The kids and I went to the farmers market Saturday morning for some goodies. So excited that it is open again for the summer! I love being handed my food straight from the person who planted it, harvested it, or baked it. Here are just some of the things we came home with...
When we got home it was so nice outside that the kids immediately jumped on their bikes or grabbed a piece of chalk. So, I brought the food in, grabbed my camera, and headed outside. We had so much fun just playing around. I'm trying to just spend time playing with them as much as I can keep up (I'm a lot slower these days) before the babies arrive. I know I will be busy nursing for a while and just getting in the groove of having two newborns to tend to. I'm feeling a little sad about that. Wondering if I will have enough time and/or energy left over for Camden, Ella, and Maya in the day. Let's just not think about that for the moment and share some photos instead.
We went inside after a while and as I was putting some things away in the kitchen I heard the kids giggling in their room. They were all playing under the blanket in their room with flashlights and I just had to capture the moment. I LOVE those giggly moments and I will remember them forever.
See a few more in my photostream. Soon, pictures of some adorable onesies!!
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Aside from getting ready for the newest munchkins' arrival (less than 5 weeks away!) and taking photos, not much else is getting done around here. I can list off a hundred things that I WANT to do, but all I FEEL like doing is napping. I've actually been so inspired to start all sorts of projects lately, but I can't possibly get around to it (due to putting off stuff that needs to get accomplished first). I really hope I can at least create some sort of art to go above the twins' crib before they come. Is that too much to ask?
These are from Monday, but better late than never. Right?
The kids and I decided to just have a fun afternoon out of the house, since I'm not sure if I will be able to do much more of that. First, we made a stop for a not-so-good-for-us lunch at Sonic.
We went to the library after that to pick out a fun selection of books, CDs, and DVDs to borrow, but I left my camera in the car for that stop. I knew I would be too busy repeating myself the entire time ("we have to be quiet"... "we can't run in here"... "leave the stuffed animals over there") to take any pictures. ;) I sure do love our new library though. The kids' area is so magical! I might just have to bring my camera in there next time.
Well, I'm off to finish my frappuccino and mull over baby names before hitting the sack. I hope you have an inspired and productive weekend!
So often I find Jeromy sleeping on one of the sofas with one of his babies. I have a picture of him holding Camden when he was only a few days old, both of them sleeping. I remember the sweet feeling I felt when I first saw them that way and I still have it seeing him sleeping with our third baby. I know my heart will melt just the same when I see him sleeping holding our two new baby boys, too.
He probably thinks I only find it annoying because of the sound of my voice when trying to wake him for 30+ minutes. That's the only down-side to this adorable picture... he doesn't want to put them to bed. Sleeping babes are so sweet and cuddly though. Who would want to put them down. Right?
Such a good Daddy.
How awesome is it that I get to hang out with these kids every day? Being a stay-at-home parent isn't something that everyone gets to do, much less homeschool their kids. I'm so blessed to be able to do it. I love having them with me day in and day out, although we have our stressful days. Trust me! I just love that I get to prioritize what they are learning about. They can watch the ins and outs of how to run a business (as I learn myself). They are learning to socialize with a lot more than just their peers. We talk to cashiers at the store, the clerk at the library, other homeschooling kids at playgroup, a grandpa at the book store. They also aren't told when they can and can't use the restroom... that was always one thing that "irked" me about school. Ha! We were met with concern and questions when family learned that we wanted to homeschool, but I think it's pretty apparent as they are getting older that it's working out just perfectly. They are intelligent, thoughtful little people and I can't think of anyone cooler to hang out with every day.
This probably looks like a baby face to you. Of course, it still is. But to me? To me it is starting to transform into a big girl face. She will only be 19-months-old in two days and she thinks she can act like a preschooler! My baby girl is now in a big girl bed that she can climb in to and out of herself. Why so soon, you say? Because she decided to climb out of her crib a few days ago. We can't have her falling on her head in the middle of the night, sooo we're now getting used to being awakened out of our sleep again. Although we put her back to bed twice last night, she ended up in our bed by morning. We usually have Camden and Ella in our bed by morning already. So if Maya keeps it up, how in the world are we going to squeeze five people into a queen-size bed? Fuuunnn!
I walked into the kids' room today (they were being suspiciously quiet) to see this! All three of them had keyboards and were playing together. I was amazingly thrilled, and surprised, and I ran to grab my camera! They do have musical genes, from my side of the family and Jeromy has as much passion for music as I do. They are 4, 3 and 1... imagine us looking at this and laughing when they are in their twenties! Music has always been such a big part of my life. I wrote my first song at the age of 9. So seeing my kids into music in any way makes my heart soar. I'm seeing Camden become more musical, singing a lot and mouthing drum beats, lately. I hope to be able to really nurture that and help them tune into their musical creativity even earlier than I did. Creating and just enjoying music is such a fulfilling aspect of life, even if you only do it at home or in the car. Of course, if music isn't their thing... that's fine, too. Personally, I think music makes life richer for everyone... whether you like to perform it or just listen to it.