Today was another cool, gray, wet, and windy day. That means we stay inside :( The boys have loved being able to go outside and play. So, here was our day today.
Midnight, I go to bed. Everyone is in their own bed asleep, I have everything ready for the night and what I can for the morning.
1:50 Katie wakes up. She eats and is back in bed at 2:55. Emme wakes up at 3:10 and goes back to bed at 4.
4:30 Will comes into bed with me.
6:30 Katie up again to eat. The little boys wake up and start playing around 6:45 this morning. While Bill is in the shower, I finish feeding Katie and then get the boys up and downstairs to eat breakfast. While he is getting his coffee ready, I run upstairs and take my shower. Katie is still awake, so I bring her down and wash her hair (she always spits up in her hair at night!) and get her dressed. The boys finish up their breakfast when our helper friend Jane gets here. She helps me get the boys cleaned up and dressed and then Emme and Meggie are awake and need to be dressed and fed. After that, our friend and helper Maggie and her two little ones arrive. While Jane has been playing with the boys, I got the dishwasher emptied and a load of laundry folded and another load into both the washer and dryer. Maggie gets the dishwasher reloaded. Grandma Marty comes to get Will for his swim lessons.
By this time it’s almost 10. The boys are still playing in the play room. I grab Drew and run to talk to my benefits rep about an insurance question. I’m trying to do something one on one with each of the boys. Today was Drew’s turn. I love having one out at a time, it’s so easy and it’s fun to see how much they love being the only child :)
We got home a little after 11. 11 is lunch time, so Maggie has made mini pizzas, peas, and mandarin oranges for lunch. The boys all love them and everyone ate a great lunch. Will gets home a little later from his swim class. He does such a great job swimming. Dishwasher is running, laundry is going, and the boys are still playing. Will and Maggie’s L worked on some coloring today.
1:00 is nap time. The boys are always tired and ready for their nap. They go climb in their beds and are usually asleep within 5 minutes. Will doesn’t nap anymore, but does a quiet time. He takes a book to my bed and reads and also likes to watch one of his shows on tv. Recently, it’s been Team Umizoomi or Paw Patrol. While Maggie and I were getting all the kiddos down for their nap and quiet time, Jane picked up the play room.
1:30, met with my Grama’s financial advisor. Went through last quarter info.
2:00 get to eat my lunch. I ate some of the pizza’s Maggie made, they were great! We get everything picked up during nap time, so the play room is ready for a new start, the kitchen is cleaned up and ready for snack, and the last of the laundry for the day is done (barring any catastrophes!)
3:00 little boys starting to wake up. We get snack ready. Today was apple and cheese stick.
Then we play until dinner. Dinner is around 5. Bill grilled cheeseburgers last night, so all we had to do was reheat those. Then we also had corn on the cob, biscuits, and french fries. The boys are loving the corn on the cob! After dinner, we got the kitchen cleaned up, girls fed again, boys changed into jammies, and more play. Meggie and Katie were in bed a little after 7, Emme fed again and is sleeping downstairs right now as she tends to be awake more during the evening and needing held and fed. I took the little boys up a little after 8. Bed time is a challenge around here at night. I am still having to sit in their room to keep them in their beds. As long as I’m sitting there, they calm down and finally fall asleep after about an hour. If I leave the room, they get up and start playing and then it’s a matter of starting over again getting them back in bed and calmed down. I usually end up getting Will in bed because with no sleeping nap time, he is tired. But tonight, he was picking up the play room for me and so was downstairs longer. When I got finished putting the little boys to bed, Will had come upstairs with his jammies and fallen asleep on his room floor trying to stay awake to wait for me. I changed him into his jammies and put him in bed. He tries to be such a big boy, he melts my heart every day.
10:00 I’m back downstairs and it’s my me time - I play candy crush and catch up on facebook. Most nights I’m holding Emme, but tonight she is asleep in her swing so I can type. I am getting ready to say good night to the computer and get Emme to her crib and get everything ready for tonight and tomorrow morning. I’ll be in bed at midnight!
Here are some Easter pictures we got done by our lovely photographer Lindsay Bolinger and then one of the girls 4 month pictures.