As summer turned to fall, the kids started eating less and talking more. The level of energy required to keep up with them? Remained the same.
3 Losing a contact while changing a diaper, bad. Losing a contact while changing a poopy diaper, very bad. Fortunately the verrrrry tips of my hair caught the errant contact, preventing it from dying a very stinky death.
|Four kids in a tub (19 months)|
clockwise from bottom left: Dahlia, Isaac, Jude, and Lucia
13 Wish the kids would listen to me when I sing, "Ay, ay, ay, ay, canta y no llores! Porque cantando se alegran, cielito lindo, los corazones."
25 Just made Jessica Seinfeld's sneaky PB and banana muffins (with carrot in them) ... delicioso!! Hope the kids like them.
25 The PB and banana muffins were not a hit. BUT the kids took a solid 3-hour nap. It all evens out!
10 Babycenter.com just sent me a newsletter. One of the topics: "Are you ready for another baby?" Um, NO.
13 For the first time, a stranger asked to take our picture while I was out with the kids (and the choo-choo). I said yes ... he seemed nice, and it's not like I could stop him! Hopefully he wasn't a sicko or anything.
|Posing in Mommy's alma mater gear (20 months)|
left to right: Jude, Dahlia, Lucia, and Isaac
12 Three out of four kids think it's HILARIOUS when I jump. Dahlia is just giving me pity smiles. This is a workout!
13 At breakfast, Jude noticed that the trees are losing their leaves. Every time a leaf would fall, he would say, "Uh-OH!" I have a feeling I am going to be hearing a lot of "uh-ohs" over the next few days. :)
15 Now I know how my Abuelita Rojas felt when we liked something she made. The kids loved the pumpkin mini-muffins I made today, and I just wanted to keep pushing more and more on them. The only thing that stopped me was fear of the diapers that all of that pumpkin fiber might produce.
16 This morning the kids saw Ted kill a HUGE spider. As soon as he whacked it, the spider curled its legs into a ball, and Jude said, "Uh-OH!" So many reasons to uh-oh this fall.
|Post-nap lineup (21 months)|
left to right: Isaac, Jude, Dahlia, and Lucia
19 Choo-choo'ed the kids to the high school to watch the marching band practice this afternoon. Turns out the band (and its director) were way more interested in the kids than the kids were in the band. Oh, well ... it was a good excuse for a long walk on a gorgeous day. :)
29 Kelly Ripa is dressed like Snookie this morning. Jude keeps pointing at the TV and yelling, "Ma-MA!" Just what is he trying to tell me??