Yay! It's May! I love May--I guess because it's spring and the windows are open (and it's not freezing or burning up yet.) My little Cinco de Mayo baby girl has a birthday in a couple of days and we are less than a week from finding out if we're adding on a 5th boy or 2nd girl. I'm just being honest when I say that I seriously feel sick to my stomach and have actually cried a few times from all the nerves when I think about the ultrasound next week. I almost don't even want to find out what we're having...but I know Don would never go for that! I will be happy either way...but if you know me, you know I really, really want another girl. However, Desmond's personality has just been extra adorable lately. I tell Don that I feel like that's just God's way of easing us into finding out we're having another boy haha.
Anyway, back to April for a minute! Kai's 6th birthday was at the beginning of April. I have been slacking on the birthday posts because life is so busy. But hopefully I'll be able to get back to them again someday. But for now, a few pictures from his birthday! He is such a happy, lovable little guy. And he's always full of personality for every picture.
Our lives are loud, crazy, and chaotic. But I love this little crew of mine. And whenever I'm having a bad day and feel overwhelmed, it's nice to look back on pictures like that bottom left one and realize that if I can take 5 kids to Jimmy John's $1 sub day by myself, and then take them to the playground, where I have to watch them run in 4 different directions while trying to keep the baby from eating mulch, I can do anything! (LONGEST SENTENCE EVER!)
One of my best friends had her 2nd baby! Matthias was born a couple of weeks ago and he is already so loved.
In case there was any question why I would want another girl in our family!!!
Desmond sleeps in a playpen in our room--and while I look forward to him moving to his brothers' room, I can't help but smile and melt every time I walk by and see him sleeping. He has the best sleeping positions!
hanging out with my girl who loves having her picture taken. And then there are the typical pregnancy pictures....because food is on my mind all the time!
And now for the fun part...
Kai--"Pretty soon I'm going to be a grownup and then I'll be sad."
Me--"Why would you be sad?"
Kai--"Because I want to stay a kid because it's more fun!"
Liam--"Is the baby kicking yet?"
Me--"Not that I can feel."
Kai--"Then it might be a girl because girls don't fight."
***but now I feel that wiggly baby more and more every day now, for the past 2-3 weeks!
Kingston was wearing a Beatles shirt and Liam pointed out John Lennon and George Harrison and told Kingston that they died. Kingston was visibly upset about it.
Me--"Are you sad?"
Kingston--"Yeah, 'cause he died. I loved John 'Lemon.'"
I let the kids draw during the sermons on Sundays, but don't let them start until Scott starts preaching. (It's what works for our family) One Sunday we had someone else preaching and I noticed that Kai didn't color the entire sermon. After it was over, Pastor Scott got up to talk before dismissing everyone and finally Kai turned to me and asked "Is it time to color now?"
As Evangeline was walking across the freshly cleaned kitchen counters...
Me--"Get off the counters with your yucky feet! I just cleaned them."
Kingston--**with a frustrated sigh** "Now we're going to have to get a new house."
Kai--"Is this mommy's wedding dress? It's so old!"
After brushing their teeth, Kai was boasting about his toothbrush looking the best.
Kai--"It's because I don't bite my toothbrush...and I don't suck!!" (On his toothbrush haha)
Me--"See those little pieces of ice, that's hail."
Liam--"Hail is a choking hazard."
Me--"Do you think you'll miss living with us when you get older?"
Kai--"Yeah....but I might still visit you."
Kai--"Did you wash your hands after touching that bacon? Because if you don't wash them after you touch bacon that hasn't been cooked, and then you accidentally suck on your hands, then you'll die."
I had called Don in a panic from Target because I had dropped my keys somewhere and couldn't find them. (Thankfully a kind soul had turned them in to guest services!!) After Don had told the kids that I lost my keys and I was looking for them, Evangeline held down the button on the iPad to talk to Siri.
In response to Siri asking what she could help with, Evangeline said "Help mommy find her keys!"