Sunday, December 13, 2009


Here are some pictures from last week when we were just hanging out at home. Stella was on my back in the mei tai while I was cooking. We've gotten alot better about staying put now that there are three under three. The idea of packing three little ones up for an just not that tempting. I do leave the house with all three girls to go to MOPs, a play group, and to the gym. However, I have yet to brave some place like Target with all three by myself - why invite the madness if you don't have to right?! All of this extra time at home has also led to more cooking which keeps everyone happy and fed!

The girls just got home this morning from a sleepover at Nana and Papa's house. It sounds like they had a great time. They did, however, convince their grandparents to get up at 5:30 am and have breakfast. That is 2 hours earlier than their normal wake time....maybe this will mean an extra long nap this's hoping!

I'm counting the days until Alex's Christmas break. We save a large portion of his vacation time every year so that he can take off all the days between Christmas and New Year's Eve so he gets a nice long break. It will be so nice to have him home for so many days. I can't WAIT to meet all these new babies that have entered our family in the last two weeks. First we'll go see Alex's cousin in Dallas and then on to meet my two new nephews in Austin. I look forward to the days when all the kids are old enough to run and play and have as much fun as Andrew (my brother) and I did with our cousins. I'm already guessing that the girls and Sawyer (my brother's oldest son) are going to have lots of fun playing together this year.

Well - a baby to feed and breakfast to eat!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Gingerbread Houses

We made gingerbread houses for the first time this year. The kids all thought it was HEAVEN. A table full of candy - with which they had full access to!!!! Needless to say they ate more than they stuck on their houses, but fun was had by all. We were afraid there might be some sick tummies in the middle of the night, but they surprised us and slept just fine.

Thanksgiving Turkey Trot

We started a new tradition this year - running a 5K on the morning of Thanksgiving. The girls think it is so EXCITING to get up early and get all bundled up. This was the second time I had run in nearly a needless to say I was a bit out of practice and some walking was involved. The news said 5-6,000 people ran the Turkey Trot this year. It definitely felt like that many people participated. It never thinned out - we were dodging walkers left and right the entire race...which can be dicey when you're pushing (or I should say Alex was pushing) a triple stroller!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Best Parents (Grandparents) in the World

We visited my parents tonight to help eat up left overs. I know I have said this a million times but my parents are just the best ever. We love to sit in their living room and talk away the hours. Addie and Jazz sang their Christmas program songs for Nana and Papa.
Baby Stella was on her best behavior and smiling for everyone. My dad even held Baby Stella for what seemed like hours. He in not the one to often hold babies but Stella has won his heart over.
Nana got to hold Stella for a few moments. We love their relax style with the children. What better grandparents could a child have. They are considering keeping the twin over night to give us a little break. Should be fun... I feel sorry for young families without grandparents like mine...
Here we are the tired parents catching a few moments of no kid time. They are you guessed it playing with my wonderful parents. Life is good. Merry Christmas... One should always be careful about leaving their blog up at their parents' house - It might get used...