I am doing about as good as I thought I would do on this challenge. Which isn’t that good at all. I could possibly try a little bit harder, we have just been so busy the past few days and I feel like I haven’t had anything great to give you all!
However, I did mess up a recipe yesterday that I have been wanting to share. And by mess up, I mean I burnt chocolate. Awesome, right? I will have some yummy recipes for treats coming soon.
This week has flown by. We got home from the beach Sunday and then every day after that just passed right by. Monday we cleaned and cleaned some more. Then got ready for school the next day. I always pick out all the kids outfits the nights before (including shoes) and lay them on the couch. I prepare their lunches and put their backpacks on the table so I can grab them on our way out. I put out 3 cups for the next morning to have chocolate milk in, and then I make 3 with juice in it and put the twins in their backpacks and Maddie’s in my purse. Then Tuesday arrives and they are off to school!
They still cry every single time I drop them off but we are making progress. They use to cry in the parking lot before we even walked in but now they don’t cry until they get into the classroom. Jocelynn doesn’t really even cry anymore, she squints her eyes and acts like it. Maybe she is trying to make JP feel better about crying? I don’t know. They are thriving in school. The teachers tell me, every time I pick them up, how sweet and easy they are and how I have done a great job with them. That warms my heart so much. The twins are great kids and I am so happy to share their contagious happiness with others. I am so proud of them. They are saying things and know things now that I didn’t teach them so I know they are learning things from school. I think Maddie is already ready to start. When we walk the twins in to school, Maddie cries when we leave because she wants to stay! Its precious. Although, I don’t think she knows she would not be in “bubba and sissys’ room. That would be pretty cool.
Matt was off work on Wednesday! Guess what we did? We put up Jocelynn and JP’s big boy/girl beds! These beds are precious. My mom found them a while back and decided to give them to us because they don’t have room for them! I was ecstatic! I knew it needed to happen soon so we went ahead and took the baby beds down and put the big beds up. I’m not going to like, I wanted to cry. Seeing their little bodies crawl into those beds and act so happy about it reminds me how fast they’re growing. I just want to wrap them up in my arms and never let go.
Maddie turned 1.5 on Wednesday!! Seriously, where does the time go? I can promise you that she just turned one. I took her to her 15 month/18 month checkup yesterday while the twins were at school and she is as big as your average 3 year old!! Weighing in at 33 lbs and 34 inches tall! She is one inch shorter than JP and weighs more than the twins. She is just a big girl. Funny thing is, She doesn’t eat a whole lot but she does like to snack. Its not bad stuff. Ok, sometimes it is bad stuff but who doesn’t give their babies yummy stuff every now and then? Anyways, the doctor isn’t worried about her weight at all because she is so tall. He said that there will be a point where her weight will decided to stop while her height continues to grow.
Last night all the babies were in a circle standing while holding hands. JP shouts out “START YO ENGINES”! Me and Matt just looked at each other like “Did you teach him that?” Neither of us knew where he had learned that so we are going to guess school. It was the cutest thing ever! He would scream those three words and they would all run so fast while laughing hysterically.
I wish I could show y’all what this little girls bed looks like when she goes to sleep. She has babies all around her. There has to be at least 20. She loves them. She plays with them all day long and I even hear her say “oohhh come here baby girl. Its ok” and I wanted to break down the other day when I heard “oohhhh my goodness baby girl”. She is such a little momma. She will be a great mother when she grows up because she already mothers her bubba and Maddie. I love you Jocelynn for your care taking ways.
I have been thinking a lot about Christmas gifts lately! I think I know what I am going to get each of the kids and so excited about it this year! It should be so much fun with them being older and understanding more and more. Have you thought about Christmas gifts yet? I am selling some cute stuff over on my IG page. Monogrammed sweatshirts, cups and more! Come visit @Junkbyjenn
Happy Friday y’all!