It's Toby's 1st birthday! My sweet, sweet baby is a big boy now! We had birthday pancakes this morning as is tradition at our house and Toby dug in. He's still sitting in his high chair. He must be full and really happy because he's not trying to climb out.
We've been very busy looking for a new house and some land, taking (just had to go get Toby because he started climbing out of high chair) care of our old hurt dog and trying to decide what we are going to do about her, planning Toby's birthday party for March 7 and Lydia's for probably the 21st and we need to plan a yard sale for sometime in April. Also, I'm pregnant. Secret's out. Actually, I'm due July 6th so I'm about halfway through my pregnancy. I still haven't told my aunt, grandparents, great aunts, Nathan's parents, or grandmother. We are just trying to keep it quiet for as long as possible to avoid the negative feedback for as long as possible, and so far, no one has guessed. (Most of the negative feedback would be that I need to wait longer in between having children and why oh why would I want this many kids in the first place, although I know they love my kids and me) I'm just starting to expand and it will be another month or two before it would become undeniable (not that I would deny it :) but we are probably going to have to spill the beans soon. I'm really excited and hope it's a girl. Nathan keeps calling the baby "them" like there's 2 or 3 in there. He's determined that we will have a set of multiples even though it doesn't run in our families. I just told Isaiah today, so now I have to tell my family or he will.
Also, Nathan had a brief virus this week or something, and I have been feeling increasingly tired, so while I wouldn't say I'm stressed, I certainly have a lot to deal with right now. I think that once we've told the family and figured out how best to take care of Dakota (Nathan's dog of 16 going on 17 years) that the pressure will have decreased in a major way. I feel a little better now that I have spilled to my blogger friends. By the way, if you live where I live, don't spread the news around until I have told my whole family. They would be pissed to hear it from someone else:)
Busy, busy times here, but basically took last night off and just laid on the couch for hours and then went to bed at about 9:00. I do feel much more rested today. Alright, I must go clean something, but to tell you the truth I will probably just read a book. If you know of any good Christian fiction books to read let me know. I love, love fiction and am finishing a 9 book series today or tomorrow. I have no idea what to check out next and tomorrow is library day! Input please!
Pictures of the birthday boy to come later!