And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Monday, April 12, 2010


We had quite the weekend....tons of fun but super super busy. We were out to dinner on Thursday evening with friends in the neighborhood, at church from 10 a.m. to 5 on Saturday then at friends for dinner that night until 8 then back to church again on Sunday morning. Benjamin (and Brina the dog) were away from home most of the weekend but he was a TROOPER. Brian and I were commenting that he is much more portable now...either he's more portable or we're just getting better at learning how to take him around with us without as much stress. It used to be such an ordeal to get him all packed up, loaded up and take him out, keeping a wary eye on the clock to make sure we got him home before we had "meltdown baby." It still is a lot of work....maybe we're just getting better at it.

Ben was a trooper by day and a terror at night but we kind of expected that since he was out of his routine and bedtime was often later and in a new location. No sleep for the Roelofs' house this weekend. It's amazing though how each night/early morning when I'm so frustrated and so tired trying to get Benj to go back to sleep, I feel like giving up, but then each morning I wake up to this......... and it's all worth it.

Some highlights and funny moments from the past few days...

- Babies, babies, babies. Our friends around the corner welcomed a beautiful baby girl named Claire! Other friends found out they are expecting!

- At church work day (where we were all day Saturday), Ben took a 3 hour long nap in Pastor Norm's office. Ben never sleeps this long...not even at night. This allowed for lots of productive work to get done!

- I heard the best sermon on the book of Revelation that I've ever heard. Blessing.

- To end on a funny a a text message from Brian last night saying "Code brown in the Bumbo." Yup....4 day build up to massive explosion. Outfit ruined, baby in the bath, daddy traumatized.

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