So that leaves Jett to take a long afternoon nap and means that for about 13 hours every day I have four little shadows. I feel like we have a good (but flexible) routine going. Between school, play dates, sports, different church activities, running errands, we love our days with nothing to do at home. I love the days when they are playing so sweet together and I don't have to interrupt them to go anywhere or do anything
On top of that, eight months ago a good friend and I started a work out class together early (and I mean really early) in the mornings. I had to figure out how to keep up with my kids and working out has been a great answer! So that means when my kids go to sleep I follow shortly after. We are definitely keeping busy here at the Rude house.
Our friend Justin Meyer spontaneously took pictures of our kids for us the other day (and by the other day, I mean beginning of November). I love, love, love getting our pictures taken. There is just something beautiful about having them all together and capturing the moment. Dan was working on getting ready for his message so it was just a kids photo shoot.
He has also become an INCREDIBLE artist. He could sit and color for hours every day. He loves markers, paints, crayons, oil pastels, anything he can gets his hands on. He is always the last one still working and I have a whole drawer filled with pictures that he has made! I just love watching him work. He's just amazing.
Jett totally prefers eating everything that we are eating. He knows there is something significantly better than baby food and insists on having it. He also knows that there are toys that are way more exciting that whatever toys I'm giving him and crawls over his siblings barricades to destroy whatever they are playing. We jokingly call him "monster baby" or "the destroyer" throughout the day. He is so fun and so tough
Let me add one more thing, I started this post over a month ago and have sat down at least 10 times to try and finish it and every time I start to fall asleep. I'm truly thankful for the five amazing children and my wonderful husband that I get to spend my life loving and be totally exhausted for at the end of the day. I seriously cannot imagine doing anything else.