I'm not sure this is the best way to get nutrients from your food... LOL



The office staff at church often celebrates birthdays with a cake. Tim is no longer eating baked goods so they bought him a fresh fruit tray instead. :) How thoughtful!


Figuring it out

Still working on figuring out the best settings for posting from my phone to my blog... especially photos. If anyone has any tips, let me know!

It has been nice to snap a picture have the ability to share it quickly. I can even blog while nursing. ;) I'm less likely to forget things I want to share. Honestly, I don't get much time at the computer anymore (and I'm okay with that!) so the more I can do from my phone, the better!

Time's up! More later. :) Hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am!

Sunshine Girl

Shiloh and her sunflowers.



I couldn't quite reach my water bottle (I was nursing the baby and couldn't get up easily). I made a comment to Victory that I needed to be Elasti-Mom so I could reach. She replied that she would like to be Elasti-Girl... then she could lick her forehead. LOL

I don't think I've ever thought once in my life that it would be handy to have the ability to lick my forehead...



Tim took up biking this spring and really enjoys it. Now I can go with him!


A Different Dynamic

We dropped Alex & Chase off at camp yesterday.  As we were saying our good-byes their counselor said, "Enjoy your week off!"  Week off... HA! ;)  I pointed to Tiberius, snug in the sling and told him, "This one is number 8... and (pointing to Alex and Chase) I just left my two big helpers with you..."  He looked at me for a moment (stunned silence.  LOL) and replied, "Well... um... good luck then!"  LOL

What I didn't tell him was that helper #3 was not coming home with me either.  Victory is at "Camp Grandpa & Grandma" for the week.  That leaves me with the 6 and under crowd.  In and of itself five kids, ages 6 and under, is not a big deal.  However, when one of those five is a nursing newborn, one is a testing 18 mo old, and a third is a trying 3.5 year old...  well, it's interesting.

I plan on trying to use this week to do some training with the younger ones.  It's time to pass a couple jobs down the line.  So far, Shiloh is doing great with loading the dishwasher.  And, this morning, without being asked, she put a diaper on Jericho.  It took her a while, but once she got it on it was perfect!

I'm also trying to do a "reset" for my days.  I typically wake up when the kids do or earlier, but seldom get out of bed right away.  I do my devotions before getting out of bed (less interruptions!!) and spend time snuggling with random kids as they wander in.  This week, I have to get up.  Someone has to get them breakfast! ;)  When the big kids are all home again, I'm hoping to stick with it!  I think our days will go more smoothly, and again, I'll be able to focus on some better training with the older kids AND youngers.

The good news?  I've survived 1/2 of day one.  LOL

As a side-note, it's amazing how much cooler the house stays with three less bodies in it!  On a day like today the air would typically be running on hi and still wouldn't quite keep up with keeping the house cool.  Today, it's on low, and the indoor temp is lovely! ;)


First S'more

*edited because I realized the photos don't stay in the order I post them when posting from my phone...

Little(r) Brother

This shirt fit Phoenix perfectly. Width-wise you could fit 2 of TJ in there. LOL


Losses and Gains

Tim - down nearly 65 lb. since January. I cannot begin to tell you how proud I am of him! For those of you who haven't seen him in a while, you'd be astounded. The girls in the office at church have started calling him Slim. LOL He's my hero. :)

Me - down 20.5 lb. since last Monday. ;) Still have 10+ lb. to go to get to my pre-pregnancy weight, and 20 lb.to meet my personal goal... but it's a start!

Tiberius - up to 9 lb. even. He started at 8 lb. 15 oz. and was down to 8 lb. 4 oz. at his follow up on Wednesday. I knew he was doing well, but 3/4 lb. in 4 days is excellent! I guess that milk agrees with him. ;)

Did I Mention?

He has hair! :) Those of you familiar with my babies know this is a rarity. And, as a bonus, it's strawberry blond! (The picture doesn't do the color justice...)


Welcome to the World!

June 4, 2012
8lb 15oz



posting from my phone... with pictures?