In the House

One day out of desperation I used a bunch of furniture items to block off the hallway leading to a couple bedrooms, the laundry room, and a bathroom. I was sick to death of Everett getting in that section of the house because it had a million trillion things that could kill him or hurt him. Like, the toilet for one. He was OBSESSED with that stupid toilet and the kids always left the bathroom door open. And there are tons of legos back there in the kids’ bedrooms. Stuff like that.

Same day, different outfit. Everett goes through a LOT of clothes. The last few weeks his outfits have looked horrendous because I’m just out of clothes. I wash three outfits a day. I was feeding him his meals in just a diaper but then I have to give HIM multiple baths a day and washing clothes is easier! :/

If You Want to Know Where We Are, We’re Walking

Yeah so, it was shortly after this that I realized I should probably stop bringing my camera on our daily walks because I have probably five hundred pictures of them. haha! If I have my camera, I take pictures, if my camera is at home, I don’t. Sooooo, leave the camera at home! I’ll have you know that the last two weeks I’ve taken zero pictures of our walks. So yay me. But these pictures are from when I still brought my camera. And they’re cute pictures. So I’m sharing them. Even though there are a lot of walk pictures. And now there are a lot of words, too. Sorry.

Library and Bubbles!

Payson and Ember made friends with this little three year old and his 7 year old brother.

Everett was too pooped to party.

So I don’t know if I’ve ever talked about how I use the library with my kids. I let them pick out whatever books they want and they use their own library cards and take their books to the librarian themselves and check them out. Then I pick out books I’d like them to read (quality literature, haha) and check them out on my card. So Ember always picks out the most interesting books. Sometimes they have pictures but a lot of times they don’t. And she will look at each page and run her finger along the lines of text pretending to read. It’s just the cutest thing! So one day she had a stack of books, like usual. And I happened to turn to her and look at her stack of books for the first time that particular trip and noticed this one:

Me and the older girls laughed heartily over that. Ember asked, “What?!” And I told her it was a book teaching you all about periods. She knows about periods so she laughed along with us at the idea of reading about periods. I don’t know, it was funny.

Later that day we went for our usual walk and brought bubbles. Like always 😉

Reunited And It Feels So Good! Ember Gets Her Babies!

Ember’s two favorite toys are accidentally packed in Colorado and it takes us almost 2 months to find the box they’re in here in Idaho. Part of the problem is they were put into a box that was filled with books. I had looked through that box several times in hopes that her babies would randomly be in a book box but never to the very bottom. Turns out, those two babies, and only those two babies, were at the VERY bottom of that box!! So when Sierra finally got around to fully emptying it out and saw those babies she excitedly ran to show me. What a HAPPY day in our home that was!!

After months living in a box you can imagine how hungry those babies were. Ember immediately breastfed them ♥