Monday, December 31, 2007
Today I took the kids to the grocery store to pick up a couple of things and got a few extras that were on sale. James and Katie were super excited because they got to ride in the front of the car cart or should I say drive while Abigail rode up front with me holding the groceries. I decided to use the self checkout line because I could have better control over the kids in the cart. I finished checking everything and then realized after tearing apart the diaper bag and my wallet that I had left my debit card in my purse at home. I took the kids out to the car just to check and very embarrassed went back in and they told me they would just hold it until I got back.
I took the kids out of the cart, stupid idea I should have just pushed it to the car and taken them out. James threw a horrible, terrible fit to get out screaming vroom vroom and throwing himself on the ground. So I carried him and held the girls hands in my other hand, this isn't any big deal we do it all the time and the kids are great about not running away. I told James as we were walking out the door to please stop I was already embarrassed don't make it worse, a lady smiled at me and said "oh don't be embarrassed it's no big deal". Abigail fell down in the middle of the parking lot and I had to carry her and James all the time trying to herd Katie to the car without holding onto to her very scary! I got the kids in the van and noticed that the lady from the door was standing there waiting for me. Well I had already lost my cool with James so I thought for sure she was going to give me a hard time but boy was I wrong. Instead she asks me to please stay while she buys my groceries so I don't have to come back and unload the kids all over again.
I felt a flood of emotions ranging from embarrassment that I didn't have my money and this woman must think I was poor, to overwhelming joy that there was that kind of person in the world.
She brought my groceries out and I fell all over myself to thank her and I cried like a baby. She just said "someday you will see someone that needs something so just pay it forward"!
Can you believe it? I have heard of this but never have been the receiver of such a thing how awesome!
So I'm on the watch out now for a way to brighten someone else's day the way this lady did mine.
Hope you all have a safe and happy new year I know that we will!!!!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I discovered earlier in the week while trying to put together some of the kids Christmas presents that we had a piece missing, I stupid piece but an important one that allows James raceway to be put together a stupid arm that holds up the top ramp. Well after searching high and low we decided it must have been thrown away.
So getting back to the things we do, tonight I went to my moms house and we emptied 3 large trash bags in her living room floor and went through each box and every scrap of paper. Fortunately the boxes and paper were in separate bags from the other trash! However, would you allow trash to be dumped in your living room? I think not!
Unfortunately 3 bags and countless bags later the piece is still missing. I paid more than $30 for this thing it was such a cool toy, um I mean Santa and his elves worked really hard to make this toy!
So now I guess I'll be contacting Fisher Price to see if I can just buy a replacement part or what I have to do, not sure if Walmart would take it back (ya know the North Pole is just a little to far).
Ughhhh next year I'm coming up with a better plan for those toys that have to be opened but don't get put together.
Friday, December 28, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Well at least thats what I'm guessing since we were awake early again. Nope not 6 AM again, oh no this time we started the fun at 430 am!
Are you kidding me? No one should be awake at 430 no one, least of all me I like 8 hours of sleep every night.
James who never wakes up on his own in the middle of the night, he will jump up quick if one of the girls wakes up afraid of missing something but never on his own. Well last night he awoke at 430 and it surprised me so I checked on him like any good mother would right? Well he was fine as soon as I picked him up and Abigail was fine too so we sat on the couch and had a drink. 5 minutes later I asked if they were ready to go to bed the kid walked himself to bed and then screamed bloody murder when I put him in. Nothing was wrong with this child he just didn't want to be in his bed. I walked out and let the child scream, and scream, and scream, and scream some more. Finally daddy couldn't handle it anymore and thought well gee it worked so well when Misty put them in our bed yesterday lets try it again, so he put all 3 in our bed and left for the couch.
How well do you think it worked? Yep your right it didn't! Daddy was able to leave and go to work leaving me with 3 overtired 2 year olds, but I was able to take a nap so ha!
So the point is if you happen to talk to my kids in the next few days please don't tell them Santa is coming it will only wake them up and if they wake up I'm calling YOU!
On another note Abigail learned a great new phrase tonight during dinner. Well she didn't learn it at dinner she just decided to share during dinner. She was trying to get her mac and cheese and the noodle kept sliding away, she would stab and say"damn, damn, dam", stab and say "damn, damn, damn". I had to walk out of the room the first time and Grandma walked the other direction so that she wouldn't know we were laughing so hard we were crying. The second time though I told her that wasn't nice and young ladies didn't say that word. Do you think she learned, because as much as it shouldn't be damn it's funny! Maybe I should tell her Santa said no.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Now let me tell you my general rule is wake up before 7 and you stay in your bed I don't answer to any alarm before 7. Occasionally one of the kids will wake up earlier and they will cry for a little while and go back to sleep.
