My Favorite Things

My last post may have come across a little on the negative side, so in accordance with my Silver Lining philosophy I had to do a follow up.  Miami is still a total madhouse!  We walked down the street to lunch yesterday with Nathan’s boss and co worker. After lunch we drove to Dolphin Mall. …

Wait, I think I heard a pin drop

For the first time in forever (well, 15 years is a long time) Nathan and I are going away for three nights.  Other than nights in the hospital having babies there have been only a couple times we have escaped with no children.  Impressive though that we have a friend who is willing to take…

Sleep, It’s For Wusses

Last night #8 had trouble sleeping.  He cried himself to sleep and then woke up over and over again crying.  The only way to quiet him down and allow others the chance to sleep is to lay with him.  He used to sleep in our bed and we had a hard time kicking him out,…

Mindy’s Manic Monday

My baby woke up at 4 and wouldn’t go back to sleep for over an hour.  Once we got to sleep on the chair in the loft, I began to freeze.  I didn’t dare risk waking her up so I just froze.  When it was time to get up for good I stood up and…

Unique Pit Stop

Poor truck crashed. Looks like he is leaking gasoline.  No, the story is even better. At least I think it’s better. I changed #9’s diaper. I ran upstairs to get her new clothes. While I was gone she took off her diaper and ran across the room to the front door. This is where I came…

Bunny Business

My friend told me the other day that she told her oldest they had to get the house clean or the Easter Bunny wouldn’t come. He responded “Why, is he a neat freak, too?” I am a little worried about the kid – he is the one who declared our house a dump AND the…