I love having a successful week. By that, I mean a week just where I can accomplish more than laundry, cooking, and playing at the house with my sons. Last week, I managed to do MoMe Yoga again (with all 3 kids), Baby bounce with the twins (singing and reading activity at a local library), visited with a friend who stopped by, and made teacher appreciation gifts while also getting my son dressed in his lederhosen (picture day at school) and off to school on time, actually EARLY, in the rain, with twins in tote, and delivered the gifts to the teachers. Did I mention my husband was out of town? I LOVE successful weeks…
The picture below shows the teacher appreciation gifts that we made. Pots filled with seeds and gift cards. I also added garden gnomes, for my son's German teachers, lol, and gummy worms. My son decorated the pots with his handprints, painted, and for pot stuffing I used bath sponges. Pots were delivered via a brown box, see picture top left, with the words, "Teachers plant the seeds of Learning" painted.
I love over the door shoe holders. They are so great for helping to organize your home:
* cleaning products in laundry room
* toys such as legos or plastic animals
* batteries, flashlights, string in a utility closet
For the birth, and baby stage, of my twins, I have been using two of these. I put day outfits at the top and nightgowns at the bottom. On my other over the door shoe holder, I put onesies, for everything, washcloths, socks and shoes. After washing the clothes, I can easily sort the clothes, see what I have, and I’m able to gain quick access to outfits without having to think much. With clothes in a drawer or hanging in a closet, you have to take the time to sort through to find the outfits needed.
Yes, finally, my boys have started to take a bottle again. I’ve been exclusively breastfeeding, haven’t introduced food yet, for 6+ months. Four months ago, my TWINS started to refuse bottles, any bottles (we tried all brands and nipples), whether it be breastmilk or formula. Amazing how they both became “as stubborn as a mule” at the same time!
It’s been hard, really hard, to breastfeed two babies, back to back, every 1 ½ to 2 hours, 10x a day, while also still caring for a toddler. Yes 10x a day because starting 3+ months ago, they stopped sleeping through the night.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m totally ecstatic that I’ve been successful with breastfeeding my boys, but I welcome the feeding break!
I’m also having a glass of wine, as I write this, because the boys have had a bottle. Oh yeah!!!