Anyway, I've been gone WWWWAAAAAYYYYYY too long from my blog. And so much has happened! But I'm afraid if I try to do super detailed posts of everything, then I won't get around to doing any posting at all, because I'll just fall further behind. So, I'm going to do the highlights, and you can fill in the details in your mind. I trust you to make up awesome things.
So, without further ado...
Pete had his birthday. He got a computer mouse, and then some drawings done by the kiddos. It was very chill.
I started a chore chart for my kids. Jakob had been doing bathrooms with me for forever, and the other kids didn't have any chores. I revamped it, and now we have a rotation of several chores. My kids have been really great about doing chores-eager, even.
I have to supervise them, but for the most part they do pretty well. A couple of weeks ago Troy was on dusting, and I didn't know that he was trying to do it by himself. Needless to say, I had to scrape off oodles of dust stuff off of my dresser. But he tried, and I guess that's what counts.
I also got a laundry basket for each of my kids, and now they fold their own clothes. I have to help Ivy a lot, but they do well folding their own clothes. I'm not quite ready to have them try and run the washing machine by themselves, but it's helped me a lot to divvy out their clothes for them.
We spent mother's day with my parents. It was really fun. My mom is a spaz. She's so cute!
(Okay, so here is where I tried to insert a video of Jakob's piano songs, but it wouldn't load. Good job, blogger! So, maybe someday I'll get it to load, but until then, just pretend that you can watch that video here.)
Right after school got out, I got sick, for a week! It was way super awesome. I love being sick.
We took a quick jaunt to Utah for Pete's mission reunion. I was a little bored but I think Pete enjoyed seeing some of the people from his mission. We hung out with family, and went to Thanksgiving point, to the dinosaur museum there. I had no idea why Ivy is crying in the above picture.
Well, that pretty much catches us up to speed. Sorry it's not heavy on the details, but I just wanted to get 'er done, you know? So that maybe, someday, I can step down as the President of the Procrastinator's Club. You know, when I get around to it.