They will be my last children to help me. In only 8 short years all 4 will be living their own lives. Time just flies too fast. Julius and Pauly have been home 3 yrs, Noah-Moses-Jacob home 2 yrs, Mercy home 1 1/2 yrs!
Julius, Mercy, and Pauly will be 15 yrs old in 8 years, so we will have come far enough that we won't still need this kind of hands on help. They thrive on this hands on help now. In 8 years Noah will be 19, and Mosie and Jacob will be 17!
Isaiah and Faith are hoping to join the Military! Isaiah definitely wants to join the Air Force. I was a little sad, because we are "Go Army!" here. (My Dad & Tom) But we'll adjust- LOL!
Kitty and Lysa are just excited to dream about having their own family, and sharing with their children how their "crazy" Grandma raised them!
They each hope to have one or two of these 6 younger siblings live with them in their own family, if and when they are able. If not I know they'll always be a big part of their lives.
Above you can see the results of our de-cluttered dining room. Isaiah was instrumental in hours of being my legs, helping me to get the de-cluttering done! It's so nice to have lots of room with few things for the boys and Mercy to grab!!
Faith, helping Pauly take a bite!
Kitty helping Julius take a bite.
Lysa helping Noah take a bite!
Isaiah helping Mosie!
And then it's time for the 4 of them to take a break!
Faith jumping rope, Kitty and Isaiah blowing super bubbles.
Thank goodness for our 12' x 25' deck while our yard was destroyed by road/alley/water/sewer construction! The street straight ahead in the picture was done and completed first.
Yup- 4 months of this in the front here, and the side and back (alley) of the house!
We bought sidewalk chalk- but we had no side walk anywhere! Now the new sidewalk put in last week is too bumpy for a nice chalk picture. :o(
The high chair on the deck was for "practice" independent feeding. But the boys weren't interested! They like one on one assistance with encouragement or they don't eat!!
Mosie liked to sit in it with toys last year. This year he can run! So we use a plastic picnic table for them.
Moses and Kitty watching the big construction trucks! This year Moses has developed a fascination with vehicles! He loves anything with wheels! He has a big truck he drives/pushes everywhere!
What's better than one Kitty? How about 3 Kitties!! LOL!
A hand me down dress worn by most of my girls. Mercy won't be wearing it, Kitty had an accident (rip) with it. ;o)
You can see my new double oven behind her! 5 burners and 2 ovens that can each cook a 28 lb turkey!
The kids love using the top oven. They make pizzas, chicken patties, crescent rolls and even cake!
Wish I could get a new Fridge! :o)
Kitty dressing up Mosie to look like a "cool guy"!! Kind of funny since the clothes are hers/girls! LOL!
I am surrounded by LOVE! God is so Good! He is the my All!