It will be funny one day…

We all have those days… and today was ours.

I had been sick for a few weeks with a  bad cold.  Each day I would hope it would improve, because, it had to improve, right?  Well, I finally dragged everyone to the doctor to get checked out.  I found out I have an aggressive antibiotic resistant infection.  It would not improve without some major pharmacological assistance.  I will chalk those last few weeks up to building my toughness I guess!

I also took Owen for his first vaccinations.  Which was fine.  Until we got home and he screamed for a few hours.  Then threw up all over me.  repeatedly.


Lots of cuddles and laundry then happened.

So after a day like that I figured, I will march myself to the downstairs freezer and grab one of the 20 meals I painstakingly made and froze for these early post baby days.  Guess what?  The fuse had blown and everything was defrosted.  Along with a huge batch meat and fruits and veggies from Costco.


So… my hopes are that I have a few good years without anything bad happening.


Caleb thinks this is funny.  And Someone just came down and started with,  “mommy it was just by accident….”

Sounds like fun awaits!

What it’s really like with 4 kids, 5 and under


No makeup, negligible sleep, need a shower, a shirt that fits properly and at least 2 kids hanging off you at all times.  We are all, I think, happy that I’m not breastfeeding in the picture… well maybe not Owen.  He currently is nursing like he gets paid by the minute.


Elise is pictured here losing it, because I put lip gloss on her dry lips.  Ahhh, the glory and wonders of life with a 3 year old.

20161230_171850 We have added child height hooks by the front door, to aid in growing the children’s self sufficiency… also, so that everyone visiting our home is completely reassured, that yes, these are not all our children, and yes, we do in fact run a daycare.


On the bright side, Caleb is turning into such a great little man.  He is growing curious about dinosaurs, helicopters, planes and engineering.  We got a 174 piece set of mag formers for a relatively reasonable price during boxing week, and Caleb has been busy as a bee, building mock eiffel towers, Seattle space needles and even the sydney opera house.  Well, that and randomly pulling down his sister’s pants.