Monday, September 19, 2011

Spread out

Having 4 children is fun! We never really had a set number or a set number of years apart we wanted our children. We just knew we loved kids. Once we had Josh we knew we wanted him to have a sibling so we started trying when he was maybe 16 months? Can't remember exactly but I know it felt like it took forever to actually get pregnant! I remember times when I would just cry and cry because I thought we'd never have another baby. Finally it happened and along came Seth. Then we decided to try again, in hopes of a girl and along came Jacob. Then I got pregnant again and Jordan surprised us all.

Life sure is challenging when you have 4 boys, each 3 years apart...

There is 5th grade homework and diapers being changed.
We have two kids losing teeth and one just popping in his baby molars.
The oldest is practicing trumpet while the youngest needs a nap.
There's skim milk and whole milk in the fridge.
Three can get their own snacks and I'm still cutting up food for the baby.

It is definitely spread out and crazy but it's the way we roll around here. I wouldn't change it for anything! It has given us the opportunity to enjoy each boy in each stage of his life. We celebrate the big and little victories of every day life together. God has truly blessed our family!

Family Fun Fact... This summer the boys all turned a year older 10, 7, 4 and 1... the years they were born 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010. Kind of cool, huh?