I thought it might be fun to document a day around our house while we're in the throes of having a newborn and sort of settling into being a family of five. Things will change drastically when Noelle starts kindergarten in less than a month (!!) and Luke returns to work in September. But for now, we're embracing every day with Noelle and Luke at home with us all day!
Little miss woke up around 7:40 and a little after 8:00 was swaddled and put back in the pack'n'play. I don't think the sleeping lasted much longer, but I hopped in the shower and all three littles were awake by the time I was done.
Everyone was downstairs getting breakfast of some sort, or likely requesting a second breakfast. And Noelle as usual wanted some cuddle time with baby sister.
We got to church and about two songs in, Clara started fussing. Noelle came with me to the cry room where Clara ate and slept for the rest of church. I caught up with a few mom friends who were in and out of the room to nurse their little ones as well.
At the very end, baby girl slept on me for a bit, and Noelle and I joined daddy for the rest of the service- which was much needed for me because before the sermon even started Noelle kept asking when it would be over, and could we go home.
After church we headed home with our friend Arthur coming along so he and Luke could go play soccer golf. We got home and Luke fed the kids lunch while I changed. Of course they also devoured their usual snacks at church while we caught up with a few people.
Noelle and Jonah colored on the easel, a recent re-discovery. Current favorite things to draw: tall buildings and snails.
After quickly tidying up, we headed out to a local riding stable for a festival/fundraiser they were hosting. All of their horses are rescue horses and the kids had a blast saying hi to them. (And my horse loving heart was excited to be there- possibly more excited than they were!)
We bought some tickets so Noelle and Jonah could do a craft, play a game, and go on a pony ride!
We headed home to wait for daddy and our friends to get there. Clara continued her nap in the carseat for a bit, so we were all able to have a little downtime before everyone got there with pizza for dinner thanks to our friends!
We all ate and hung out for a bit while the kids played. Clara spent the time nursing away and hanging out in Daddy's lap.
After our friends left, we got the kids ready for bed and they had some down time while Luke and I headed to the basement to watch an episode of Leverage. Clara of course joined us. :)
Clara and I got ready for bed and after she was swaddled and put to sleep, I climbed into bed as well. I read a chapter of my book and scrolled through Instagram for a bit, and then turned out the light. At one point when I got up, I peeked in on the big kids and thankfully they were in bed! Good night to all!