Today I already hear Aaron practicing piano. Jeff is cranking up the lawn mower or weed eater or pressure washer. Pressure washers are necessities when you have a home covered in white vinyl siding. UGH!! Breathing treatments are already started as colds have set in with all six of the "at-home" children. I'll be headed to the kitchen in just a moment to start up a double batch of buttermilk biscuits while some of the children cook up the sausage, eggs and grits for our normal Saturday breakfast. The dehydrator has been running all night with granola and I hope to keep it running today dehydrating onions. Grandma and Grandpa are due to arrive in a couple of hours. The house is NOT in order. A roast is ready to go into the crockpot for our dinner AFTER we return home from a violin recital with Devin's students. Kaelan is one of those students so I am sure in just a moment we will also be hearing violin music coming from the girls' room. Then there's the laundry, the dusting, the mopping, the straightening up of desks and school tables and bookshelves, butter and ricotta cheese to be made, bathrooms to be cleaned, balls to be tossed, tomatoes and peppers to be planted, weeds to be pulled, books to be read, games to be played, little guys to be snuggled and bikes to be ridden.
Yes, it is a busy life. But what a blessing it is to be busy. Busy at home working with and for our family. It is indeed a busy and blessed life!
And, just so you don't think we don't have a quiet moment or two EVER, I thought I would share a picture of Caedmon from last week. I recently put several reference books in reach of the younger children. Jackson's favorite thus far is David Macauley's The Way Things Work. Caedmon loves to study the animals in an animal encyclopedia. Maybe he'll be a zoologist or go on safari one day.
Happy, Busy Saturday!!