Monday, October 19, 2009

October 19th- Beautiful!

Today is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL day, as was yesterday! We finally have a week of 'fall' around here. We went from tank tops and shorts while we played outside on Friday afternoon to sweatshirts, long sleeved shirts, and long jeans the last 3 days...

This morning I have put away 6 loads of laundry and run another 3. It's a beautiful day for cleaning house :) And a necessary task! We haven't been home during the day the last 2 days and the house is showing a bit of neglect- especially by the front door where our outing bags have been dumped :) Of course, it takes a bit of packing and planning to bring 5 kids out for the whole day. Here's a glimpse of our 'luggage list' for when we spend a day away from home...

4 diapers each for Emma, Micah, Brianna
8 diapers for Lynae
Large container of wipes
Jackets and shoes x6 (and a set of orthotics)
extra clothes for Lynae (2 sets), Micah, Brianna, and Emma
Triple stroller
Baby K'tan (Baby sling)
2 pre-mixed bottles (thickened) for Micah
extra powder to mix more bottles for Micah and an empty bottle
Milk cup with a straw for Brianna
extra 'Ensure' for Brianna
2 mixed (juice and water) juice boxes for Emma
Gatorade or mixed juice for Kristopher
crackers, cereal bars, string cheese, dry cereal for snacks (and about all Brianna will eat)
3 sandwiches for lunch (K, Mike and I)
Cut lunch meat and cheese for Emma
2 pair of glasses and plenty of glasses cleaner wipes
2 bibs for Micah
4 containers of baby-food for Micah
2 bibs for Micah
Drinks for Mike and I
2 blankets for Lynae
2 picnic blankets for the rest of us
nursing cover-up
diaper rash cream
2 pacifiers for Lynae
and if we'll be getting home after about 6:30, 5 sets of warm pj's to change into before heading home :)

Hmm... I think that's it :)


  1. Do you keep any of it in the van? I have found it so helpful to keep extra pullups and changes of clothes in the van so I don't have to pull so much out every time we go somewhere!

  2. Oh my goodness- I would never leave the house!

  3. I... um... yeah... I would never leave the house either! LOL

  4. Meredith! It's a good thing you are so organized and good at making lists. Wow!!

  5. One day you'll look back and think, "How on earth did I do that?" You rock!