Serena’s been out of the country. She left last Thursday and will be home next Wednesday. I’ve been taking care of her three children while Josh works. Yesterday, I met Daja in Bakersfield (half way between) to pick up her four oldest children for a week. (She’s going to a wedding in Washington.)
So, that means we have EIGHT CHILDREN who are 5 years old and younger in the house until next Wednesday! Three one-year-olds, two three-year-olds, one four-year-old, and two five-year-olds. Whew!
Today was the first full day with all eight. In fact, all of them spent the night last night. I’m not sure how long it took to bathe all of them this morning!
It was a very busy day. I’m exhausted and my feet hurt. But, you know what? I am so blessed and quite peaceful. “This tired” is a good tired. Today wasn’t filled with the same type of stress as some of my days. I truly enjoy the role of “Nana”.
Last Christmas, my husband gave me the cutest gift. In a darling little suitcase, were a cute “diner uniform-looking" pajama set, a tiara, and maribou mules. Fit for a bombshell! LOL Today the girls asked me if they could “see” them. Using these props, a reporter is interviewing a princess. They took turns. What exactly is their body language saying?! :-)
Jael, age 5, set the kids’ table for dinner tonight, even though she wasn’t having dinner here. On her own, she made place cards for Meg, Israel, and Luc. Pretty creative, isn’t she?
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