It's been awhile since I've updated the blog with family photos and stories. Month 4 hit and Ben developed some needs. Imagine that. Ha! He actually looks to be entertained and soothed. I guess we knew it was coming. Still an easy kid but really looking to interact more and more each day. Makes for some fun and exhausting days.
As soon as one child is cared for, the other needs something. I honestly don't remember the last time I actually had breakfast. Like before lunch hour. I'm not complaining (well, maybe a little) but I see that all my extra hobbies are taking a back seat to actually caring for the littles in our home.
Typical morning in our house looks something like this...
5:00 am Feed Ben and put him back to bed. Go back to sleep myself.
5:30 am Chris gets up and pokes me to get up with him. Go back to sleep.
6:00 am Get up and enjoy child free moment, coffee, and possibly the Good Book.
6:30 am Lakin's up and I know she's a ticking potty bomb. Really loving my quiet time but not more than I love not having to wash her sheets and/or clean up a potty mess.
7:00 am Finally get Lake out of bed. Come upstairs, convince her to try using the potty, put pants on for the day, allow me to brush her hair, etc.
7:30 am Make her breakfast and get Ben up for some breakfast too.
7:45 am Remind Lakin from the couch that Ben is eating and I do not have a gazillion hands to get her more milk right that second.
8:00 am Clean Lakin, change and dress Ben, encourage him to play a little on his own with the play mat, put on Diego for Lakin, hop in the shower.
8:15 am Lakin pokes her head into the shower, she's completely stripped down and climbing in whether I like it or not.
8:16 am Exit shower, get Lakin out of shower, get everyone dressed.
9:00 am Usually time for us to be out the door, I'm lucky if I brush my teeth, let alone get something to eat.
So now, a quick update and photos taken with my for real camera, not my phone. I know. GASP. These photos have been sitting on the camera just begging to be uploaded. They're not edited. You get what you get and you don't throw a fit, right? New mantra in our house. Mostly a reminder for me. :)
Little guy is working on some teeth, I just know it. We've now entered the slobber phase where every sleeper and onesie is wet within fifteen minutes. Perfect timing for some winter chapping of the face. :) Sophie the giraffe has been helping him work through his teeth issues. Lakin wasn't so much into the giraffe and instead preferred to put random items from the floor in her mouth to ease her teething pain. Sophie is a much better choice, little guy.
And here's proof that my babies like their milk.
And now for a little Lakin update.
It's cold here (hello, high of -8) and we're desperate to get some energy out. We've been zipping up and heading out for some play dates and time at little Toddler hangouts around town. It's totally worth the forty minutes of gathering, zipping, and covering that must happen to get two out the door and on their way for play.
So there's a quick update. One that took me all morning to write. :)