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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8 thoughts on “The Little Things Thursdays: Installment #16”
Some weeks are just so much harder than others. As quad mommas, we probably tend to fight the exhaustion when it’s probably best to just accept it, put the babies down for a nap and take one ourselves! Forgot laundry and dishes and catch a break!! Hope you’re feeling better as the weekend approaches. Mike and I arranged grandparents so we can have a break this weekend and I’m EXCITED. I’m also happy to have a play date written on my calendar for next week. 🙂
I agree, we fight the exhaustion and let it be our normal. Afternoon nap is just as much as me as it is for them! Yay for grandparents watching babies this weekend for you. That is a welcom break. I am looking forward to our play date too. I had to put it in the calendar b/c I almost booked a therapy session for Sydney that afternoon! It would make for an over booked day.
The picture of George lying on the floor with the babies is priceless. They are getting so big. We need to plan a visit soon! Love to all,
Brad, Karen and Hayley
Yes, we need a visit from you guys again. Especially if Hayley can tag along too! 🙂
She is staying in College Station for her job and internship this summer, but she will be home a few times. She’s coming home this weekend to run a half matathon on Monday in Rockwall, but she has to go back right after it, because of work on Tuesday. Maybe next time, though. Brad and I may try to come in the meantime. We will check our calendars.
That is a plan.
As you know, here in the Pacific Northwest we get lots of liquid sunshine. This past week has been typical – lots of liquid sunshine. Blessings to you all.
Oh yes, you do have LOTS of liquid sunshine up there. =)