Monday, November 17, 2014

Apple Jacks Orchard {Oct 25th, 2014}

A little late finally getting this posted but before Halloween we attended my MoMs group Halloween party. (MoM = Moms of Multiples) It was at an orchard we haven't been to yet, but I had heard lots of things about. Apple Jacks was about 45 minute drive, it was rather chilly that day. We brought their costumes, but Isaac didn't want to wear his.


There was some play structures for the kids to run around on



My attempt to get a family photo... Isaac wasn't cooperating and as you can see Mary wasn't much either, haha.

The orchard is free to visit, then they charge money for the little activities. We bought tickets for Isaac to ride the cow train. He was pretty excited about it at first.



Then afterwards of course he was saying "I didn't like it" which doesn't really mean much when he's asking to ride it again.


The corn pit was what I was most excited about. I had heard about it but we had yet to visit one. It was pretty fun, Isaac had a blast in it.




Since it was chilly, we put the girls in their costumes as a means to keep them warmer and because they are so darn cute!

We ended up leaving after the corn pit because we had a certain little toddler that wasn't listening and kept running off. So hopefully he learned a lesson that when he doesn't listen we will leave. We hadn't planned on leaving so soon but were fine with it as we were tired as well. Isaac of course cried the whole way to the van and most of the way home. Mary did for that matter as well, but I think she was just tired and fighting sleep.

6 months

Here are the girls with their 6 month blocks. Looking cute as ever. Last week was a snowy cold week so we didn't get out of our PJs much. They are so cuddly in their fleece pajamas!

They are rolling and scootching all over the place and of course sleep is crazy. But they have had some great improvements as far as length of sleep at night... but for some reason the longer they sleep the harder it is to get them down, taking 3 hours of back and forth to finally get them down for the night. Sure not fun for dad and I!

They are also loving food! Like I mentioned Emma picked it up right away and now Mary is getting the hang of it! They had lots of fun with bananas and avocado last night, Emma did a great job painting in her hair with it.

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Monday, November 10, 2014


My goodness these kids are cute :-) 

Decided to take a 6 month picture on the rocking chair a bit early (just a few days). Aren't they adorable? Fun to look back at how all three have grown in six loooong-short months. 

At some point in May under 1 month old; Isaac is 2.5 yrs: 

At 3 months old:

And today at almost 6 months old and Isaac is almost 3 years old:

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I forgot to take pictures today but will tomorrow and probably post in a few weeks. But I got some fun ones tonight of them eating. 

Asparagus & sweet potatoes. 

Then it was bath time. We attempted the laundry basket but Emma was not a fan of the scratchy sides. But it worked for a quick cleaning. And this is the first time all three kids have been in the bath together!! Isaac frequently bathes with one girl at a time, but we haven't bathed the girls together before. 

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Grandma Judy's Visit

Grandma Judy came up to visit last week. It was originally just going to be a long weekend visit, but then Kyle got word that he had to travel out of town for the whole week so my mom had her return flight changed so she could stay and help. It was definitely a long week but it would have been even longer if she wasn't there to help me. I think she had a great time, but her body is aching after all the work she helped out with. Lifting babies, holding babies, playing with Isaac, sitting on the floor, sitting in chairs made for little people, straightening up around the house and even helped out in the yard! Clearing out my garden and cutting down some roughage. Glad she could spend the time with me and soak in some baby time as the next time she sees the girls they will probably be on the move!
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The weather was WONDERFUL while she was here. I kept commenting on how vibrant all the fall colors this year and that I didn't remember them being this beautiful the past few years. I later learned it is because of our soil and since we were not dry the soil was better thus producing better than average fall colors.

We picked her up from the airport on a Thursday and spent some time outside that afternoon enjoying the warm weather. Playing in the leaves and trying out our new leaf blower.
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Friday we did some errand running, Saturday was a little chillier, Kyle was home and we walked to a park. Isaac likes to act out when we have visitors so we were doing what we could to help him burn off some energy. Saturday night we went to BooZoo. Sunday we worked in the yard again and bagged up the first batch of leaves. Too bad there's not a picture of me, wearing Mary while using the leaf blower :-P
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This is Sunday morning, Grandma brought Isaac a workbook and he loved working in it with her

Monday was a lazy day and I don't think we did much of anything. Kyle came home a little early for work to say goodbye before hopping a plane for NYC for the remainder of the week for work.

We did get outside a little on Monday. The girls didn't get taken out of their PJ's though.

Tuesday we went to a story time at Choo Choo Bobs
Then hit a park after getting gas in the van

And I was able to leave the kids with mom while I went to a physical therapy appointment. Wednesday we went to the library for their storytime, Isaac was starting to become a real stinker at this point. Harpo also got taken to the groomers this day.
The kids at lunch:


Hanging out downstairs waiting to go pick up Harpo:





Thursday we stayed in for the morning then walked to a local park with some friends in the afternoon. Got a family photo in before the sun went down (as their was a partial eclipse)

Great faces here: lol

Friday we had our weekly ECFE class, where there was a surprise fire drill.

The girls were pretty tired but pushing through since they love all the playtime in class. Mary didn't make it though:

We ran some errands after class and everyone (but grandma and I) had quick naps in the car... so the afternoon was rather long at home while we waited for Kyle's plane to come in.

Workbook time

Mary licking Isaac's head


Grandma time


Game of CandyLand

Reading (Isaac was sitting up next to Grandma... but they had finished before I could snap a picture so this is a semi-reenactment)

Overall it was lots of fun and I'm very thankful for all my mom's help. Feel bad she was having to pop ibuprofen all week but glad she powered through the balls of energy I call my children. Although she was getting 9 straight hours of sleep at night, unlike myself, haha. I think the girls were glad dad was home because they gave me 4 hours straight sleep Friday night!!
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