Okay, so one of the dubious benefits of having a lot of kids running around my place is I find it hard to keep things off the floor. There is always little bits of things some place I never intended them to be. And today, I tripped over some and fell. With 3 month old Jackson IN MY ARMS!!!! I landed hard on my knees and knew I wasn’t going to be able stop myself from falling so I twisted myself so that I was under her and he landed with his head on my chest. He was fine, but I am sore. my neck, my stomach, my back and my knees are all achy and sore. Fun, fun, fun. But at least I kept him from being hurt.
I thought I would post some layouts I did of my three youngest sprouts. I wish I had a digital camera back when I had Lilly. I would love to be able to post hers to compare.
This is Rose
This is Lotus
And this is Reed
I also thought I would post some more storage ideas I had for after my move.
I like the idea of under shelf baskets for storage for things like bread. I actually have some of these that I can make better use of.
There is a small linen closet in the new place I love the ideas in this pic for making the best use of space and keeping it organized.
I love the idea of a tension bar for cleaners and then baskets for soaps, sponges, and such.
We decided to arrange things differently in the new house. Lilly has been wanting her own room and she kind of deserves it. She is 6 years older than Rose is and shouldn’t have to share a room with a 4 year old and a 2 1/2 year old. So we are putting baby Reed in our room with a playpen in the living room as an option on nights when he needs more quiet to sleep. Then Lilly can have her own room and Lotus and Rose can share. We are thinking that in the future we could possibly put Reed in with the little girls for a little while before we eventually move into a four bedroom house as is our plan.
Lilly is so excited to have her own room. She has been planning it ever since.
I thought I would share some pics of my parents and my brother and sister. It has been so long since I saw my sister that I didn’t even recognize her, not even a little bit.
And here is how it went. It wasn’t a long visit, but was okay with me. When we got their Rose was throwing a temper tantrum and then mom gave Lilly a book from their religion that was WAY to mature for her (like answering questions regarding a couple’s sex life and such) so Wandering Aengus took it away and SHE spent the whole rest of the visit throwing a temper tantrum making my mom feel bad.
So two out of my four kids threw a temper tantrum and my mom felt bad about the book. Dad gave her money and she bought something at Scholars Choice and that made her happy but they were gone by then. They bought some cute clothes for the kids and admired how cute they were, but it was mostly awkward and uncomfortable.
When we got home, we were walking up the three floors to our apartment and Lotus slipped on the stairs, I caught her by her wrist and when we got home, she started to cry and hold her wrist. I felt terrible, because I felt like I was responsible for her pain. We took her to the doctor but we got no real answers regarding her wrist. The doctor manipulated it quite a bit and said that as far as he could tell it wasn’t sprained or dislocated. She was miserable most of last night with it, but today she isn’t crying about it as much but she is favoring it a lot. If she keeps favoring it, I am going to take her in to get an x-ray to get a second opinion.
All in all, I have had better days.
My houseguest is the best guest ever! He is my husband’s friend and he has been a big help. Last night he did all the night shifts with the baby and I got to sleep all night long. I got up and got a nice luxurious bath and a nice hot cup of coffee before the baby got up and I was rested and enjoying some cuddle time with my boy. VERY NICE!
- I am completely addicted to Nutritional Yeast. I add it to everything. It is SOO yummy and it adds a fullness to recipes that I like.
- I think we have our house. I am so looking forward to letting the kids play in the house and sitting in our yard and letting them run and play.
- I have a list of things I want to buy when we get settled (barbecue, garbage bins, dishwasher, swing set, etc.) I really look forward to being in a house again.
- I love listening to the baby giggle, but as far as I know I am the only one who has heard it. It is so sweet to watch and listen to him.
- One thing I am glad about is that this house is a little smaller and less expensive. That means I can get the things I want to and that I can still plan on replacing our broken (now gone) van in a few months.