entropy is a measure of the unavailable energy in a closed system, also usually considered a measure of the system's disorder... (or randomness)
here's to our entropy!!!
i LOVE that my kids love to read, and pretty much always have. Ethan can read on his own now, but he still likes being read to...but they all will hand me books during the day or ask to read. i sometimes find any one of them off in a room looking through books. it's a good habit to have and i am glad we are cultivating it. almost every room in our house has a bookshelf with accessible books on it.
sundays are especially hard for this little man...church starts at 12:30 and gets out at 3:30, that's right during naptime, sometimes he'll fall asleep on the ride home from church, in which case i put him in his bed and let him rest. i used to make all the kids lay down when we got home from church, because i wasn't feeling well at the beginning of this pregnancy and needed a rest, but now i just let them stay up, cause that means an earlier bedtime and generally less crankiness because going to sleep that late engenders crankiness. but consequently, on sundays where he stays awake...this is what dinner time looks like for Blake:)
cadbury has found a way into Halloween and i'm okay with that..is the yolk green? i haven't bought one yet, so i don't know...but they are so good...
again reading...it is very exciting to me to watch him learn to read and expand his skill set.
our kids like each other. it's super cute. all three of them really like each other, genuinely. they still get on each other's nerves quite a bit and annoy each other to no end, but that is what siblings DO...but this picture just warms my heart:)
hey blog, i'm pregnant. don't know that i have really "said" that here on the blog, this picture was taken almost four weeks ago when i was 30 weeks. so accordingly, this week i'll be 34 weeks...time seems to be going normal speed but then when i look back, it's going fast...that is the way of it lately.
Nana Kara gave Ethan these cowboy boots, they are a size 7, he wears a 1 but that doesn't stop him or Avery or even Blake from clomping around in them, and they love it!!! and i think it's pretty cute too!
something i am so thankful for: a functioning dryer!!! over the last few weeks i'd noticed that it was taking longer and longer to dry things in our dryer and then we hit an all time low of setting it 6 different times to dry baby clothes! i mean come on!!! then it was getting really moist and hot in the laundry room, whereas before it had only been warm. Then it started to smell like throw up...yeah, that's not good. turns out the silver duct vent thing on the back of the dryer that runs from the dryer to the wall and vents to the outside had come unattached and it was full of mold! NAAAAHAAAASTY!!! (that was nasty, if you didn't catch it:)) so gross. Kendall is my hero and he got the appropriate parts, cleaned everything out (bless him!) and fixed it up! and today i did 4 loads of laundry in the time it took to get one done before! i am still so excited about it! small pleasures folks! also i saw this idea on a website called Paging Supermom to clean baby clothes which changed my life. Avery was a prolific reflux thrower-upper and her tiny baby clothes have been stored in a hot AZ garage for 4+ years and i thought many of them were too far gone for this baby, but turns out oxy clean and the power of the sun are magical!!! try it if you have stains that you can't get out!!!