Yes It's All Worth It

The laundry is piled everywhere. My hair is definitely suffering. I'm covered in baby "goop". I don't remember what it feels like to get a good night's sleep. Austin takes advantage of my half hour feeding sessions to destroy my house or help himself to whatever he can find in the fridge (cold hotdogs, unwashed grapes, 4 soy yogurts all half eaten..). Cameron and I spent half of our date night on Saturday sitting in the car feeding, diapering, and burping Isaac.
Is it overwhelming? Actually, no. I love it! In the words of my good friend Kasey, "It's no big deal, just throw the baby into the mix." I took her words to heart - We just threw Z into our family and carried on! The kids love him. They really like to help out - especially Austin. He thinks Z is his baby. We are having a blast. So... yeah, it's tough sometimes, like trying to get Landon to school in the morning with temper tantrum throwing Austin and a hungry baby and Landon telling me he doesn't know how to get dressed by himself (as if he hasn't been doing it for the past three years), but overall it definitely worth it!


Landon in his element

I volunteered for Landon's class at school today. It was so fun to see him doing all the things he always tells me about. He was gone part of the time I was there, doing an accelerated reading program, but I took the opportunity to get to know his "best" friends, discover "the kid that's always in trouble" and adopt a girl that just wouldn't leave me alone!
He's got a great teacher. Actually, everyone I talked to was so nice and complimentary to Landon. It really made me feel comfortable that he's doing well and going to such a good school.
I loved that he was so excited for me to come and see his sharing time, help make clown art, and see him in action. He was on his best behavior, raising his hand and saying please, even chewing with his mouth closed! I'm really thankful that I'm so lucky to be able to be a hands on mom. The only problem: "Mom, can you PLEASE come every day?"