|A friend gave Bean this adorable hat|
The Bean is a trooper. The poor girl does not get a set nap schedule because of her siblings' schedules. As a result she often naps in her carrier while she is being carted hither and yon. She spends her mornings at the gym with me after we drop off the kids at their schools and her afternoons in the stroller picking them up at school. It's winter and it doesn't make sense for me to drive the half mile to the school because I have to get out of the car with the two little kids to pick up the big kids. So more often than not I bundle us all up really well and the little kids and I walk to pick up the big kids. There are days where I will put The Bean in a front carrier and then put one of my husbands fleece jacket over us and zip her in. She likes it, it keeps us both warm, and I get a workout. If it's particularly windy she blinks her eyes like an owl when we finally make it indoors.
We finally have a formal family picture of the six of us. I was not thinking ahead and put the flowered headband on the wrong side of her head and when you see our picture, Bean's face is obscured. Even so you can tell she is screaming her head off in the picture. I still really like the picture and you know what? It's real. This is life. Screaming babies and goofy kids.
We're still working on schedules and the kids have been really good about trying to sit with her while I make dinner. Even though I have been through this 3 times before, I'm still trying to find a routine that works with us. It's slowly happening, but life is unpredictable and life with 4 kids is really unpredictable, but we just keep swimming.
|Another adorable hat for The Bean|
|My favorite thing to do with her. I love having her sleep on my chest|
|Epita and The Bean checking each other out|
|Epita with The Bean|
|Christmas Eve at my SIL's house.|
This is just a sampling of the awesomeness of having 22 grandchildren in one house
|Hubby displaying his handiwork.|
He done good.