:DPP: Day 6

This past weekend we did respite for two little brothers ages 1 & 2. It was a lot of fun but also a ton of work! Phew! Makes the twins feel easy. :) Regardless how overwhelming it was, it was fun to have them around and they wanted extra hugs and cuddles which are always a joy to give. Declan was in heaven playing with the boys and asks everyday when they are coming back. We don't know if/when they will. Still praying on that issue!

Decs and "J" watching the iPad. A quick break from playing.
The boys got up in between 5:30 and 5:45 each morning. That's a far cry from our 7:45/8am wake up call with Declan and the twins. Made for a rough day. By the time 8am rolled around, we felt like we had been up half the day. Is is nighttime in this pic? Nope. Just 5:30am....
All cozied up before bed. It's so strange to get a 1 and 2 year old and have no idea their routines. I handed each boy a blanket (Declan always has a blanket for watching shows and bedtime) and they gave me "what do we do with these" looks. Also, figuring out a 1 year old's bedtime rituals was interesting. I laid him sideways in my arms with a soft lovie and he clawed his way back upright. After a few different attempts at soothing techniques, he eventually settled down. The things we take for granted with our little one.


happymomof2 said...

Wow! You had a houseful!!! All 4 of my kiddos were up at 5:40am on Friday- a snow day no less so I have an idea of what it's like- makes for a long day!!!

Rebekah said...

So proud of you guys! We just talked to our case worker about doing respite care while we wait the next additions to our family. It's such a great way to stay plugged in and be helpful :)