Monday, December 14, 2009

Our crazy lives

Here's where I try to recap the last 2 months of our lives and then some. Let's get right to it. Maxwell Scott and Henry William were born on October 28, that order weighing 6lbs 13oz and 6lbs 12oz...respectively .....and things haven't been the same since. We were told they're identical so technically I only need to post a pic of ONE of them right? Here's a picture that shows both a front view and a profile shot. Daniel would argue he shares the same hairline with the twins.

Here's a front shot...of I think Henry. Usually I can tell the difference ...Henry seems to have a longer forehead.

What's life like with 5 kids 5 and under?'s what you'd imagine and then 10 x's harder. Daniel and I sleep in shifts to survive. He gets the 7 pm-2am shift and I sleep from 2am-8am. If we're lucky we get some sleep during the other one's shift...if the babies happen to sleep at the same time....a rare thing. It's not all bad though. These little guys are adorable....and sweet....we love them....we just wish we had a little more time to enjoy them.....we're running around with chickens with their heads cut off usually(I later noticed I wrote...we were running around WITH headless chickens instead of LIKE....and thought about correcting it...but it provides some hilarious imagery I don't want to rob anyone of)...from one crisis to the next....everything is a "crisis" with children you know. As I type 3 of our 5 children are crying....we're getting ready to go to the store and this guaranteed will be an ORDEAL. I can only imagine what people will be thinking when we come rolling in with 5 under 5....requiring at least 2 shopping carts to carry the children and food we'll be purchasing.

What could be crazier than having 5 kids under 5? Trying to homeschool them. Yeah that's right...after lots of thinking and research we're leaning towards homeschooling. I'd be happy to defend this decision to anyone who's thinking...oh great they're going to raise a bunch of social weirdos. I disagree. Anyway that's all I can manage for now.....things are melting down.


Gary and Sara said...

I can't imagine!!!! Your family is so cute though! Great to hear from you! Congratulations!

melancholyjune said...

Erin, i've been wondering about you, daniel and your brood. Congrats on the IDENTICAL twins... I must say I am jealous. Twins are adorable! And I get the homeschooling thing... I really do. Merry Christmas to you guys!

The Nelsons said...

I wonder about the home schooling thing. Not from the perspective of the kids...I think that'd be fine...but from the perspective that I don't know enough. How are you going to do it? Impressive, you are.