Shine Like Stars

Shine like stars in the universe as we hold out the Word of life (Phil. 2:15)
We're not trying to be rock stars but just shed some light on a sad and lonely world. Stay tuned for how God works through weak and tired, sometimes really cranky vessels.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Three's Company

So I've moved Addie out of her "lofty" room into the boys room. We've been thinking about moving the boys to the bedroom on the first floor so that we won't have to walk through Addie's room all the time. A couple days ago I set up the pack-n-play in the boys room to test things out. She was so crazily excited about it. Her and Caleb played in it for a long time. Just laughing and laughing. Then when it was time for her to take a nap she just sat in there talking and laughing for over an hour.

That night was a little rough though she kept on waking up and I couldn't tell if she wanted to sleep in her crib or the pack-n-play or what, so I decided yesterday to just move the crib into the boys room.

She completely wigged out when she saw that I had taken the pack-n-play down. Then when I started to take her crib apart she was following me around whining...."Mommy, what the heck, where am I going to sleep?"

Our crib is all cracked out so it took forever to take apart. I actually didn't take it all apart because the screws are stripped so I had to wrestle a half-taken apart crib down a couple of stairs and then up a couple of stairs into the room. Addie seemed a little relieved when the crib was in the room.

So I got over the hurtle of getting the crib in the room but then I had to put the sides back on. This crib is a hand-me-down (that I totally appreciate) and it's seen better days. In order to get the sides on everything has to be lined up at once, by the time I'd get one side right the other would move and I was losing it! Lots of AHHHHs and grunts happening. Addie was walking around the crib with a wrench, helping. All the while Nathan was reading books and resting in his bed, he totally didn't even look at me. Seriously, it took me way too long to put it back together. I was sweating like I had just worked out for hours. Real sad.

So she's in the room now. She's loving it. The boys are loving it. Everyone's happy.


  1. That is so great. Sharing a room with the siblings is a rite of passage, is it not? There is something about picturing her there with the boys that just brings me a smile. The bonds of siblings I guess. I think it's such a beautiful thing.

  2. It's too bad we live so far away - I would have helped you. (Please note the sarcasm - 5 minutes away!) Plus, I owe you one for that beast of a crib we put together and took down 2 weeks later.

  3. Sorry - it's totallly not about me. I'm glad they enjoy being together.

  4. Yes, I called Detroit a poop bowl. Sorry.

    But the parts Ryan has been bowl.

    I trust there are good things to be found though, lady. LIKE YOU. :)