Monday, December 15, 2008

New Appreciation

I recently had the DELIGHTFUL experience of taking care of my nieces and nephew over night...and I'll tell you what, 6 kids is a lot! Thus my title: "new appreciation"-- for my mother, mother-in-law, Sara, and all the other women out there that have 6 kids!(or more) I guess it may have been a little easier if they hadn't ALL been 5 and under...but what am I even talking about? it was a breeze and Kelly and I are planning our triplets as I type...
So here they are peacefully eating lunch in their cage, what? I MEAN fort! They were thrilled with the taped-up cardboard peices that I started putting together...until it fell apart and Lucy told me I should "just ask Kelly to do it."
Bath time with just the girls...all six at the same time may have been a little crowded, plus we've started to talk about privacy and modesty at our house...I know some of you are thinking "you've JUST started that talk?"...better late than never I guess!
My favorite quote from the weekend was when I took Addison, George and Lucy to the grocery store. Like the typical bribing mother that I am, I explained to them that if they were super good, they could pick out a treat.
"So", I emphasized, "No Screaming." and Lucy immediately followed up with "Unless we're bleeding!"
"right Lucy, you may scream if you're bleeding." I said.
And agin Lucy followed up with wise words: "But, not very loud right?"
See, hasn't her mom taught her well?
In other news, we have a cute Charlie Brown Christmas Tree, which I love and Kelly hates...He likes the big bushy kind I think. But it's Christmas, so he let me have my way. Why do my kids look like such rag-a-muffins in every picture I post? Oh well- We have been inside a lot due to FREEZING temperatures...I'm talking like 10 degrees...for the HIGH! It hurts your face to go outside, so we stay in and eat treats! What is Christmas time all about anyway?

And Finally, I got my WA state license to counsel all figured out and started at LDS Family Services last Thursday. The client I saw first heard me getting oriented with the secratary and must have been worried that it was my first time ever at counseling, cause he asked me if this was my "first rodeo." I was happy to reassure him that it was not my first rodeo, that I just had a new bull...or...something...

9 comments:

Julia said...

I'm glad you had such a delightful time with my kids. I'll bring them over next weekend, too. And that cage--brilliant!

Christy said...

I like your tree - it reminds me of my tree.

jaime said...

Love the post Annie! Your kids are adorable, as always, and getting so big! I can't believe how long Laynie's hair is... it's beautiful! :)

Hope you're having a great Holiday Season! We miss you!

Ditto Family said...

Yes, it is all about surviving many days. YOU DID IT!!! My only question is...was the cage in the basement? That would be my tip for the next overnighter : )

We had several charlie brown trees (which Birch loves--or shall I say he loves the mountain experience of getting the tree). Me, being a cold whimp and liking a fuller tree, have trumped the charlie brown tree for a grocery store $20 tree.

Enjoy your treats!! It was 1 degree when the kids left for school this morning. I was a nice wife and let Birch take the car to work today. Who am I kidding...I wouldn't have gone anywhere anyways.

Tiffany said...

Your kids make rag-a-muffins! I especially like Laynie's striped pants and flowered shirt! You know I can laugh because my kids are rag-a-muffins too!! Addie looks SO OLD! Really cute pics, as always!
Stay warm!

CoReY JeSsIcA CoLiN said...

Annie you are so cute. I LOVE reading your blog. I, on the other hand am so so lame! I never called you back!!!! I really do want one of those alphabets for Colin's wall but it's just going to have to wait until after Christmas now:( But thank you so much for calling me. You will hear back from me sometime:)

amy said...

so cute!

Ann Marie said...

Annie!! Your kids are really cute! When you have triplets that cardboard "Fort" will come in very handy ;)

Amberli said...

we have a charlie brown christmas tree too - and i LOVE it! :)