Our Blessed Chaos

My hubby + a 1st grader + twins in kindergarten + 4 critters..... Yeah it is chaos, but we are blessed!

Today's Verse

For the last year or so we have really noticed a trend.  We find that Sam & Carlee are quite often playing quietly together. Meanwhile Ben is off on his own, usually getting into trouble.  In this photo Sam & Carlee are looking at books quietly.  Notice the little hand wrapped around the bannister?

Well, that was Ben.  He was swinging, something he is not supposed to be doing! Check out that definance in his expression!  Also notice the big bruise on his forehead and the scratch under that!  What a boy!

The other side of the story is that having a sister seems to bring out the mothering side in our boys!
Safety first for that baby! Ben was determined that the baby be strapped in, but what you can't really see is that he has another baby shoved in the bottom of the stroller.

Here Sam is pretending to be Carlee.  Of course her favorite color is purple so he had to match with the baby's purple clothes!  I totally intend to use this photo when he is a teenager!  LOL

The majority of the time our kids play very well together. Of course they are kids and have their moments, but generally they get along quite well. They can be very creative and imaginative, especially when the three of them work together. With virtually no toys they can still play for hours. In this picture, they have hauled boxes and various other things into the living room and made themselves a train. Then they moved things around to get other vehicles like a truck, a helicopter and a submarine! Notice all the blankets on the floor behind them? Well those were all hauled out of the trunk for a lengthy campout complete with stargazing and ghost stories with real ghosts!