Thursday, October 30, 2008

Sugar high-all week long

Today is day two of the sugar high week. Big man had a party at preschool that ended with a small parade. The kids all marched out to the street to wave at the cars and see if any would honk. About 3-4 cars did honk and the kids were pretty excited. I think preschool teachers are amazingly patient. Doesn't it look like chaos.
Big man was so excited to see me pull up for his parade. It was all he could talk about all day.

Big man held up this Halloween treat and said, "It's saying I love you". Jeff and I thought it was pretty funny.
Baby H in her Bullseye costume. She went to her first trunk or treat yesterday and did great. Everyone thought she was adorable.

You can't have Bullseye without Buzz and Woody. What a cute bunch.
The fun continues tomorrow when we have cousins in town and everyone goes trick or treating. I've tried to limit their candy eating, but so far it hasn't worked. I told big man to come and eat lunch today and he informed me he wanted candy for lunch. I don't blame him :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Things I've learned...

Baby H is four weeks old tomorrow. It's been a crazy four weeks. Here are some things I've learned with three kids:
1. Leaving the house must be timed very carefully-between feedings, naps, meals, etc. This gives me a very small window of time to actually go anywhere or do anything :)
2. The boys won't need my attention until I'm feeding the baby. At which time they have to be on my lap or sitting close by. This gives them the perfect opportunity to bug her and me.
3. I don't have to have a reason to cry. In fact there have been a few times when me and ALL three kids have been crying at the same time. It's pretty sad when I start crying just seeing Jeff's car pull in the driveway.
4. I'm having a good day when I've showered and dressed. It's a fairly good day if I'm dressed before noon. Some days me and the kids are in our jammies all day. That's okay too.
5. It's okay to have kids songs in my head all day. The kids favorite cartoons have some pretty catchy tunes. It's a little annoying when I can't get them out of my head to go to sleep. We've watched a lot of cartoons in the last few weeks.
6. It's nice not to have to cook. Due to the kindness of family and neighbors I didn't have to make a single dinner for three whole weeks. It was heaven.
7. The boys do a pretty good job of washing themselves in the tub. Why was I doing it for them all this time? I learned this a few nights ago while I was sitting on the bathroom floor feeding the baby while the boys bathed. Jeff was working late.
8. Shopping with three kids is quite an adventure. One I don't want to repeat anytime soon. I went to Kohls to try and find a dress. I took the double stroller thinking the carseat could go in the back, little man in the front and big man could walk. Big man didn't want to walk, he wanted in the stroller, so I'm trying to push the stroller with one hand and hold the carrier with the other. Once I found something I wanted to look at both boys jumped out of the stroller and ran around like mad men. I spent most of the time tracking them down. After about ten minutes I gave up and went home. What was I thinking.
9. Jeff is a great dad. I of course already knew this, but I'm amazed at how great he is with the kids. Especially the boys. They have so much fun with him and when he's at work they ask for him all day. It makes me very grateful to be sharing this large task of parenting with him. My hat goes off to all single parents. I couldn't do it.
10. I am very blessed. Sure I get tired and ornery, but I love my kids and my husband. I wouldn't trade them for anything.

Like I said, it's been a crazy four weeks, but each day gets a little easier.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

What a chunk!!!

I couldn't decide on the pictures, so I put them all in. I thought they turned out pretty cute. I took Baby H in for her 2-week visit yesterday and she's already gained a pound. I guess by two weeks it's good if they're back up to their birth weight and she's a pound over that. What a little chunk. I'm glad she's healthy and growing. She's a cutie.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

It finally happened...

After hours of fun playing with the camera, big and little man finally broke it. Jeff put it on a tripod for them and I think it took one too many trips down the stairs. The good news is we bought a new camera last night. It's my birthday present, but I can't wait that long to use it. I haven't even had a chance to mess with it, but here are some pictures Jeff took with it.

This first one is of little man with his dinosaur hairdo. We finally let it grow out long enough to be able to do this. He thought he was pretty cool. Only him and dad made it to church today.

This may be big man's wardrobe for the next few weeks. He wouldn't take it off all night. We're borrowing the buzz costume from his cousins and they brought it over tonight. He was thrilled. The only way we got him to take it off for bed was to hang it on his curtains so he could still look at it. What a nut.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

She's getting big...

I can't believe she's a week old already. It's been a crazy week, but we're all adjusting. She's still teeny and most of her 0-3 clothes don't fit, but I think she's getting big. Her little cheeks are getting chubby. I had fun dressing her up today even though we haven't left the house. Big man didn't let her keep the headband on for very long. He had to try it on himself.

Fun with dad. The boys have had lots of quality time with dad this week. They've also spent a lot of time at Grandma's house. Grandma has seen a whole new side to her 'little angels'. She's got to go back to work to get some rest :)