Thursday, February 16, 2012


I've taken lots of pics of sleeping children lately. I never would have guessed that we would still be jet lagged a week later, but we are. Especially the kids. I really hope we can all recover this long weekend.

This pic was taken at 4:30 yesterday morning. You can see Abby's feet, and Sarah is on the other side of the couch. We've all been meeting on the couch when we get up (too early) in the morning.

Sarah and Mollie having a dance party before school.

Mollie playing in the playroom. This is amazing progress, to see her sitting still and engaging in imaginary play. We even had a tea party!

Two sweet girls walking home from the bus stop.

Yesterday perry was riding bikes with S&A, and Mollie really wanted to be with them. So we pulled out an old bike, put the training wheels on, and let Mollie try it out! She was so proud. She doesn't have the hang of pedaling yet, but I have no doubt that she'll figure it out!

Mollie with her sweet friend Sara.

Enjoying lunch at Chick fil a with Rhonda today!

Today, at 5:00pm.

Bless her heart. Bless all their hearts! This is hard on them. They're tired and cranky and need their Mama, and I'm trying, but I'm tired and cranky too, and I have a new daughter who requires a lot of attention. I've promised them that it will get easier soon. Once we're sleeping better, and I get Mollie into a good routine, it will fall into place. This is just a season.
"And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up." Galatians 6:9 ESV


phcrowe said...

I want to know who mows that lawn! Seriously though, I have been praying for S & A. I am sure they miss their mother, I will continue to send patience and strength your way!! I am in awe of your whole family....really awestruck! Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs wake you before 530am!

biker chic said...

Sooo remember the days & days of jet lag when i was in high school & had a trip to europe. Surely theres a huge emotional exhaustion overwhelming u all as well! Quite an endeavor! But doesnt it parallel having a new baby? The guessing what she needs& not knowing what 2 expect. We people of routine can hav such a hard time when its disrupted. But, this will change much more quickly than w a new baby. B strong knowing there is an end coming 2 the chaos & such joy awaits u!!

Many prayers, april

Debbie Debbie said...

Oh my gosh! Loving Bailey, riding bikes, a new friend, Target,Chik-fil-a, and all of the other "firsts" she's had in one single week...did you ever imagine she'd be doing all of this so soon? I'm tired just listening to it all...and I'm not jet-lagged! Let me know if I can do anything this weekend. Love you!

Margie and Stan Stevens said...

Give the jet lag two weeks - that's about what it takes us every time we travel back & forth from Japan. And check out Melatonin - a GREAT natural remedy to help regulate your sleep hormones. Enjoying your blog - keep up the good work!