Tuesday, August 23, 2016
The good thing is by 9 p.m. the temperature drops down to around 60 and we do most of our moving and lifting then.
Then I can turn the oven on in the cabin to bake Samson a Birthday cake! (In the mean time I make snack cakes in the toaster oven in the trailer) Our friends at Sweets and Such have a little frozen (ice cream) surprise for him. Today it's hot enough to drink ice cream. We can't transport it the 8 miles from the shop in our hot van now!
To the left of Samson is the Builder's trailers and supplies. He's watching the subfloor put in.
So far educationally Moses is exceeding his brothers in comprehension. We knew Noah may never understand a lot of what we do, due to his combination of 9 years in a crib and FAS. (not his DS) But Moses has been a HUGE surprise in a small package. Even Julius who understands a lot can not learn as easily due to his constant attention seeking behavior. Which is a bigger handicap than DS.
DS as always is the least of our worries with our boys. In fact DS partially makes our boys kinder, more patient and more forgiving. Something that little boys without DS would understandably not be, if they have gone through the same deprivation.
Trust is a different issue. I don't think Julius, Moses, or Jacob will ever trust anyone again. Which is understandable but hurts our hearts.
This is week 2. So much more to do!
Sunday, August 21, 2016
In the meantime we put down an 8' x 11' rug. Its an old rug from home. For the boys to play on. And a few little chairs to keep the 6 littles off the concrete.
(Julius above :o)
He complains a lot! But he's ours! :o)
In 2016 Miss Mercy hates camping.
She yelled for 3 days,(and one veeeeery long night) and finally she decided she will make the best of it! Goodness this sweet girl is stubborn! Good thing we love her and we're more stubborn!
Big sister Kitty making sure all is o.k.
You can see thru to the garage side. That will be walled off next month.
We are making so many new friends here and the Community is much nicer than at the Lake. Even though we are 8 miles away. We are accepted as new comers (although we've owned this land 18 years) not as Vacationers. Everyone wants to help. The people who live here encourage us, as we hope to live here too.
(more photos on the other blog)
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Don't you LOVE how God crosses our paths!
We had budgeted decorating money to laminate some very in-expensive posters from Amazon. The Lord blessed us greatly when the Store's laminating machine broke down!!! So the laminate was wrinkled on tops an corners of all posters. So it was given to us for free!! The posters look fine. Thank goodness they weren't valuable! The Laminate Store would have charged us only if we decided to purchase new posters (they'd pay for the replacements) and try again. So we saved them money as well in not having to buy us new posters. :o)
Maybe I'm slow, but I had never even thought of this! If you buy a gift from Walmart, you can pay for it online and then ship it to the nearest store of who you are giving it to. Add the gift recipient as pick up person (or their Dad :o)
For a couple of years now I have bought yarn online from Walmart for a precious friend. I had it sent to my house and then I paid to have it mailed it to her!! DUH! Now I can "send" it to her nearest Walmart and her daughter can pick it up!
PRAISE God! I can save on shipping and send extra skeins with my savings! I can think of so many Birthdays etc this will be great for too!
O.K. like I said, maybe I'm slow, but I'm super excited to learn this and wanted to share! :o)
Thank You B! and B's Mom!
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Now he is 13. A teenager. and he can feed himself! Oh the JOY!
When Moses asks for seconds. When Pauly reaches over and steals Moses' crumb cake. When Jacob looks to see who has food he might want. When Julius eats neatly like he's done it his whole life!
Oh the JOY!