Our life is full - how can it not be with a family of six! There is nothing earth-shattering or noteworthy going on. We spend the majority of our days in the ordinary ~ attempting to find balance and remain content with where we are and what we are accomplishing today.
Some things remain constant ~ The kitchen and laundry are my full-time job while I also attempt to keep the remainder of my house reasonable clean and be present for my family and friends.
If you really need to find me yet the sink is full of dirty dishes and the laundry hampers are over-flowing then I'm probably taking a moment to play with my babies. My babies and I are doing fun things like pajama rides, long, leisurely walks around town with unhurried stops to watch all varieties of construction vehicles. We are making trips to the Tot Lot, the zoo, and the McWane Center. We're reading lots and having other mamas over for lunch with their babies. We're building train tracks and playing on the swing set.
The big two are enjoying school. At least I think they are. I know Stephen loves it and is doing well. He came home reading a few weeks ago. That makes this mama so happy and so thankful that he is in kindergarten and not a 5K program somewhere else.
Nine weeks into school and I still can't get a good read on Mary Frances. I think she likes it fine and is doing okay, but she likes her friends and gymnastics more. I'm particularly looking forward to her conference to visit with her teacher and really know what is going on the classroom.