It’s a little life lately for your Thursday. Don’t forget, tomorrow I announce the FIVE winners of my giveaway…
Okay…here’s a little look into our life…
Sweet Ashby had her sixth procedure on Thursday morning. Look at that smile! She’s so brave. This sixth one was our hardest to date. Her regular anesthesiologist was caught in the operating room with another patient longer than expected, so we had to use another one and things didn’t go as well. She woke up in tremendous pain, so they had to come in and put her back to sleep. They also worked on not just her hand this time, but her elbow too…so recovery has been different. At the beginning, we were hoping she would only need six of these procedures…but now, it’s looking like she’ll need many, many, many more. The good news is that it’s working…but my mama heart hurts for my girl.
I was up volunteering at my kids’ school and saw this as I walked down the hallway. Sweet Smith and his snowman :).
I could do an entire post on Madeley and Samuel. They are fascinated with each other.
I love how she grabs his cheek. Oh goodness! They are just so sweet!
The gang was all there for Saturday morning basketball!
Watching your big cousins play basketball is exhausting.
On Saturday night, Kensington had a birthday party at the art studio on our town square. I just love how she dresses herself. I mean…this girl has my whole heart.
While Kensington was at the party, the rest of us ate pizza on the square.
And then after we picked her up…we made what I hope will become one of the best decisions of our entire marriage…
…we bought a Sleep Number.
I know…the bed saga continues over at the Shull’s house.
Between basketball and that birthday party, we went to two other mattress stores and just didn’t love anything. We knew we wanted to return our Tempur-Pedic (it’s been a month and we just aren’t sleeping great), but we didn’t know what to get. During dinner, we said we would go to Sleep Number after. I don’t know why we had been so hesitant about getting a Sleep Number…but we were. And then we tried one out. And now, I’m convinced they were made my angels. Andrew is a 45, I’m a 25…and together, we are now oh so happy!
My kids were big fans too! We spent an hour in the store and left very happy with our new purchase. The Tempur-Pedic went back and the Sleep Number came home…and this concludes the 5 week drama over the mattress in the Shull house. Amen.
On Sunday, this girl wanted to bake with me. The older Kensington gets, the more she becomes like me. I try not to tell her that all the time…because I want her to be her and not think about being me, but oh my word…she’s so much like me! She knew I had to bake some cupcakes, so she came downstairs while the little girls were napping and asked if she could help and if we could go for a walk outside and do yoga after. I mean…that’s so me. And then Tuesday, while we were waiting for Ashby to be done doing speech, she pulled French vocabulary cards out of her bag and asked me to quiz her. I mean…she’s my girl.
Later on Sunday, after my walk and yoga with Kensington, this one asked me to go for a bike ride with him. How do I resist those dimples? I don’t.
And then on Tuesday, Madeley and I were running errands and had to stop at Hobby Lobby. I was browsing through the scrapbooking aisle when I realized something…my poor fourth child will never have a scrapbook. I did an awesome one for Kensington, a pretty good one for Smith, I started one (but never finished) for Ashby and I’m not even going to pretend to do one for Madeley…
…I told her to check out mixandmatchmama.com for pictures from her childhood. Sorry Madeley. It’s just not going to happen. #shedoesntseemtocare
And now, Andrew is snowboarding with Sean and some friends, so I’m solo this week. Ashby has speech therapy in an office right above a pizza restaurant, so after we all left speech, we had pizza and calamari…
…and that’s a pretty good night :).
One last picture…I was bringing the trashcans back to the garage from the street and found the four of them like this. Four is a great number. If you have three and you’re contemplating four…allow me to encourage you to go for it. I like four. Four is so much fun 🙂 .
That’s life lately!