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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Penguin Park Playdate

On Saturday, I took Mairead for a 'real' haircut and she was so good. The woman cutting her hair was so patient and so quick- she did a great job. Mairead was so proud to be in the big chair. Also, we made sure to watch an episode of Sesame Street that focused on hair and haircuts so that Mairead would be well prepared. She behaved so well and had a really great time. I wanted to keep it long so it wasn't anything too drastic, but it is much neater now!

On Friday of last week, we went to Penguin Park in Andover to meet up with a few other twin moms for a playdate. There were four moms, which meant four sets of twins, plus three siblings, so it was a big group! The park was packed since it was a beautiful day, so we all had our hands full chasing kids. I always think we must be quite the spectacle, especially now that the boys are so mobile. Every time I turn around, Ben is at the top of the slide. Jack has a tendency to walk directly in front of the swings, and Mairead kept trying to escape. She wanted to 'find animals.' I think she remembered going to Davis Farmland the day before and seeing the animals after we went to the playground. I felt bad for her- but I also felt bad that I kept losing kids. Ahh, well, I do the best I can. It is really getting tough for me to take them anywhere by myself since each one seems to find his or her own brand of trouble!
Thanks to Jamie, Bethany, and Kerry for a fun morning!
You know that both of my boys love cars- Ben pretty much claimed this one and stayed in it for a very long time! Too long, I guess, for Jack to wait his turn, so Jack just joined him in there.
The kids are all doing really well. The boys are talking SO much! I tried to count all of their words and I thought of about 50 that Jack says, and about 40-45 for Ben. They are also into ALL kinds of trouble- climbing furniture, running at top speeds, etc. The other day, Ben pulled the answering machine on top of his head while Jack was busy painting Kitty with a paintbrush he found in the kitchen. I know it's cliche, but man, they really are double trouble.
Mairead is doing well but I think she is getting a little 'antsy' as she has not had this much unstructured time in a while. We have been finished with EI for a month now, and still have a week before preschool begins. I think she will love her new school-- I hope so, anyway! We are still waiting to hear from the public schools about where she will go and what her situation will be. Tomorrow, she has a re-evaluation at the place where she had hippotherapy, so we are hoping that we can work everything into a good schedule and routine for her.
Dave is going back to work on Thursday... God help me...


The Plateniks said...

I like the new blog colors! Beautiful haircut, Mairead, and good luck keeping up with the other two! I have a climber too, and it's caused me many grey hairs.

Terry Family said...

I don't know how you do it!!!!!! God bless you! Maybe things will be more manageable when Mairead is in school. Other than that, I have no words of wisdom or advice! Thank God you have such a great attitude!