Monday, July 28, 2008

Asleep at the Sill

The kids were SO tired tonight...they didn't get naps and threw a fit at bedtime. About 10 minutes after Bronwyn was put to bed screaming Tony opened the door to find her sound asleep like this:
Somehow she opened the window and my best guess would be that she was crying out into the street to anyone who would neighboors had to love that!
Sweet dreams my girl!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Some favorites from the last two weeks

HudsonHudson and Henry

Julius with Henry
Bronwyn with Henry
Brady with Henry
I don't have much to say...except someone is crying for food every 10 minutes ... other than that here goes:
nursing, pumping, supplementing, changing diapers, replacing pacifiers, fixing food for big kids, wiping big kids hineys, listening to big kids whine, spanking big kids, hugging and kissing all the kids, bathing all children, making meals (mac n cheese and nuggets, frozen pizza, etc), and finally for ME eating banana splits and drinking Diet Coke.'s the life!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Mommy Dearest

After 20 years of being a single mom of six children - my sweet mother has found the man of her dreams. They will become official on August 9th.
She spent the last week with me and we had a lot of fun...she took the kids to the lake nearly every day, held the babies, fed the babies, washed and cleaned, and entertained the big kids. WHEW! Thank you SO much! I was so sad to see her go today. But I'm looking forward to attending her wedding and reception next month.
She's going to spend the next year in a very remote village in Alaska with David. It's a little strange to think that she won't be close enough to visit and call whenever we want. But I'm really excited for her to have this adventure. We tease her about having shopping withdrawals and such - but I hope she and David have a great time.
Lots of love to you Mom and David!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Happy Belated 4th of July

We obviously couldn't go anywhere - so we stayed put in our unusually quiet neighboorhood and grilled KABOBS for dinner and lit some fireworks...

I usually buy all the kids Red, White, and Blue outfits to wear on the 4th... however, this year I didn't get it done. I tried - but outfits for the babies were as far as I got. Unfortunately, this is the only picture I have of them in their matching outfits. And yes, I look worn out and tired...because I was...OK? But we had a fun night once the fireworks got started. The kids stayed up until 11:30 - which made for a nice morning for me...they didn't come get in my bed until 8:30 - ahhhhh.

Two Weeks Old

Henry and Hudson Henry and Hudson are doing so well...We're getting the breast feeding thing down. It's not perfect - but it's going better than I expected. I haven't had to use formula since we arrived home from the hospital. These two boys are as sweet as can be...I always find it so amazing how quickly I learn to love a new baby. While I'm pregnant I always worry that I won't have enough love in me to share with a new baby (or two). But it just comes so instantly - such a miracle to love someone so quickly... I'm sure there's a better way to put it - but, hey I'm sleep deprived! Not that I'm complaining - there's nothing like waking up at 5 am to 5 children and a husband snuggled up in bed with me! (It does get rather warm though...)

Anyway...I love them all and I am very blessed. A big warm thank you to all the friends and family who have helped with my big kids, cleaned my house, and brought meals over - what would I do without you??? I'm thankful that the Lord is watching over our family through our thoughtful family and friends. THANKS!!!!