What was I thinking? I knew better, I knew if one was awake all would be awake and I couldn't take one without them all. I would say I must have been half asleep but I had just gotten through telling Jim to just let her cry she would be ok, again let me adk what was I thinking......
2 years ago we got a new bed and Jim told me then we should get a king sized bed, but I didn't listen. Nope I said there was no way I was allowing my kids to sleep in our bed.
Anyone want to guess how many times I've woken Jim up in the middle of the night to say you have to go to the couch I need your side for the kids?
Ya guess I should have listened, off to bed now to recoup my hour of sleep!
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Watch this video of my lovlies dancing.
And then Daddy and Abigail started a new game!
Sunday, December 9, 2007
We went to Grandmas last night to decorate gingerbread houses last night, I thought it was going to be a nightmare eating more than decorating not getting the whole idea but I was wrong. Well not totally they did eat WAY to much candy Katie put 2 layers of candy on her roof eating the first one. Aunt Katie helped Katie decorate hers, Uncle James helped James decorate his and mommy and Grandma took turns helping Abigail. They picked their own candy and put it exactly where they wanted taking very little advice or suggestions from us silly adults.
Today we went to the McMoms Christmas party a little late so we didn't get to party much put they needed a little nap. The kids were so excited to see Santa but only Katie would go near him and sit on his lap. Katie loves Santa she is just amazed by the big man in the red suit. James stopped about 10 feet away and grabbed hold of me and that's all the encouragement Abigail needed to do the same. So I sat on the floor consoling them while Katie saw him.
Finally I was able to sit down next to Santa and hold Abigail and James, while Santa held Katie and hopefully someone will share that picture with me soon since obviously I couldn't take it!
Ended the day with a nice fire that they pleaded with daddy to "turn it on", and some nice footy jammies. Oh its so cold I don't know how I'll ever get us out to the gym in the morning.......
Friday, December 7, 2007
Then the triplets spent the weekend with Mimi and Grandpa YAY MIMI AND GRANPA, blissfully quiet. Did I spent that time cleaning house, or shopping? Nope, I spent 3 hours on Saturday working on things for the McMoms Vendor night we had on Tuesday, then I went to moms house and made gingerbread houses. That was pretty fun all the adults were there and we drank Gingerbread martinis, this weekend the kids get to decorate them. Let me tell you some of them are huge closer to apartment buildings than houses!
Sunday I did reorganize the 2 play rooms and put together the new picnic table so I did accomplish something at my house!
Tuesday was the dreaded Vendor night and the day started out awful, our electricity went out about 10 am and I still hadn't printed my documents for the night. At noon I loaded the kids into the car and we went to McDonalds, before this I had to unload Yayas from the washer where they were when the elect went out and put them in the sun in hopes they would dry before naps. Grandma met us at McDonalds and the kids did great they are minding so well in public I'm so proud! Then I abandoned them without electricity and went to Stacey's for the Vendor event. Thanks mom I appreciate all your help this week not sure what I would have done if you weren't off work! You rock!
The only other thing going on this week is me trying to go to the gym. A couple of weeks ago I won a 3 month membership at a gym and I've gone a couple of times my goal is 3 times per week but that hasn't happened yet. Katie pitches the biggest fit ever and just cries to go bye bye every time we go. I don't know what I'm supposed to do about that child I have to go she has to get over it but I hate it! Please tell me it gets better?
See pretty boring no sick kids, no horrible temper tantrums, no injury's, and no real drama!
Yay boring life! Now I need to go knock on a lot of wood before I jinx myself.
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I got the tree out and up while the kiddos were napping today and I couldn't wait for them to wake up, I thought for sure they were going to think it was so cool. Well I was wrong Abigail was the first awake and to say she was terrified would be understating the truth. The poor child began crying the moment she saw it and clutched on me like never before and didn't let up for 30 minutes. I sat on the couch holding her trying to figure out what to do I couldn't very well live the next 4 weeks on the couch (though I do like the idea). Katie woke up and Abigail screamed the whole time I was gone. Katie was scared holding on a little tighter and she didn't want to touch it but finally she relaxed and just stared while I held Abby.
Finally I bribed them off the couch with animal crackers and they began really checking things out, and finally wanted to put things on it. YAY!!! James woke up and was in no way concerned he was more interested in the animal crackers, boys. I had the best time showing them the ornaments and letting them put them on the tree. I even got a little misty eyed watching, remembering decorating the tree when I was a little girl and how much I loved it.
Oh and if you notice Katie in the pictures, look at what she is wearing, any ideas?
On another note check out my family pic on the top don'tcha just love it!
Friday, November 23, 2007
I love Christmas it has to be the most fun holiday and time of the year, but this year I am especially excited. My kiddos are loving Santa, snowmen, and all things bright and shiny. They saw an ornament that is on top of my piano that is Santa on a surfboard from Hawaii and they point and say "Santa, Santa, Santa" over and over again. They tell everyone about Santa, and today they got Doodle Pros for their birthday and all they want is snowmen and pumpkins drawn for them.
