Wednesday, January 2, 2013


I decided to make a conscious effort this weekend and feed Levi baby food/ rice cereal 3 times a day and would you know, he slept over 10 hours that night! Poor little guy WAS hungry! You would think that after 5 kids, I wouldn't hate the baby food phase as much as I do... But I guess I better suck it up! Especially if I am wanting to sleep at night again:) sweet boy! He never fusses or seems hungry during the day, but after all of these sleepless nights out of nowhere, I knew it had to be something!

I also wanted to remember a conversation Ella Kate told me she had with her teacher a few weeks ago: "momma, mrs. Kroger didn't even know I had another baby brother! She said, 'wow! You have 5 children in your family? Your mom sure is a GREAT mom to stay home with all of those children.' But i just smiled at her and said, yeah... she tries her best!" :)

Here is a picture from my birthday this weekend!

Having small kids sure does make birthdays super special! Bill took them to the dollar store and let them pick me out a few surprises including: a pizza cutter, Gatorade, a back scratcher, Heath bar, Cheetos to share with them:), Tupperware, hair clippies and a pink sweatshirt! They were so excited and so proud of their gifts!

Bill wanted to take me to the movies and out to eat, but I couldn't do it. First of all, I am so cheap. It is a total rip off to go to the theaters now, and I could not enjoy myself knowing that we wasted that much money. Besides, everything eventually comes to redbox and we can rent it for a dollar. Secondly, you don't really have people begging to watch your kids for you when you have 5 of them so small:) we only have a couple of people that we feel could handle them all without it being overwhelming or stressful. They are GREAT kids, (don't get me wrong) but there are a bunch of them, which makes it hard to get a sitter. Splitting them up and finding a couple of people to watch them, didn't sound appealing either. And besides.. We never leave them. Like, ever! We will have plenty of time for date nights when they are older and don't need us as much. We enjoy spending time with them, and miss them the second that we are apart. So we just ordered Olive Garden to-go and had a fun family night playing board games:) I loved every minute of it!

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