Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Balancing Act

Well... I have to be honest with you that things have been going pretty wonderfully. How is this possible? We are definitely getting to the point where we are almost settled and a bit more unpacked...
Things are just busy here at the May household. I have to hand it to all those parents of multiples or big families...you are probably the best little multi-taskers out there. Molly and Gabriel are so unique in their wants and needs. I am having to learn a whole new process of thinking when I am alone with both of them. I find myself saying...how can I make this work for both of them. Truly a balancing act.

For example, when I am laying Molly down for her nap and we are going through her routine of reading stories in bed- I have to be a little flexible. Molly loves to read her book in bed and at this very moment Gabe decides that he has to snuggle NOW. So, my solution was to put Gabe up in bed by Molly's pillow so that they could snuggle while I read. I think this might have been my one success in about 50 failed attempts. But, I am learning. I guess this is what I get for having a little princess...
and the worlds biggest cuddle bug... (please notice that Gabriel is giving a little shout out to the Longhorns with his left hand...he decided to be a little jaundice to match the school colors...)


It is so funny because I was really stressed about them not liking each other or feeling pulled by one and not able to love on the other. What was I worried about...


They have nothing but love and kisses for each other... well for now until Molly realizes that this weekend guest is here to stay.




So far, she is just the hostess with the mostess... she even shares her apple with Gabe which I later suctioned out his nose! YIKES!



Thank goodness I have such an amazing husband to support me through all of this change. Being the busy person I am - I was beginning to feel a little couped up today...especially on such a beautiful day. So, we loaded up the kiddos for Gabe's first family walk to the neighborhood park. Great outside time for me, New adventures for Gabriel and a way to burn off Molly's overstocked energy...

Gabe was so snuggled he had no idea we had left the house.


Molly just couldn't get enough park time! She even became arch enemies with this other little girl we will call "Jane". Molly proved to Jane that she was one tough cookie and should not be crossed. She and Daddy definitely had fun dominating the playground equipment.



What a weekend.

6 comments:

Heather Anderson said...

Wow! Gabriel is gorgeous with all that hair. He barely looks like a newborn....no scrunched up face and bald head. What a pretty baby! You guys sound like you are already in the swing of things. I am impressed.

Emily said...

These pictures are precious!!! What a sweet & excited big sis Molly is, and Gabe is adorable. I'm very impressed with how easily you're handling 2 kids. Way to go!

Carole said...

I LOVE the pictures of Molly holding Gabriel. Precious!

steffie said...

Welcome to the world of having more than one kid! It's funny I was just thinking today that I'm really no different than any other Mom that has multiple kids. I just had them at the same time. I do struggle when they all cry, all need to eat, or all need something at the same time. Mainly because I feel bad that I can't do it all, but who can? They will survive. After all they are in a happy home with wonderful, loving parents!

angela said...

i just love catching up with you like this. your family is beautiful. do you think that you will feel better by next weekend? i was thinking about making a trip up to meet mr. gabriel. let me know what you think. best wishes for a speedy recovery.

Edie said...

Thanks for writing this.