Last night some friends in the ward threw us a baby shower. Yes, this is my third baby and yes, I already have a girl, but they insisted. It's always great to have an excuse to get together with friends, eat good food and say "This is so cute!" over and over again. It must be a girl thing because Jared, who could care less about what the baby wears, didn't even want to look at the loot when I got home, while I get excited just thinking about how fun it will be to dress my little baby doll. I took a picture of the goods (together with the baby). FYI: Marissa has already started breaking in the gifts by pooping on one outfit and spitting up on another. Way to go baby!
And just a glimpse into my life with three kids 4 and under:
My days are always better when we get out of the house once a day. Today I convinced myself that swimming in the backyard would be just as good. For some reason it didn't keep us from feeling couped up and going crazy. On top of that Marissa, who normally sleeps great in her swing on bouncy seat, wanted me to hold her all day. Finally Alex fell asleep on the couch (since he recently learned how to climb out of his crib) and I fell asleep with Marissa.
In and out of a sleepy state I kept hearing phrases like "Mom, there's cat throw-up all over the presents" and "Mom, Alex spilled sprinkles all over the floor" (which also meant that he had climbed on the counter to get them and that Erin had woken him up from his nap) and "Mom, I just cut my hair." Yes...she really had gotten the scissors and cut small chunks of her hair! I think it was that last one that finally got me up. Needless to say, it was just one of those days. Luckily we found a babysitter for Erin and Alex at the last minute and went out bowling with some friends tonight. I definitely needed a break!