Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Dinosaurs are all over the table. Play-doh is all over the floor, the table, and the bottom of my shoes. I'm listening to Mozart in the morning (where I found rice in the CD player) and am hearing the children screaming in their room as they jump off their beds. Babies are strewn about. Both the doll and real kind. Okay, their safe in bouncy seats and what-not but I just feel scattered and low.

I feel like such a BAD mom. Sigh.

Everyone is alive and fed and dressed- hey pajamas are clothes! Laundry is done. dishes are half done. And the kids have played with play-doh and colored today.

I've managed to eat half my breakfast a bowl of fruit, mixture of strawberries, blueberries and blackberries. I'm waiting for Michael's nurse to come and trying to figure out how I can get the kids energy out when it's raining outside... go to Chick-fil-A for the indoor play ground or the mall play area?

Ian's now eating baby food like a horse and it's so much to try to keep up with nursing and feeding him solid foods... and Samuel still doesn't feed himself :(

As I run up and down the stairs, for this and that, I've been reciting to myself, "If God is for me, than who can be against me?" And "What can separate me from the love of God?" I even recite in my head the little piece of Ephesians I've memorized.

Libby just told me she's going to put me out the window. Isn't that pleasant?

Well, I think these pictures say it all.





6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am so proud of you! You are doing a great job, JL! Truly.

These pictures are a reflection of the fun that you have in your home and show the love that you and your kiddos share. :)

I miss you. Hugs from afar.

Kelsey Justine

PS--You look gorgeous in these shots!

wendy said...

Sounds normal to me Jenn! Life with preschoolers/babies is as you describe. But, having just come from there myself (I am only a few years ahead of you) I can say now that it will change...it didn't feel that way then for sure! You are doing a great job, if nothing else you are repeating truth to yourself...way to go girl!

Julie said...

Hey, good job fitting your workout in with stair climbing! :)

Ashleigh said...

At first I thought you were describing my house!!! It's a mess and seems to get worse everyday. The bad thing is, some days I simply ignore it because I know if I clean it up, it'll only return to its messy state within an hour or so.

Michelle said...

I don't know... maybe you're a good mom. I mean, it sounds like a fun house to live in for your kids. :) I'm sure they'll have great memories. :) xoxo

Sara of Sweden said...

Dearest friend!
Thea and I loved the photos! We miss you so much!
And I LOVE the frog dress that Ian is wearing. Where is it from? Do you think it's possible to order online?

Love Michaels chubby cheeks!

Hugs
Sara