This week, I have to admit I’m totally exhausted. George and I have been battling a refrigerator on the fritz amidst our typical chaos. However, I know in the scheme of things, the stresses of the week are totally insignificant. There are far greater problems in the world than our bit of drama. Instead, it is more worthwhile to remember this week’s highlights.
1. Saturday was a special day when Daddy got some solo time with the babies. He stayed home during lunch while I got a trim and went to Costco alone. I think it was his first time doing spoon feeds himself, but he managed perfectly! I think Saturday was a good bonding time for them, plus freedom for me.
2. Recently, George and I whined over our dilapidated social life. We love our babies and being with them, but spending time with our friends is infrequent. Leaving the babies for an evening poses challenges for us, as it does for any parent. Before the arrival of our babies, George and I often invited friends over for dinners, movies, and game nights (we love friendly competition). Now, our babies are all tucked snugly into bed by 8:00 pm, and the evenings are relatively quiet thereafter. There’s no reason we can’t host a dinner or game night now. Thus, we invited some of our board game playing friends, Rick and Holly over for a
classy trashy dinner. On the menu: chili con queso, bacon dogs, and ice cream sundaes, all washed down with summer beer. It may not have been a fancy meal, but it was super easy to prepare and clean up; plus, it was a delicious nostalgic summery meal we all enjoyed. We intended on breaking out a few games, but had so much fun catching up we never got around to games.
3. Sunday marked a special day for my cousin, Seth, as he was confirmed in the church. It was no easy, feat but we took ALL four babies to church with us. After all, it was a momentous occasion. The church members were so excited to finally meet the babies they prayed for since the early days of the pregnancy. In fact, the clergy was so thrilled to meet the quads, they wanted to take a picture with them! We were able to snap a quick one before the service began. After that, I fell down on the job and did not snap a single one. Keeping track of four now mobile babies in new places is a time consuming fiasco. I was slightly concerned about how the babies would handle being in a new place where they needed to be relatively quiet, and if they would startle from hearing loud music. They did GREAT! Mason was the only one taken out of the sanctuary (briefly), but it was because he was giggling too loudly. It didn’t hurt that a large portion of our extended family members were their to help hold and entertain babies.
What bits of sunshine brightened your week?
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