Thursday, October 22, 2009

O, Friend Morpheus

The sleeping habits of a young child may be constantly in flux, afftected by a move, the switch from crib to toddler bed, a change in napping schedules, what-have-you...but Xavier's sleeping habits have been particularly interesting as of late. Yesterday he fell asleep at the table in the middle of the afternoon, with his head half resting on his bear and his bowl of popcorn. Last night, he was the last child to fall asleep, stealthily toddling into our room at every opportunity to snuggle with Daddy (since Mommy was up folding laundry at the time). And this morning, at 5:45, he flings open the door of the nursery where I was encamped with Baby Gregory, cheerfully declares "I'm hungry, Mommy! And my bear needs a wash." and proceeds to propel himself full force down the stairs on his behind, thump-thump-thump, blissfully secure in the knowledge that I'd be following him. Which of course I was. :)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Digital Archaeology

Errrr... it's been a while since I might say! About 5 years. Having finally recovered my old blog url and password from blogger, perhaps I'll resuscitate the Blazek family blog, and truly make it a family project. I am always searching for a good writing (as in, composition) project for Paul, so perhaps this will work. Back in my day, we had pretty, cloth-covered blank books, which we scribbled in industriously and hid in drawers in bedside tables. But this is the 21st century, so blogging seems to be the way to go.

Much has happened in the intervening 5 years...Paul (age 7) and Caleb (age 5) are now joined by 3 more brothers: Josiah (age 4), Xavier (age 2), and Gregory (7 mos). We moved from our home in Richmond VA to Benton Harbor, MI, then to Cleveland, OH, and now back to Michigan, this time in Lake Orion, about 45 minutes northwest of Detroit. We are settling in and struggling to get everything unpacked and organized while continuing on with our homeschooling and daily tasks. Little by little...every box is a tiny victory.