Wednesday, March 25, 2009

over thirty with three under four!

how about those numbers? you know, i have had SO many people ask me how the transition from two to three has been and today i've decided to share with the world what this woman is thinking...

here is the cold, hard truth of yesterday:

awake at 2:30 and again at 6:30 (that was a GREAT night).
began the morning sick with three sick kids.
rain came which means the dog can not stay outside (he digs holes).
one time out
four spankings (yes, we spank and would be willing to share our thoughts on this if you are offended)
three couch meetings to discuss eph 4:32 and phil. 2:14.
20 minute nap
allie's swim lessons packing list: towel, change of clothes, snacks, drinks, books, rain jackets, diapers, wipes, breast pump, and, of course, three kids w/ shoes (we forget shoes often).
20 minute drive in the pouring rain
three kids out of the car in the rain
swim teacher's response, "pool's closed."
three kids back in car
20 minute drive home w/ three crying and wet children

we'll stop there... some days are harder than others. despite the occasional insanity, we are so blessed by each of our kiddos. allie's independence, caleb's snuggles, and riley's easy temperament remind us that the Lord created each of them uniquely and purposefully. we love them... we love this life! we wouldn't trade it for anything!


  1. i'm so proud of all of you and the blessing that you are. Get well soon! I love you.

  2. i miss it.....

    day to day to day to day with the siscos!

  3. Oh, I'm so sorry that lessons were canceled - maybe it was a blessing in disguise and staying there alone with three would have been worse! I'm VERY impressed that you've already updated the blog and picture to include Riley - I'll get there one day. Actually, we don't even have a picture of all 4 of us HA! Love you - thanks for being REAL because it makes all us other moms feel normal.

  4. MANDY!!
    I just stumbled upon your blog through another friend from Baylor and am so excited for you and your crew!!
    I can so empathize. I have 4 kids under 3 1/2 (twins in the middle- that is how those numbers work). We have changed alot from our W. Brown days!
    So good to find your blog. I would love to catch up sometime.
    Glad to see you are doing well- your family is beautiful!!
    Sydney Chambers


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