Caleb--4 years 5 months
Kinley--1 year 7 months
The kids have been loving the dollhouse that my parents got them for "Christmas in October". We are still trying to figure out how to configure the room now that we have this HUGE house in the middle of our living space. It did not look nearly this big while in Costco. It took my dad and Eric 4 hours to put it together...quite the endeavor. However, the kids do love it!
During tummy time, Hazel pushes herself off of the boppy and starts to cry. She is definitely strong and determined!
I work on some laundry while the kids play. Laundry is neverending these days...I am doing it nearly every day now and I despise it!
Caleb and I take some selfies of our silly faces. He has been into the camera lately and loves to take pictures.
Caleb gets Kinley to follow his lead in laying blankets on the floor as "sleeping" bags. Lucky that we actually have real sleeping bags hidden in our closet for Christmas presents.
Kinley has been enjoying her "Frozen" slippers. I try to capture just how silly she looks in her footie pajamas while wearing them.
The kids now move their play to the stairs and set up beds for themselves on the steps. I just love how well they play together and how much they love each other. It is pretty much the sweetest most wonderful thing to get to observe.
Kinley plays in the kitchen which is basically her favorite thing to do.
Hazel takes a little mid morning snooze right before it is time to head upstairs to get the kiddos ready for lunch.
Caleb wants to read books with me, so we do that for a bit.
We go upstairs and I feed the kiddos lunch. I leave Hazel to nap on the couch while we go have lunch. The kids eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with fruit and milk. Caleb prefers to have a peanut butter, peanut butter sandwich separate. This means he wants two halves of a sandwich, each with peanut butter, apart from each other. I honor lunch choices because dinner is non negotiable. They both eat well today (and most every other day for lunch at least).
After lunch we head downstairs again to play some more before nap time. I lay the big kids down for their naps at 1:00. First, we read stories together in Caleb's room and I get him situated for nap then I bring Kinley upstairs and lay her down. They both nap well today! Hazel wakes up pretty much right as I am getting them down so her and I lay on the air mattress for a bit soaking up some alone time.
I also eat my lunch, leftovers from Benihana the night before. We went out to celebrate my parents' 30th wedding anniversary and Eric's 36th Birthday. I also eat a cupcake that was leftover from Eric's birthday.
I get Hazel to sleep around 2:00, so I am able to have about an hour to just watch some television and check the internets. When the big kids wake up, Hazel is still sleeping. I let them watch an episode of Wild Kratts to keep it semi-quiet while she sleeps.
Hazel wakes up and Kinley tries to help her with her pacifier. It is the sweetest thing when she does this or tries to get her a blanket. She nearly suffocates her at times, but totally loves her.
Kinley also reads some books again on the air mattress but is joined by our cat, Zoey this time. She smothers her with some love too, but for some reason the crazy cat just stays there.
Eric is home and we eat dinner! My parents text me to let me know they will be back around 7:00. We hang out with the kids until then. I decide we should do baths tonight as well.
My parents get back and my mom reads Kinley her bedtime story.
I lay Kinley down, and then head downstairs to read Caleb his bedtime story and put him to bed. When I walk out of his room I find everyone on their assorted devices. Eric has some work to do, so I put a ban on him talking to everyone so he can get his work done. We watch some television and go to bed. I make sure all my work stuff is together before turning out the lights.