I don't know how long it has been since I last posted but the break was unintended! (Although thoroughly enjoyed).
A lot has happened around here since then, but the biggest contributor to my busy-ness of late is just one thing:
Mischief got legs!
Josiah actually turned 1 at the end of March, but he got walking at 10 months (my earliest walker by a few months) and all I have to say is goodness gracious! I forgot how much trouble a one year old can get into in a very short amount of time!
Further to that, I was previously unaware of how much mischief two small boys could get into together!
We are having a lot of fun ;)
Here are the six-monthly photos so you can see how much my bubba has grown.
4 hours old
6 months old
12 months old
Josiah is just the most delicious baby. He is still the easiest baby in the world I think.
He is the only obedient 12 month old I've ever met. (ie 'Jo-Jo- spit that out/sit on your bottom/don't touch!' and he obeys. Without being trained to! I think he just follows along with the older two.) I mean, I'm not deceived. I know he will turn two sometime, but boy am I enjoying this for the time being!
He also just went from- feeding to sleep and sleeping in my bed at night (with around 3-5 feeds per night) to- sleeping in his cot in Eli's room, putting himself to sleep AND sleeping through in just 4 days!
I used a modified version of the No Cry Sleep Solution sleep-training, and he just went along with it so fast I didn't implement more than the first few steps. There was no crying and he didn't resist at all. Honestly, I feel a little rejected! ;)
He is happy all day long and makes everyone laugh a lot. He is 11.5kg's of pure cheekiness.
I do have to share just one undesirable quirk however ;) My Jo-Jo has taken to putting things down the toilet.
Now I know it's a bit of a cliche that babies throw things into the toilet, but my other little ones never did it, and Josiah does it any chance he can get!
The worst incident was when he threw our television remote control down the toilet whilst one of his siblings was ON the toilet. USING IT. Yes you needed to know that. (I am still mentally scarred from the clean-up).
Ahem. So back to blogging.
The other big shift in my routine has been the introduction of actually beginning to educate Cassandra in somewhat of an orderly fashion. I am pretty relaxed about early education myself, but Miss Cassandra is a child who still seems to rely pretty heavily on routine for comfort and doesn't like change or spontaneity very-much-at-all-thankyou! To help her, I've been incorporating some things into our regular daily rituals.
So that has been fun too :)
All in all, I am really enjoying the break from both blogging and spending time in front of screens.
I am currently praying and waiting, and thinking and planning, (and praying some more), about what to do with this space in the future.
Thank you for your patience with me!