|Look out... Mum's in a cleaning frenzy!|
Our eldest son, Daniel, offered for Mel, Joel and little Noah to move in with him until they find somewhere else to live. They will have much more space there and Noah will have his own room. It's been very squashy for them all in one little room especially as Noah is wanting to roll around and explore a bit now. Today has been non-stop packing, moving and cleaning as they have moved out, and Isaiah and Aaron have moved back into the house. They very graciously gave up their bedroom for Mel and Joel when Mel was pregnant, and moved out into our shed which is freezing in winter and really hot in summer. They were both very happy to be back inside and out of the cold tonight!
|I might be safer up here!|
We are waiting to buy new beds for Isaiah and Aaron, so we have put their mattresses on the floor for now. Felix had the best time tonight belly flopping down onto one of them, then standing up and walking across to the other one and throwing himself down on that one too. He laughed and laughed and had a great time. He kept saying "baba" (brother) and seemed genuinely happy to have the boys in the bedroom across the hall from him. In fact, I think the older boys enjoyed having him come and visit their room as much as he did. I never get sick of hearing them all laughing hysterically with each other. It's a beautiful sound.
|Going to miss seeing this gorgeous|
face every day. Granny loves you Noah!
BUT, the future is bright! We knew the kids would all have to go their separate ways eventually and, although I'd love to keep them all tucked away under my wings forever, I am so proud of them for reaching out to do the things they want to do with their lives. I'm looking forward to seeing what the future will bring for all of them. I'm so thankful that, whatever the distance, we are so close as a family. When we all get together it's as though we've never been apart. The great thing about having Felix when the other kids were older, is that they don't like to leave it too long between visits because they love their baby brother to bits, and miss him when they're not here. Felix is going to have lots of places to go for sleepovers when he's older, and I have a feeling he's going to be spoilt for many years to come!