Catching up on the chaos


My posts have been few and far between the past couple months partly because our little climbers have kept me on my toes. Here are just a few examples of the recent chaos.

Climbing in the kitchen drawers is nothing new for these two, but they started climbing in and just hanging out in the drawers. I have a photo somewhere of Little Sister “reading” a book in a drawer. At least they can entertain themselves while I cook or clean in the kitchen.

The twins seem to enjoy spending time in cramped quarters. Maybe it reminds them of life in the womb. Who knows. Here they are inside cubbies in our game room.


All of our children have been fascinated with rocks as toddlers, but this is the first time we have had a gravel driveway with toddlers. We have to watch them closely because they will put rocks in their mouths.

I went to get the twins after their nap one day, and Sissy had somehow turned her shirt inside out and put it back on. Another day, she must not have liked how I dressed her because she took her shirt off repeatedly until I changed her clothes.

Both girls enjoy climbing onto the chest at the foot of our bed and then climbing onto our bed.

So far, Sissy is the only one who has climbed up and stood on the play kitchen.

Both girls climbed onto the same shelf inside one of my kitchen cabinets, and they seemed to enjoy the tight space again.


Sissy climbs up into her booster seat and just sits there. Sometimes she’s hungry, but other times, I think she just likes to climb.

A rare photo of both girls hugging. It’s usually Little Sister hugging Sissy, but every now and then Sissy will hug her back. Sissy gives great hugs to others, squeezing our necks, but I think she wants to be the initiator instead of the receiver.

Sissy climbed onto the dining table while I was cooking dinner one evening. Another evening, Sissy opened the front door, and both girls walked out to the driveway to meet Grandmother, who was coming up for dinner. It’s a good thing we don’t live in a subdivision anymore.

I had gone to change Sissy’s diaper. When I returned to the kitchen, Little Sister was standing on the table, playing with some game pieces.

Little Sister really likes worms and caterpillars and will carry them around until she squishes them or loses them.

Sissy found a pencil that one of the big kids left out, and she drew on a wall in the living room. I am pretty sure the older two never did that, so this was a first.

Little Sister climbed onto a glass-topped patio table down behind her grandparents’ house this afternoon. It was not as sturdy as the other tables, so this was the best photo I could manage while trying to keep her from falling.

There are so many other little chaotic moments that I have failed to photograph, but this gives you an idea of how I spend my days. Please pray for the babies’ safety and my sanity!


About Leslie

I am a mother of four, who loves organization but is dealt a new hand of chaos each day. I love Jesus and each of my unique children. I strive to foster these relationships and bring a little organization to our chaotic home. I want to be a better blogger, but, truthfully, this is just not as high on my priority list as the aforementioned relationships or the state of our home.

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