We are falling more in love with our little Gwen Stellamaris each day. If I didn’t make her mad by choking her with milk due to the overactive letdown, she would be happy all day every day. (Thanks for your breastfeeding advice, folks, I’m reclining back to nurse and block feeding for 12 hours and then switching to the other side and that seems to help somewhat. I’m hoping it will be more under control in a few weeks.)
The Quotable Benjamin:
“What can I set on fire?“
This little man had a blast with sparklers on Fourth of July. Since we moved back to our hometown three years ago, I have to pinch myself that we get to spend holidays with extended family without having to travel. It is awesome.
And this little gal has me wrapped around her little finger. I just can’t handle the sweetness.
“Well, why not? I guess the reasons against having more children always seemed uninspiring and superficial. What exactly am I missing out on? Money? A few more hours of sleep? A more peaceful meal? More hair? These are nothing compared to what I get from these five monsters who rule my life … each one of them has been a pump of light into my shriveled black heart.” – Jim Gaffigan (I started watching Gaffigan’s “Mr. Universe” which is streaming on Netflix right now. Haven’t watched the whole thing but the first 20 minutes made me laugh so loud that 4-year-old Benjamin complained that he couldn’t fall asleep with all the noise.”
“Prayer and life cannot be separated one from the other; both are rooted and grounded in love.” – Esther de Waal
16 Rare Harry Potter Illustrations from the Books’ Artist: Buzzfeed (You know I love me some HP.)
Convos with My 2-Year-Old, Episode 5 (These are so hilarious…also so creepy. But I laugh out loud.)
The Earth Is a Nursery: Simcha Fisher (My favorite read in a long while. Simcha at her finest.)
And for my fellow Anne-with-an-E miniseries aficianados, Diana Barry is now a super fit yoga instructor and home birth advocate! What?! I go back and forth about whether I want to do a home birth if we’re blessed with a fourth baby, but when Diana Barry is telling me about home birth I suddenly feel much more comfortable with it. It has to be a good idea if Diana is promoting it, right?! Excuse me while I watch the entire miniseries and what was meant to be a productive Saturday disappears from me…
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Wishing you a wonderful weekend!