Honestly though, the kids are good---no worse than any normal kids that age--but 4 is just a lot to have at once! And when they are as close together in age as this there sure is a lot of bickering---especially now that Brielle can talk and repeats "harper" over and over if harper commits some sort of crime hehe. I tried to explain to them that years down the road, when they are 30 years old sitting at home with their own kids, they will not care that so and so stole their doll or looked at their baby (yes, Harper threw a fit because Brielle had the nerve to *look* at her baby lol) ....but alas I don't think they are thinking that far into the future and apparently these things are huge transgressions in the toddler world :-P
So here is a rundown of my typical Tuesday---so that you can all feel my pain haha
6:30am--wake up and shower
7:00am--Harper arrives around this time (sawyer is at preschool) --all three girls need breakfast.
7:30am--Get Brielle and Raya dressed and ready, clean up breakfast, finish getting myself ready, etc.
8am-- Get hats, coats, shoes on...load all 3 girls into the van
8:30-- Have all 3 girls unloaded into the preschool and wait for the doors to open. Help Raya get settled in the classroom
8:40--Load Brielle and Harper back into the van--run errands to the post office (Load and unload both girls at each stop), etc.
9:30-- Back home to play. Keep Brielle and Harper from fighting over everything (they are very possessive and competitive haha)
10:30--Start getting shoes/coats/etc. back on and load girls back into the van
11:00--By this time have both girls unloaded and back into the preschool waiting for Raya to be dismissed.
11:05--Get all 3 girls back into the van (by this time I'm exhausted from the carseats haha) ...Drive to Sawyer's preschool.
11:15-- Pick up Sawyer at his preschool (Luckily most days Sawyer's mom brings him out to my van so I don't have to unload everything, since she teaches at the school anyways and has a break at that time.)
11:45--Have all *4* kids back at home, unloaded from the van, and situated with a show while I cook lunch
12:15--Feed 4 munchkins
12:45-- Clean up 4 kids, get them situated with toys, clean up the kitchen, etc.
1:30-- Change diapers and get everyone ready for naps (yay! :-)
3:00--Kids are waking up and need snacks. Change diapers again, feed snacks, and prepare to head outside to play.
4:30--around this time Emily comes to pick up Sawyer and Harper
Whew! We made it ;-)
So long story short(er), Tuesdays probably won't be exciting blog post days haha.
Although do not fear, I have some cuteness to share today! Here were the 3 girls ready to get in the van and take Raya to preschool this morning:
|And our what Raya wore segment--- Target boots from clearance last year, Old Navy skinny jeans, Target aqua shirt, Target headband, and Carters sweater (supposed to be oversized)--got the sweater for $3 at the Outlet last year!|
|Brielle is trying to wear some items from last year while they still fit :-)|
|Harper is rocking some Kohls Jumping Beans brand mix and match!|
This is them with their bags today ;-)
Would it be weird if I took Brielle to the pumpkin patch in pjs? lol....because this is so stinkin' cute I"m tempted!! :-)
|The hat is Children's Place---and no, my girls don't wear hats to bed haha....it was just too cute of a combo to pass up for pictures :-)|
|I bribed her with Goldfish crackers to try it on !|