Tuesday, July 23, 2013

10 things I have been doing instead of blogging.

1) Rocking a crying baby. Don't worry, he is getting better.

2) Snoozing in the recliner by 8PM, because even though Jack is not as cranky, his sleep habits are awful. And there is no "sleeping when the baby sleeps" with your fourth.

3) Playing Candy Crush. I am on level 60. How about you?

4) Learning every song ever sung by the Bubble Guppies, which happens to be Charlotte's current favorite show. You should see her dance along with those guppies; I'll have to post a video soon.

5) Mastering the art of being a taxi cab driver. I spend my days carting kids from summer school to swimming to piano to therapy to (insert various sports here) camp to dance to tennis to zoo classes to playdates....eek. When does school start?

6) Starting my new business, because even though I felt like life couldn't get crazier, I decided I needed another job. So far, I love it. I get to hang out with adults and take a break from being a taxi cab driver, plus I get to share products I love with others. http://EmilyCornell.norwex.biz

7) Doing web updates for Wisconsin Upside Down. Save the date! This years Buddy Walk is on September 21st. Hope you can join "Charlotte's Web" this year! And the best part? The walk is being held at Nixon Park in Hartland...right down the road!

8) Ignoring my garden. I planted one this year, but haven't had a chance to weed or water since then. The older kids have been bringing in cucumbers though, so no worries, you don't have to actually weed a garden to have it produce vegetables!

9) Watching every game the Brewers play. No idea where my 5-year-old got his obsession for baseball from, but man, it is getting old! When is baseball season over?!

10) Figuring out how to balance the needs of a 7-year-old, 5-year-old, 3-year-old, and 3-month-old. It has been hard, really hard. But, I wouldn't trade it for anything. We are blessed.

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Usually I think Jack looks exactly like Will, but in this picture he resembles Katherine as a baby!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth!

To stay true to tradition, here is our annual 4th of July pic of the kiddos:

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July 4, 2013 Katherine (7), Will (5), Charlotte (3), Jack (2 months)

And for comparison sake, here are 4th of July shots from the past three years...

July 4, 2012  Katherine(6), Will(4), Charlotte(2)

July 4, 2011  Katherine(5), Will(3), Charlotte(1) 

July 4, 2010  Katherine(4), Will(2), Charlotte (1 month) 
 (one of my all time favorite pictures of my kids; it so accurately illustrates my life!)

I hope everyone had a fun and safe celebration today! We were lucky enough to spend some time with family and friends; Charlotte even experienced her first fireworks show, which she loved.