I’m sure you all have noticed that the blog has been super quiet for the last couple of months. Life has a way of making you evaluate priorities, and, unfortunately, the blog wasn’t top of the list. So I thought I would take a minute and just share with you all what has been going on in the Cunningham family.
In August, we were able to take a 2 week trip to Ontario to visit family. It was an incredibly long drive for this 7 months pregnant lady. I think I was more ready to be out of the car than our active 4 year old (almost 5 at the time) Little Man. The trip wasn’t exactly what we had thought it would be, but the Lord gave us some blessings in the midst of it all. We celebrated Little Miss’s 3rd birthday while there. She is such a little lady and loves to boss all the older children around. Our little princess is going to be very happy when she realizes that her place in this family is extremely secure with another boy coming along. Hah. She loves frilly, sparkly dresses, big bows in her hair, and pretty shoes on her feet (she’ll wear her Sunday shoes to play outside every day if I let her).
The kids thoroughly enjoyed visiting one of mommy’s friends who had 3 children around their ages. It was a blessing for us as we were able to enjoy an evening out alone while this couple watched the two Littles of them for us. We had an amazing time with these sweet friends, and we were treated to an apartment all to ourselves with a fridge filled with food. They live out in the country so we got to see some amazing sunsets and sunrises, the kids were able to go searching for eggs from the chickens, and we learned a few things about bagging beets!
The kids had a fun time at the Toronto Zoo and Niagara Falls (our two big trips while there). They got to know one of their cousins a bit better, and were able to put faces to aunts and uncles that previously were just names to them. Little Man learned how to swim a bit (our main stay was at a place on Georgian Bay – perfect for swimming!). And they enjoyed time out in a paddle boat with Daddy.
Although I struggled with being tired while there (what pregnant person wouldn’t after driving for 3 days), we found out that my iron was low when we returned home, and I wished I had known that so I could have enjoyed the trip a bit more.
After our return I was thrown into doctor’s appointments and spent the better part of a month going here, there, and everywhere it seemed. Lots of little things kept coming up with the pregnancy and we had to deal with each as it came. We praise the Lord that everything evened out, most of it probably being due to my body just being stressed after our trip, but it made for a very busy month between the last of August and beginning of September.
Little Man started school this year. As soon as we got back from our trip we dived right in to Kindergarten. Our hope was to get ahead so that when Baby comes we can take some time off and not lose too much time. He loves it so far and is enjoying recognizing words and actually reading simple stories already! He also enjoyed a birthday in September and was excited to get his train table put together (you might have seen that on Instagram if you follow Quietworkings) and some new trains to play with on it.
Little Miss is potty training and doing really well with it. A good friend took her for a few days and helped me out with that, which I am so thankful for. It will be very helpful when Baby comes not to have 2 in diapers.
We also celebrated my Mother-in-law’s 70th birthday in September. I’m so thankful for her and her sweet spirit. She’s had some health problems the last few months but we’re thankful that she was doing a lot better by the time her birthday came around. It was really neat to have her entire family there as my husband’s brother was home this year for it. 3 siblings plus 2 grandkids there for it was a nice treat (wait, technically 3 grandkids, hehe).
Two weeks ago we decorated our church for Fall (I still have to take pictures). I had a lot of fun making up Fall planters for the front of the church. I love Fall and Winter – they are definitely the colours I like for decorating with. Spring and Summer are cheery but there’s just something about the colours for Fall and Winter. We also had an evangelist in the end of that week. Bro. Fielder comes every other year and does a few days of meetings at our church. We really enjoy his ministry every time he comes. He is a walking Bible, I tell ya. He can quote so much of it. Puts us all to shame really.
I have also been enjoying making soap. One week I made 5 batches of soap and I have ideas for so many more! Lack of ingredients has put a curb on that but hopefully we’ll get some more in inthe near future. I am planning on trying to get out to one or two markets over the Christmas season (call me crazy), and I want to have my soap all ready to go before Baby comes.
Life seems to be settling down a bit now. I’m enjoying the cooler weather (it definitely makes sleeping a little easier) and it’s easier to keep up with school during these days. We have just about a month left before Baby comes and I am so looking forward to it. I’ve been getting clothes ready and setting up the bassinet in our bedroom. I am thankful that the Lord gave me this pregnancy. It has been so different from the other two in every way. I’ve enjoyed having him squirm around (every time I sit down for even a second). I don’t know if knowing the gender has made it more special as I can picture that little boy in my head (speaking of, I need to come up with a “Little” name for him…ideas?).
I’m hoping to be able to get back in to blogging a bit more but we’ll see how busy life gets once the Baby comes before I commit. Willow’s story is still being worked on and I may have to continue it over into 2017 so you can get the whole thing. I’m hoping to get several episodes ahead so that there isn’t such a large span of time between chapters. We’ll see, I may end up posting one a week just to finish it up once I’ve got them written.
Two more days till October! Can I say Happy October yet? I hope you are all enjoying your Fall.
Until next time….