Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our Week without Daddy

8/23: Rob left Saturday morning! We had an uneventful weekend.
Breakfast Monday morning!! The day started pretty normal but it quickly went into chaos mode during morning nap. Needless to say--there was no morning or afternoon nap! Sigh! We have not had any issues with naps or bedtimes since January!! Not sure if they are just now realizing that Daddy has been gone for 2 days!! Mommy didn't get a shower until 10 pm!! Rough and exhausting day! Terelle did stop by for about an hour this afternoon and that at least gave me an hour mental break and pleasant adult conversation!Playtime after breakfast! They are loving working with puzzles!
8/24: The triplets are just now starting to watch movies. They love Toy Story 2, Madagascar Escape to Africa, Monsters vs Aliens and their current FAVORITE the Chimpmunks the Squekuel. They like to either sit in their Elmo chairs with blankets all around them or cuddle on couch with pillows and blankets!
Daddy---here is Emily sending you EYES!!Austin was not getting cozy on couch at all!! He was digging through toy chest looking for his toy Woody from Toy Story!
My Babies---I just love these little guys!! Thank YOU Lord for this blessing!!
8/25: Breakfast Time! I just discovered Yoplait makes yogurt especially for kids. It is a stiff consistency so they can spoon and it does not run all over the place. Up until now we have been fans of YoBaby Organic yogurt but this harder yogurt makes life so much easier!! Oh, and these kiddie bowls have suction on the bottom so they stick to tray! Yay!
Playtime--Yes, the blankey obsession continues!
Austin loves pictures!
This is their new FAVORITE place!!
8/26: Today we had a playdate with Jaime and Cort. Cort is 19 months and is very close in age to the triplets! It was a great playdate and all got along very well!! Thanks Jaime!! Jaime also brought lunch--pizza from her husband's restaurant! It was super yummy!!! The kids ate together. Unfortunately, my camera's battery was dead!! So, no pics!!
8/27: We went to MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). It was fun and I am so glad that I went. Trying to do stuff by myself is hard. The issue is not getting them ready although that is rather involved and has to be planned but when I get to where I am going...unloading three wiggly toddlers....well, you can imagine the chaos! Fortunately, two of my friends were also attending so they met me outside and helped me walk one of the babies in while I walked with the other two! (oh, if only I had two more arms!) The great thing about MOPS is that it is fellowship with other mothers and childcare is provided! The triplets had a bit of an issue and there were lots of tears. They are not used to being in a daycare environment and are not used to being watched by others! I am always with them. We don't have a sitter or anything of the sort. This was hard for them but I will be attending Enterprise MOPS once a month and Dothan MOPS twice a month and hopefully their fear of being watched by others will start getting better. After MOPS, which really was fun and relaxing, (my one treat for the week!) we went and hung out at Allie's house. She kindly cooked kid gourment lunch: fish sticks and macaroni and cheese! She fed all the kids!! Allie and Angela watched the triplets while I ran to the store to pick up milk! We go through lots of MILK these days!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Aloha Friday

8/20: We are super busy today. Rob is leaving tomorrow for 18 days TDY to Ft. Hood. So, we have lots to do before he leaves. We have replenished freezer and pantry. I am not sure if I will be able to go to the grocery store while he is gone so we stocked up on many staples that the kids love to eat! We always have time to take pictures of our little ones!

Kathryn bought this pretty tutu dress for Emily a few months back. I hand-washed it a few days ago and it was hanging on her dresser. This morning she kept pointing at it. Emily really is a girly girl and loves anything PINK! Here is Matthew having a mini-meltdown! Not always smiles and giggles here!
Kathryn brought us some puzzles today! We absolutely LOVE them! Thanks, Kathryn for always being so thoughtful! They are really getting the hang of them!
Our living room is pretty big but these three are never far from each other!
My Emily...she is so beautiful!
Here is one of Austin's famous smiles!
We are all looking forward to cooler weather....at this time we still can not play outside. This week we have had temps in the 100's!
Elmo chairs in play house!!
This was too funny...Emily put her Elmo chair in and Matthew didn't want to let her in the house. They babbled back and forth. Matty kept closing the door!
Emily NEVER gave up and my great problem solver....she decided to go in through the window!!
Victory!
We have so many cayenne peppers!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Bumbo Before and After

8/18: This picture was taken the day we moved into our new house last April 2009. We have been trying to downsize all of the baby stuff. We had a huge garage sale a few weeks ago and made well over $500. We sold 3 walkers, 2 swings (still have 1 swing), 3 bounce chairs, 3 vibrating chairs and the list goes on. We also sold our Bumbos that we loved!! All except the pink one. I listed it on craigslist yesterday and got an offer immediately! So, this morning I brought it in the house and it was a huge hit! Everybody wanted to sit in it! I never imagined that they would still fit in it or I would not have sold them! It was too cute! AUSTIN BEFOREAUSTIN AFTERAUSTIN loves to give you the cheesiest smile when you take his picture! (and yes, he is wearing Emily's pink crocs!)EMILY BEFOREEMILY AFTERMATTHEW BEFOREMATTHEW AFTERTHE BOYS
FROM Rob's GARDEN! A few days ago my dear friend Chantel wrote an Ode to her husband about tomatoes...I am honoring Rob's tomatoes, peppers and ONE LIME on our blog. Sort of like writing an ode!