Nia Marie is 6 weeks old now and our life and homeschool is slowly getting back to normal. It feels like she has always been with us…she fits right in! 🙂
Her sister LOVES her and spends most of the day wanting to kiss her and talk to her. The boys are so excited and love to help feed and dress her. It’s difficult to explain but it seems like we all have a sense of completeness.
It’s taking me some time to adjust and get used to our new addition. To start with, this past Christmas will go down as the one with an undecorated tree. None! We bought one, but never got around to decorating it. We took it down today and my poor 4 year old is still wondering: “Mami, why didn’t we decorate our tree?”
Life is busy with 6 kids! ;))
I am slowly recovering and getting my energy back, so we have been a lot more active both inside and outside of the home. The two younger boys resumed their swim lessons and two of the boys are continuing their piano lessons. Best of all, I also have the energy to engage them in their extra curricular activities, making sure they practice their skills and complete their assignments.
My oldest son is especially excited because he is FINALLY a part of a basketball team! He has been asking for this for the past few months and is so excited the season has finally started! He enjoys his teammates and really likes his coach. He especially likes spending time with kids his age and having time away from his siblings. He has been asking for this a lot lately so I am glad we found this opportunity for him to develop more friendships outside the home.
As crazy and chaotic as I know our life is and will be, it has become our “normal” 🙂 One thing I never want to forget in the midst of it all is the importance of treating each of them as an individual! It’s challenging but also stretching me, in good way!