As I am sure you have already gathered, we have children. Five of them to be exact. I may have mentioned before that any pictures of them will be limited here on the blog because we want to respect their privacy, but for the sake of getting to know them a little better, here are a few. After talking with the kids themselves, we decided that we will refer to them by other names throughout, but they are okay with Mom writing some stories about them from time to time.
Here’s our oldest, we’ll call him Pumpkin. He’s 7 years old and would be going into the second grade if we sent them to school. He loves all things electronic, even though we limit his use to pretty much only one day a week. If we let him, he’d tinker with computers all the live long day. And I am sort of okay with that, but we didn’t move to the country so that he can play with computers 🙂 He loves reading, making books, and drawing his own comics. More than once it’s been said that you can always see the wheels turning in his head. He needs to know how EVERYTHING works. In detail. Pumpkin says he wants to be a scientist (a chemist to be exact) when he grows up.
Then there’s our second, Peanut. He will be 6 in just 3 days! He’d be entering first grade this year 🙁 (Where has the time gone??) He has an adorable freckled nose and is very, very curious. Actually both Peanut and Pumpkin are extremely curious, just in different ways. Peanut is our little data bank. He probably has probably memorized the birth date of everyone he has ever met. Peanut wants to be a farmer when he grows up, and his absolute favorite thing to do in the world is to work with Dad whenever he can.
Meet Miss Lady, our only little girl. She’s 4. And a half. Don’t worry, she won’t let you forget it! The best word to describe Miss Lady is spunky. She’s got a lot of spunk. Her favorite thing in the world to do is to follow Mommy everywhere, all of the time. I never knew shadows could be noisy until she came along! She likes to dance and draw and cut things. Like itty-bitty, teeny-tiny pieces of paper. She says she’s the best cutter in the whole entire world. It’s probably true. From messy hair, fancy clothes and climbing trees, she always adds a little spark to the day! She wants to be a farmer mommy when she grows up.
Doodles is our 2 year old, but he’ll be 3 next month. If he was in a regular school, he’d be class clown, no doubt about it. Always the ham at the dinner table, he’s bound to make somebody laugh! He’s also my tiny tornado. You will most definitely know when Doodles has been in a room because there is very likely a trail of something wet or sticky wherever he has been. He is also the only blonde of the brood. (The other 4 all have red hair. ) His favorite past-times are going for rides on the 4-wheeler, going for rides on the lawn mower, going for rides on the tractors…I think you get the picture.
And last but not least is our little E. He’s 3 months old and quiet possibly the happiest baby I have ever met. And he’s big. Nice and pudgy all over. He loves it when Mommy sings to him or when Daddy talks to him in a high-pitched voice…he thinks Daddy is very amazing. We found out just two weeks before moving that we were expecting baby no. 5, and good thing too, because we were already running out of space and the new place has plenty of it! His siblings absolutely adore him, sometimes just a little too much.
So there you have it. These are the little people who help us out around here with everything from “fixin’ stuff” to laundry, gardening to dinner. They keep life interesting, and yes, at times they drive me crazy, but there is nothing quite like an unexpected bear hug or “I love you” to keep a smile on my face!