Sunday, February 10, 2013
A weekend of wood and waiting
I had asked Rachel to just keep the younger ones entertained with some TV (Wiggles and Barnie keep Hezekiah happy) - mainly to keep Hannah quiet though. She is the real live wire and I just needed a little bit of quiet. It was so sweet to see Hezekiah sitting on Ruth's lap watching Barnie though.
Brendon had organized to borrow a log splitter and so got started on that in the afternoon. Hezekiah was more than happy to play on the "tractor" while he worked.
Brendon took Hannah for "tea" last weekend but we decided to rather rotate completely. So instead of him and I having 3 weeks in a row - we swap every week too. Brendon suggested this so that I could have some time out and get out with Ruth.
The latest treat is ice cream sundaes. Ruth had a caramel one today. A lovely treat on such hot days.
A trip to the pool was definitely needed today. So good to cool off. Hezekiah now happy to not cling onto Brendon's hands so that he can get thrown up nice and high.
The pool trip was especially enjoyed by Brendon and I who had done some wood splitting in the afternoon. We posed for this photo (the give away - no gloves). After the younger children went to bed Brendon and I headed out again. We got a good amount done but then both felt more than ready to call it quits.
Brendon took the children to the pool while I got some more acupuncture done. This baby is just way too comfy inside but we are doing all we can to make sure my body is ready. Sandy has visited a few times too (including this morning) but I will leave all those bits of info for my birth story. :-) At this point it's just great to know baby is well and we just need to patiently wait for little one's arrival.
Most of the children sat watching some TV while eating their dinner. Once Ruth was finished eating she came out to help. She is such a helpful child. She had loads of fun climbing on top of the pile to get the cover over. It may rain in the days ahead - so we wanted it done and covered.
It's been a great 2 weeks for the girls and their jobs with all of them getting their chocolates for the last two weeks. I made sure I got new lists printed out in the evening just in case baby decided to arrive overnight.