Coming home last night from Grandmas one of the neighbors had their house lit up and they got all excited. I can't wait to take them to the mall to see Santa not sure they will sit on his lap but we will go look. Also driving around looking at lights and singing Christmas music.
Can you imagine anything better?
I got up at 6 am today and went shopping with Tracy and Mari. It was so much fun and I am DONE for my babies yay!!!! At least I plan to be through but you know how that really goes, you see something and somehow end up with it in the cart.
Toys R Us was a madhouse and the line was around the inside of the store so we left. We went to Target and I didn't see anything wonderful but it wasn't to crowded. We went to Walmart and ended up getting a second cart to carry all my loot!
Maybe Sunday I can get my Christmas tree up although I'm a little worried about 6 little hands pulling it down!
Can you tell I'm excited? I LOVE LOVE LOVE Christmas!
Monday, November 19, 2007
We have no idea what happened, Joseph walked out the back door closing it behind him to play with Max and Max attacked. This is so unlike my baby Max he has never so much as growled at my children even when they poked at him through his bed. The triplets run to the back gate when we get home on nice days to pet him and the only thing I've ever worried about was him knocking them down in excitement.
My mom has joked that Max was going to be my second set of eyes protecting the kids from harm. He became an outside dog after the triplets came home from the hospital because we worried that he might jump on the kids he was just a puppy only a year old and had so much energy when they came home.
We got Max in 2004 after Jims last test came back with almost no motile sperm and we were told we wouldn't have children without IVF. He was my baby he consoled me in my need, he was a 30 lb lap dog terrified of my moms cats. He used to sit on the floor with his head on my tummy while I was pregnant.
Animal contril came and took him away today to quarentine him for 10 days because he wasn't up to date on his shots and we released him to their care. After talking to the officer that came we signed him away because we just can't take any chances that he would attack our babies. The officer said that an animal that has attacked before is very prone to do it again.
Please say a prayer for my nephew tonight that he heals well and that my baby is treated well and knows how much I love him.
Thursday, November 15, 2007
- I dread doing dishes, not Katie she tells me all day long she wants to do the dishes.
- I have to psych myself up to exercise, not my trio they play chase all day long and laugh so hard I can't believe they can keep going.
- I am sick of vacuuming but James pushes that dang thing forever.
- I see a couch and think a nice place to rest, Abigial sees the couch and removes the cushions and jumps and then jumps off.
When did I lose my fun? How did life become so boring? I am so addicted to my children's laugh, their squeals of joy make me infinitely happy. It is better than any drink or drug , if only it didn't always end in someone crying! Tomorrow I vow to tickle them at least 5 minutes just to hear those laughs and then hug them.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Stats Abigail 26# 50th % 32 1/2 inches 10th %
Katie 24# 8th% 31 3/4 inches 8th %
James 27# 35th% 33 inches 10th %
They all got their fingers pricked to check their cholesterol and a flu shot other than that no shots until 4. Katie had a little ear infection but with no symptoms so he is going to let it run it's course and gave us a rx in case she develops symptoms in the next 3-4 days. James has to start Singulair with his inhaler because he still coughs at night and wakes up wheezy. James also needs to be evaluated by ECI for speech development because he isn't progressing as well as the girls, he has a vocabulary of less than 50 words and doesn't put words together. I'm not concerned but I think he should just be evaluated to see if he needs further help.
Other than that they are perfect! We start vitamins and 2% milk.
Now the vent or should I call it a rant? Katie is terrified of Dr's and nurses this is after undergoing countless exams, x-rays, 8 courses of antibiotics including 2 rounds of Rocephen (daily shots for 3 days each time), ER visit for pneumonia that included a catheter, blood work , and xrays. This was all in a matter of 2 1/2 months. The poor child screams as soon as the nurse calls us back and doesn't stop until we leave.
Ok now that you have the background. The nurse calls us back and of course Katie freaks out clinging to Grandma who tells the nurse she is very scared, the nurse never spoke to Katie never tried to calm her down nothing. We get all 3 kids weighed and measured all screaming because if one is that upset they are all that upset and we go to a room. The nurse took my immunization records and didn't come back until later, notice I didn't mention she asked if anyone was on medication, if I had any concerns nothing. The Dr comes in looks at the charts and shakes his head he didn't speak to the kids, he didn't even look at them just sat down and opened the charts. James was first and he grabbed him from me and put him on the table for the exam, James had some snot in his nose so the Dr held his mouth closed to force him to breath out of his nose while screaming to force the snot out. He did this twice and I hope to never see it again by any Dr! He did the exam on all 3 children on the table with me holding the kids down instead of my lab where I could at least make them more comfortable. Every time I asked a question he interrupted me and at one point asked my mother if I was always so impatient? Can you believe this? Yes I am a rather impatient person but I know that if I didn't ask my questions as we went along there wouldn't be a chance.
