Yesterday I went to Revive Consignment and bought 12 items for $32 - and all using store credit from the clothes etc. that I've consigned. I did this while my girls were being watched by my wonderful friend, Sue - who has made herself so available to me and my girls it's a very real ministry to me - she's become almost like a surrogate grandmother to the kids. She comes over and makes home-made play dough and paints with them and she helped them make me a t-shirt for mother's day with their artwork on it!
Today I cleaned the girl's rooms - you can actually see floor again! I bagged up a lot of clothing for my sisters' girls a big bag for baby Kara and some dresses for Julee. I also sorted through Josiah's drawers to get out all of the 3-6 months clothes out of his dresser. I bagged that up too, but it felt so different. Daniel is SO done having babies and I feel glad to be moving onto a new phase of my life but sad, too. I was made to have babies and now I hold Josiah longer and a little tigher and I'm not saving his clothes for his little brother. It seems so strange and sort of sad.
Josiah is growing so much! He's eight months now. Today we sat outside together watching the big sisters pick honeysuckle and I played pat-a-cake with him and for the first time he seemed to really enjoy it. It was SO sweet. He's eating solid foods without hesitation (yay! one less battle to fight) he's crawling and pulling up and has now conquered our two steps in the house. He is such a joy. He's really busy and curious right now. He loves other babies too - I sit him in my lap and we look at his cousins and his cousin's cousin on flickr and he is so happy!