Otherwise, it was a great day! I was sore from moving stuff around yesterday and tired from staying up late to catch up on blog posts, so I focused on sit down stuff today. I did rearrange my papers and just doing that lifted my mood. I have got to figure out how to get photos to work again on the CD's I burn, because my computer is way too full! So, that's one of my big computer projects. But Gary also found out today that Medicaid doesn't count a housing allowance in their calculations so we can still possibly qualify for it since taking that off our gross income puts us under the upper limit. That means I will be calling them again tomorrow and see if we can get back on it. It still doesn't help much, but at least we won't be fined and our medications will be covered, as well as ER visits possibly. My stuff is never covered by any insurance, so it doesn't help there.
The kids had some great outdoor time, did their chores without much issue, played for the required 1st hr of Abishai's nap before they got their electronic time, and then had some great outdoor time again this evening. It did rain off and on today, so we had to be mindful of that. But despite that, our friends came over and got most of the fencing done! They will finish it up tomorrow! I feel much more at peace knowing that the dog and the toddler can't immediately get out. Now, I know they will both figure things out eventually if they want to, but at least I have a "first defense."
Tomorrow is more of the same and maybe I'll get some books unpacked. Also, my sister challenged me with a decluttering challenge - get rid of 1 thing on Day 1, 2 things on Day 2, etc. so I need to get on it tomorrow and get 6 things decluttered tomorrow. Now, I won't cheat and count the things I already set aside for giving away. Then Benaiah comes home Saturday morning! Can't wait! Except, he'll be going to church for tech team all weekend. Then maybe I'll get my slave, er, my son back! He's got some work here to add to his work hours when he's rested up. Oh, and Sunday night is CIY celebration night and then we send Justin off to IWU to CIY at noon on Monday. That's the last "camp" for us this summer. And, next week is my birthday. Time marches on!
|Instead of making a bat box last night, Daddy was working hard on this fun device! A real tire swing! He will put up the plastic tire swing, too, but needs a taller ladder. Keturah, especially, loves it!|
|Even Abishai was able to get in it, understood how to sit and hold on, and had a blast!|
|Lots of cooperating going on!|
|Abishai was trying to stay out of the pathway of the swing, but was kind of playing peek a boo as well. That smile melts me every time!|
|We used a towel so the rubber wasn't so rough.|
|Keturah found some special papers of mine in one of my old horse books. Cool!|
|Time to play with Daddy so Mommy can have a break!|
|Haha! You're stuck!|
|The old fencing is somewhat secure. New fencing goes in tomorrow.|
|While Mommy had her break, Abishai ended up in the pool. I did get his clothes off before he was totally soaked though. When I got back to him, his diaper was massively full of water! It was hilarious!|
|In and out with ease!|
|Splish, splash, get the leaves out!|
|Very saggy bum.|
|Socks does occasionally chew on sticks, and even chases them. He doesn't fetch though. I gave up giving him chewable treats long ago because he simply doesn't use them.|
|We added an old pillow for more comfort on the swing. For now, we'll try to keep it from getting too wet and we'll bring it inside every day. Otherwise, we'll let the sun dry it out, maybe wash it, and then toss it eventually.|
|Say what?! I thought the tire swing was for the kids! Oh wait, sometimes, he's just a big kid. But only sometimes. I LOVE these moments of bliss!|
|That wicked smile of this kid! And his villainous/victorious laugh (that Jared taught him). What a hoot!|
|What a big boy! He's now on TOP of the swing showing Grandma how it works!|
|This was Abishai's view at the dinner table in Charlottetown, siting in Daddy's lap. Eventually he sat in the high chair and we brought that up to the table.|
|Aw, he was several months old, but still so small.|