Wednesday, August 31, 2011

3 Big boy beds

I always said that I would keep the boys in their cribs until they started crawling out.  Well that day happened in the middle of July.  Ian is the one that would scale his crib and snuggle with us in our bed; you really didn't think it was Logan or Travis did you?  I've had three toddler beds in the upstairs "storage" room for the past 6 months dreading waiting for the day to transition the boys to toddler beds.

The boys loved their beds....loved them so much that sleep was not what they had in mind.  That was Sunday night....Mike left for an almost week long trip to Ottawa on Tuesday morning.  Let's say that we probably should have left them in their cribs just a week or two longer.  It was a rough two weeks...without Mike helping with bedtime.  The boys didn't want to nap in their beds so Mike suggested that I put their nap mats in the living room during nap time and make the room dark - and it worked.  Mom was able to get a couple of hours back during the day to spend with Lauren or to prepare dinner.  Bedtime was still rough and at times it still is.

The boys were in their new beds for about a month before I sold the last crib and dresser. So once the dresser was sold....we high tailed it to Ikea to pick up a new somewhat matching dresser for large amount of clothes that these boys have.  I have pics of Mike putting it together and having lots and lots of help but I can't find them right now. 

These two pictures show what the room looks like today....still.  I have ideas and am following through in decorating their room.  It entails a couple movie posters, vinyl names for the wall, subway art, and some canvas prints.  Hopefully it will all come together very soon.  When it happens..there will be a blog post about it.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Playdates - summer recap

We attended a couple playdates this summer and I only took my camera to one...the one where we had the most kids ;-)

My friend Crystal and I hung out with our 8 kids a lot this summer. We went to two splash parks and had some fun at her house.

This playdate was a little special for all of us. We had two sets of triplets, one set of twins, and a mamma without multiples but had a large family.

Lauren is enjoying some one on one time with Max.

Look at that playroom - I tend to stay in there myself...It looks like a bunch of fun.

Four mammas and a bunch of kids (15 to be exact)

Look at me getting caught up. Only a few more posts and I'll be back on track and discussing back to school! But for now I'm busy getting the kids clothes and toys ready for a consignment sale and I have to drop off tomorrow evening....and I haven't printed out the tags or I'll be quiet on blogger here for a couple of days!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

then came 4th of July - summer recap part 2

After Aunt Brenda left, we celebrated July 4th with a parade here in town. Mike brought the shade umbrella and we were the talk of the sidewalk. We were the only ones with shade and it was already hot at 9:30 a.m.

Mr. Ian

Travis, Ian, Logan

Mom trying to get all the sticky stuff of fingers. I forgot that they throw candy at the parade....since it's a million degrees out they throw hard candy like suckers. I hate being sticky!

See I delivered another post! Let's see if I can do another one soon!

Where did the summer go? (part 1)

I'll admit I have a lot of material for blog posts and I've procrastinated in uploading photos, blog posts, etc. Where do I begin??

Aunt Brenda was here a few days after the boys birthday and she helped us get the boys outside to use their scooters.

Ian had Aunt Brenda drawing for him....she apparently takes direction very well.

A picture of Mike and I (I know...rare huh)!

Apparently I have to put veggies in a huge tray for someone (Logan) to eat it! Whatever it takes!

OK I did it. My first blog post in over a should get easier from here! Yeah I've heard that before!

Part 2 coming soon!!
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