Winter? This is WINTER?

It has been a gray, cloudy week around here. We have even had a few sprinkles here and there. Not quite enough to make for full fledged rainy days, but enough to make it too muddy to play outside much and to make the kids go a little stir crazy.

But that got relieved a bit yesterday with the delivery of James’ new Game Cube game, Super Smash Brothers, which sucked the kids in for hours.
Since they all had their school work done, I just let it happen so I could get some laundry done.

This week also brought the anniversary of the infamous Roe Vs. Wade. We took the kids to a LifeTeen prayer service in rememberance of those who have been killed or injured by the legalization of abortion. It was a touching and holy service, with much singing and our new Bishop spoke. He is a wonderful, moving speaker who has been involved directly in the prolife movement for years. The kids did pretty well for the most part, except for Tessa declaring that she had to go potty at a very quiet moment. It was great to run into Jay’s brother Andy, who is on the youth team at our parish.

We have been working on night-weaning Tessa. So the last couple weeks have been ones of sleep deprivation much like the newborn stage. But we stuck with it and were reward with three good nights in a row! She is starting to understand that it is just not worth waking up if there is no yummy warm milk to wake up for. So hopefully in the next week we will all get mostly back to our normal sleep routines.

We have been mostly using Dr. Jay Gordon’s ideas in Changing the Sleep Pattern in the Family Bed for ideas on how to handle things.

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