Um...five kids is crazy!!! Just like four, but a little bit more :) I feel like I am frantically dashing from one crisis to the next, just about meeting all of the necessary needs but never quite getting on top of anything. I keep telling myself that I won't always be nursing for hours each day, so there is hope that it will get better.
I did just write an email to Thomas and Essie's violin teacher (Grandma Chelle) basically begging her to help me figure out my practicing dilemma. I just can't practice individually with each of them the full amount of time they need to practice every day!!! It is too much. (I could if I had a cleaning lady and a cook, but I don't!) She understood completely (she had 5 children who all played instruments) and is helping me shift Thomas to more independent practice.
I say life is crazy. It is, but it is a wonderfully full crazy. I wouldn't have it any other way!!!
Here are two pictures of an afternoon, trying to get two kids practiced and dinner cooked all at the same time. I just love this room in our house. I feel like I am looking in to a dream when I am standing in my kitchen looking through the french doors. The huge windows and the fireplace are so fabulous!!!
This is the first room you see when entering the house. I love how big it is. I think my favorite thing about this room are the curved steps. I need some decorating advice...I am planning on getting some tall twigs or something for the vase under the pictures on the left. Will that look okay?
I am planning on getting a taller plant for the right corner of the room to the side of the bookcase, but we had this one so there it sits for now.
I can't figure out how to dress the window. It is naked! I love the colors in the rug, but I feel like they are too loud to go on the window. I have thought about a soft swag, but I just can't picture it. I am now leaning toward making a cornice box with long curtains inside, but I can't picture a fabric. Ideas? Suggestions?