Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Omg. What a morning!!! So we got to school early today so I brought Morgan and Ryan to the big family bathroom so I could nurse the baby. Ryan decides he has to poop. So he's doing his business and all of the sudden the automatic toilet flushes and scares the crap out of him. Literally!! He jumped off the toilet so fast with a giant poop hanging out of his butt!!! I've got Morgan attached to my boob so I jump up and grab him so he doesn't fall. The poop falls down and lands on the floor which I now have to pick up and get back into the toilet. And then convince him to go back on and finish his business. Lovely. We finally get all cleaned up and situated and head to his classroom and over the loudspeaker comes on an announcement that there's an emergency in the infant room. So scary. People are running in from everywhere. People from the pool in bathing suits, people all sweaty from the gym. Basically anyone wth medical experience I guess. So chaotic and scary. Everyone's ok. Turns out it wasn't a kid, one of the teachers was having trouble breathing but she's fine. Ryan in his class. Morgan in the playroom. I'm in the gym. Everyone ok. It's 9:08 and I'm ready for a drink!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Quality time

It's very rare for me to have any one on one time with Nathan. There's usually a little brother or a baby sister hogging most of my attention. So when I get the chance to hang out with him solo, I make the most of it. I had the opportunity to pick him up from school yesterday  without Morgan and Ryan in tow so rather than go home, I drove us to our favorite coffee shop where we ordered cupcakes , grabbed a window seat and sat and talked about all the cars driving by. His favorite thing to do is talk about cars! And talking about his favorite things is my favorite thing!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas shopping

Ever since Nathan was 3 I have taken him to the dollar store and let him choose a present for each person in his family. He writes out a list of names and crosses them off one by one in the store. He gets so excited and explains to me why each gift is perfect for each person. We spend the afternoon together shopping and then we always get a hot chocolate after. It's become one of my favorite Christmas traditions. 

This year was Ryan's first time getting to do it. It took a few minutes for him to understand these were presents he was going to give away, not keep for himself and at first he was less than thrilled about the idea. But once he finally understood, he also got really excited to choose presents. 

Christmas can be a bit overwhelming with so much emphasis placed on presents. Between aunts and uncles and grandparents and Santa, my kids get way more than they need. It makes me proud to see them embrace the giving spirit and want to choose gifts to give to others. 

Today after school we put a Christmas movie on and wrapped each present. It took us a long time but they were so proud of themselves when they were done. They are very excited to hand them out to everyone and hopefully they can actually make it to Christmas morning without spilling the beans!

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

I started doing my own laundry when I was ten years old. My mom gave my brother and sisters and me all hampers for our tenth birthday. Along with a lesson on how to use the washer and dryer. 

At the time I thought she was crazy. But now that I have 3 kids and a husband and I do the majority of the laundry... I think she was a genius! 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Lots of kids need their teddy bear to fall asleep. But how many kids need a cardboard box with a pack of napkins inside?

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Morgan's 4 month checkup

4 month checkup

14 pounds, 10.8 ounces
25 inches
Head Circ 16.87 inches

Monday, November 21, 2016

4 months

This little angel is 4 months old today. She is the happiest, sweetest, most easy going baby. Kind of makes up for her keeping me up every single night! She is so much fun. Smiles and laughs all day. Currently obsessed with her toes and her brothers. Love you Miss Morgan!