Thursday, October 29, 2009

Softball MVP

This softball/soccer season has been a funky one.  There has been rainout after rainout. Luckily we have played all of our soccer games, but it looks like we are going to have softball games that cannot be rescheduled as there are not enough days in October to makeup 4 games.

I have gotten a bit smarter (I know, it's almost impossible ;-) in that I have gotten a babysitter for the boys for the past couple weekends in order for me to watch Lauren's games w/o chasing after the boys.  I'm hooked...I love having that time to watch Lauren and to catch up with the news with the other parents!

Lauren made MVP again for her softball team.  It was during a game that they lost, but she hustled for the ball and got a couple hits at bat.   She received the game ball as MVP.  She was first a little upset that it was dirty, but then quickly figured out that was the best part of the ball itself.

Halloween is right around the corner.....the boys tried on their costumes yesterday and it seemed as if they enjoyed wearing them.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pumpkin Patch pictures

A week and a half ago we met a local photographer, Stefani Marcus (, for what is called a mini-session at one of the pumpkin patches.  I blogged previously that a 15 minute mini session could be a good thing or a bad thing for my crew.  It was a good thing....see for yourself!!!

Lauren and the gang




Friday, October 16, 2009

Our trip to the fabric store (pictureless post)

I'm feeling all crafty lately and decided to make the boys their trick or treat bags.  I got online and found a free pattern and directions that even a kid can make.  I compile my list of things to purchase and off we go.

We get to Joann's Fabrics and I have the triplet stroller, so that leaves me no room to put all my treasures in.  No big deal, I can handle it.  I also am going to attempt to decorate wooden letters in the boys' names for their room. So I grab all the things I need to get for that project and then off to the fabric section to get the felt.  Of course, it's on a huge bolt.  I grab it and off I go to the cutting dept.  NOONE is in line at the cutting counter.  I see a little older lady behind the counter and I sit the bolt of fabric on the counter as it's huge and I'm trying to hold it and push a 50 lb stroller with 65 lbs of boys in it.  The lady informs me that I need to take a number.  "A NUMBER?  You've got to be joking" I said . And then I heard her reply, "yes even if there isn't anyone else here!".  Alright, I take three steps and grab a number.

Wait for it.......ready????

Then she asks me what my number is.  23!  She starts calling out "Now serving #23".  Oh wait it gets better....

Then she gets on the loudspeaker and says again "Now serving #23 at the cutting station!".  There I am in disbelief. The whole purpose of shouting out the next number is if that person has moved out of the area...BUT IT WAS ME and SHE KNEW IT.  I know I was shaking my head..and I know I was saying WTH in my head (and hopefully not in my outside voice - but it could have happened).  I get my yard of fabric, thank her for her outstanding, following the handbook to a tee customer service and walked way...again still in disbelief.

On my way out of the cutting area two little older ladies saw me with the boys and one said, "I feel so sorry for you".  I knew this day would come and I've wondered how I would react.  I've been on several multiples boards and there are some sensitive women on them.  Some get really irate, some have something witty to say as a response to comments like this.  I know MOST people don't mean to be mean with their comments about multiples.  I was so proud of my response (especially after the cutting fabric incident), I just smiled as big as I could and I said "Please don't feel sorry for me...I love being their mom and it's alot of fun!"  I must have surprised her with my response because both of the ladies stopped in their tracks and struck up a conversation with me.

I was hoping to post of my pumpkin patch photos, but they didn't show up in the mail today.  Maybe tomorrow!!

It's Friday and again we are jam packed with sport games this weekend!  Hope you all have a great weekend!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

When Dad is away...and Halloween preview

Last week Mike had a conference in Las Vegas from Monday thru Thursday and left me at home with all the kids.  It really wasn't that bad, but I was sure ready for some help on Friday.  It rained all week while Mike was gone and trying to keep three little ones entertained was a little difficult.

At one time during the week we had a malfunction with the cereal box. Mom left it too close to the edge of the desk and can see. I will no longer complain how little cereal there is in a box, because now I know.

Do you see who the instigator is???
We all had cheerios stuck to the bottom of our feet, some crushed, some totally intact.

Did you know fruity cheerios are sticky?? 

Now with four kiddos I need to start Halloween shopping early.  I can honestly say that I am done.  We have 5 costumes (yes I know I only have 4 kids), but I wasn't sure if I was going to win an ebay item or not (it's usually not since I'm so "frugal").   So here is the preview, let's see if you can guess what they all will be this year.

Pumpkin patch pictures went extremely well on Saturday.  It was a mini-session where we only get 15 minutes with the photographer.  15 minutes can either be a long time or an extremely short amount of time with my crew.  Luckily the kiddos did great and the pictures are wonderful.  As soon as I pick my 20 shots and they are edited, I will post them here.

In three weeks it will time for yet another mini session, this time will be for our holiday pictures!  I'm having to start over finding outfits.

It's supposed to rain all week again this week.  We have an outing at the pumpkin patch on Saturday with our cousin Ava. There should be plenty of pictures to share from that outing.  Wish us luck!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Patiently waiting...

For the past couple of years my sister Brenda has been coming down and spending time with us at Thanksgiving. It's been held at my house for years and now that the boys are here, it just makes it easier since all three boys' beds are here. It hasn't been discussed this year where it will be held, but I'll be ready. Brenda called me last week and told me the dates that she would be here and as soon as Lauren got home from school I let her know. Later on that day, I noticed this...(you can click on the picture to see it bigger).

Every day I hear the same question, "how much longer before Aunt Brenda comes". Luckily I have counted the days myself so I know exactly how many days it will be before she comes to visit - which makes Lauren groan because "it's too far away!!"

Our weekends are filled with softball and soccer games. Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of Lauren playing her sports so far this year. When I take the boys to the games they no longer want to be "corralled" so the gate is now out of the question. So, it would seem that they would be happy walking around - well that wasn't the story at the soccer game a week ago. I had all three crying and hanging on me. The softball game was a different story tho - walking all over the place, trying to chase after the softball (um yeah). I think it's probably time to get a babysitter for Saturdays so I can enjoy some of Lauren's games.

Fall is definitely here in Texas but lately it's been raining. Forecast is for rain all week long. We are scheduled for a mini photo session at one of the pumpkin patches on Saturday - hoping to dry out starting on Thursday thru Saturday afternoon.

Hope everyone has a great week. I'll be busy making sure I have the clothes for the mini session on Saturday - as of right now, I need to find an extra pair of pants and a pair of shoes for the boys. For Lauren - who knows what that child is going to wear - she is a fashion queen of sorts so stay tuned!
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