The Little Things Thursdays: Joy Despite Stress

It’s been a hectic week littered with sick babies and tragedies for some of our closest friends.  Our stress levels heightened this week, making it easy to forget the precious moments that brought joy.  I thought it would be a good week to link up with Rebecca at a Beautiful Ruckus for The Little Things Thursdays.  Even with added stress, we had plenty to celebrate.

Seeing these eight little legs dangling from the quad table warms my heart.

Seeing these eight little legs dangling from the quad table warms my heart.  They’ve grown so much since we began using this table.  Can you guess whose feet are whose? (Hint: look at the pajamas they are wearing further down in the post)

The babies may fight nearly constantly, but they have a strong sibling bond and adore each other too.

The babies may fight nearly constantly, but they have a strong sibling bond and adore each other too.  They often dole out hugs and kisses to each other.

It always makes me chuckle to see how the babies fall asleep and what they choose to snuggle with, I mean a drill???

It always makes me chuckle to see how the babies fall asleep and what they choose to snuggle with, I mean a drill???

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Apparently Elmo wanted to snuggle Mason.

Early on in my pregnancy, we bought four antique chi'dren's chairs.  They've been taking up space in our bonus room nearly two years.  Recently, the babies proved they were big enough to use them, and they are great for table top activities.

Early on in my pregnancy, we bought four antique children’s chairs. They’ve been taking up space in our bonus room nearly two years. Recently, the babies proved they were big enough to use them, and they are great for table top activities.  The only problem, Sydney figure out how to move the chairs to climb onto other things such as the sofa.

Sydney is finally  starting to engage in pretend play.  She and Rylin have been feeding and rocking their "twin" babies all week.

Sydney is finally starting to engage in pretend play. She and Rylin have been feeding and rocking their “twin” babies all week.

It's not easy, but I love it when all four babies pile up in my lap for stories.  I'll keep cramming them in as long as possible.

It’s not easy, but I love it when all four babies pile up in my lap for stories. I’ll keep cramming them in as long as possible.

One of my daily stressors is naptime.  One little diva seems to think she doesn’t need a nap at all, and often likes to wake her siblings with a banshee scream.  Sure, I’ve moved her into other places, but this girl has pipes and can rattle the whole house.  One day I caught her beckoning me in a kinder way than usual  When she didn’t get a response, she decided to heckle her sister.  Take a peek for yourself-

What little things brought you joy this week?

Hugs!

Amber

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12 thoughts on “The Little Things Thursdays: Joy Despite Stress

  1. I really enjoy your blog. One thing that brought me joy this week was realizing that my nine month old twins are now ticklish. Nothing like baby giggles. I love your picture of story time–they look very engaged :)

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  2. Amber you are just an amazing mom! The quads are growing so fast and yes the video was very cute. I miss and love ya’ll bunches & bunches cant wait to see more hopefully in person.

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