Micah is pretty well-behaved these days - which I'm grateful for - but he loves to wake up early and that's tough. He now has an alarm clock in his room and knows that he has to stay in his room until the first number is a "6" (and yes, I agree that even that is extremely early, but hey, it's better than 5!) It doesn't always stop him from coming out of his bed sooner, but it helps me to be able to blame the clock when I tell him that he can't get up yet. I even had a brain wave this weekend to set his clock back just a little bit so that when it says 6:00 it is actually more like 6:15. And I might try setting it back even more. The more sleep I can get the better - even if it's just 15 extra minutes!
And our third "child" Oreo likes to give us grief as well: knocking down my plants, tearing up rolls of toilet paper and stinking up her litter box. But, she's still pretty cute too :)
It's interesting to observe how girls and boys play differently: In this picture Little Miss Mommy wraps up her doll while Mister Builder-Man uses his new power drill :)
Keziah has taken a strong liking to her dolly (a gift she got a while ago from Oma & Opa Toews). I captured her on video in a rare moment of contented play the other afternoon. The clip is a little dim since we only had the lamp on in her bedroom:
In the end, we love our kids incredibly despite the realities of raising them. God knew what he was doing when he made them so cute :)