Because Mike went back to work this week, my 10 year old niece Kateri was kind enough to come stay with us for a few days and help me with anything and everything. She was amazing. From doing dishes and making snacks to putting the kids shoes and jackets on 101 times her extra pair of hands was a tremendous help. The kids love her and having her here all week to play with and read stories with was fun for them too. She held Samuel for me every day while I showered and did laundry and while I put Israel and Nairi down for their naps. Every morning when Nairi woke up the first thing she said ( after demanding to "Go downstairs!") was "Where Kateri go?"
Now I am sad to say I have to figure out this whole 4 kids under 6 thing myself.... stay tuned folks. This is probably my most difficult mission ever. :o)