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Monday, April 20, 2009

My Heart Swells...

Peyton is so goofy. He looked at me this morning while we were eating breakfast and gave me the biggest smile. I immediately started laughing. I hope this isn't a precursor to what is to come. After I laughed at him and took a few pictures he thought putting anything in his nose was funny. I hope we haven't started something.

I have to say, I love my kids more and more everyday. Today wasn't the greatest of days, but they never fail to show me how much they love me. It has taken a while, but the love isn't a one way street anymore. They overflow with love and kisses all the time. Even if they have gotten in trouble. I have never felt so needed and loved. They truly appreciate me in their own way.

I decided last week that I needed to step out and take them out with me by myself. I got them dressed last Friday and we headed to the bank. I decided before I left the house that I would hold my head high no matter what happened. We bought harnesses last week for our church's Easter Eggstravaganza. So, I harnessed them up and we were on our way.

Have any of you put a leash on a cat? We had a cat before we had the kids. One day we put a leash on him in an attempt to tie him up so he wouldn't run too far away from home. Well, he was paralyzed by the leash. he hunkered down to the ground and wouldn't move. That is exactly what the kids acted like. They couldn't walk. It was rather comical. I was trying to get them to walk to the door of the bank and they acted like they didn't have a clue what to do. In the end, they made it in and out okay and we learned a valuable lesson. I need to take the kids out much more than I ever have. They behaved okay, but it was obvious that they don't know what to do in public. So, we will be doing much more going out and discovering a whole new world. Wish us luck!
Here are some pictures of us playing outside the other day.


Nicole said...

Those 5 lil munchkins are soooo awesome! I enjoy every single minute I can be with them. I know that what you see being with them 24/7 is different from what I see being with them 1-2 days a week, but they are such good kids! They are definitely a handful, but what 2 year old isn't. Peyton and Sydney just loved the park Saturday, and playing on the porch with cousin Rylee. I could tell they live out away from the bustle of traffic, because Peyton was so entranced with the cars driving by--almost like he had never seen one before! You and Rob have done such a great job with them! I can't imagine first time parents, especially of 5 kids, to have done so awesome, but you guys really amaze me. Keep up the good work, and thanks sooo much for letting them be such a big part of my life!!!!!

Kali, Jeremy, & Crystal said...

They look soooo big in those pics!! They'll get use to being in public in no time...and will probably love it!

:-) Kali

Heza Hekele said...

I love the backwards pj's on select children...too funny!

Mary said...

Hi! I don't know that i've ever left a comment before but you kids are so cute. You seem to handle them so well! Can you continue you're journey to quintuplets...I enjoy reading it and would love to know the whole story