This was week #2 of Lydia’s spring break, which means it was week #2 of keeping all three kids occupied and not fighting. Can’t say I was totally successful, but we survived. The other thing that exemplified this week was our car hunt. This week does not include a picture of the car, because we were unsuccessful. There are some situations in our life here that remind us that we don’t live in America and trying to buy a car was one of them. Jay went to the car dealership (essentially with cash in hand), picked out the car we wanted and when he went to order it, the salesman said, “Great! It will be here the end of June.” JUNE! He said there were no cars in this whole country, so that is the earliest we could buy one. Craziness!! So, we are still on the car hunt, but I think we have some pretty good leads!
This week was a BIG week for our family! 1st of all, we took the kids camping overnight. We thought we would start with one night to see how everything went. 🙂 We did have a good time, but I think we are realizing that there are very real seasons to life, and maybe this season of life with 3 kids under 4 is not the time to start making camping a regular part of our routine. To be honest, I was getting pretty discouraged with myself thinking about this mom and that mom I know who would JOYFULLY take their young kids camping for many days at a time and absolutely cherish that time. (If you are one of them, that is awesome! And I want to be you when I grow up! :)) But then I had a gentle reminder from the Lord that I am exactly who HE wants me to be, in the exact season HE has called me to be in. So, while I am thankful for the great time we had camping, I’ve pretty much decided that in this season of life, if wherever I’m planning on going is more exhausting then just staying at home…you will probably find me in my house! 🙂 2nd big thing of the week is, we got our Residency Visa approved!!! This is HUGE! We are so thankful because we know some people who have worked on getting a visa for YEARS, so we were expecting a long process. This means 2 things: #1. We don’t have to leave the country every 3 months anymore, and #2. WE CAN BUY A CAR!!!!!!!! It’s hard to believe we have gone this long without a car, but we are thankful for the time of learning that a car is a luxury and not a necessity (here, at least). So now…onto the week in pictures…
Yep, still behind. ShwiabShwia (little by little) I am getting my life together. And that includes this picture of the day thing. This week was potting training week, hence there are: #1 pictures of Cole with just underwear on and #2 not tons of pictures. There are only so many things to take pictures when you are in your house all day, chasing your naked son around, asking him if he needs to go pee. 🙂 But all in all, I think it was pretty successful.
I have officially been slacking! After having guests for a couple of weeks, I have been in catch-up mode and have not felt like blogging. You will also notice gaps in the pictures each day…sorry. I refuse to feel guilty about it, and will just keep on truckin’! 🙂
I do have a picture for Sunday the 18th, but it is of the kids in the bath, and I just couldn’t put it on the blog. You can never be too careful, right?! But the kids had a blast “painting” the tub, and it was nice to have them occupied and contained for at least 20 minutes! 🙂
So now, onto Monday: