Thursday, October 16, 2008

Please excuse the Mess!

This is just a corner of my kitchen table right now... which is home to multiple unfinished projects and other clutter. Anastasia and I made the tree picture in the back out of sticks and crinkled tissue paper. I also made her the magic want yesterday to go with her costume and Isabel got a wee pair of pants and an argyle diaper cover (not shown) from a wool sweater I found at a thrift store last week. There seem to be crayons EVERYWHERE and notebooks with paper and toilet paper crumples all over the floor. The The crafting is not over, just more sporadic. Last nights dinner dishes are in the sink still, and diapers and clothes are on the clothesline and draped over the deck (because I ran out of room on the line) and our dryer is still broken. And the reason for this mess? Pictured here:



Don't they just look super cute and innocent? I assure you that they are trouble in disguise. :) And I love them to pieces. Anastasia loves "holding" her little sister but sometimes doesn't understand why I can't attend to her as immediately as I would like when Isabel is nursing. My first couple days at home without Nick weren't too bad. The hardest part is single handedly keeping everyone fed, diapered, with clean clothes and clean dishes to eat off of. It seems when I finish attending to one little person's needs, I have another little one's needs to attend to.


We had a nice weekend attending the local leaf festival and a harvest festival at the arboretum. Isabel slept through most of it but Anastasia had a ball! Now it is almost the weekend again!!! I hear a baby....
*2 Hours Later*
Fed the baby... twice. Started laundry. Took Anastasia outside to take pictures of her costume to send with announcements. Made eggs and bagels. Now we are eating lunch. Isabel is sleeping in her basket. Let me post before anything else happens!!!

Its hard work being a big sister.

5 comments:

Annie said...

Okay, your kids are adorable. And an argyle diaper cover?!? Too cute!!! That alone makes me want to make the switch to cloth!

Annie said...

p.s. I have your soaps boxed up and addressed. Now I just need to make it down to the post office! Sorry it's taken so long!

Wendle said...

They are so adorable. Isabel looks so mature for only being a couple weeks old! How's the diaper laundry going?

Clare said...

I gave in and used disposables the first week... and everybody leaked. So back in cloth and with a broken dryer just keeping up with any laundry has been a miracle! Thankfully it hasn't been too rainy! I am washing them every other day now and it really isn't TOO much harder than just diapering one. :) And Isabel does look really mature... I think it is the wrinkles in her forhead. She always looks so deep in thought! She also seems really big to me too. Maybe because A was so small.

Wendle said...

I have to confess that Ben has been in disposables more than cloth:( Getting diaper laundry done this past 2 weeks hasn't been easy. But I keep the baby in the cloth and doing so means laundry every 3 days. O well. Every little bit helps:)