This week in 2015 we were still living in our old house on Patricia Avenue. Garin had just turned 7, the twins were 2 1/2 and Miles was 3 months old, We were living in close and cozy quarters. Garin had his own room if you could call it that. It had previously been a porch, that was enclosed by the previous owners and converted to a very small office. Once the twins were born and took over his room (and life) this tiny room became his bedroom. The twins shared Garin's old room and Miles was my roommate. We were all cramped, but happy.
I was newly a mom of four kids, three under the age of three. I look back now and wonder how I did it? No doubt, I will look back at this time in our lives someday and wonder how I did this (the Coronavirus) too. Somehow we manage, even in the most challenging of situations.
I am blessed to have my four beautiful, healthy, sweet children, and a more appropriately sized house for our big little family.
Graham contemplating his next move at Gymboree.
Catherine carrying around some girly scarves.
The Dynamic Duo jumping around after singing the iconic Gymboree parachute song.
Catherine beating the drums at the Noah's Ark Exhibit at The Skirball Center.
Garin having fun with one of the contraptions at Noah's Ark.
The Three Muskateers doing some excavating at The Skirball.
Catherine tending to Baby Miles.
Baby Miles bathed and ready for bed.
Baby Miles turns 14 weeks old. Look at those chubby thighs!
Garin's teeny-tiny (but adorable) bedroom at our old house.