Treasuring the Season
Things I know……..
I won’t always have beautiful my little pony decorations on my piano
 I won’t always see cute little “playing house” set ups
  I won’t always have a girl obsessed with Rock collections
Or see awesome Lego play houses and guys built {or get to step on a forgotten lego :) }

I won’t always have a enthusiastic laundry helper
 
or hear phrases like “Oopsie daisy” and “Okey dokey” and constantly get the I love you  hand sign
I won’t always see her watch the bus out the window- she’ll soon get on it
and I won’t always find her asleep in weird places every night
 I won’t always find crayons and paper scraps from Brynley’s art projects strewn around the house
Or find apple cores in crazy places and see them so thrilled over a little game
I won’t always see hugs and joyful smiles so easily given.
and working and hanging out with us won’t always be the coolest thing.  
I know I will dearly miss these times and that I am so thankful to get to have them.
I treasure and enjoy them all that I can!
{ The best advice I have:  :) Make sure and slow down and enjoy the treasures that you’ve been given at whatever season of life you are in– It all passes so quickly}
Life when mom is pretty much stuck in bed.
Computer games with Daddy all Saturday 
Many much free kindle games for the little one to play
Brother and sister helping dress the little one to go out to feed the chickens with them. 
 My Little Pony videos and games
And many great hairstyles :) 
Happy Easter {2013}
Easter this year was a lot of fun!
The kids had a blast and were really into it this year– they ended up getting to do three little egg hunts.
{They also watched Rise of the Guardians the night before so they thought that was really cool}
We of course painted eggs– The kids at first wanted to paint our chicken eggs I had to informed them that we would have lovely brown easter eggs and that they wouldn’t dye very well :) but they ended up picking a kit that would do speckles like the chicken eggs have
Dave said never again on that kit — Here he is being so handsome and crafty :)
 Easter Morning before Church the kids hunted around our house
 
Usually the weather is always yucky around Easter but since it was so nice this year we actually hid a lot of the eggs outside- we played hot and cold to try to get them to look out the window and figure out that more was out there {It took awhile for them to figure it out- but when they finally did they ran outside so excited}

 Lulu kitty wanted to get in on the action :) She is pretty much ready to pop with her kitties at this time :)
We also were able to go hang out with our nephew Reily and his kids for a quick hunt
 Lots of cute girl cousins to play with 
We also were included in the super fun candy throw tradition over at Dave’s sisters this year
 It probably shouldn’t be as funny as it is but the kids are all excited for all the candy but also are…

… very scared of that Candy :)  
 They got so much Candy!!
 And if you can’t tell were very happy with their Easter goods! 
What has been going on.
Well I am not so good at explaining things in person and people have been wondering what the stink has been going on so I figured the  easiest way to explain is just to write a post :)
The end of February I started hurting pretty good and just not feeling right with my pregnancy. I’ve had braxton hicks with all of my pregnancy from like 20 weeks on it seems so I know what those feel like and obviously this is my fourth child and I was feeling like I was having all of a sudden real deep labor contractions.. Of course it was the weekend so I had to wait to get in to the dr. but when we went I was starting to thin out so they gave me some medicine to hopefully calm things down and get in bed and relax. If it got worse I was suppose to head to the hospital :(
Thankfully it didn’t get worse and things calmed down, but now whenever I’d get up to do anything or return to normal life I would start to really hurt and if I pushed past that hurt and kept going than once again the dang Contractions would start again. So back to the Dr. which he pretty much said “Well, don’t be stupid
listen to your body it’s telling you something- If it hurts you get back in bed- you don’t want to have this baby early!
So that is where we are at and where I’ve been the last three weeks– Bed. I get up and do what I can, help in whatever way I can {I hate being a burden to my family} but ultimately I end up back in bed feeling frustrated with myself,  with “you think you can do these things Nemo but you just can’t!” Taking care of our little one is most important but I seem to forget so soon the pain when I start feeling a bit better and think oh I can do that :) until I start having the deeper contractions and feeling that really I could have her than I start to panic and  lay down and whisper goosfrabba to myself :) and beat myself up for trying to do anything.

She is not due till April 26th and won’t be considered full term for another three weeks– so that is what I am working towards three weeks we can do three weeks :( ugh we don’t want to do three weeks more in bed but we can do it! I’m just so thankful that she hasn’t come already! So ya that is the lowdown on what has been happening in our household!

***Also I just wanted to say THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! To our wonderful friends and my sister in law who have helped watch the kids and who have brought over dinners for us!
Yes I keep telling everyone that we are coping and we are- the kids are stepping up and helping a ton and life is keeping moderately normal {considering my lack of contribution } But I know it has been more of a burden on Dave and I have so greatly appreciated the help (especially with dinner and him not having to do so much groc shopping on top of everything else.) So THANK YOU so much! We have felt very loved!* **