Monday, April 14, 2014

WEEKEND: HIGHS & LOWS

Diving right in:

High: Last week was so gorgeous, and almost every day, the girls ended up playing outside during "nap" time.  This included increasingly elaborate amounts of stuff going outside with them.  It culminated with them throwing all of the cushions off our top deck furniture into the yard.

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Low:  The resulting clean up and hauling of the cushions back up the stairs involved its fair share of drama.  Also, all the blankets that they took out dragged a bunch of grass throughout the house.  We now have some new rules about what you can take outside and when.  I LOVE them playing outdoors.  I do NOT love grass throughout our home.  I mean everywhere.

High: Though 3 out of 4 kiddos had fevers on Friday morning, everyone was perfectly recovered and happy by Friday afternoon.  We had a tasty BBQ dinner and errands that everyone enjoyed.  Especially the two girls who got bearded.

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High: I helped to host a really sweet baby shower for a baby girl on the way.  This baby girl has three older brothers awaiting her arrival, so it was fun to celebrate that pink will be joining their family.  To see more fun pics from the shower, click here to Courtney's blog.  She did a great job with decorations, and it was fun to help "Feather the Nest."

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High: Saturday night, we headed out for a date night with friends who we are getting to know better.  We had hoped to do it on Friday night, but after 10 "No"s from babysitters, we found that Saturday worked better.  We had a great time with the Hagues, and eating outside was such a treat.

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Low: In the middle of Saturday night, I heard Bella crying in her room.  I rushed in to find her saying that she was wet.  After a quick check of her bottom, I was able to ascertain that it was not pee, but instead vomit, that she was wet with.  Of course, every bit of her bedding needed to be cleaned.  She was super sweet as I washed her hair and changed her clothes.  The rest of the night passed mercifully without event, and she seemed find the next day.  We stayed home from church just in case, but as you can see from this picture, whatever she had seemed to be short lived, and no one else has succumbed.  We're praying it stays that way.

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Low:  In preparation of moving the babies into bigger carseats, John thoroughly deep cleaned the ones we have.  He found what could be considered science experiments buried inside them, because they used to be the girls.  Gross.  It was so nice of him to do all that cleaning, and he cleaned out the whole car too before we put in the new seats.  He is such a keeper.

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High:  The babies really do like being in the bigger seats.  We kept them rear-facing, because we are supposed to, and honestly, they can see the girls that way, so it is actually really fun for them.



High:  The weather was so gorgeous.  Warm enough for sweet baby thighs to come out and play.



And now its Monday and frozen gloom has fallen over our city again.  Let's hope that Spring can rally and come back before too long!

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