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Monday, December 17, 2012

Discipline Award

Here is an email I received from Kaylee's teacher this afternoon:

Kaylee was chosen by the Merit patrol to receive the award for "self discipline".  Each month 2 students are assigned the task of watching and eventually choosing 1 student who displays the character trait of the month.  We discuss the trait at the beginning of the month so they know what to look for.  Jadon was one of the merit patrol and it fell upon him to choose the winner with me since his partner was absent.  He chose Kaylee and he gave me viable reasons why he chose her!  She had her picture taken and it will be displayed on the elementary bulletin board by the elementary office.  She also receives a pin and certificate that I am sending home in a folder.  Also her sweater was found and returned to our room!

I am so proud of Kaylee because she is very well behaved and disciplined at school and I'm very proud of Jadon for choosing his sister.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Remember to Enjoy Life and Dance Like Nobody is Watching

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Naughty or Nice

Naughty or Nice? I love this time of year… the kids are working hard to be extra nice since Santa may be watching.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Deck the Halls and Walls

Given the kids were under the weather but not out of commission over the weekend and Grandma Barb comes in town tomorrow for Thanksgiving, we decorated the house for Christmas and had a great time.  Just a little stress when Jerry climbs up on the roof to put up lights... ugh.  I love the house at Christmas... so warm and cozy.

The tree went up... so Tattle our Elf on a Shelf showed up as well.  He's a bit of a bad elf, always getting into things.  The kids LOVE finding him each morning... I wonder how much longer this will last?  I hope a couple more years...

Costumes and Roller Skates

We survived the weekend of illness and everyone seems to be doing better... so here is a little catch up...

At the end of October, the triplets turned 6 years old and we had their 1st birthday party with friends from school.  They have had parties in the past with our friends children and neighbors, but this was the 1st were they got to invite friends from school.  I'm not a huge fan of big parties for children and all the school friends... I swear we get an invite every week and we attend as many as we can so I held off having one, but the kids are getting old enough to know what they really want and this is what they wanted.

We had it at a skating rink and it was a BLAST!!  The rink has PVC "walkers" on wheels that the kids can use to keep them up... they are awesome!!!  This was the triplets 2nd time skating and Kaylee gave up her walker and was skating on her own.  I had no idea a bunch of 5 and 6 year olds could have so much fun on wheels!!

A few days later, we suited up for Trick or Treating....  In tow we had a Stealth Ninja, Captain American (or Aquamarine... Cody kept calling himself Aquamarine??), Minnie Mouse, and an Indian Princess.  Along with Trick or Treating we attended a Halloween Event by the Houston Symphony during the week, I decorated 3 cakes, and I am room Mom at the Triplets school and ran the party and craft event for 18 kids...

Yep, pretty pooped when it was all over... but it was worth every minute!!!

The cakes (Addison OU, Jadon UT, and Kaylee "Hello Kitty")

Friday, November 16, 2012

Illness and Innocence

The past two nights, Cody has thrown up in his bed and today he p**ped his pants several times... soooooo of course he stayed home from school today.

We took the triplets to school this morning watching Bible Story DVDs in the car and after we dropped them off Cody and I headed over to the Kolache Factory for breakfast (he said he wanted to eat).  We were halfway home when Cody said he didn't want his kolache but wanted some bread and goldfish... (I figured his tummy was upset, but dry bread sounded good)  "Ok, when we get home I'll give you a snack."

Upon our return home, he asked again for bread and goldfish.  
Cody:  "I want 5 breads and 2 goldfish."  
Me:  ????  "No, you can't have 5 pieces of bread.  Why do you want 5 pieces of bread?"
Cody:  "I want to be Jesus.  I need 5 breads and 2 fish."

We had been watching the Bible Stories DVD in the car.... He must have been watching Jesus feed the masses loaves and fishes.... I love the innocence...

Hopefully, we get through the illness... BUT unfortunately it may be spreading...

Saturday, November 10, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch

I am sooo far behind...  room Mom at the school, 4 kids and work is keeping me busier than EVER.

This year we made it to the local pumpkin patch (at the beginning of October)...  We have gone every year since the kids were one, but we missed last year due to weather and a crazy busy schedule so I was so happy to make it over there again this year.

Update on Kaylee's teeth, she has now lost two teeth and has two more loose ones.  The tooth fairy better not wander too far away.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tooth Update!!

We went back to the school when Jerry got home and Jadon found the missing tooth!!!  It is currently tucked safely beneath Kaylee's pillow.  Now we are just waiting for the Sandman to arrive and bring sleep.

She Lost it.... Then She Lost it.

Well,  Kaylee finally lost that first tooth... and then she lost it...

Her adult teeth on the bottom front have been coming in behind her baby teeth so we knew the baby teeth would need to come out soon.  Today in carline at school... she finally pulled one of the teeth and then she immediately lost it.  I seriously looked for it for 30 minutes before giving up.  I guess her little bag labelled "My 1st Tooth" will actually have to contain her second tooth.  Oh well, we will write the tooth fairy a note.  She is already spending the money in her mind at the Disney store.

So, here is Kaylee with her lost tooth and another photo from the beach (the whole family)...

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Lots of Lunches

School.... again...  it is kinda a pain packing lunches everyday, BUT not as bad as it was fixing lunch at home everyday.  The kids are such picky eaters that fixing lunch was as much work as fixing a dinner... cooking eggs, grilled cheese sandwiches, broccoli... etc.  Now, I've got it down to a pretty streamline system.

I would LOVE to purchase lunch for the kids everyday... but we do have to watch our money and it's just too expensive when purchasing for multiple kids.  I will purchase the Friday meal from time to time... PIZZA Fridays...but not every week.

We are about to have our 1st visit from the tooth fairy.  Kaylee has all of her 6 year molars and has two front bottom teeth coming in behind her baby teeth.  The baby teeth are very loose and I expect one to come out any day now.

Ok... some pics of Kaylee & Jadon at the beach:

Monday, September 24, 2012

Vacation and Ramblings...

We recently returned from our annual vacation and had a blast, but I'm not going to share the details since they are about the same as the previous years...  so I plan to blog about recent going ons and share vacation photos along the way.

The triplets have now been in school about a month now and we are going through some growing pains.

I wake up at 5:00 to shower and clean-up for the day...  I'm lovely at 5:45 and emerge from the bathroom...

Meanwhile, Jerry carries the kids downstairs to the sofa at 5:45 where they sleep and/or watch tv while I make their lunches and breakfast.  At 6:15 I force them to wake up and eat... then it's getting them ready until 7:15.  The girls hair seriously takes me between 20 and 30 minutes... we may need to give them a trim.

At 7:15 they load up into my Mom's car.  She takes them to school then attends daily Mass which gives me another hour + to finish getting Cody ready for preschool and do chores...

So... getting up early is a big UGH...  To Be Continued....

The Alternate Uniform:

Saturday, September 22, 2012