So Ember was playing on the treadmill and Brooklyn turned it on. The treadmill was set to 3.5 mph and Ember went flying off the back end of it. She smashed her lip on the edge of the treadmill and started wailing. It was the saddest thing. Thankfully Everett was sleeping so I could hold her and snuggle and comfort her.
The next day at lunch time the kids were being cute. I was taking pictures of them and then snapped a few closeups of Ember’s lip.
Not too long later I went to check on the little kids (I check on them constantly because they’re almost always doing something naughty and destructive!) and they were watching TV in a very cute way. I though it was funny how Ember was laying on the dresser.
Everett had just had a boatload of breastmilk and was pretty happy so I laid him next to Payson to hang out for a bit. It only last about thirty second before Everett was crying for me again but Payson liked those thirty seconds. haha
And later in the day I let Brooklyn hold Everett when he was happy. It’s difficult finding times for the kids to hold their brother because he really just wants to be held by me all day long. But I make sure they get time every day with him. They really love it.
We go to breakfast every morning and I try not to take too many pictures but I think I will want to remember that time since we do it every single day and it’s such an ordeal. Four kids in a buffet type environment… OY. They go nuts. It’s like Christmas every morning. We have kids putting honey and whipped cream on muffins, kids making hot chocolate with four packets of hot chocolate mix (and adding whipped cream of course), kids eating bowls and bowls of fruit loops, kids taking ten pieces of bacon, kids wrapping fruit loops up in breakfast ham like a burrito, and you know… anything else kids will do when given free reign over food. lol
I love that Ember loves Everett so much even though he really doesn’t give her any good feedback and takes up most of my time. Time that used to be all hers. It amazes me that she feels completely enamored with him this much 7 weeks later ♥
She was peeking in on him and telling him about breakfast time.
Sierra did this funny thing where she told me to open her hands. She said her hands were a diaper though and said to, “Open up the baby’s diaper.” When I did she just had one finger poking up in the middle. Like a wiener. It was inappropriate but I totally laughed. Payson saw me laughing and didn’t have any idea what Sierra was doing or why it was funny, just that it got mommy to laugh. So he told me to open up his cup. Then he stuck his finger in and wiggled it around and laughed. Weirdo.
You can imagine that the older girls go crazy around the food. They’ve been loading up their plates and cups and it got to be way too much. Sierra was the worst. That girl hardly eats but would load up enough food to feed a man. She’d waste 80% of it. I try really hard to not harp on my kids, to pick my battles and let as much go as possible. But watching them throw away food every day was too much and I had to speak up after day five-ish! I told Sierra she could get one, maybe two, things and when they were consumed she could get more. Anyway, here are pictures of the girls getting food!
The only other thing we did that day that I photographed was a quick trip to Sam’s Club to buy printer paper. Their new school told me to print out all the enrollment papers and I ran out of paper since there were FORTY FIVE pages!!