The time is flying for this little blue-eyed baby.
This stage is fun: inquisitive and full of laughs.
And trying to crawl. Yes, this girl is slowly mobile now with her scooting. Soon she will take off after those crazy brothers of her.
|Despite the chaos that usually results, all five of us usually take care of the mundane tasks together when we can.|
Even if it results with one of the boys accidentally mooning the line of cars at McDonalds.
|I wish I could bottle up the boys' energy, especially Case.|
He's gonna be that man that you read about that
only sleeps four hours a day, wins a Nobel Prize, and solves world hunger.
Or uses his twenty hours of the day devoted to video games.
|And if I could take Haddie's jumping energies in pill form when I need to stay up until 2 AM to work? |
|We made snow ice-cream one Ice Day.|
|Um…wasn't as good as we thought it would be.|
Mama must've made it wrong.
Oh, and it was a bit gritty from the dirt.
It's hard to only get snow in your cup when you just have an inch of snow.
|Haddie can hold the bottle by herself, but only when she decides it's acceptable. |
Lately, it's not acceptable. Sometimes that means I get extra cuddles.
Usually that means she lounges, plays with her hands,
and takes breaks to yell at her brothers while you hold the bottle.
|She's starting to "talk" now - babbling lots and naming Daddy and Bunny.|
|I go back in forth on who she looks like. Sometimes just like L Child and Josh. Other times, she looks like C and me. Regardless: I still just like to watch and admire her.|
|Which is just what everyone does in the family. |
I tell myself it balances out the times when she experiences typical third-child-survivor syndrome.
Or maybe we are just creating an independent, confident woman. I hope.
|This is her discerning look. She uses it a lot now trying to figure things out.|
We love our Little Button!
|Yeah, that's right. It's a bag of clementines on the floor of my living room. Why you ask? Because one day when I was sick, the boys wanted an orange. I was so sick I told C to go get the oranges and bring them to me on the couch (they were still in the grocery bag on the floor of the kitchen….I started feeling really sick at Target so the groceries didn't get put up right away). I opened up the bag and…well, I have no idea. I assume the boys peeled and gnawed away at the fruit until Daddy got home and took care of them. I was probably zonked out on the couch praying Baby would stay asleep until Josh got home..|
Fast forward a few weeks full of two birthday parties, three birthdays, one surprise party, and a baby shower...I've lost the battle I think.
Because it's after 8 at night and this is what the guys are working on:
|Liam wanted a puzzle party for his birthday.|
|And a Hulk Puzzle cake. Thanks Immie and Bunny!|