Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Living La Vida Loca

I don't think this is exactly what Ricky Martin was talking about when he sang his hit song, but it immediately pops into my head when I think about the last week and a half.

I don't have the energy to tell you about this past week. I'll just say that it has been wonderfully busy. I try not to think about tomorrow, or next week, and instead focus on today, and this very hour. It is a little less stressful that way.

However, we haven't gotten away with that at all times as we had to pack up all of our monkeys to go to the store to go school shopping. That was fun. We were quite the spectacle all my handsome boys and pretty girl dressed in Packer gear. They had so many admirers. That made the shopping trip bearable. And I must say it was a very cool feeling looking behind me in the minivan and seeing all the seats full.

To quench your thirst for more baby pics I've left you with a few that sum up our week. Please note I do not have any pictures of me sleeping. ;)

We did lots of cuddling.
Gracie tried out her new (old) swing.
The boys took turns fighting over who would get to hold Gracie next. This time Tommy won out. As you can see he was thrilled. Look at those cute Packer fans. More snuggle time with daddy.
Showing off her pretty pink ladybug outfit.
Lots of burping.
And of course, more snuggling.
Yes. My life is full. Beautifully, wonderfully full.

38 comments:

wright said...

You might have a bit of La Vida Loca, but also La Dolce Vita! Just seeing your sweet family makes my heart swell . . . and my uterus do a backflip! Oh, that baby girl is sooooo precious!

Linda said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful, busy, love filled life. The pictures are adorable!

Cassie said...

She is just precious! I know you are so happy to have her home.

Mom24 said...

Is it just me or does she even look feminine? Too pretty. :-)

Hope you get to sleep soon.

Karen Deborah said...

*sigh* ah* sweet* blows kisses

Robyn said...

She's a beauty. Love the packers shot. Tommy looks especially happy:)

Laura said...

How perfectly perfect!

Not Your Aunt B said...

We had the ladybug jammies too. So, so cute. And we're big packers fans too (even in Texas) so that's always fun to dress them up for football season. Your right- it is wonderfully full and busy and perfect!

Elaine A. said...

Oh the pictures of the boys with her are just so sweet (of course ALL the pics are sweet but those just melt my heart!). And the smile on Tommy's face while holding her is precious.

I think your approach to just being in the moment is a good one. I will have to remember that myself in a few weeks.

Thanks for sharing your week with us!

Riahli said...

Such beautiful pictures! She is such a pretty little doll, and your boys are adorable with her. I'm glad to hear you survived your first outing, that is my biggest fear after this one is born...you give me hope! ;)

Maryeliz said...

Aww. Thanks for sharing these sweet pictures.

lakeviewer said...

What a beautiful family. Bless you all.

Feener said...

precious

Dawn said...

I loved seeing these beautiful pictures and reading about your busy, but good week. :) Thanks for sharing.

Tonya said...

I love the picture of you burping her!

Jessica said...

So sweet Kat! Just keep enjoying every second. :)

Emily said...

oh really what could be better than that?!?! And aren't the girl clothes so much fun!

Lindsay said...

SOOOOOOOOO precious! And don't you just LOVE the stares when you head out in public. I've noticed them more now and I "only" have three...apparently anything more than two these days is considered " a lot." I love it! Enjoy these days - as you know they're off in school in a blink of an eye!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Gracie is clearly a little princess!
Beautiful post!

tweetey30 said...

They are beautiful babies..She has changed in facial expression in the last week and a half but for the more beautiful baby she is.. Enjoy..

Kelly said...

Beautiful pictures!!

How's the house coming along??

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Hey! And you have the perfect Christmas card photo already taken!

Maggie's Mind said...

Love seeing all the love coming through in these pictures. Doesn't even look crazy, though I know that there is no way for it not to be. Good stuff.

Krystyn said...

Oh, everything is going so well, isn't it? Those boys are just smitten with their sister.

I love the burping picture!

BeautifulWreck said...

Beautiful!!!! I loved the picture of all of them together in the Packers outfits.

Chrissy said...

Your kids are so gorgeous. Just SO gorgeous.

Tammy said...

Go Pack Go! I love all your pictures. They are so sweet and cute.

painted maypole said...

all the pics are great, but the look on Joey's face in that last one is priceless

DysFUNctional Mom said...

What a gorgeous family! You look tired but so content.

lime said...

ok, the line up of little bitty packer fans is just too stinkin; cute.

and gracie and you make even burping look beautiful.

Jaysi said...

Great pics! I am sure life is crazy wonderful right now. Hang in there. I love the burping picture...ahhh brings back such sweet memories for me.

Kathryn said...

I remember those day so well. It took 7 boys to get my first girl, and boy they were a sight when we went out in public. Don't you just love how they gush over her!!!
I love the pics, she is just beautiful and your boys are too cute!

Hilary said...

Kat you have such a beautiful family. It's enough to draw tears.. really. I love the burping photo.. just too lovely.

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Isn't having a little girl lovely? She's so adorable that I'll forgive the Packers outfits. Just this once.

CC said...

Love the pics!! Esp. the ones with all 4 kids!

imbeingheldhostage said...

perfect!!

Siobhan said...

Precious! Loved peering through your pics.

coastrat said...

Beautiful images! Congratulations, Kat!

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