Needless to say, we were up quite a bit that night. The next night Tim didn't get home until very very late, and I can never sleep well when he isn't home.
On top of that, it's been raining for four days straight, so my commutes to and from work have been atrocious- 1.5 hours each way, every day.
All that combined made for a desperate need for a quiet, stress free evening. I was supposed to attend a meeting at church, but with Tim working and the exhaustion of the past few days, combined with potentially exhausted children, I decided it was best for our family for me to forgo it.
So I brought the kids home and sent C to church. That left me and my boys for the evening. In my head it was going to be easy.... Feed them and put them to bed, then veg on the couch till C got home... In reality, it was two hours of fussing, bath time, stepping in pee on the bathroom floor, and rocking a screaming baby so he would calm down.
But in between the crazy moments, the boys were very sweet. Big E is such a kind, gentle boy who loves to give hugs. When I'm having a sad day or a long day, he's the kid I track down for cuddles! Baby E was testing out his legs this evening by walking all by himself around the room. At one point he got up to about 8 steps before falling over. Another week or so and he should be on the run!
I gave them a bath. Apparently Baby E loves water and has no problems with splashing and getting drenched. (The other kids freak out if any water at all gets on their faces.) After finally getting the boys down, C got home from church hungry and tired. After feeding her and getting her in bed it was well after 9.
So much for a quiet evening, but at least the crazy was contained to my house!!
These photos were taken just moments before stepping barefoot in a huge puddle of pee on the bathroom floor. Lesson learned... Don't let babies crawl around naked.