Friday, March 26, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
She is definitely my daughter. We share a great love of ice cream!
Enjoying vanilla ice cream from a cup. He is usually the super fast little piggy eater, but he was savoring it.
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
The Question of the week over at Multiples and More is:
What are you tips/tricks for handling daylight savings time?
First of all let me say that time changes that involves losing an hour of sleep should be illegal for parents of multiples! Especially in that first year. Last year was a rough time change for us, what with feeding every two hours.
Seriously though...We are installing a room darkening shade on our twin's window. They have a large bay window. That will hopefully allow them to still go to bed between 6:30-7:00, although it is still light out.
As I type the spring ahead is working for me because all 4 kids are still sleeping and it is 9:30.
Cue the harps and angels singing.
Nap time will still occur around the normal time of noon-4pm, but we will tweak it a bit for a few days like 1pm-4pm. Then we will slowly edge back to the noon.
For my preschool and school aged kids I really have no worries because it is SPRING BREAK! How smart is my school district?
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Especially since Big Guy has a husky grunty voice, but his name for Little Guy is soft and sweet.
Little Guy who has a high pitched babbling voice has started calling Big Guy by his own name, Little Guy.
Well when you look like your brother, maybe not?
Friday, March 12, 2010
Spend Less. Save More.
Until your cheap heat and air repair turns out to be the replacement of the whole system at the bargain price of a new car.
Then your sewer pump dies.
Your babies get chicken pox.
Your preschooler gets glasses.
And now it is time for a birthday party and 2 dentist visits.
Somehow someone thought I said:
SPEND MORE, SAVE LESS.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Milestones that bring laughter and joy.
And then there are milestones that may bring sadness or tears.
Tuesday we took sweet AJ to her very first eye exam. An eye exam is a new requirement for entrance into kindergarten.
I had a sneaking suspicion that she might actually need glasses, since when she reads she holds the book extremely close to her face.
When my very observant 5 year old overheard the doctor tell me that she would need to wear glasses her lip began to quiver and she broke down and cried.
She was heartbroken.
There is no worse feeling than holding your sobbing child when their heart has been crushed.
What she did not hear was that the doctor only wants her to wear them for reading, writing, watching tv, and other up close activities. She does not need to wear them while playing outside or for sports. The doctor also believes that it is possible for her eyes to perhaps improve. We will reevaluate in 4 months to see what is next.
She perked up a bit when we walked over to the glasses and I told her she could pick any pair she wanted. That by the way was a very big step for myself!
She looked a bit and then saw a pair of Vera*Bradley glasses. She was immediately sold, especially when she heard it came with the matching case.
Now she would like a matching backpack for the first day of school!
Isn't she just stinkin' cute?!
Yesterday was her first day at school with them and she was so nervous. Thankfully she has an incredible teacher who made her feel at ease.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
So we went with plan B, which was to go when we needed whether I had 1 or 4 kids with me.
Yea, not so much.
I figured it out though pretty quickly. The system worked well.
Most often I would go with the 3 little ones. That worked nice.
Ocassionally I would go with all 4 kids. That was not so fun, but doable. I would simply request the big kids walk directly to my left and right and that they stay on their sides. This kept any bickering to a minimum. It worked great except when the grocery store was so busy that our airplane shaped configuration would work. At those times I would have to plead with the big kids to walk behind me without bothering each other.
I could never have them walk in front of the cart because then I would run them over, since I couldn't see over the babies.
Then came the problem of trying to fit enough groceries for six stuffed in and around the babies car seats.
We were always a spectacle at the grocery store.
And my babies were always blissfully pleasant throughout the whole shopping trip, until we got to the checkout. Why oh why do they always find the need to start crying at the checkout. And why is it 98 degrees up there?
Now my boys have graduated from their baby seats and we have to learn a whole new way of grocery shopping.
I got 15 glorious months out of the old system of grocery shopping. It will be interesting to see how long I get out of the new system.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Monday: Everyone on their own. (gymnastics and baseball everyone is home late)
Tuesday: Potato Soup, Bread Machine Bread
Wednesday: Garlic Lime Chicken , smashed taters, mixed veggies
Thursday: Chicken Pot Pie
Friday: Biscuit Pizza
Little Guy was the Shaggiest.
Little Guy went second and was so good! He allowed the use of clippers right away and was adorable. He now sports a lovely faux hawk.