It's been fun to see each of our kiddos grow up. They each have their favorite parent, and for the most part Dahrran and Kaitlynn have mommy as a favorite. MacKenzie and Addysen by far have Daddy wrapped around their fingers.
When the big kids were growing up Joel worked a factory job where his day started sometimes as early as 4am. We didn't see him until after nap time in the afternoons. Morning routine was left up to me, and we managed. When Joel took his new job last October our routine changed. For the better.
His hours are now anywhere from 7:30/8:00am-7:30/8:00pm. It's so nice for him to be able to be here with us in the mornings. We all wake up as a family, and get to spend a little time together. His job is also only 4 miles away from home! Which is great because it means that he doesn't have a long commute.
With the big kids now in school full time, it now means they usually leave with daddy who takes them to the bus stop and waits while the bus comes. For Addysen this is probably the hardest part of her day. She loves all the big kids, and loves her daddy so much more. Almost every morning there are snuggles that commence.