Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Well, they actually cooperated! Aren't they beautiful?
Monday, March 23, 2009
After breakfast each day we took their new safety harnesses for test runs. They work pretty well. I'm looking forward to the day when I can handle all three myself instead of using the stroller to get them in/out of places. Three kids and two arms doesn't work so well, ya know? They love being set free to roam the great outdoors. We picked a lot of wood and pine cones out of Jack's mouth, however. That boy will eat anything. Bennie's the best right now, Jack likes to stop and look at every tine speck of dirt, and Lily kind of looks like she's had a few cocktails. It's funny how their personalities are. Bennie will just follow you and go anywhere you go. Lily wants to go where SHE wants to go and you better follow or you get yelled at! I have no idea where she got that from.
Here's the little Bennie Bear checking out the great big trees with PawPaw.
Here's PawPaw in front of the Dogwood trees with the boys. Lily was a getting a little worn out and caught a ride on Dad's shoulders back to the house.
Here's Jack on MawMaw and PawPaw's new giant dock getting ready for his very first BOAT RIDE on Poppie's boat! Notice the regulation life jacket and sun hat. Thanks Mom and Dad for gating in a large play area for the babies. It was great hanging out in the shade on the water and I can just picture all the fun times ahead.
Here's MawMaw and Nonnie with their grandbabies. You have no idea how difficult it is to get them to all look the same direction at the same time.
Jack and Lily loved being out on the water right off the bat. Bennie, not so much. He pretty much spent the whole first half in my lap in the back seat. Here he is, right after we took off, realizing that he's not in Kansas anymore....
And Lily.... This picture says it all. She had so much fun she didn't want it to stop. In fact, she was convinced she would have even more fun if we would let her check out the water, which we didn't, and she was not a happy camper about it. She spent the last few minutes in a full-scale melt-down.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Yep, Lily has my keys...
Thursday, March 19, 2009
His hair is very difficult to tame and likes to stand straight up, especially in the back where his cow-lick is. This time there was no crying, but he obviously wanted a part in deciding how much Dad took off.
Yeah, he said two inches and he lost about 4 on top. Quite a shocker for the young man.
BUT, Mommy loves his new haircut b/c she can spike up his hair! Yeah! Doesn't he look like his name should be Butch?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
10. It takes some time to pry Lily's bottom out of the small spaces she tries to stick it in....
9. I've been teaching all of the important body parts...
8. I've been busy giving funny hairdo's to grumpy kids....Sometimes you have to be creative to entertain yourself...
7. We've been enjoying the great outdoors. Especially Dad....
6. I've been frantically trying to keep them from scaling my furniture (with little success).
5. I've been busy drugging them with ibuprofen and acetaminophen for the....10 molars that have wreaked havoc on my sweet babies. Yeah, that's right, you should feel sorry for ME.
4. It's taken some time to straighten out Jack's funny leg....
3. And even more time to straighten out Ben's funny hair....
2. Have you ever tried to scrub blueberry off this guy's face?
And the number one reason I have completely neglected the blog....is....We've just been having too much fun......
So, I will sincerely try to do better, if anyone even reads this anymore. Life has been crazy, but isn't it always? At least I'm guessing it's probably not going to slow down any time soon. So many funny things happen every day and I want so much to share them with you all. It's amazing to see these babies (actually toddlers!) grow and develop into little people. I am reminded daily how great this whole experience is. It is, in fact, fantastic. I feel so lucky to watch their quirky little gestures, listen to their chatter that is quickly turning into words, and know that I'm helping them to become little people.
Hey, listen, it's not all rainbows and puppy dogs...There are challenges, but there has never been a day that I went to bed at night and wished that I were anyone else.