Here are the pictures of the mobiles the boys made Isaac. Both are done in the colors red, black and white but you can't tell on the one picture. I will try to take a better photo of it but right now I have a fussy baby.
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Planning the Nursery

Isaac is sleeping in our room for the time being in his playpen/bassinet. It is just so much easier that way with him being little. However, I am planning his bedroom only problem is I am not sure where his bedroom will be, lol. We originally thought he could be upstairs but there are a few issues with that. Mainly being there is no heat in that room and well it is upstairs. So I have been thinking of putting him in the other room downstairs which is currently suppose to be an office/sewing room. Problem it is holding desks and items which we can not put upstairs and have no place for in the rest of the house. So I am at a lost and for now his nursery is being put together on a piece of paper.

What I am planning on doing though is have it set up Montessori style. Meaning it will be very simplistic. He will have a floor bed (we are not going to use a crib), an infant shelf which Joel is going to build him, a dresser, diaper changing area and possibly a chair with a small end table. We are planning on getting a mirror to place by his bed and the boys and I have made a couple of mobiles which he can look at. For now the mobiles are hanging in the living room. I will post a couple of pictures of them soon. They turned out really good for being homemade :-)

Poor Isaac... he won't have it made like his brothers. Being older and having a teacher mindset in some areas. What I know now that I didn't know when his brothers were tiny. We have decided not to buy him all the flashy, lights and action things. No swing, no excersaucer, no walker, no containment. Although we do have a little infant rocker we use and a johnny jumper we will use when he gets bigger. But other than that we also are not buying him a bunch of toys or at least not the ones you see in the local Wal-Mart. Instead we have decided to buy some age appropriate Montessori materials/toys and things which are fun but makes him use his imagination. I am sure occasionaly something on my no list will slip in especially with 2 older brothers but that will only be once in a while.

Anyways, Isaac is calling so until next time.
Love you!

What We are Up To...

School - The boys have been chugging along in their school work. They finished their English book and are now starting on English & Reading 4. Xavier and Micah have both informed me they are not in 4th grade, lol. Silly kids, don't they know that it doesn't matter the grade of the book if they can do the work? Micah is learning his multiplication facts and Xavier has been rounding numbers lately. We are fixing to start reading about the "Wild, Wild West". Which should be a fun unit study. Meanwhile in Science they both have a science book they are reading although their quest to know about every animal out there is still underway.

Homelife - We are still trying to declutter our house. What I thought would take a few days maybe a week is taking a little longer. A month has gone by since we started the task of cleaning out our junk and we are nowhere near finished. It seems that I just don't have enough time to do it and everything else I am suppose to do each day, lol. Unfortunately at this rate I won't be done until next Christmas but I am hoping maybe, just possibly I will be finished by the end of February.

Joel is still recruiting and working God awful hours. With his long hours and the weather being so frigid the boys and I tend to get cabin fever and miss him greatly. Yet, we long to go south for the winter... actually let me be honest I am fed up with it here and about to leave for warmer temps. Yes, I understand it has not been warm "back home" but it is warmer than here.

Baby News - Isaac keeps growing and growing. On Jan. 19th he weighed 8 lb. 12 oz. needless to say he eats pretty well, lol. He is a little demanding and has been fussy the past couple of days. Today he has been a lot better though so maybe it has to do with the 6 week growth spurt. I can not believe he is almost 6 weeks... well he will be next Saturday. I will post more about what I am up to with him soon.

My Boys -
Micah and Xavier have almost finished their Pinewood Derby Cars. They only need to glue on their weights and put on the wheels now. The derby is at the end of Feb. (I think). They have both completed their trail (Micah - Bear trail & Xavier - Wolf trail) so now they are working on getting Arrow Points. Micah has completed enough for the gold arrow point and Xavier has a couple more to go and then he will have his gold one to.

A New Look

We have a new look here for the time being not sure how long this "skin" will last, lol. Things here are moving along at an alarming rate (now for Joel to get orders at the same rate as Isaac is growing, lol).

Love you!

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year!!! We will be posting on a regular basis again starting in Feb. Right now we are changing the way the blogs look and Micah and Xavier are planning their blogs out. Micah wants to have a cooking blog and Xavier is still undecided. Anyways... Isaac is calling so until later.