So, we have these two four-month-old babies…

And they really are the sweetest, dearest, loveliest little babies God ever placed on the face of this earth.

Matthew is usually pretty mellow

And while Molly is sometimes super serious

She can also be the giggliest, smiley-est, most cheerful girl ever.

But every once in a while, she blows

And no amount of cajoling, nursing, bouncing, rocking, sweet talking, singing, or soothing will jolly her out of it. There’s simply nothing to do but let her cycle through it and let her know how much we love her

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My camera is broken.

Well, let’s give credit where credit is due– my camera is broken thanks to a collaborative effort between an unknown child and myself. First A Child Who Will Not Confess broke the little door off the battery compartment. This was not problematic for about 8 hours… until I dropped the camera and now the battery will no longer stay in place. But that’s OK because I have a shiny new camera on its way. According to the internet, it should be here tomorrow.

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Oh my goodness, I have 8-week-old babies!!!!

And they’re really stinking cute!

I am constantly amazed at how different their personalities are already.  Matthew is my easygoing little guy. He loves to coo and smile, and it takes him a while to work up to a cry. Molly, on the other hand, goes from zero to cry in no time flat, and really makes you work for a smile. I’ve never seen a more serious baby!

We’ve jumped back into homeschooling with both feet. Thanks to our early start, we only have 60 more days to go even though we took six weeks off when the babies were born!

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This week Multiples & More is asking for parents to share their favorite parenting quotes. Here is one I posted on my Facebook page this week, leading to a great conversation. It’s not about parenting specifically, but it definitely has applications. Of course, as a friend pointed out, it’s important not to blame the farmer either!

When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. — Thich Nhat Hanh