Girls vs Boys

I am well aware of the many differences between boys and girls.  Today was just another example of how very different my children are….. If you recall, a while back we went to the doctor because Ruby was running a fever with no other symptoms.  They asked her to give a urine sample.  She wouldn’t.  We stressed out over it big time.  And that “we” mostly means me.  She ended up having strep, so the urine sample wasn’t even necessary. Last week the girls had their well-check (we get around to those about every three years).  The doctor told Molly that she hadn’t pee’d for her since she was 3 years old!  She said she REALLY wanted to make sure all checked out well.  Of course, Molly couldn’t go.  And we tried several times.   A little frustrating, but I had learned my lesson from my bad reaction to Ruby, and I just accepted that the pee wasn’t happening for Molly. Today, however, was a different story.  Trying to be helpful, I asked Mack to fill up his water bottle and bring it with us so he could sip on it in the car.  He gulped the water down before we left the driveway.  We made a quick stop in a store, and while in there he said he just HAD to go.  I was worried he wouldn’t have any urine for us at the doctor’s office, but he looked […]

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Not a wasted word….

Oh, that Ruby.  She really did it last night.  In a good way.  A precious way.  I cried.  I would have bawled if Josh hadn’t been right there.  He might have thought I was a bit dramatic, which I have been accused of before.  But there are moments in motherhood that take your breath away…when you see a glimpse of […]

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A is for Apple

After a Waffle House breakfast this morning, we took a trip to the Apple Orchard in Blue Ridge.  It was a beautiful day for picking apples.   The tractor ride was fun for the kids, of course. The store was full of all things fall…candied apples, apple fritters, apple cinnamon bread, apple cider and more! We made a surprise stop […]

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It’s just time.

I’ll just skip all the talk about how time flies and that the older I get the faster time ticks on by.  I would bore myself with all that mumbo-jumbo. So, let me just jump right in and say that I want to blog about where we are in life because we won’t be in this season forever.  And I ain’t making a cutesy scrapbook for each of my kids, so this is as good as it is gonna get for them.  I mean, my first-born does have most of her first year book completed, but admittedly, it would definitely be considered INCOMPLETE. RUBY:  She is 8 years old and enjoying 3rd grade so far.  She continues to read, read, read.  Each night she is surrounded by books in her bed.  I love it.  I have a very hard time making her turn her light off when I know she is in there reading.  One of the main character traits we are seeing in Ruby is her LOYALTY.  Whew.  That girl cracks us up with how she will knock someone out over an ill-said word about anyone in the family.  She takes up for all of us; however, if one of her siblings tries to say something mean to either Josh or me, she will take them down.  While I appreciate her love and dedication, she does need to relax and take a joke from time to time.  Life will […]

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