November 7th marked the birthdays of two very special fellas - my wonderful hubby and my youngest son. It also marked the due date of baby #4, but it would seem that baby the fourth likes where he is and is content to stay there until he can have a birthday to himself. We just had a little get together to celebrate Nate's birthday. Our friends Shawn and Denise and their boys came for presents and cupcakes. While the kiddos enjoyed a movie, the parents got to play Citadels together! Birthday parties are always fun when the parents get to play games too! We also had a little birthday party with Marko's family on Thursday night. Any reason to have more cupcakes is good to me!
In other news, we have just finished up our swimming lessons for this year. All three kiddos did well and passed their level. In fact, Emma-Lyn jumped up two levels. The girl is a fish and just LOVES swimming and was super ecstatic to be going into level 3. Sean is going into level 6 and Nate is enjoying the preschool program. It was a great time for the kids and moms alike to get out and enjoy an afternoon out together.
Today was day two of being overdue. I really can't complain, the worst partof this pregnancy has probably been the heartburn and a couple of Tums fixes that right up in no time. The kids are getting pretty anxious to meet their new baby brother and I'm so looking forward to holding this little baby in my arms. At my last doctor's appointment we scheduled the next appointment for next Friday at the hospital, just to see if things are progressing and if not maybe giving things a little boost, so to speak.
In the meantime I'm keeping busy with homeschool. The children are really enjoying their studies and doing well working together and individually. Nate participates in math, history and science. He loves being included in the big kid stuff. Once the baby is born we will take a little hiatus while we figure out life with a newborn all over again.
I have to say that we have been so blessed by friends with meals and baby showers! While I'm able to get the school stuff done and the housework done, the tiredness does seem to creep up on me pretty quickly these days so to have a meal dropped off here and there has been a godsend! The children for their part have even done what they could to help me out. The other day, I was ridiculously tired and Sean decided to draw me a bath and while I was soaking in the tub, he and his siblings set up a tea party in the living room. When I came down there were blankets spread out, cups and saucers, juice and milk in a pretty little creamer and candles. And to eat, Sean had made ants on a log--celery sticks with peanut butter and raisins. It was delightful.