Here are a few of my favorites from our family photo shoot. So fun. The kids weren't always cooperative, but overall it turned out well.
In other news, I am still in survival mode over here. My house is in complete shambles most of the time, we're lucky if we have clean clothes to wear. My big kids have not been bathed in a week, yes I said a week, I'm a horrible mother. The baby has become a bit of a difficult baby in recent weeks and it wears me out. She's usually pretty good in the morning and takes good naps during the day (usually, today, not so much). But, the evening is tough, she cries a lot and needs constant attention. She also does not like her carseat or the car much at all, she eventually settles down, but spends lots of time in the car screaming. Dinner time has become my least favorite time of the day, its too hectic! I want to cry every time I realize its time for me to make dinner. I plan to do crockpot meals to ease my stress, and I inevitably forget. Luckily, she loves me sleepy wrap thing and it can usually calm her and allow me to have my hands free to get a few things done. She has good nights and bad, usually only 3 hour stretches, but occasionally longer. Then there are nights like last night where it was every hour or two. And some nights she cries until the wee hours when she finally collapses in exhaustion. We're working on it, and have found a few things that tend to help, but any suggestions would be appreciated! I think she may have a little reflux or something maybe, or maybe that's me hoping it is something that can be fixed and not just colic. Luckily, I am still enamored with her and forgive her for my exhaustion, she's too cute to be mad at! And Ryan is a great help, he takes the evening shift and sends me to bed around nine and will take care of her until she is settled down for the night, and feed her her last feeding, so that I can get a good stretch so I can make if through the wee morning hour feedings. So, the gist is, we are surviving, but not thriving yet! Hopefully soon I will get the hang of all of this and live in a clean house with clean children who don't watch movies all day...someday! So some slack is appreciated. :)