Monday, September 12, 2011


The triplets have been in school for 2 weeks now, and we are still tweaking our morning routine.
Amelia likes to help with the backpacks.  I would get them ready the night before, except I am supposed to write in their communication books every morning.
Leif tends to put himself into the middle of the morning preparations.
 We put their clothes into a bin in the hallway, each with their name, so the kids can get dressed as soon as they wake up.  This is supposed to prevent mismatched or dirty clothing.  So far I have had to send Amelia up each morning to change.  She has a favorite pair of jeans she thinks she can wear every day.  
Once they are all dressed it is time for some oatmeal and orange juice.
Sometimes they are ready and waiting for the bus 30 minutes early.  And sometimes the bus is ready and waiting for them!  Do you see the fourth musketeer, thinking he is going to school too?  He wants to be everywhere they are.
 Now that I suddenly am bored all day, I have been trying some new recipes.  The croissants were delicious!
 Of course, Leif does his best to alleviate any boredom I might encounter.

 Leif enjoyed the carrot cake, even though I had not frosted or cut it yet.
I also have been knitting hats to sell as a fundraiser for our adoption of Elsa.  I have 9 done so far!
Jamie is not teaching at the college this Fall (no one signed up for the class) and had no classes over the Summer, so we are quite behind on the amount we need for our adoption.

Dante returned to school today!
He was so tired when I brought him home.  I am driving him to and from school for a few weeks, since we have to be careful how we lift him in and out of the carseat until his sternum is completely healed.  He was so happy to be there today, and was standing at the door at 7:15 this morning.  We left early and I drove him around a little bit to kill time, since he was so determined to get there!  I am glad he was able to go back already, because he had become quite the couch potato, watching Kai Lan on his iPad.

My days are really far from boring, although I do find myself with more time to clean and find quiet time.  The teens are so independent with their work that I have time for Leif and he is such a joy.  I do plan to spend some time this year taking them to some museums that would have been difficult to go to with the triplets.  They are all high schoolers now; Alexander is a senior.  I really want to make the most of this time with them before they start graduating and going off to college.

1 comment:

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

I love that you have some time to do things you wouldn't have been able to do with all the kids home. I am looking forward to a little reprieve in a few months when our household loses two little ones to their forever family. I will feel so free getting out and about with only six kids! ps: Leif is SO cute!!