This morning my daughter Katie and I thought it would be nice to take a walk around our town square. We talked about packing up the kids, stopping at the coffee shop, and then strolling into a few of our favorite shops.
But there are four babies at our house. What were we thinking?
By the time Eli and Ella were fed and dressed, Hudson was getting up.
By the time Hudson was fed and dressed, Eli and Ella were falling asleep in their swings.
Then Charlie needed to nurse.
Somewhere in there, I changed three poopy diapers.
By mid-morning, Hudson was ready for a nap.
Then Eli and Ella woke up and I gave them each a bottle.
When Hudson got up (he didn’t really sleep), Charlie was nodding off in the swing.
Then Eli and Ella spit up, so I changed them into their second outfit of the day.
It wasn’t long before Hudson was hungry for lunch.
About then, Charlie woke up and just wanted to be held.
Eli rolled over onto his stomach and couldn’t get back over, so he cried.
Ella rolled over and smacked Eli, so he cried louder.
Then I changed some more diapers.
After lunch, Hudson really needed a nap because he didn’t actually sleep before.
Then Dan, Anna, Kelsey, Sam and PB walked in and played with the babies.
Katie and I took a nap.
Maybe we’ll try again tomorrow. Maybe not.
How many chances will I get to hold four babies in one morning?
An iced caramel vanilla latte topped with whipped cream and a drizzle of caramel syrup can’t compare.
Not even close.