Friday, January 04, 2008

Just some questions

Could I be any more tired?
Did we really spend 14 hours at Disneyland yesterday?
Do I really have 3 three-year-olds?
Did we honestly not get home until 5 a.m. this morning?
Did I really scrape up our van on a post at a gas station last night?
Have we really not been home for more than two consecutive nights in two weeks?

They say Disneyland is the happiest place on earth--maybe that's why ten billion people were in attendance yesterday. We had a blast and made some great memories, but it was exhausting and I think it'll probably be some time before we venture there again. I'll post pictures later--but right now, I think it's naptime. The above picture is of Kaitlyn playing on our suitcase a couple of weeks ago, representative of our nomadic way of life these days. :)


Kristen Borland said...


hope you got a good nap!

Becky said...

Oh, Troy is going to want to hear about the van story!!!! Why did you get home at 5am?? You guys are crazy! How did you contain all 4 in the crowds at Disneyland? Love ya!

sarah said...

You sound like an amazing mom! Can i ask, how much sleep would you say that you get on an average night? I'm just curious! :) Do you naturally have a lot of energy or do you find yourself sometimes struggling to keep up?

Brianna Heldt said...

becky, heehee, we brought the double stroller and our single stroller and wore kaitlyn in the front carrier most of the day so the older kids could ride. occasionally one would want to walk so they'd do that too. the kids were great standing in line and everything so that part wasn't bad at all. it really is a family-friendly place, which makes it much easier. troy, i will blog about the van incident soon, if i don't tell you in person first. suffice it to say i'm a much better driver than i am at parking and such.

sarah, i go to bed between 10 and 11 p.m. and wake up around 7:30 a.m., when the kids wake up, so i get between 8-9 hours per night. i am not at ALL a high-energy person. when the kids go to bed (7:30 p.m.), that is downtime. kevin and i typically just veg out, watch old tv shows on dvd, read, occasionally play a game. no projects or housework at that time because we're both typically exhausted. so YES i am CONSTANTLY struggling to keep up, or at least it feels that way! how about you?

sarah said...

Oh good, that's so nice that you and kevin have those few hours together every night. It's really so important and i know a lot of families who just don't make time for it.

I try to get about 7 hours of sleep a nite - i find if i sleep much more than that, or if i sleep too deeply, than i feel groggy the next day. But then again, i don't have 4 kids! :) Do you get them to sleep at 7:30ish even in the summer? (When it's still light out, i mean.)

Brianna Heldt said...

Nope, in the summertime it ends up being between 8 and 8:30 p.m. Anna likes to stay up late and has a nightlight so she'll more often than not look at books, play with her dolls, etc. before falling asleep.


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