It's been too long since I posted some pictures of the children, so I thought I would show you all these while I catch you up on what has been going on here at the Fowler home. We are still waiting on confirmation for my dh to come home. I probably won't get more than 12 to 24 hours notice. How's that for preparing, huh? But, since not knowing means he is safer, I am fine with that. I just keep holding on waiting to hear "that" phone call.
I don't discuss times and dates with the younger four children. They only know that Daddy is coming home sooner than expected. I have two birthdays coming up in February. Julia (in the first picture) will turn four years old. And Josiah (4th picture will turn nine). Of course, both of them want their Daddy there for the celebration and it gets hard trying to explain that we cannot count on him being there. They do occasionally ask how much longer...I try to tell them soon, but how soon, I have no idea! By the way, the picture above is of Joel, my five year old.
This is Joanna, my six year old. She will turn seven in March and this week she will be starting second grade phonics and reading. That will be exciting for her to share that news with her Daddy when he gets home.
Josiah, my soon to be nine year old and lover of all things Legos! He is reading on his own just for pleasure so much more and that is a joy to see.
Joy, now thirteen and taller than I am! She is such a big helper. She is my crafter. Below are some of the projects she has recently done.
This is a little softie animal that she hand sewed. Cute huh?
I taught her the beginning stitches to crochet and then got her a book for the more advanced things. Here are some granny square blocks, a snowflake she did and some flowers she crocheted. The thread is from her collection for her embroidery. She taught herself that. And she really does a beautiful job.
As far as other things going on around here...remember when I showed you all the picture of my wounded toe sometime back? Well, guess what? I did it again. And this time, I am pretty sure I broke it. I can feel these lumps in places that I never felt before! It has been extremely painful and I have had to wear thick socks with my houseshoes to help protect it. What a way to great my husband when he returns! That has put a little damper on my deep clean projects, but I am still decluttering and working on simplifying our lives and home. I will keep you all informed when dh comes home for good. Please continue to keep us in your prayers. Until next time!