Doing

Wow, talk about being a downer in my last post. I probably shouldn’t type a blog post right after the witching hour!

5-6pm is rough. But the rest of the time things are actually pretty good. I’ve cleaned my house top to bottom, I’ve kept up with laundry, and I’ve homeschooled the girls all week. I don’t know why I get so dang moody in the late afternoons. I should remind myself while I’m in the middle of it that it’ll only last a couple hours and so I should relax.

Actually last night I tried to do just that. I was breastfeeding Ember while brushing the older kids’ teeth and tucking them into their beds and it was uncomfortable for me but it worked well enough.

We’ve been making it to the girls’ classes every week.
Sierra takes her class very seriously. Her class is kinda like preschool. She does an art project and they read a book and sing songs and play with toys and they also have gym days and stuff. She LOVES it.
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She goes twice a week.


Brooklyn’s class is only one day a week. She really loves tumbling. She has a really close friend in her class and watching them together makes me laugh. They’re both really silly little girls.
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I told Brooklyn to move over a little (I didn’t like that tree in the background being so close to her head) and she starts doing her usual Brooklyn posing…
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Geez
PhotobucketI asked her where she learned to pose like that and she proudly replied, “I just thought of them!”

I shook my head and laughed and asked if I could have one more of her straight on.
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My kids are always getting hurt. It shouldn’t surprise me because I do remember constantly having cuts and bruises when I was little. But it does surprise me!
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Brooklyn was climbing on Sierra’s dresser and fell off. None of my kids have ever had a bruise this bad. It’s much worse in person and freaked me out! I’ve never had a bruise that bad. I almost took her to the doctor but some googling taught me to just ice it at first and keep an eye on it.
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This was really, really sad.
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Brooklyn threw a book at Sierra and it hit her in the eye šŸ™
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I took these pictures a few hours after it happened. I felt so bad for poor Sierra. By the time I was taking these, though, she felt pretty darn cool about having such a red eye and all the attention she was getting. haha
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Today the kids played outside and when they came in Sierra had a big bruise forming on her cheek. I asked her what happened and she couldn’t even remember getting hurt!
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A couple of my friends on facebook participated in a nurse-in. Facebook deleted some breastfeeding pictures or something so breastfeeding moms are posting nursing pictures as their profile pictures. I realized I haven’t taken any pictures nursing Ember for a while so despite being in my pajamas (when am I not in pajamas??) I took some.

She loves nursing while laying down. I love being all cuddled up with her, too šŸ™‚
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Being all relaxed while nursing she pooped. haha
I changed her and got some big smiles.
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Then sat back down to finish nursing her, which made her even happier.
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Ember is so sweet while she nurses. She loves to stare at me and gosh there’s nothing cuter!
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Just this week she’s started doing one of my favorite things. I’ll start talking to her while she’s drinking and she’ll smile and coo which causes her to come off the boob so she frantically lunges for it and a few seconds later looks up at me again and I barely start talking and she breaks out into a huge grin and then stops and starts sucking frantically before she can pop off. lol. It’s so cute!
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Payson was in the room talking with me while I nursed Ember.
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That elephant of his… he’s my only child so far to have a lovey. And as adorable as it is to watch him with his beloved “eh eh,” I will not be encouraging Ember to have a lovey!!
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“Can I see?!”
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The girls love it that we go to the park so often now. We go during the girls’ classes which ends up being three times a week and I’ve been taking them to our neighborhood park on the other days!
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It’s been 7 weeks since Ember was born and yet I still don’t manage to dress all four kids well most days. At least one of them is in pajamas or dirty or both.
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Sometimes when I’m out on errands and nurse Ember Payson manages to get ahold of my nursing pad and drop it on the ground or attempt to blow his nose with it. Therefore I don’t use it anymore! And not having a nursing pad means…
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Brooklyn brought a big rock home from the park and turned it into a statue.
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The weather was so nice today. Low 70s. We spent some more time outside when we got home from the park.
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I took a few pictures of my cute 7 week old. *sniff* Stupid time passing by.

