Hello all! My name is Gina Sue. Since it’s been quite some time since I’ve written, the old “About” section is way outdated. We’ve added to and lost (pets) some of our lovely cast. And moved scenery. So again, I’m excited to share with you some of the details of our home life! Our cup spills over with the love we share (and it’s the kind of mess I don’t have to clean up). No matter where we live our heart will be there.
Let me introduce you to the cast of characters (and boy are they)!
Joey- The oldest at 6 3/4. He’s in 1st grade and doing well. Named after his dad, he looks and acts every bit of it. He has a sensitive streak a mile wide. Loves Minecraft, Lego, and Pokémon. He’s got a great imagination and loves to draw. We’re working on his frustrations with things he thinks are hard (he is really just lacking confidence). He’s a great big brother to all the others.
William- The middle at 5 1/2. He’s in Kindergarten at “Joey’s school”. He’s named after his Grandpa Bill & all the James we have in the family. Even though he’s quiet, his awnry. He’s obsessed with “trucks with trailers”, farm equipment, and riding his bike. He also digs playing Minecraft. We working on listening and following directions with him. He loves to hang out with Dad.
Tony- The baby of the boys, and middle of all of them, is 4 1/4. He’s in preschool. He’s named after his Uncle Augy, and we found out later shares his whole name with a great great grandfather. Since he started school, he has really become a chatterbox. It’s great. He still loves dinosaurs and tries to play Minecraft too. We’re working on ABCs and really trying to nail down pink and purple and orange and yellow. He is awesome at helping with his little sisters.
Ginny- Miss Sassypants is almost 17 months old. She is bubbly and smiley, until she doesn’t get her way, namely her sister’s bottle. She takes her cues from Tony, which is good and bad. She’s a jabber jaws too. She tries to help Mommy and Daddy do everything: loading the dishwasher, unfolding clothes, bossing her big bros around. Girls are definitely different than boys.
Clara- The actual baby of the bunch is 2 months old. Like most 2 month olds, she doesn’t do much. But she’s really starting to smile as a response to all of us. She can push and hold herself up on her forearms. And she’s got great head control when held sitting up. She likes tummy time and looking around at everything.
Joe- Dad, 31, hard-working lead tech, all around amazing guy. And that him in a nutshell. He’s a great, mostly patience dad which is great because those boys are still rambunctious, and these girls have him wrapped around their fingers. And he has to deal with me and my crazy ideas. He is loving, generous, and kind. He works hard to make sure we’re all well provided for and is usually willing to help anyone and everyone out. He always tells me how lucky he is to have me in his life, but I am really the lucky one.
Me- Mom, 32, stay-at-home mom. I love being a mom. I love to cook, garden, take care of our ducks and chickens, and take pictures (which I need to start up again). I like to read and write. I hate to clean. Especially laundry, but when I am line drying it, I don’t mind so much. Joe and I would both like to be doing more outdoor “ing” things like camping, hiking, fishing, and on and on. But my heart and soul is happy raising our family.
Life wouldn’t be complete without a couple of actual animals running around with our monkeys.
Lucy is our 3 yr old mutt. She’s great with the kids. Gets a little crazy sometimes too. But ya need to be in our family. Just pet her and she’ll love you forever.
Big is the cat that came with the house. We’ve got no clue if he is a he or a she. So he’s a he. He is a garage cat. Loves to hang out there with Joe.
And then there’s the chickens and ducks. Only 3 really have names. A duck named Batman, William’s chicken, and a bantum rooster named Raptor. They are fun. Eat the bugs, give us eggs, and fertilizer.
Life is awesome and crazy and so much fun. Yes, there are some bad times and the good times don’t always out number those, but the love we have and share binds us together though it all.
Hope you enjoy getting a peak into our lives and inside my brain.