Every now & then I squeeze in a nap and I'm especially enjoying the formula thing. Halle's happier, I'm almost back to not wincing in pain when someone hugs me, and the best part of all is that this Saturday Joaquin is going to babysit Halle, Shelby, & Josh while I take Quinn & Jessi to watch the BYU Ballroom Dance Company perform in Pocatello. I loved being on the team in college and thought it would be fun to reminisce with my girls! I'm still in awe that Joaquin agreed to babysit (technically they're his children so it's not really babysitting is it?). I'll be praying for the children though since I'm taking Donna & Jesalee with us - no back up for the big man.
Here are some fun pix of what we've been up to:
Shelby, Jade, & Josh love to run around without their shirts on (you know it's soooo hot in January). I realize this will be more of an issue when they get older, but for now - it's less laundry.
Funny story, Josh has some boxing gloves and Dennis always tells us how they solved lots of issues when their kids were growing up. If any of their kids were fighting they would send them outside with boxing gloves and that would solve the problem. Well Quinn & Jessi were arguing over something when they walked in the door from school. I told them to go get the gloves on and take each other out. Instantly they laughed & grabbed the gloves - forgetting their argument. I patted myself on the back for good parenting (listening to good advice) and told them to pose for a picture. Then right after I took the picture Quinn cheap shotted Jessi before she had a chance to defend herself. Jessi cried for about half an hour and wouldn't talk to her for the rest of the night. So much for good advice.
Today I caught Shelby in the bathroom wanting to do her own hair. I figured why not? She ended up with about 20 clips & a big smile.