Archive for February, 2014

6 Weeks Gone

I haven’t blogged in six weeks.  If it weren’t for the fact that I’m trapped inside (Day 3), I might not even have posted this.

I am feeling quite apathetic about blogging in general.  For so long, I enjoyed the journaling of my life, and the growth of my Caterpillars.  I’ve touched briefly on the depression that I have suffered from, and while I think that has played a part in the lessening of the blogging – it’s not the main reason.

It has been almost seven years since I began.  Much has changed, some has stayed the same.  Overall, I’m happier.  In a better place.  God and I are doing great.  I worked full time when I began my blog, and was sad that I wasn’t at home with my Caterpillars.  Seven years later, I am blessed to be with them everyday.

B10 has gone from being a precocious 7 year old who loves animals, to a brilliant 14 year old – who loves animals.

CW was GO’s age when I began, he’s grown into himself.  He  has his own interests, and even when they align with B10’s – his mind and thoughts are HIS.

GO is here.  Seven years ago she wasn’t.  Not only is she HERE, but by golly – she’s got something to say!

And Went…two years ago, he didn’t exist.  Now, we can’t imagine life without him.

For seven years, I have used pictures and words to remind myself and share with others.  But I’m not feeling it anymore.  Discouragement?  Maybe.  Feeling like if I can’t do it perfectly, why do it at all?  Likely.

At the same time, I hate thinking of NOT chronicling GO and Went’s life, as I did the older boys.

I don’t know the answer.

Snow & Ice Week

Snow & Ice Week

~Mummy Butterfly  )i(

Our Second SnowFlake

We had more advanced notice of our second snowed-in week this year.  (I’m a little worried we might get ANOTHER one…)

The Snow is Falling...

The Snow is Falling…

Iced Car

Iced Car

SWEE was FROZEN shut.

SWEE was FROZEN shut.

That's mostly ice falling, not really snow...

That’s mostly ice falling, not really snow…

Otto brought his work computer home with him (and worked for 9+ hours a day), but we managed to have a ton of fun.  B10 (again) escaped to Cookie’s house.  The hope was that he would be able to do as much work ahead as possible, so for his winter break next week – he could actually BREAK!  The rest of us tried to enjoy the ice weather (it was MUCH more ice than snow – two different winter storm systems).

Special Breakfast Treat!  Bowl of Snow

Special Breakfast Treat! Bowl of Snow

CW got a bowl of snow, too!

CW got a bowl of snow, too!

The puppies were not quite as thrilled with the ice, as they were with the snow a couple of weeks ago.  Went, on the other hand, was much happier.  He seemed to know what to expect! 

I love his smile!  2nd Snow was much better than the 1st!

I love his smile! 2nd Snow was much better than the 1st!

He was tromping all over the yard all by himself.

He was tromping all over the yard all by himself.

The Family

The Family

My Happy BullDawgs

My Happy BullDawgs

And EVERYONE enjoyed the “sledding” (glad I picked up those baby pools!).

CW LOVED the sledding

CW LOVED the sledding

Girly Sledding

Girly Sledding

Taking my turn with Went.

Taking my turn with Went.

GO wanted a chance to sled with Mummy.

GO wanted a chance to sled with Mummy.

GO and Went sledding :)

GO and Went sledding 🙂

Loving it!

Loving it!

Sledding was improved when Papa was pushing!

Sledding was improved when Papa was pushing!

I think my favorite part of this week was discovering my Amazon Prime’s instant view TV shows.  GO has become a true “Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood” fan.  I ❤ that she is loving the shows I grew up with!

Poor Puppies had to stay in the backyard... (Fences keep puppies safe!)

Poor Puppies had to stay in the backyard… (Fences keep puppies safe!)

~Mummy Butterfly )i(