Sunday, February 28, 2010
I finally said, "Fine...where would you like to go?" His answer, similar to most men on the weekend, "Home Depot." Now, I don't usually like to accompany Brent to Home Depot, because he likes to peruse the isles, much like I do while shopping at the mall. It is not my favorite thing to check out new power tools on a Sunday. But if it got me out of the house today with Brent and the girls, fine, I would have said yes to most anything.
We decided the best time to go would be during their afternoon awake time. They are usually in the best moods during this time of the day and we could logistically get them fed and out the door in 30 minutes after their nap, leaving us an hour and a half to keep them occupied before we needed to get home for their evening catnap.
Many of you that know me well, know that I am not the type to draw a lot of attention to myself from strangers, and our triplets draw a lot of attention, so I have had a little bit of a hard time adjusting to all of the attention we get from strangers. So we had to have the stroller talk. Do we go ALL OUT with the triplet stroller and not try to be inconspicuous. Or do we take the single stroller and double stroller and leave some distance between us when we walk through the store. I said, "You know, I am proud we have our girls, I think we should just DO IT and if we turn heads, we turn heads. Gotta get used to the attention at some point."
We loaded the girls up and were on our way. We had a great car ride to The Depot and a very nice afternoon trip out of the house.
Our first encounter with onlookers was in the parking lot of The Depot as we got everyone loaded into the Peg Perego Triplet Stroller and were on our way into the store. A very sweet man stopped his walk, waited for us to pass by and then looked back and counted, "One, two, three...Congratulations!" That made me smile and in great spirits for whatever we may have encountered the rest of our outing. We turned heads, how can you not? People are fascinated with multiples.
Brent said, "I don't see what the big deal is, it's just three babies." I laughed and said, "I know! If we just had one baby no one would bat an eye or come up to us to see if it was a boy or girl or ask what their name is." We laughed about it together. :)
We got a lot of, "Oh my goodness, triplets!" and "You have your hands full." A lot of smiles and looks inside the stroller seats. And, I actually had a young lady come up to us in the parking lot and tell me she was jealous because she had recently given birth to just one baby. Really? Okay, hadn't heard that one yet.
The girls did so well at The Depot we decided to go ahead and go over to Lowe's to price shop an item Brent was looking at to purchase.
They did great at Lowe's as well. It was at this point I was glad we hadn't gone to the mall, because everyone wants to stop and talk and ask you all kinds of personal questions. :) So I was glad we went to a public, but not so populated place.
Overall, we had just a great day! I can't wait for our next trip out in the public....I think. :)
We didn't get any pictures of our outing today, because that would have just drawn more attention...so here is some video of Baylee and Reagan laughing tonight before bedtime...Addie wasn't in a giggly mood, hopefully I can get her good on camera soon and share her sweet smile and laugh with you then. Enjoy!
Yes, we LOVE our new feeding table. It was so fun to watch them sit up in their seats and have Mommy and Daddy feed them their lunch today. I LOVE these bibs too! My great friend Pam's mom, Mrs. Graves, made these bibs for the girls. They cover a large area so it reduces the amount of mess on the girls and everywhere else.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
We would be willing to drive pretty much anywhere in Texas or maybe even Oklahoma for one of these if it is in pretty good shape and for a decent price. Or if we can find one in any city where we have friends or family, that would work too.
We have heard stories of triplet families just happening upon the choo choo wagon at a garage sale, or at a children's resale shop, or one family saw one sitting outside of a house with a bunch of toys in the cars with a sign that said "Free - take whatever you would like"...they emptied out all the toys on the grass and took the wagon :).
We have contacted a few sellers on craigslist in Texas (Houston and New Braunfels) and both had JUST sold theirs! Dang!!!
If anyone could help us obtain a choo choo wagon, I would be your very best-friend and owe you BIG TIME!
E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a comment here. Thanks everyone!
Monday, February 22, 2010
Addie in her Bumbo
Reagan in her Bumbo
Not sure if Addie is a fan...
Reagan says, "Mmmmm, yummy!"
Naked playtime after solids!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Brent and I had plans to go to dinner and a movie Friday night for our Valentine's Day date, but that was cancelled because there was no way I could make it. Thank you, Pam, for offering to come take care of the girls so we could go out. I promise I will take you up on it again soon. And, thank you, David, for offering to give up your wife for a night so she could watch our little girls. You guys are really the best!
Instead of a Valentine's Day date, Brent made Valentine's Day breakfast burritos at home on Sunday and we spent the morning taking pictures of our little lovelies. Here is how they came out!
What? You want me to look where? Oh look, there's a pony!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
And speaking of CJ's 4th birthday party, Brent and I had toyed with the idea for a few weeks on if we were going to be able to go and take the girls with us. A few days before the party I decided I really wanted to go, not so much that CJ would necessarily miss us if we weren't there, but that we would miss being there for him.
We woke up at 5:30 am Saturday morning to pack the car and get ready to get the girls up at 6:30 am. The ride up to McKinney went great, not much screaming. :) But it seems that the girls still can't handle large crowds of people and screaming kids...who can, right? :) So we spent the majority of our time at The Millers' house in the master bedroom where the girls had set up camp. We had a great time seeing our nephews and the rest of my family but the ride back to Waco was, in a word, dreadful. I remembered in those moments why we don't travel with the girls much. I told Brent I guess it takes me about a month to forget how bad it is and then it all comes back rather quickly as we are on the interstate with three screaming babies.
Pop talking to Addie
Addie Bear smiling at Mommy