Friday, May 29, 2009

to do this weekend:

  • kiss my one month old's cheeks (oh those cheeks! can they be any cuter?)

  • and if there's time get a handle on all this laundry (again!)
happy warm weekend!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


My sweet neighbor Marilyn knocked on my door Friday afternoon. As I opened the door the 3 boys and Kate barreled down the stairs to greet her. She looked at them and then me with Clara in my arms and said, "Natasha, you are so lucky! Look at them. You are so lucky!" It lifted my spirits. I needed that reminder.

After she left I thought how different I would have felt had she come in and said, "You have got your hands full!" or "Five kids! What were you thinking?" I'm sure I would have felt overwhelmed and crazy!

But instead, I felt lucky. And I am!

So when the going gets tough, I'm going to remember: I am lucky!

I'm also going to remember: Positive remarks can make or break someone's day.

Keep it positive. We're all lucky. Don't you think?

Thursday, May 21, 2009

4 year old logic

It would be a lot better if everyone in the world was a bee.


Because then whenever they went by a plant they could pollinate it.

Makes perfect sense.
Everyone needs a Baden in the family.

Monday, May 18, 2009


that croup isn't contagious.

that my 5th baby likes, no, LOVES the swing.

Friday, May 15, 2009

blue cups

simplifying things around here

loaded in the dishwasher at night
unloaded from the dishwasher in the morning
no longer do we have a bazillion blue cups everywhere

the next best thing to having a drinking fountain installed

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Would you believe these two darlings robbed me (and Brian) of sleep last night?
Well, believe it!

Thankfully, joy cometh in the morning.
(I read this talk last week as suggested by my father. When I was done reading I knew why he'd offered up the suggestion. It's helping me through this "transition". So, listen to your fathers.)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Day 10

She really is a bundle.
She just fell asleep on my shoulder, I better go put myself to sleep as well.

Monday, May 4, 2009

11:02 pm

Miss bright eyes doesn't know we are suppose to be asleep at this hour.