He never so much as said anything to the kids not telling them what he was trying to do not making them comfortable again nothing! My mom said that someone that doesn't like children shouldn't be a pediatrician.
The nurse thought that it would be a good idea to do the finger prick on each child and then do the shots I quickly said uh no get both done so Grandma can comfort while we move along to the next child not hold them down twice.
We left got in the car and I swear I cried like a baby I feel like my children were manhandled and they were rude. I know my kids are only 2 and they aren't talking much but to not even say bye to sweet Katie that told them all bye every time they walked out of the room? Come on now.
So now we find a new pediatrician I guess how do I do this I don't know everyone is going to think I'm nuts since we already changed Dr's once.
Today I called the eye Dr to get their 2 year exam scheduled and was informed that he would only see 2 at one visit and we would have to come another day for the 3rd child. OK this is completely ridiculous since I have to take all 3 children why not see them!
OK I'm through I'm out of steam and besides if I don't go clean up the kids mess soon they will be awake and I won't get anything accomplished today.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Big kids say mom, they are still babies they should be saying mommy right? I though for sure I had a couple more years before I lost that title.
On to other things...... I have been running around for 2 days now preparing for a birthday party! In my house talk of birthday parties leads to talk of cake, and bounce house, and balloons, and presents. They are so excited this year Katie is trying to sing Happy Birthday it is so cute, I should probably record all her singing so when she becomes famous I can replay it.
Mimi has been so good to me she came over yesterday to watch the kids while I registered for school (yay I got in I'm gonna be a vampire), and today she came over so I could finish the shopping. The girls were so upset yesterday when she left and today I was going to take James to get a hair cut but he wasn't leaving his Mimi. So we all went to get James's hair cut, he looks so cute with his big boy hair cut (sniff, sniff). When they woke up she was gone and they were just broken hearted, they love her so much. I'm so lucky to have a family that adores my kids and kids that adore their family even if sometimes that makes me second best.
Tonight I made banana bread to take to the NICU staff, last year I took cupcakes to them on their birthday and decided I would make it a tradition to celebrate the success of the NICU and the care they showed my babies when I couldn't. I know a lot of the staff will change but that's ok those nurses are taking care of others babies so it all works out in the end. It must be hard for them to see babies so sick and fragile, watch some as they die. I just want to thank them for what they do and what better time of the year!
Monday, November 5, 2007
It was 82 degrees in the house but that didn't stop them they all wore those costumes from 4 pm until dinner time at 630. At one point they were laying on the floor watching Elmo and they were wrapped up in a sleeping bag! What are they crazy? It was so hot in here I was considering turning the AC back on.
Guess when you are almost 2 your priorities are a little different its much better to be having fun than be comfortable.
Saturday, November 3, 2007
I picked the monkeys up from Mimi and Grandpas tonight and can you believe no one wanted to come home with me? What is wrong with my children they haven't seen me since Thursday? Really am I that hard to live with. I think they just get way to spoiled over there and heck if I was them I wouldn't want to come home either. Lets see staying with PaPa that gives me everything or Mommy that loves that word no? Hmm tough desicion.
On another note James seems to be wheezing a lot and had to have a couple of albuterol puffs. Hopefully that is just because they played so much outside, keep your fingers crossed.
So what did I accomplish on my 2 days off? I got my closet cleaned out I filled 2 garbage bags with clothes that no longer fit! I cleaned the bathroom, 4 loads of laundry washed dryed and put away, cleaned the counter (well almost), caught up on TV, did some Christmas browsing and ate way to much of the wrong food. Not much for 2 days huh? It was kind of nice and peaceful.
When can they come back Mimi and PaPa?
Friday, November 2, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
We even turned off the TV and talked well as well as you can talk to 19 month olds that only speak gibberish! Now the only delima is that they will have to feed themselves everything from now on including yogurt and oatmeal because I can't reach them all. They are doing really well with a fork and spoon now though so hopefully we can manage without making a HUGE mess.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
I'm so excited I knew my baby girl was going to have to have surgery and I like my mom said we have to run out of such great luck at some point. Guess not yet.......
Monday, May 28, 2007
How tragic for these families.... I don't understand how God can be so cruel and so kind at the same time . I feel so incredibly blessed to have 3 healthy happy beautiful children while these families are going through hell. I have cried every time I've logged on today and read something new yet I can't stop thinking of them and looking for updates.
What did I do to get so lucky? Why not them? These are questions I have been asking God for a while and I know that some day he will explain it to me today he is just busy welcoming his new angels and showing them their beautiful new home. Please hold them tight Lord and let them kiss their mamma's tonight.