Monday, January 19, 2009

Catching Up

Hello Friends,

It has been a long time since I have last visited my blog. There have been so many things going on that have kept me away. Of course, being a Mama of these busy little children has been the first. We also made a move in September after having our landlord lose his marbles and become violent to the family, I put that mildly. With the economy in the slump and landlord wasn't selling his homes he went on an out of control rampage and we as well as other renters were his targets. He was claiming his renters hadn't paid him and was trying to collect extra money. He made several threats to us and his other renters that made us uncomfortable to be anywhere near him. For the safety of the family we went to a hotel temporarily and moved the entire house into storage. Two weeks later we found a nice home still in the area and only five minutes from school. It is an older neighborhood with many "grandparent" neighbors. The kids have really taken a liking to their new Nana's and Pappy's. We are still keeping our eyes pealed for a farmette to buy but nothing has become available just yet.

The kids are doing well in school. Thumper is in the fifth grade and Peanut is in the first grade. Peanut is so excited he has learned to read this year, he has excelled so well. Thumper is adjusting to having a different teacher for each subject and loves moving from room to room. We were going to put Jelly Bean in school this year at the Montissouri School but his health has not been the best and so we decided to delay another year. Jelly Bean continues to do well for him. He has had some lung setbacks over the past few months but that is usual for him at this time of year. He adds new words slowly but takes great pride when he accomplishes one. Cookie is Cookie, rotten as ever, thinks he rules the household and the other kiddos. He finally decided "he" wanted to use the potty. That was a long battle to say the least. He doesn't like to have help doing anything, and dos everything in life when he is ready and his way. He is something else. I guess the Lord needed to give me one to keep our life exciting. Spud is going to be two soon, that's hard to believe. He is our little cuddler and I love it. He doesn't like strangers at is not socialable like all the rest. He would rather just stick to Mama and Papa.

Our Etsy shop has done us very well, slow and steady I like to say. We added a new line of oak childrens toys, you should check us out.

Well, I know that was a brief catch up but at least going to try and get back in touch. I figure if I have some followers I need to give them something to read, lol.

May the Lord bless you richly till we meet again.

Mama Cat

1 comment:

Jeanne Selep said...

Thank you for reminding me of the accomplishments of children, adding words slowly or fast. I need more patience with my children.