There are various odds and ends that I have been meaning to post, but have not had the time or the energy to do so. Some brief rambles...
~Congrats to the nerd boy (aka my brother) on the purchase of a new home. Now all you need is a kid to put in it!
~Potty training is still in the works. Ransom can actually go to the potty by himself now, but he sometimes gets too distracted by what he is doing. He enjoys taking off his training pants by himself and throwing them away when he does go in them.
~Mercy is going to sleep fairly well, but has recently been waking up about 2 or 3 and staying awake. I sometimes only get about 4 hours of noncontinuous sleep. This is killing me.
~Hero's birthday is tomorrow, but we are planning on having a combined birthday party for her and Ransom at the end of the month. We are a little too busy right now, and she would like to invite friends this time so this is the only way that we can do it. More info to come on that one.
~Justin was finally able to schedule his appointment (for those of you who want to know.)
~We have been seriously battling ants around here. They just keep coming. I think they are immune to Terro bait and all the other poison we are throwing at them. Right now they are coming in through the electrical outlets in the kitchen. They go for any little spot on the floor. Oh yeah, they sometimes bite too!
~Jericho is still loving school. Hero is tired of writing her spelling words four times each for homework. (Mommy is tired of this too.) Ransom wants to go to school with the big kids. He loves it when we take Mitchell and Michael home.
~We have found it interesting that Ransom refers to himself in the first person. He will point to his photo and say "Ransom," but that is about the extent of him using his moniker. Most of the time he says, "I want" or "Let me do it" or my favorite, "Mine." He has been such a crack up to watch while he pretend plays. He loves to play with the little people.
~I have a friend from church in the hospital. She is very lonely and does not have any real family in the area. The doctors are running lots of tests on her, but they don't really know what is wrong with her. Please pray that God will give the doctors wisdom concerning her situation. Also pray that she will not be too lonely during this time. I am only able to visit, for short times each day, and I am not a big fan of the hospital she is in.
~Well, that is about it for now. Oh yeah, it is hot here. This time of year always makes me homesick for Oregon. Hopefully the Lord will bring us back there some day.
Thanks for listening to my rambling.