I don't even know what my last post was...Blogger has changed since I was here last.Ha! It took me half an hour to get back in, I forgot my password even and had to do the whole email me a new one deal. So I am back, it is almost winter, so I will need to write to stay sane ;) .
Lucian is 7 months now. He is a giant redhead! 22 lbs,28 inches long. He has 5 teeth with a few more poking through. He bit the heck out of me as the first top one came in(as in drew blood on three seperate occasions and made me crings at every latch) but we seem to be ok now. He is such a sweet baby, looking up at me while nursing and just grinning this heart melting smile as milk driblles out the corner of his mouth.Then he puts his attention back to eating lol, and he nurses quickly. 5 minutes per side and he is done. We haven't started any foods yet, though he will put anything he finds on the floor into his mouth.Ugg.
Pippi is turning out to be a super smart girl. At 3 she knows all her letters and numbers,and can identify them on paper. She is doing Jubilee's kindergarten lessons with her and is actually mastering them faster than Jubilee...this should be a fun ride.She is also an extremely funny girl, full of sweet mischief and very exuberant in everything she does.
Jubilee is being seen by a dr to try to identify her allergy/stomach issues. She has a pronounced sacral dimple too, so depending on what the blood tests show the next step is a neuro consult. She is still just the sweetest pixie girl. She really doesn't care a bit about schooling, but she loves her friends and family and is always full of smiles and laughter. I can not for the life of me figure out who thought it would be a good idea for her to turn 6 in 6ish weeks...too fast!!!
Griffon is dealing with a major dairy allergy, as well as soy,cats,and dogs. We have to go for more testing because even with the elimination of those things from his life(well...as much as possible on the animal front)and being on medication , he still has a bleeding rash covering him. I was opposed to putting him on meds, but the difference in him is significant so I feel better about it. He loves to draw his "Jane" books, a series he is creating that is full of spies and violence and large family drama lol...he said people need to be 9 to read the series(he is only 8) because it is so violent(it really isn't that bad, but we rather frown on most violence).He has also entered into an obsessive Legend of Zelda phase.
Logan is quite the character. He is so LOUD at home...like he doesn't have an indoor voice or an inkling of what that might be. Anywhere else and it is pulling teeth to get him to talk...he is shy! He prefers to stay home...he will choose that every time if it is an option. He has turned into a great reader and is ahead of the game for schoolwork.He seems to be intuitive in many things(which I am so thankful for!). He also thinks he is older than he is because he gets on so well with Christian.They are birds of a feather.
Gavin is still a major daredevil...cracking ribs or scraping of his skin in crazy stunts outside far far too often!He is such a sensitive,sweet,caring individual. It is an odd Sunday if some parent or another doesn't come up to me at church to let me know something special or caring he did for someone. He has a heart to help, all the time. He still struggles terribly with reading and spelling. I have an appt for him and Christian to be seen to discuss a few things.
Christian is in the tten years now and while I see the struggle he has with being a little moody, it is really so seldom and so minor, that I feel like I dodged a bullet. He is defintely an anxious person though and we are trying rescue remedy to see if that will help him. He loves to read and is soing so much better with that. He has online forums that he goes to that are helping him develop storywriting skills, and he is very thoughtful.
Trintiy is 14 now and well on her way to independance. I pretty much let her regulate her day and she is up half the night doing her online persona thing. She has several forums she frequents and she does well with the contests and making (very guarded)internet friends. She has real life freinds too lol, and they all tell her(and me) how she is such a strong,different person and that she is unique. She is a major hippie(in spirit,she dresses pretty trendy to me!) . I am treasuring my time with her because I see that I have 3-4 years before she takes off for Colorado(that is her plan for now).
We have been busy with the land. We have 3 goats right now, and the two females should be pregnant. I will keep watching them for signs of heat but so far I am thinking kids in March/April.I have a cage ready for rabbits but have hesitated for some reason...I am thinking of starting in spring. We just got two new hive setups given to us(english...I am a topbar hive kinda gal, so I don't know if I want to use them!) and are so reday for spring to get new bees.Our old hive was wiped out by wax moths.That is actually what happened to the people who just gave us the two hives as well. Ugg. We also have the winter crops in the garden, after a really great year of harvest. In spring we will be adding a second raised bed in.We will also be getting at least 3 turkeys next year. I am pretty excited for it.
I need to get my camera set up with this new computer so I can dump a gazillion photos on here(including goats in trees!!! Like 15-25 feet up!) Right now I need to get going to pick up our meat from the butcher. :)