I am thinking I am going to take down my One Organized Chick blog. I haven't had time to get anything up there lately. Organizing has taken the back burner in my life. I mean, yesterday I purged through magazines, interior decorating ideas, office items etc. So, I am STILL organizing but really not focussing on it. Thankfully I can cruise on auto pilot right now because I am organized!
It is kind of sad, because at one point that was so important in my life, but now LIFE has taken priority. I am trying to find joy and happiness EVERY day and if that means my toy cupboard or craft cabinet is messy and disorganized. (Or shall I say not up to "MY STANDARD") then so be it. It can wait.
That part of my life can wait. I am more into taking photos and making memories right now. I would say that my passions and drive are changing as I am changing. I love how looking through a camera lens feels! I love capturing moments that I can never take back! But I can capture the kids and the family in the moment. That is what is all about for me right now.
I totally feel myself changing and growing. Moving away from the "baby stage" of my life. I am more into the adventures now! I don't want to WISH away this stage, but I am certainly ready for the changes an the excitment of having six growing kids.
I have lately enjoyed how my kids are growing and changing! They are growing up. It started with the piercing of Claire's ears on her birthday. I just in that moment realized I am holding the hands of a 7 year old. I have 4 "Big KIDS" and 1 little kid and a baby! This could be the year that Caroline potty trains which leaves me with only ONE in a diaper. And eventually in about 3 years we will be FINALLY FREE of diapers! We have been doing diapers (a lot of two kids in diapers too) for the past well, almost nine years!!!
We are considering moving Catie into the BIG GIRL ROOM with Claire and Carly and they are excited about that. We will make that transistion when we buy a crib for Courtney. She is almost ready to move from her sweet little newborn bassinet. I would say most likely next month. I can then have them together, transitioning together. Supporting each other. And of course beating each other up lol!! It will take some organization to get that going. That means organizing the closet to work for 3 girls with lots of clothing!! But worth it! Catie can then enjoy her room all to her self when the big girls are at school.
That leaves my two little girls to room together. This will work in our favour so that the two little gals can nap together and we can put a door thinger on there to keep the little ones out so they can nap in piece!!
But, those little girls grow up really fast! I just wonder when Caroline who will be two soon will be ready to move into a big girl bed? So FAR she is still happy to go to BED! I am not going to rush her. Just savour the fact that she still upon waking wants to be lifted out and immediately places her head on my shoulder. That is LOVE right there. I am so happy she does that still. I also love the fact that she says LOVE YOU MOMMY, LOVE YOU CATIE before her nap. It is so cute to hear all of her words that are developing. I also hear a lot of NO MOMMY...lol. That doesn't surprise me lol!!!
My little Courtney is growing and changing too. She is getting heavy (around 15 pounds) and possibly teething. A bit of rash, drool, non stop breastfeeding and biting on our fingers and her hands. She could get teeth early like her brother. Nothing surprises me really when it comes to teething!!
Although life is pretty painful right now, I am just thankful for having my kids around and all of the six wonderful distractions in this thing called life. The kids keep us all going during this time. I am just very sad that they are going to lose their Grandpa sooner rather than later. I never at my age thought I would have to go through this. Either does the rest of the family. Very sad.
But life keeps moving on, especially with kids! This weekend we have Courtney's Baptism at church and I am very much looking forward to that happy event. I have a house to clean, food to buy and some prep for Sunday!! I am just excited for Coco and excited to see my family all dressed up in their Sunday best. They clean up nice :D