Fall with a "Full House"
Everyone we talked to with more than
two kids told us the third one was really a
much bigger change than the first two.
Turns out they are right!
We spent several months in late summer
and early fall just trying to get through
day-to-day life. We were blessed to have
the help of two wonderful grandparents.
Michelle's mom, Quinn's Lola, stayed with
us through Halloween and helped juggle
the kids until Quinn was 3.5 months old.
We would not have survived without her!
Jason's dad, Quinn's Poppy, lives next door
and also stops by for frequent kidsitting
and sanity saving. Extended family helped
out as well. It's amazing how a generation
ago, the five kids in Jason's family were on
the high end, but not too unusual in the
US, but now only three kids seems to
garner almost as much attention.
Michelle and Jason still managed to go to
almost all the Seahawks games together.
It's too noisy for Quinn, so we left him
with a sitter or family much earlier than
the other two kids. And of course the kids
went trick-or-treating in August.
In the meantime, Jason was able to fit in
two work trips to the east coast, and only
take 5 days of vacation in the first three
months Quinn was born.