Month: January 2018
Alex came home with a surprise from school too. (Not the good kind. Send ear plugs!)
Teague came home from school with big news! He pulled a loose tooth. I have known it was loose for days but he wouldn’t let me even check it for fear that I’d go ahead and pull it out. (It happens once and they never forget…)
These two are making zucchini fries to go with dinner. Yum!
This wonderful baby. I put him in his carseat at 8:30 am and we’ve been running errands ever since. He woke up once to eat at 10 and it is now 1:30. Kaitlyn is down for her nap and he is sleeping in the carseat in the living room.
Today I had plenty of time and attempted to bathe both Ben and Kaitlyn at the same time. They both had fun and I now have two clean kids.
The kids had a snow day so we spent the afternoon watching Star Wars.
(In all honesty, the big boys watched Star Wars while the youngest two and I took a nap.)
She almost always wants us to have the same thing for lunch. Mac & cheese today.
Tummy time with a smile – a first for everything.
Poor Madison is really starting to show her age. She doesn’t see well, hear well, or smell well. (Eating is still no problem.) She has always followed me around the house all day. Then she would only follow me up and down the stairs in the morning. Now she does the stairs only once or twice a day and it is an obviously painful exercise. When I go upstairs she now waits patiently at the bottom till I return. We are both going to be sad when she can’t sleep upstairs any longer.
Legos. Legos. Legos.
She was trying really hard to entertain Ben.
Napping in the middle of laundry.
I’ve been itching to try out the boys’ go kart since they got it. I’ve either been to cold or holding Ben the last few times we have gotten it out. Yesterday, I left the baby with Amber and Nicki. It was my turn!
Kaitlyn found this hidden in the back of her closet (by me) and was sad it was too small.
One of them seems a little more comfortable with this situation.
What a day! The kids were up pretty early considering they went to bed super late. We had a semi-lazy morning with my two boys heading to the Pinewood Derby. We got everyone else dressed and arrived in time to see the last few races and eat some pizza! Then we left Wade in charge of the oldest six kids (he was super Dad). Amber, Nicki, Ben, and I took a walk to the Commons and had some delicious Clam Chowder. The kids spent the rest of the day playing in the woods, talking Minecraft, playing Playmobil, diving the go kart, and causing mayhem. We finally grilled burgers and hot dogs for the kids and started Star Wars. Then we sent Wade out for Lobster Rolls and had a nice adult dinner. What a wonderful whirlwind trip!
We are missing two, but still one of my favorite groups of kiddos.
Alex has been counting down the days until his Milwaukee friends arrived for a visit. Tonight a car full of our favorites arrived at the house. The boys immediately disappeared to do boy stuff – iPad and legos. Glenna was greeted with a hug and then Kaitlyn had a huge list of things she wanted to show her. We let the kids stay up way too late and the adults did the same. There was eating, talking, baby holding, drinking, and lots of laughs. Our house may not easily accommodate 5 extra people but I’m so glad they stayed with us and weren’t bothered by the craziness!
Hide-n-seek is a favorite game in this house lately. Kaitlyn has no problem being “it” and her counting is adorable.
“1,2,3,21,22,23,24,26,28,29,22,2011,22,23,24, ready or not”
I slept in this bassinet as a baby. I’ve attempted to use it with all of my children, but only Ben seems to sleep really well in it.
We are getting real smiles over here and loving it!
Working on the wheels for the Pinewood Derby car.
We all made it out to the bus stop. This never happens!
Poor fourth child. He keeps ending up asleep on the floor.
I needed to help Teague and Kaitlyn cook, so Alex was awesome and helped feed Ben.
(He did draw the line at attempting to burp him.)
I just love pajamas – especially matching ones.
I could get used to having another cook in the family. Tonight Teague made us Cheesy Macaroni Chili. It was really good and Wade even liked the part we left cheese-free.
Pinball hasn’t worked in years, but Wade did some trading for labor and now it works!
Teague is making dinner. Kaitlyn asked to help and he told her “no.” She quietly walked to her kitchen and started her own dinner.
Do you see the watery eyes? He’s not crying. It means he’s ready for a nap.
It was relatively warm today so we took the go cart out!
Alex is a little bored with no toys for a few days. Today he was making everyone miserable with his “I’m bored.” Wade took him outside and put him to work the rest of the day. This is the face of regret.
Evidently my chairs weren’t up to her level of comfort. She improvised.
I always smirked to myself when I knew people had video monitors. I assumed they were extra worried about their baby and wanted to watch them every minute. I found myself needing a two monitor system (for Ben and Kaitlyn when she naps) – especially when I leave them napping and run across the street to the bus stop. This video system was suggested by numerous people and I installed it recently. I take back everything I ever said. It’s fun to watch the baby/preschooler sleep – Kaitlyn most of all. I had no idea she jumped on her bed every day before taking a nap.
Alex told me he was bored one time too many today. That earned him cleaning a bathroom. I didn’t hear a peep out of him the rest of the day.
We introduced everyone to Star Wars tonight. The boys loved it. Kaitlyn watched some of it and practiced her acrobatics the rest of the time. Ben slept through the entire thing.
Daddy helped out with soccer today!
It’s so hard when people don’t understand what you want/need and you have no words to tell them.