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The children are occupied re-enacting Annie, and the little one is sleeping in my arms. The girls are scary in their mimicry–especially of Miss Hannigan.

My coffee sucks because I can’t make it well like Kevin does.

I could only get to page 365 in the third Twilight book before I got too tired at 10:30 last night.

I stopped in the middle of unloading the dishwasher to come nurse-n-blog; having a nursing baby helps me not feel like I’m wasting time ;-).

I am learning to be ok with having things half done all over my house. It’s hard for me–I used to have to get to the end of the chapter before I could put my book down, or completely finish a scrapbook layout and clean up my area. Now I can’t even keep my book mark in the right place because of curious little fingers, and I have lots of incomplete layouts in my albums that need journaling or titles or something. And obviously, the house is pretty much in shambles.

I wouldn’t trade my children for my previously tidy house though.

We’re going to an indoor play gym today; hopefully quiet time will be quiet today. Unlike yesterday. I had to shoo the girls outdoors after quiet time was over to actually get some quiet. And even then I had to go upstairs because I could still hear Aviana screaming.

Her mitten didn’t fit right. Her boots were on wrong. It was too windy. The dogs licked her when she sat down in the driveway to commence her fit. She couldn’t go play on the swings. She couldn’t go play in the playhouse because it isn’t a tree house. She didn’t want to find the kittens.

I feel like that some days.

I made a new friend! I love finding kindred spirits! We went to story hour yesterday together and then she stopped over for too quick a visit.

Brielle has turned another corner in obedience. I’m so thankful. I was coming very close to running down the driveway barefoot, screaming and flailing my arms. She had been getting disciplined about every twenty minutes, for at least a solid week. I’m not exaggerating. Now she is obeying. Yesterday she even said to me as she obeyed, “The Bible says, ‘Honor your father and mother. Obey them right away, all the way and with a joyful heart.”

And all this time I thought it was falling on deaf ears. Thank you God!

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  1. That is awesome about Brielle! I am waiting for my daughter to hit that turning point. I am so frustrated with her lack of obedience. It encourages me to read that someone’s child has turned a corner. It gives me hope for mine!

  2. So glad to hear things are looking up in the obediance department!!! It is so hard to be consistent. Don’t you wish that we could just sit in the middle of the driveway and have temper tantrums too 🙂
    Annie is one of my favorites!!! I can’t wait for my daughter to actually be interested in it (that and Anne of Green Gables).

  3. Wow, Jessica. I’ve been behind on your blog. (blame it on facebook)

    Looks like you guys had a great time in Branson. We go there pretty often since it is only 4 hours away. I love the shopping there. And the Titanic is great.

    Glad you made a new friend. Friends are always nice.
    Have a good day.

  4. my girls love annie too – and there are days where I feel, much like you, that they're going bananas and I could go all Miss Hannigan on them & start singing "Little Girls, Little Girls".
    Were you at Pee-Wee gym today? We were but maybe later than you?!?

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