The Last Day of October

Today is the last day of October. Today was also my first day taking care of the kids all by myself. {I cannot even express the excitement of being able to lift Adelaide again.} We had a blessed day.

I took a quick shower while the girls were still sleeping and Graham was sitting on the toilet. Possibly the fastest shower of my life. I was dried off before Graham needed help wiping. You can write me a thank you note for that mental image…

During breakfast, I switched the laundry and packed all the bags for Elizabeth’s first “Visit Daddy at Work” outing.

I nursed Bess while Graham and Adelaide were snacking. I changed diapers while they watched cartoons. I will be the first to admit that my three-shows-a-day rule completely went out the window. We were in survival mode, folks. I needed singing morality and math lessons to distract little ones from the fact that I was taking three times longer to do everything. (Except shower. But we already talked about that fun fact.)

I wanted to photograph my first day as the sole caregiver. Turns out the sole caregiver didn’t have time to do that. So here are some random snippets.

 

Elizabeth *finally* fit into her newborn cloth. She loved her fitted kissaluvs and imse vimse organic cover.

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She is also looking darling in 0-3 month sleepers. They are a bit big, but a much better fit than the newborn.

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She also fit into her newborn Swaddlebees. And she tried to roll over. She has been rolling to her side since she was three days old.

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Adelaide fell asleep during snacktime.

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Which gave her renewed energy for a dance party.

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Graham chose “The Fox.” Because it is awesome and he loves it. I think I love it more than he does. My maiden name is Bergen. {Go Norway!}

What do you say?

You’re my guardian angel

Hiding in the woods

What is your sound?

Will we ever know?

I want to…I want to…I want to know!

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By the way, Graham’s shirt is from Tootlepip. All three of the kids have them.

If our house catches on fire from someone leaving a bag of flaming poop on our porch {since we don’t hand out candy to trick-or-teaters}, well, I will save these shirts.

You can order them here, through the Tootlepip Etsy shop.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/167036465/toddler-what-does-the-fox-say-t-shirt?ref=related-1

And more dancing. Graham watched it 12 consecutive times. At least we were moving…

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I was able to sneak away during the 8th playing to wrap my niece’s birthday present. My sissy-in-law, who owns CakeCups Bakery, planned a Pinkalicious Birthday. So adorable.

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Then, Graham read his Bible. He said that “The Fox” music makes him want to read about Jesus. I don’t know what that means, but I love this kid so much.

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I got ready in six minutes and then packed up three kids under five {plus all their gear} all by myself. In the pouring rain. Today, I was mothering like a boss.

And don’t you just love this infinity scarf? It is my first. It is from Sparkly Jewels Boutique in Colorado.

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We had so much fun visiting Dave at work!

We went over to my parents’ house and I snuggled with an adorable baby.

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And we packed some Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes.

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And we posed like supermodels.

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We headed home and ate some Edy’s Slow-Churned Pumpkin Patch ice cream. Then Graham and Dave started reading their Bibles.

“Can I get to Heaven on a plane?”
“I don’t think Jesus knows Dora. Does Jesus know Dora?”
“If Jesus comes here, will he watch Dora with me?”
“Can I go to Jesus’ home and play with all his toys?”
“Is Jesus in the wide world?”
“Does Jesus live in a castle cuz he’s a king? Is there a princess there?”

Graham had a lot of questions for Daddy.

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What a wonderful way to end October. Such a fantastic day!

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And with this post, Blogtober is over. I completed the 31 Day Challenge by posting something {just anything} every single day. I may need to keep it up. This is the cheapest form of ‘mommy therapy’…

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  1. […] Yesterday, I walked in with all three kids. And I was nervous. I had just ‘popped’ out a new one 5 weeks before. And I still look 5 months pregnant. Surrounded by professional women with perfect hair and gorgeous make-up and clothes that actually fit them. I was wearing day-old maternity jeans. I realized right as we were walking out the door that my nursing bra was showing, so I grabbed my new infinity scarf and threw it on. After I had walked around showing off Elizabeth and talking to all of my husband’s co-workers, I discovered that it was still donning its tag. I had also forgotten to put on socks. […]

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