Sunday, January 25, 2009

Church Day

Janie brought chap stick to bed last night. She moisturized her entire face with it. Jack covered both hands and patches of the sheets, probably parts of his jammies too. It's surprising how far one of those little tubes will go. Daddy took it away, but ours still had lots of life left in it.

This morning before church Jack rubbed lotion on his shirt. Then after procuring a new red sweater, promptly got his head stuck under the wardrobe. Enter Jaws-of-Life-Momma. He only cried a little during the extraction rescue. Then he was covered in lint. No problem, brush it off.

Next, Lulie had apparently started her own lint collection in the folds of her chin. Oh, horror of horrors, it was STINKY. Yes, given the right contidions sweet little Lulie's neck can actually transform into a science experiment. Ugh!

After four or five tries, a bath, a large pile of clothes, at least one child in a winter coat, shoes and matching sock on all, milk mustaches still intact, the children and I leave for church. It's only been maybe 90 minutes of hard-core getting ready. I smudged the milk off their faces in the car, and I think everyone had clean clothes on, but lets not look too closely.

It's a wonderful life.


  1. Gotta love these messy, fun kids. Wouldn't have it any other way, would we?

    PS - Ab's milk-and-spit-up-in-the-armpit smell almost made Gabe throw up once, so you're in good company. :) Don't even get me started on what happens in their little belly buttons...

  2. THis IS as good as it gets, the things you will remember forever as lil treasures in your heart--the things that tie you together and make you understand love.

  3. We're averaging 15 minutes late for church each week--and that's with ONE child! I see that it only gets better! :) Sweet, sweet moments. LE

  4. Just think of all the fun stories you can share with their spouses someday! And all the fun things I have to look forward to!