Monday, May 24, 2010

carry on

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We are in full swing family-of-five-mode now. It's pretty crazy to be mom to three boys, and that is noted pretty much wherever we go. I get a lot of "you don't look old enough to have 3 kids!" which is funny because I'm never sure what to say... I'm really not old enough I suppose!

Roman has started to sleep more *hooRAY* so neglected hobbies are beginning to resurface and find a place in the daily schedule. Knitted blankets will be finished, and dresses will be sewn. Ben bought a peony plant for me this weekend and I planted it right outside my dining room window so I can look at it 1.5 million times a day. I love it so much I want to marry it. Seriously my heart is actually swelling right now just thinking about it. And a friend divided her irises and gave me a bunch so now I'm going to have a forest of irises. I'm stooooked. I can't wait to be a master gardener so I don't kill all my plants.

Anyway life is good and having a newborn (and two other kids) is craaazy. But at least Benson never ever tires of holding and loving Roman, so it's nice to have help. And it's about the sweetest thing in the world to watch big brother bounce and shush baby brother to soothe his cries.

10 comments:

Rachel said...

It's nice when you can finally get the projects out again and feel like yourself. I can hardly believe you have three boys too. Crazy! They are all so darling too. These pictures of Benson and Roman and just treasures. So sweet!

laura d said...

AAaaaakk! What are you doing to me?! Super sweet photos. Oh man. August...august...gotta make it to august...

Randy said...

Laura. Go for a walk or something!

Jobi Niu said...

Those pics got me all choked up. Hoe tender are they? My boys are the same way with Oakley and it's simply amazing. How crazy is life with 3 kids????? SO worth it, but crazy. Look at ROman's hair.. love it! SUCH cute boys!

a mermaid said...

awww these are making me so very baby hungry- haha! really though, thank you for chronicling this time in your life since I feel like you always show me a little peek into what my life will be like just around the bend. Um, except for you do your hair and shower more and cook better food. Something to strive for!!! Keep it up. You're awesome!

Pam said...

Wow, your pictures are so adorable!!! I love the looks, precious. I'm so happy you are enjoying these moments. Glad the boys are doing so well. Must be extraordinary parents!

Rachel Elizabeth said...

With every post you give me hope that I can handle this newborn thing. Your boys are oh so adorable.

Megan said...

I keep staring and sighing and staring...and sighing. I love that sweet little man so much already. Your boys fill my heart to bursting. Oh, how I love your family! And your family is MY family which makes me that much happier!

Megan said...

PS. Please move to Michigan now.

Ky and Matt said...

His hair!!! Carrie, he's amazing! I'm sure youknow that... Matt just told me he just cut them in half and soaked them in lemon juice water and salt and pepper for a while then he boiled them for 30 mins or so then stuck them on the grill and basted them with an olive oil that had fresh minced garlic and lemon juice... seriously amazing, the didn't even need any dip... but I dipped them in the rest of the baste stuff:) Its like the grill brought the flavors to life! Anyway, let me know how it goes! I am so glad to find an artichoke loving friend! Most people think we are crazy...