Braden has two teeth in and two coming. He is really interested in the food the big people eat. He wants to try whatever we have, and gets pretty angry if we won't share. He loves to sit up to play, and has figured out how to get to a sitting position on his own. He will probably crawl soon. He gets up on his hands and knees and rocks sometimes. Right now he mostly scoots backward on his hands and knees. He actually crawled backward a few steps recently, too. I hope he figures out how to go forward soon; he keeps getting really irritated when he backs himself under a chair or into a corner and can't get out. Braden is a serious mama's boy! If I am in the room, he will fuss and whine and cry until I pick him up or play with him. Even Daddy won't do. It's nice--and exhausting--to be so loved!
|Braden just after his first haircut|
|Natalie with her first (tiny) ponytail|
Sorry it's blurry. I need to learn to hold my iPhone very still.
|Braden in pink sunglasses|
|Natalie in pink sunglasses|
|Happy Face pose|
|Maryam and Peyton|
Our summer has been quietly fun. We haven't really gone anywhere. We have done some swimming and played at the park a bunch. I'm still really tired most days, so there has also been a lot of napping for me and the babies and "rest time" for the big kids. Tobin's parents visited in May and June, and I think they will be here again toward the end of the summer. My family is coming for a visit in a couple of weeks. And that's about all of our excitement. Maybe next year we'll do more . . .
I can't believe how quickly time is going. This afternoon Peyton, Maryam, and I bought their backpacks and school supplies. They are now ready for the first day of kindergarten in a few weeks. They have been driving me crazy lately, since it seems their current favorite pass time is bickering. I've been thinking how great it will be to have a few quiet hours with just me and the babies at home during the week. But really I think I'm going to miss them! I love my kids so much, and I'm so extremely blessed to have them in my life!
I'm excited for school to start, and also terrified. I almost started crying when I had to leave Maryam by herself at her dress rehearsal for ballet. How am I going to leave my babies at school every day? I'm also terrified by the responsibility of it all. I will have to get four kids dressed, fed, ready, and out the door on time six days a week! Well, I guess technically the babies and I could wear our pajamas to take the big kids to school. But still . . . This is going to be a big change for me. Hopefully we won't be late often . . . or ever. The anticipation is killing me!