Sunday, March 22, 2009

join us for the quints birthday

Please join us for the quints 3rd Birthday Sunday March 29th from 10:00-1:00 at Bremerton Skateland admission and skate rental are free. Hope to see you there.

Here is something another mom of multiples posted on her site I found it fitting.

To all my dear friends who are also Invisible!
The Invisible Mom

It all began to make sense, the blank stares, the lack of
response, the way one of the kids will walk into the room
while I'm on the phone and ask to be taken to the store.
Inside I'm thinking, 'Can't you see I'm on
the phone?'

Obviously not ,20no one can see if I'm on the phone, or
cooking, or sweeping the floor, or even standing on my head
in the corner, because no one can see me at all. I'm
invisible. The invisible Mom. Some days I am only a pair of
hands, nothing more: Can you fix this? Can you tie this? Can
you open this?

Some days I'm not a pair of hands; I'm not even a
human being. I'm a clock to ask, 'What time is it?
I'm a satellite guide to a answer, 'What number is
the Disney Channel? I'm a car to order, 'Right
around 5:30, please.'

I was certain that these were the hands that once held
books and the eyes that studied history and the mind that
graduated summa cum laude - but now they had disappeared
into the peanut butter, never to be seen again. She's
going, she's going, and she’s gone!

One night, a group of us were having dinner, celebrating
the return of a friend from England . Janice had just gotten
back from a fabulous trip,and she was going on and on about
the hotel she stayed in. I was sitting there, looking around
at the others all put together so well. It was hard not to
compare and feel sorry for myself. I was feeling pretty
pathetic, when Janice turned to me with a beautifully
wrapped package, and said, 'I brought you this.' It
was a book on th e great cathedrals of Europe . I wasn't
exactly sure why she'd given it to me until I read her
inscription: To Charlotte, with admiration for the
greatness of what you are building when no one sees.'

In the days ahead I would read - no, devour - the book. And
I would discover what would become for me, four
life-changing truths, after which I could pattern my work:
No one can say who built the great cathedrals we have no
record of their names. These builders gave their whole lives
for a work they would never see finished. They made great
sacrifices and expected no credit. The passion of their
building was fueled by their faith that the eyes of God saw

A legendary story in the book told of a rich man who came
to visit the cathedral while it was being built, and he saw
a workman carving a tiny bird on the inside of a beam. He
was puzzled and asked the man, 'Why are you spending so
much time carving that bird into a beam that will be covered
by the roof? No one will ever see it. And the workman
replied, 'Because God sees.'

I closed the book, feeling the missing piece fall into
place. It was almost as if I heard God whispering to me,
'I see you, Charlotte. I see the sacrifices you make
every day, even when no one around you does. No act of< br> > kindness you've done, no sequin you've sewn on, no
cupcake you've baked, is too small for me to notice and
smile over. You are building a great cathedral, but you
can't see right now what it will become.

At times, my invisibility feels like an affliction. But it
is not a disease that is erasing my life. It is the cure for
the disease of my own self-centeredness. It is the antidote
to my strong, stubborn pride.

I keep the right perspective when I see myself as a great
builder. As one of the people who show up at a job that they
will never see finished, to work on something that their
name will never be on. The writer of the book went so far as
to say that no cathedrals could ever be built in our
lifetime because there are so few people willing to
sacrifice to that degree.

When I really think about it, I don't want my son to
tell the friend he's bringing home from college for
Thanksgiving, 'My mom gets up at 4 in the morning and
bakes homemade pies. Then she hand bastes a turkey for three
hours and presses all the linens for the table.' That
would mean I'd built a shrine or a monument to myself. I
just want him to want to come home. And then, if there is
anything more to say to his friend, to add, 'you’re
gonna love it there.'

As mothers, we are building great cathedrals. We cannot be
seen if we're doing it right. And one day, it is very
possible that the world will marvel, not only at what we
have built, but at the beauty that has been added to the
world by the sacrifices of invisible women.

Great Job, MOM!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I dont know who is crazier that lady or my life

Ok I had no idea when I posted the last blog the lady was mental. I keep hearing her say I can do it all on my own. NEVER, NEVER it is not humanly possible. The first 9 months of the babies life I slept on a good night 2-4 hours. With help I still only slept 4 hours because I had to nurse or pump. I feel like I am a strong person and at times I cannot take the craziness of life and I only have 6. I do not agree with what she has done but it is done, and now we need to pray for the children involved. I will still continue to pray for the mother. What I would love for her to say is she thankful to God for there life of her children and she needs HELP mentally, spiritually, and physically. That is all I have to say about that.
Any how It is 6:30 am and the kids didn’t sleep again last night. First Aniston at 11:00 insisting there was a bug in her room. Cami around 2:00 crying because she was scared. Then that set Belle of and she repeated over and over “I want to sleep with MAMA!!” for 2 hours. Finally Cami got to sleep. “Oh no!!” Aniston is crying again and there goes Belle “I want MAMA!!” I brought Aniston and Belle into one single bed and all three of us snuggled into tight quarters. For an hour the two fought over who got to touch me. Ok by now it was 5:00 Belle had moved onto “I want a drink of water” over and over and aniston was fighting for her position in the bed. I finally got up to get Belle a drink of water and notice its already 5:30. Ahhh!!! After water and fighting they are finally asleep and now I am wide awake. And thinking about all the things I need to get done today. Like Drop Lilli of at school at 9:00 and then teach my aerobics class at 9:30. Pick Lilli up at 11:30 while dragging 2 of the other kids with me. Life is always crazy in the Stevenson house.
Mike is really liking his job. Some days he even come home for lunch. School is going well I have a 95% in my Algebra class. I have a great teacher because I am not by any means the kind of person to get things easily. I struggled with school because of my dyslexia I always thought I wasn’t smart however, now I know I just didn’t know how to work with my disability. With time I have learned I can do anything if I set my mind to it. Even survive 6 kids under of the age of 6.
Well I better start my day. I hope I put a smile on your face because after reading through this I cannot help but laugh at my life.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

2008 cute kids winners

Guess who has been named cutest multiples of 2008 by cute My babies!!! I am proud once again to be their mom. This is a honor considering it is one of the top most respected contests for children. You can read more about the contest if you go to Besides great publicity they won a$5,000 scholarship.
The kids have been really fussy. When I took them to the doctor everyone including Lilli had a ear infection. I decided to switch them to their own rooms because they waking one another up. Annie and Weston are sleeping in their own beds like good kids. Cami and Belle still ask to be zipped in there crib tent. And Scarlett well those that know her know she is not to be trusted. Scarlett is my little monkey she is always into everything. The other night I put her to bed and asked "what would you like to dream about tonight?" she looked at me and smiled and said "your make-up." I had to laugh since every time she is missing I find her in my bathroom all made up. The funny thing is she climbs 2 gates and get threw 2 child proof doors. If I didn't laugh I would cry.
lots of smiles

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Lookhowmuch has changed

8 are Born and King 5 Visits

What a beutiful day for this family, they gave birth to 8 healthy babies. To learn more you can read the new york times article at:

We will be on channel 5 at 5:00 or around that time.

The kids just got over a cold/flu. I spent 5 out of 7 nights up all night. Oh, and they love to share so everyone that helped me that week came down with the same thing.

Mike got a job with a contracter on base. when HR called we yelled and jumped up and down. Mike told the lady on the other end of the phone we couldn't help ourselves. It is half the money he was making at his old job, but this job is permanent and more secure.

I have started school and it is going well. I am enjoying the break from "MAMA!!"

Please pray for the tiny eight babies born and I will up date you all when they release the parents names.

Lots of Love,