Monday, July 30, 2012

30th july 2012, 6.03am

i wake up with the warm breath of Isabella on my face and automatically reach out to feel her forehead, her cheek. fever gone. she has had high temps and been in and out of sleep the last couple of days so she won't be going to school today. i hear the babies chatting so slip out of bed and heat up their bottles, bump into Jett who offers to make me a cup of tea. it's freezing this morning so i take the babies their bottles and go back into bed. i lay there thinking i really need to get up and get the lunches made, feed the babies breakfast and get them dressed for the day which takes longer than i ever allow for so i roll out of bed again trying not to stir Bella and go to the babies who greet me with huge smiles and wiggles.
after changing them i bring them out to the kitchen and place them in their highchairs with a few toys while i start on the lunches. Zach makes his way to the kitchen already dressed for the day and gets himself muesli, yogurt [which he calls sour yogurt] and frozen berries. he tells me his legs are so cold they are dieing so i tell him to have breaky in the babies room [the warmest room in the house thanks to the oil heater]. Jett tells me he is so full he can't finish his breakfast- it looks like he has had none, i tell him he shouldn't of put so much in his bowl and that he will have to eat it. he finishes of most of it. he has already done his jobs so he goes back upstairs to get dressed for school. i make myself a dandelion tea as Jett forgot to make me one and i warm up fruit for the babies. i turn the TV on to hear the update on the Olympics.
Zach comes out and is about to when i remind him to do his jobs which this week is dishwasher, he groans and complies. i give the babies a rice biscuit and grab my clothes for the day and get changed in the babies room. Bella is still asleep and jasmine hasn't made a peep, she has had the flu for more than a week and just now recovering but won't be going to school today either, which makes it much quicker for getting lunches done as their is tow instead of four. i made two wraps last night form our leftover steak so all i have to do is add in some fruit, an energy ball and a boiled egg. i finish feeding babies and wonder if the boys have enough food for lunch - i add some crackers and more fruit.
i call to Jasi to come downstairs as i need to talk to her before leaving. she has been home sick for a week and is much better but i'm giving her a few extra days at home to gain her strength back. i give her the kitchen to clean up, have breakfast, vit c, manuka honey, do jobs and get dressed for the day, all to be done by the time i get back.
Bella is up and getting dressed. she has dark circles under her eyes but is cheery so I'm hopeful she take a turn for the better today. the babies are done so i clean them up and take them to their play area in the lounge while i finish off in the kitchen, making bottles and another tea. Jett yells out do i know where his jumper and sports socks are and i find his jumper in the laundry basket and tell him to look in the sock basket for his socks. he races down stairs to brush his teeth, grabs his things and goes back upstairs. Zach has gone upstairs to play with his Lego and i ask him if he has brushed his teeth i hear more groans and clicking of Lego. Jett comes down after a kerfuffle with Zach and gets his bag ready and says goodbye whilst leaning in for a kiss, i kiss him and tell him he doesn't need to leave for another 15minutes. i suggest he grabs his book and reads for a bit which he does. the babies are a bit whiny so i spend the next 10 minutes changing their nappies again and giving then the last of their bottles that they had left over. i call out its time to go and don't here anything. i call Zach specifically and he answers reluctantly but soon appears.  he is still in his slippers and hasn't brushed his teeth but this doesn't take him too long. Jett gets up, gives me another goodbye kiss, kisses both babies and Bella and heads out the door to catch the bus at the top of the driveway. i get babies in the car and turn the car on to warm it up. Bella is next to hop in the car and then comes Zach. i kiss Jasi and tell her I'll be back soon.
in the car Bella, Zach and i play i spy all the way to school and the babies sleep.

as far as mornings go around here this one went pretty smoothly.

1 comment:

Limpinwoodfriar said...

And that's just before school!! What a fantastic piece on your morning. Reading your words took me right into the moment - So glad you have captured these exhausting moments. Moments that will pass . . . Eventually