Thank you all for sharing in the lives of our three amazing children- Mairead, Jack, and Ben. We hope you visit often!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

On the Move

Lately, we have been finding new ways to get around. Since Dave is now back to work, I am at home alone with the kids during the day, and the weather has been so beautiful that we just have to get outside! This is easier said than done with a toddler and two infants. So, we purchased this triple jogging stroller from Craigslist and I love it! We are quite the sight tooling around the neighborhood. The other day I was walking and heard a man say from inside his house, "Hey honey! Come see all these babies she's got!" Then his wife, an elderly woman, comes out onto her front steps and says, "I've never seen someone like that before!" We do get a lot of attention. People driving by slow down to look at us and point us out to their kids, etc. Some people actual stop their cars to tell me I "certainly have my hands full!", which, of course, I already know. But people are very nice and sincere in their congratulations to us. It's just a little strange to get so much attention just for taking my kids for a walk.

The boys have found their own ways of moving around, too. Jack is very deliberate. He seems to decide where he wants to go, and then he makes purposeful movements to scoot somewhere. Ben, on the other hand, just rolls and slides himself all over the place. He is never in the same place or position I left him. Sometimes he ends up under the couch, under a curtain, or twisted over a toy.

Mairead is taking much more of an interest in them lately- probably because they respond to her more by smiling and laughing. They think she is fascinating. She also thinks she is fascinating, so it works out well. She is a great big sister- she brings them toys, talks to them, and when they cry she says, "It's all right." So cute!

Yup, that's my son. Eating a curtain.

When I left the room, Ben was on his back under this toy with his body parallel to it and his head to the right of the picture. When I came back, you can see where I found him. No idea how he does it!

This morning I took all three to the playground down the street. We drove there because it's too far for Mairead to walk, and the triple stroller doesn't fit through the gate to the playground. She had a blast on the slides and swings, and the boys patiently hung out in their stroller and people watched. Several of the little kids there said, "Hey Mommy- they have TWO babies!" Very cute. Thanks for checking in with us!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Boyz in Hoods and a New Game

Mairead's Grandma and Grandpa sent some souveniers from their trip to Michigan and some nice warm pjs for Mairead (just in time!) and while Mairead liked all of those things, the best part of the gift was the box, of course! She played in and around it for a long time, and then we discovered a new game. An adult has to pick up a handful of packing peanuts and Mairead yells, "READY! SET! GOOOO!" Then, the adult drops the peanuts on Mairead while she hides her eyes and squeals with excitement. This game goes on for quite some time.... Thanks, Grandma and Grandpa, for the great gifts!

The boys have become much more interested in each other lately- they even hold hands! It is just about the cutest thing ever. I love being a MoM (Mom of Multiples) when they are being so sweet!

Cuddling and watching TV.

I think shoes are even cuter when there are two little pairs!

All three kids had on blue hoodies last week- the picture of all 3 did not come out so well. One of my children, we won't say which one, is always running off somewhere!

Could you tell who is who? I actually think they look like me (when I was little) in these pictures.

Today is Daddy's first day at school, so we are missing him today and wishing him the best of luck at his new job. Luckily, I found a triple stroller on Craigslist and I am excited to take all three for a walk today! I found it just in time since everyone is at work today and we would be stuck in the house without it.
I didn't take pictures, but we had a great time on Saturday at the Lynch's cook-in (thanks to Danny). It was fun to see everyone and to see all of the kids, too. And Brutus and Chloe, of course!
Hope everything is great with all of you! Thanks for checking in!