Friday, April 11, 2008

HOME ALONE!!!

Well, sorry its been so long since I have posted very much.  Matt was gone for 5 days and I was here by myself with all 6 kids.  I needed a little extra help so I had Shilah and Lexie do their own hair.....























Then, Rylee decided to take it upon herself and have a treat.  (She found some of the girls carmel that was left over from their apples)



Then, as you all can imagine I had lots of laundry to do, but I couldn't handle it on my own so Lexie stepped in and took the "load" off my back.....

Then it was time for dinner, Rylee who obviously loves food, jumped right in and wanted to help...............
Of course we had to make room for playtime!  Brooklynn, "the BEST BIGGER SISTER" jumped right in and took control.  Between reading them books, walking them around the house, playing with toys, and somehow squeezing everyone between 2 cribs, we survived another day.


Did I forget any thing?  Oh, the babies need to eat, right!  Well thank goodness for Alyssa, she kept me on my toes and told me she would feed the babies so I could do dishes.  What a great helper.  

We had a terribly busy week and were so relieved to see Dad walk in the doors tonight, I almost broke out into tears.  I am grateful that I have such wonderful helpers that got me through the week.  We also have good friends that stopped by to see how we were doing and lend a helping hand.    I was actually shocked that I made it through the week without breaking down.  But we survived and I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful family!  I wouldn't trade my life for anything.

9 comments:

Kerry said...

Maureen! What a fantastic post. I laughed myself silly to see that you have toddles in every nook and cranny of your house.

Your little ones are so lucky to have such wonderful big sisters.

Hilary said...

Wow, what a cute post! Glad to see you made it through the week in one piece. You have some adorable little helpers and it's so great to see the older girls helping the little ones.

Lisa & Gerald said...

Hi!
love your blog its great love the pics of your children i found your blog thru Who Says 8 is Enough?
Im from St.Thomas Ont. Canada
hope to see you on my blog also
Hope you have a great weekend

AuntEmmy said...

You crack me up!! It's a good thing those babies are getting big enough to do some chores around the house. soon you'll be sippin lemonade and they'll be fanning you telling you what a great mom you are!!! :)
Love you!
EM

Erika & Jason Allred said...

I think that is such a cute post. I still can't believe how big all of your kids are getting. You sure do have your hands full, but I would almost trade you any day.

Her Royal Highness said...

Indeed you are blessed!
You're so blessed to have so many extra set of hands! I love your outlook on the whole situation!!!
Thank heavens for daddy's who come home!!!

Erika & Jason Allred said...

Thanks for the comment. I think it would be lots of fun to live with you guys this summer, but who knows what we are going to do this summer.

Charity Donovan said...

Love these shots...way to put those babies to work girlfriend! lol!

My boys are Army Brats said...

I love that table! How cool! This is my first visit to your blog so now I'm off to read some more!