So we brought lovely little Irene home from the hospital.
I’m not sure the other kids knew we were gone.
I got back to work.
Then, before I knew it, it was Gideon and Irene’s birthdays!
Two birthdays together seemed like a good reason for a party, so I booked the bowling alley next door.
I guess we made quite a stinky racket. Christof showed up, took one look, and then turned around and ran.
Way to love your sister, bro.
I hurried to get Gideon to the cake because everyone was hungry.
We were pretty loud with Gideon, Helen, and Irene all squalling at once. I think even sweet Branden was driven to drink.
And Helen, who was mad that her siblings were getting all the attention.
And then the bowling alley kicked us out for driving out the other customers, so we headed home. The nerve of some people.
Hmm… Mama was reading to Gideon.
And Franklin was wasting time playing video games. Like son —
And I put Helen in her playpen.
Do you get the feeling we’re missing something?
Ok, now I have all the kids I started with.
I got home to William complaining that my bed didn’t match his tomb.
Excuse me? Someone may end up being dead on the couch tonight.
And Mama was putting Franklin to bed TOO.
Sometimes she really is super-grandma.
We left the girls to get acquainted with each other.
While I went out to buy a new car!
I love my broom, but it’s really that time in your life when you want a minivan.
No fails! And with that mess of a party, that’s kind of a miracle.
Irene has kind of an unfortunate face for a toddler, but I have a lot of hope pinned on her growing into it. I think she has William’s mouth and cheekbones, and I’m pretty sure that’s the indomitable Anjali nose.
Gideon looks like he might really be an Erin clone. Humpf. We’ll see how he grows up.
I am nothing if not consistent. 19 posts for April, 1 for May. It’s see if I can get June off well.