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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.