Wednesday, March 12, 2008

6 weeks gone by...

Its been officially 6 weeks since Wyatt has been born. Which means I'm officially able to return to life as "normal" I guess. I had my wonderful 6 week check up for myself at the doctor. All is well, and now I have no excuse to not begin exercising too! I sort of stopped all together the last month and a half, I was just too tired from waking up so much at night and decided my sleep was more important than getting up and trying to exercise at least for that short time.
I was hoping while at my appointment we'd see the doctor that delivered Wyatt so she could see him again, but she wasn't there. =( Hopefully we'll see her in a few weeks so I can get a picture of our her with Wyatt, she was the best! So I haven't taken a new picture of Wyatt today... but here are some pictures from the the past 5 weeks at least!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

It's been busy around here...

We have the do some work on the house bug again. I guess it happend because we redid the living room dining room floor (will post this picture later!). Josh and I were talking about our house as we were staying at the hotel getting our floors redone, and Josh says he thinks he can get plumbing into the tiny room on the second floor to make it a laundry room. He spent all day Friday doing it, and Saturday we moved our washer and dryer upstairs! Why didn't we do this sooner!? Josh says he just never thought of it! Now I have no excuse to not get laundry done right!? Well I could make some excuses I'm sure! But HOORAY for not having to take clothes down to the basement to do laundry anymore, and it will be something I'm sure would make someone want to buy our house!
Since the now Laundry room was once Jonas' room, we bunked the beds (since he's been wanting to be in the girls room anyway). Jonas and Maddie have just decided to take turns on who gets to sleep on the top bunk. (we'll see how long it lasts!) For now the kids have been having fun getting on the top bunk and playing on the beds. It's almost like our own indoor playground.

Where are your clothes you were wearing??

This is the question that tends to be asked quite a bit lately at my house, and usually to just one person, Eliza. At 2 years old she can pretty much dress and undress herself. She does seem to need help getting some things off and on, but for the most part she does it all by herself. If you were to come over to my house you'd probably see her either in a dress up outfit or her bathing suit (even though it's not warm enough yet to go swimming!). She looks cute and sweet, but it's not so cute and sweet when you're only home for a short time and are planning to leave to pick up or take an older sibling to school when you realize Eliza has taken off her clothes and has on just a bathing suit or dress up outfit! Which is why I then have to say: "Eliza, where are your clothes you were wearing?"

Friday, March 07, 2008

Our last pregnant picture

This is a picture of my friend Nicole and I the day before she was induced to have her son Gabriel on Jan.7th. It was her third and my 4th. Can you tell who's older? I had to say that because it's what Nicole always says. (she's older than me by the way!)

a few pics to wet your appetite!

Pictures of when my Mom was in town,Jonas on his birthday, Girls on the beach with my mom (it was 67 degrees that day, it was great!),Wyatt at one month, then the last picture is of Wyatt at one week with Jonas and Maddie

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

I need a sign....

That says YES all 4 of these children belong to me... and please know that YES I'm done! I was asked twice in one day last week if I was done having children, and it was when I just had Eliza and Wyatt and one of these folks had no idea I had two others at school. So I said yes, and then made mention of my older two and they immediately got the point! We are currently holed up at a hotel on a mini-vacation of sorts while our living room/dining room floors are being sanded and stained a nice dark shade (to hide all the blemishes of this 90 year old wood floor home). We had carpet in our living room that wasn't holding up well, and we had to replace so decided to redo the wood floors in hopes to sell our home that much faster. (crossing my fingers) Josh has the week off. YEAH! We tried out a new (new to us) pizza place that's local here and it was yummmy, and our server was very sweet to the kids. Josh and I also tried another new Greek place for lunch, also yummy, and so it was a fun day of new food in a city we've lived in for 4 years now. (never too late to try new stuff right?)
It's amazing how fast the month went. My sister-in-law so lovingly commented, "are you dead or is Wyatt just keeping you busy?" I would say I'm alive and well, and yes Wyatt is keeping me busy! Well I should just say that he doesn't really keep me busy, but by the time my older 3 are in bed, I'm ready to go to bed too! I actually fell asleep at 8:30p.m. last night and slept until 6a.m. this morning! Wyatt is the easiest of the 4, he eats, sleeps, poops, pees and then is awake for a bit and then repeats those all over again, but not in any order! Josh went back to work when Wyatt was 1 1/2 weeks old so I had to quickly figure out the best way to get the 3 older kids up and get all 4 out the door by 8a.m. to take Jonas to school. Thankfully my mom was here visiting a few days later for a week, and then it was back to just me again. I think I've got it figured out, and we've even been able to get to church EARLY two weeks in a row, I'm so proud of myself I never did it before with just 3 kids! Jonas turned 6 on Feb.15th and due to having a baby we kept it very LOW key by just having a family party. He got thoroughly spoiled and I think he had a good time with us, and especially liked me and Grandma coming with cupcakes for his whole class. I think he also liked leaving school a few minutes early too! I will of course post pictures when we are back on our house! Until then... you'll just have to live with my words.

Our crazy adventures... with 4 great kids...