "mini-retreat" for your family! And Oren is changing so that photo of he and Will!

Natasha said...

I adore that picture of Oren and Will! I love your little cabin and oh my, where did you find those crocheted candy corns! Adorable! I think sometimes we see these sacrifices that our kids are having to make and feel bad for them. But really many times these sacrifices are shaping them into being well rounded, caring little people!