The boy in stripes just reading his book.
Ben was so excited to get tattoos at swim lessons. Then he told me exactly where to put them. He proudly shows them off when asked and then says they are exactly like his swim teachers’. She’s this amazing young girl, who definitely has a lot of tattoos, that has endless patience when it comes to Ben and his silliness.
This birthday horn’s hours are limited. I’m thinking from now till when I get back from dropping Ben off at school.
Bedtime routine. Ben loves his new toothbrush that lights up to show how long we should brush. Ben gets to brush himself in the mornings and I brush at night.
Swim lesson time.
Cutie with nap hair.
Pajama day at school again!
Ben said, ‘Look at me! I’m a turtle.”
Dressed and ready for pajama day at school!
Trying to shortcut cleanup.
Ben has created a small collection of Legos that he keeps in his bedside table. They keep him quietly entertained until he falls asleep or in the mornings when he wakes up too early for me to go get him.
Off to church they go.
Wade sent these two to play outside and they ended up in a sword fight. This is backside of a list of upgrades they created for their swords.
Pizza for dinner!
Ben was hanging out with Wade in the basement. Wade decided that the boiler was sounding funny so he decided to open it up and take a look. Ben was so excited to “help.”
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Backyard ski lessons.
Family movie night – Mission Impossible.
Trains and more trains.
It’s a muffin-kind of morning.
My kids use their iPad time as early as possible. Due to the limitations I put in place, that usually means Ben uses his last. There is always at least one child looking over his shoulder. I find it hilarious that Kaitlyn watches while not being able to hear a thing (note Ben’s headphones).
Busy morning in the Burch household.
Ben has just started to figure out that the other kids get daily iPad time. The biggest problem is that he can’t plug his up every night and often his has no battery life when he wants to play. Then he has to be plugged in during play and he hates that.
Wade and I had a date tonight so these guys had dinner and then got electronics time together until bedtime for the youngest two.
Today was a building day.
Only chocolate chip pumpkin bread will convince Alex to have breakfast on a school morning.
Pretend cooking at its best.
Tuesday after nap – a slow wake up.
I got the kids changed and packed up for swim classes tonight. Then I thought to call and see if they were actually having swim tonight (there have been some renovations on the pool the last few weeks). Turns out no swim classes. We turned right around and went back inside.
We had a power outage during dinner tonight so everything go a little more interesting.
Transitioning back to our normal routine has been a little rough.
Ben was having trouble putting on his shoes. Then I realized he had on five pairs of socks. We finally settled on wearing three to school. (When I picked him up he had removed several more because he said his feet were sweaty.)
This boy has been stacking pantry items for years.
The boys playing Fortnite. Wade is joining then from another device downstairs. Ben is begging to play but he’s going to have to wait quite a few years.
Granny is here!
Family hike on this gorgeous day.
Creating ramps everywhere.
The kids were introduced to Fun Dip this Christmas.
Remote controlled items were the thing to get in our house this year.
Headed out to the Christmas Eve service.
Basket Presents – Day 6