These are videos that I took with my phone over the summer
Monday, August 26, 2013
Summer is winding down, school starts next week and will steal 2 of my babies
We actually have eaten really well since he's been gone and this one night I needed a picture because I thought our dinner looked so yummy. We sat down to eat and the taste, was not so yummy. The kids and I pretended to like it. Cohen told me "the shrimp doesn't have much taste, but the pear is awesome"
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Today...phew, today. Words that came out of my lips today, "no, stop that, you are not allowed to slap your brother, you wont get anything with that attitude, were going home, go to your room, go to time out, your getting a spanking, sigh...it's okay that you accidentally got toothpaste in my hair."
But, BUT the last hour of our day was beautiful. We played the piano, Savvy read, Cohen read his sight words, Caleb went over his colors, I read, rocked Norah to sleep, put rollers in Savvy's hair-which put her to sleep. Now all the kids are asleep, the house is peaceful and I'm so forever grateful for these wonderful, wild babies....
and thankful that I bought a bottle of wine before Michael went out of town :)
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Caleb has knocked my socks off with his potty training. Him leaving the poopy trail through the house was quite possibly the best thing that could have happened to us. It scared, no terrified him so much that now he won't go anywhere other than the potty to save his life :)
After getting Norah dressed and seeing those bloomers we had to do a photo shoot. She is so precious! She "talks" so much and Cohen is convinced that she told him "I love you"
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
I can't get enough of him in his underwear, he knows how cute he is
Even though he is adorable in his whitie tighties, he is doing the best with potty training when he is completely naked. So this morning he was in the nude running around our house. I had put Norah down for a nap (successfully), cleaned the kitchen, put a load in the wash, Caleb "tee teed" in the potty and I was going to brush my teeth. I was giving myself high fives all around. I was getting dressed when Caleb ran in screaming, it scared me and once I picked him up I smelt what the problem was. He had pooped, which is fine, we have to have accidents to learn. But he had pooped in his room stepped and smeared it in and run through the hallway, living room, kitchen and our bedroom leaving poopy footprints all along the way. There was so much that I used Lysol to clean it, that was the only thing, besides bleach, that I thought was appropriate for this job and might be okay to use on carpet.After I cleaned the kitchen and had moved on to the living room Savvy and Cohen were re-cleaning the kitchen...Ziploc bags on hands and feet for protection, Michael will be proud:) I believe and hope our house is clean and Caleb made it to the potty for the rest of the day!
Monday, August 12, 2013
We went to Harrison Park this weekend and I'm sure got a few questioning glares... its a sweat band and root beer
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
We are obsessed with photo booth on the computer, always have been, always will be. I need to get on video how hard the kids laugh doing this, complete belly, hard to breath kinda laughing. After an hour I put it up and they pouted :)
Sunday, August 4, 2013
Every year there is a basketball tournament downtown called the peach classic. It's 3 on 3, takes over downtown and super fun to watch
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Our Norah Jane is 3 months old. She is beautiful and precious and I had a friend call her magical on several occasions :) But to say the last month has been hard would be the understatement of the year. She has been really really REALLY hard. She's a cat napper, snacker and screamer which equals a stressed out momma. I don't know if it's in all mom's DNA but I can't stand for her to "scream" so all month I've been rushing to finish whatever I was doing to pick her up and walk her around. The plus is I get about 5-10 minutes of happy Norah right after I nurse her and I can get her to stop crying, I just swaddle, hold her and walk around... oh my Norah this is hard with 3 other children. I've come to the conclusion that she is refining my character, this is just a phase and a bad baby equals a good toddler...fingers crossed :)