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She’s not a newborn anymore. I have myself a full fledged baby!

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A getting-a-bit-chubby baby!

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I never ever ever get tired of staring at her sweet face.
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She was cooing in the middle picture below. She does it all the time and it is the best thing. I can’t believe I didn’t have a baby to coo at me for the last year! How did I ever survive. lol
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And now it’s time to make dinner, and this little girl is fussing for some milk.

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9 thoughts on “Doing

  • Hi from Spain!!

    i just discovered your blog a few days ago and I love it, and I love the pistures! How can you manage 4 children, the house, cooking,homeschooling, make pisture and write a blog??? You are great!!

    A question about homeschooling: Are you doing units right now or just worksheets? I am making changes in my homeschool plan and would be so grateful of your advice.

    thanks

    besos

  • Just wanted to say I'm still here checking your blog and loving every picture and post! I have zero time for my own and it makes me sad. I shouldn't even be here looking at yours…but I've got to draw the line somewhere! I must at least CHECK the blogs I love! Sorry for the lack of comments lately! I have NO earthly idea how you do everything you do! I'm tired just reading all about it! šŸ˜‰ Your babies are beautiful and you are such a wonderful Mom!!!

  • Ohhh… I really enjoy reading your blog…your kids are going to LOVE looking back and seeing all the “normal” day to day things. I use to love reading my Mom's journal and being able to hear her thoughts, both good and bad. šŸ™‚

  • They're all so adorable! And good for you for being such an attentive Mom who is THERE for them. You'll NEVER regret that! Okay, maybe for an hour or two here or there while you're in the thick of it but looking back, you will NEVER regret it!

  • Hi Sylvia!
    Normally I do units but since my baby was born we've been taking it easy and basically read a LOT and then I have my daughters write and we do some math. That's about it!

    But yeah, normally I LOVE units! I can't wait to start back up with them. Starting in January I'm making a lot of changes to our homeschooling day that I'll share here when it happens šŸ™‚

    Mindy, will things ever slow down for you? You're balancing so much, I don't know how you stay sane!

    Jackie, I really do hope my kids get as much joy out of looking through my blog (in the form of a blurb book, of course) as I get recording it all. I just peeked at your blog and nodded through the “I love being a mom” post. Lunchtime here looks just like that.
    All molars AND a cold! That's brutal. I don't envy you this week!

    Cynthia, thanks. I already regret not being attentive enough! It's tricky balancing everything. I do know I'll regret not just enjoying it all more. I work on that every day šŸ™‚

  • I loved this post! It had a little of everyone in it! I got to ooohh and aaahh for everyone. You are really looking GOOD! Great job on losing the baby weight.

    I know what you mean by missing everyone and reading posts to fill that void. I love you and your kids (of course Allan too)! I really enjoy looking on your blog and feeling connected to you through it. I just wish I could reach through the blog and hold little Ember, tickle Payson, hug Sierra, and talk to Brooklyn! They are all such a cuties.

  • Just wanted to say that I love the picture of little P looking at Brooklyn's bruise, too funny.
    All of your kids and pics are beautiful.
    Kristi

  • I really love your posts. Seriously.

    I can't believe Ember smiles so much!! Especially for being a fussy baby! It takes *a lot* to get a smile out of Lola and she's 7 weeks today. And Ember has gorgeous skin! Lola's face is all broken out. Sigh.

    The lighting in your photos is GORGEOUS!! You must have some great windows in your house. Or maybe it is all that sunshine you have down there. šŸ™‚

  • I love the one of Ember with all her little rolls. Is there anything cuter in the world than a baby's chubby rolls? I think not! Both my girls had rolls within rolls and I loved it. Cayden was always a skinny little guy and so I'm hoping this next little one will take after his sisters in that respect. She is growing up so fast. She looks like Payson's little twin sister to me, more and more each post.

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