We are slowly learning to navigate this new world of seven children seven and under. For the first few weeks after Koen was born the days felt really crazy. Now there are just moments in the day that feel crazy. I was standing in the kitchen the other day and realized that I was praying over and over "God please help me, please give me strength". :) Fortunately I have learned over the years that these first few weeks are just an adjustment as we all get used to a new normal. Our moms have really been sanity savers, stepping in to help in many ways. And for all the wildness of this ride I really, really love having a new baby. He is so sweet! I also love watching the older kids enjoy him.
I took pictures off my camera from this past month....
Enjoying the last days of summer
Celene had the camera and I think it's kind of funny (ha,ha) that I look asleep in both the pictures.
When I see how fast my babies grow it makes me want to take a million pictures and capture every little detail of daily life. Like wild messes of curls and dress up clothes they make out of plastic bags.
Here the girls are taking advantage of our slower paced mornings.
Cutie Haddon face.
We are looking forward to the arrival of Jessica and Evan's baby next month!Shelby is decorator extraordinaire and enjoyed helping me set up for their baby shower.
Yes, my son, you should be frightened of her.
Celene is the classic big sister, the littlest ones quickly learn that she is happy to give them what they want.
Ginetta turned four recently and we had a lot of fun taking her on her birthday date. There were moments Jeff and I couldn't even look at each other because we knew we would start laughing. She talked almost without stopping the entire time and when she did pause for breath she was sure to make us aware of the fact that she had been quiet.
She wanted to pick out some dress up clothes for her and the other girls as her gift.
So that's the month in review.