Sunday, April 15, 2007

Wow! Hand Free!

I have put Penelope down to nap (which 8/10 times she wakes up within 2-3 minutes, so she has been doing a lot of sleeping on my shoulder or arms while I watch E! or other useless things like it). So I'd best get on with it. This is a photo of her taken a few weeks ago actually in her cute Janie & Jack overalls and gap tee (my favorite outfit right now). This is probably her only "outfit" that she wears that isn't a one piece footie thing (of course only gowns and the famous swaddle me at night). I have been putting little bows on her head (stuck with karo syrup, so horrible, but works great). This week Holden had spring break and Owen went back to school on Wednesday, so I was terrified it would be the longest week ever. It actually went by quite quickly and Holden had a great time out of school. We didn't go on vacation or even to museums every day (we did do the aquarium once) and like our very sparse Easter celebration last Saturday (our lone Easter egg hunt for the 2 boys in the back yard) he totally enjoyed and loved every minute of it. I can't believe how much of a home body I have become, I mean its been sort of forced the last few weeks, but actually it started months ago. Now my kids are thrilled to go anywhere. Last week we drove out to Kaysville to visit the Bunches and you would have thought my kids hadn't been in a car or anywhere in months. I am supposed to get back to reality (Junior League, school board stuff (or getting out of), pre-school decisions, haircut, etc.) that I have been putting off due to the c-section, but I can tell the excuse has worn thin for reality. This week is it. But I will still try to get to bed at 8:30 so I don't have the grumpies too bad. Oh, the basement doors are in and Andy cased his first double doors all by himself, and it looks great. Now, like 6 more casings and all of the baseboards and caulking and sanding and painting and installing of carpet to go and it's done!


Rachel said...

I love that picture! Isabel wasn't wearing outfits for awhile cause PJs were so easy. Don't worry about getting back to life too quickly or you'll go cuckoo (like me!!)

LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

JoJo &/or Bob said...

Penelope is so adorable! I need to come see her (and you of course) sometime soon, when you're up for it...

Love you!

ginger said...

You don't know me but I found your blog through Leslie H* and her flowerchain blog. (I am her sister-in-law)

Anyway, I just wanted to say congratulations on your new little girl. I love her name.

I have 4 children, my youngest is 6 months old, and finally at baby #3 someone told me about the book Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child. It is awesome, and sounds like you could use it. It talks about sleep cycles, and it really helped me get my last two babies to be GREAT sleepers.

Good luck. You have a beautiful family!

ps-sorry for the bad grammer!