today has been a more difficult day. i'm not sure what it is, but all of the sudden 3 kids seem to be all needing something different all at the same time, all day long. one of which can't sit by herself without doing an Eiffel Tower lean-then-topple maneuver. it's rather cute, and she gets a kick out of it. but it won't be so cute if i need to put her down while put something in the oven or chop chicken. oh, and we gave away all of our baby stuff last year, thinking jing liu would be a lot older when she came home. i found our bumbo seat in the barn, but that doesn't really promote much activity. she looks like a tiny, smooshed blob when she sits in it! thankfully, a friend offered a bouncer seat for us to borrow until she can sit without falling. otherwise, i'm bound to pee with a kid on my lap, and at least 1 other kid barging in asking me to get them some juice or preform toy emergency surgery or get silly putty out of the carpet.
i'm hopeful that we can find our stride this week, since clint will be going back to work tomorrow. i'm so thankful to have him home for 4 days, but i have a feeling it may take me a bit to figure out our new normal. i need to get my act in gear and plan out some activities. i'm usually able to whip up a last minuet project with ease, but with my hazy brain, i'm starting to wonder if i'm losing brain cells. feel free to pass on suggestions of busy boy activities! i forget all of the crafty sites i used to peruse.
i found this while i was unpacking some of the chinese clothes we bought jing liu...check out the tag!!
and then there's this...asia's most incredibly tall ferris wheel. i'd no doubt have a panic attack and pass out at the top! oh, how i hate ferris wheels!
wait just a hot second. i hear silence! all of the kids who were once stirring are eerily quiet. i'm going to snag one last ice cream sandwich, a book, and pretend to read while i fall asleep :)