Friday, June 11, 2010

what's up, summer?

Lunch outside.

Friends' house.

Water fun.


oh, yeah

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

NEEDED: more sleep

I do actually need more sleep in my life. serious, blissful sleep. but who am I kidding? I will not get said sleep for many many many months to come. ahh, life with a newborn!

Today was a fun day with the kids. We had playgroup in the morning and there was a ton of water fun to be had. Too bad Caleb is just not into water fun. But he (barely) survived. During naptime for the younger boys and baby Charity, Jon and I played "Sorry." He was pretty stoked to win the game because I had creamed him 3x already.'m not one of those moms who lets their kids win games.

Justin worked a long day so I fed the kids chicken nuggets and corn and I waited for Justin to eat. So when he got home we had a nice, quiet,romantic, candlelit dinner with shrimp pasta.

Okay. haha.....scratch the quiet, romantic, and candlelit part because Caleb and Matt were constantly trying to swipe bites off both our plates.
After dinner I took Jon to his softball game while Justin stayed home w/the youngers. Jon and I did the much-needed grocery shopping afterwards.....which he just thought was the coolest thing ever because we didn't even enter Wal-mart until after 9PM. took extra long because I was tired, Jon asked for everything he could find, and I'm trying to feed my family a little healthier than I have been so I was reading labels.

We didn't return home until 10:30 and then it was time to unpack and put away the groceries. I then proceeded to crash into bed alongside my already sleeping hubby. Whew. Long day. Charity was up 2x last night and boys were up bright and early today. NEEDED: MORE SLEEP!! please?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


so I've got like 4 kids 7 years and under. well, not really "like".....I actually do. Sometimes I wake up in the morning and that fact really hits me. You know, the whole 50 days that I've had 4 kids!
When you've got 4 kids 7 years and under and one of them is only 7 weeks old......there are days when absolutely nothing gets done. Justin will come home tonight and wonder (but he's too kind to say anything) "what on earth happened in this house all day?" he's actually too kind to even wonder that but I wonder it and I'm the one who's home.
so here's what's happened today: the kids have eaten, played, eaten again, played again, snacked, taken naps, snacked again, played again, watched a few too many videos perhaps, and played some more. oh, I did read them each a book of their choosing so I get some points for that, right?
my friend Lynn brought us dinner for tonight.
anyone who didn't get a chance to take their postpartum friend a dinner and thinks that 7 weeks is too late to do so is totally wrong. what a blessing.
like I could even think about dinner caring for a baby who's been eating every 2-3 hours around the clock and fussy many times in between. I'm lucky I'm dressed for the day.
well, that's it for this post b/c if I've got time to blog I should probably be spending it doing something more productive. like emptying the dishwasher.
so I can reload an entire load and restart it only to unload it again. yeah.