Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving, the good and the bad...., the good and the bad PICTURES!! Thanksgiving itself was all good. :)

Back to the are a few of the "good"....

Jack, Ben, Charlie and Drew
And, I am so thankful that they let me still dress them...some of the time. :)

Cute boys and all of their cute grandparents.


And, now for the "bad"...

Of course the kids are cute, but what were we thinking colorful stripes and plaids on a country patterned couch almost hurt my eyes.
What were we thinking?!?!
Oh wait, I know what we were thinking....7 little boys???
Let's hurry up and get this picture taken!
The "guys" look good...
However, it is apparently time for a haircut and highlights for me! A
nd, maybe time to go shopping for a less frumpy Thanksgiving shirt too.
No wonder nobody wanted to stand by me.
Ooops....sorry Drew.

I really should have taken pictures of the food! I wouldn't have screwed that up. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, coleslaw. Yumm!!! Spencer has suggested that we should host Thanksgiving one of these years, I don't see the need when my mom has PERFECTED Thanksgiving dinner! As long as my mom is cooking....we'll be there!!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Worst Mom Ever, Part III

If you need a refresher of Part 1, and Part 2., here you go.

As for Part III, it goes like this...


Last week, more like 10 days ago, Drew was sick. He had a fever and was feeling pretty miserable. He stayed home from school a day and then relaxed over the 2 day "school holiday" last week and went back to school feeling pretty good.


The day after Drew went back to school, the nurse from school called to say that Ben was in her office and was complaining that his "tummy hurt". I went to school and picked him up. He looked sad, but he didn't have a fever. He said that his "tummy hurt" and his throat felt a little "itchie". It crossed my mind that he might have just had a bad day. He ran around an played the rest of the day and seemed fine. He did have cold symptoms a few days later and was a little tired, but for the most part seemed pretty ok to me.

Fast forward to this week...


He woke up Monday morning with a bit of a drippy nose and was kind of sneezy. I kept him home from school because of the whole H1N1 thing, and I didn't want to be "THAT mom!". Actually, I was having the same symptoms and felt fine. Tuesday, his nose mostly dried up, he was a little stuffy, but he felt fine so, I sent him to school. I still had the same symptoms, but I exercised (swam my 56 laps...thank you very much), got my flat tire fixed, and we went on with the rest of our day.


I woke up Wednesday morning with a bit of a sore throat. It was not a scrachy feeling, it was a yikes, this isn't right kind of feeling. As the boys were eating breakfast, I grilled them about how they felt. They must have been like...Look out, Mom's finally got the sore throat, NOW things are serious!! Everyone assured me that they felt fine so, I sent them to school. Since Charlie and I had been having the same symptoms all week, I decided that the 2 of us should hit Walgreens for a strep test...get it all done in one shot. Guess what??? 2 positives!!

Now what should I do about everyone else? Obviously, since Charlie and I got it at the same time, we got it from someone in the house. Hmmmm....maybe BEN, or DREW had strep throat AND, the. DID NOT TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR!! I did not have to think about it long.


Yup, on Wednesday afternoon as I was considering what to do, the school called. again....this is getting embarassing because I *am* apparently one of "THOSE moms"! They had Jack in the office with a 100.5 fever and complaining of a headache and sore throat....which I swear he did not have Wednesday morning, remember I grilled them at breakfast!

So, I picked them all up from school and drove them right over to another Walgreens. On the way over I was grilling Ben and Drew again because I wanted them tested for strep so, in case I needed to "convince" the Walgreens people to test them, I wanted to know if they were having any symptoms for anything. Drew swore that nothing hurt and Ben said that the only thing that is wrong is that sometimes his "belly gets a little sweaty". Seriously!?!?! What does that mean!! How am I supposed to interpret that?!?!

So, the final results were....

All 3 were positive for strep and Ben and Jack, remember the 2 that said there was absolutely nothing wrong except for a sweaty belly, also had ear infections.

So what is the moral of all of this....2.5 hours spent in Walgreen-es, a descent chunk of change in co-pays, FIVE positive strep tests, 8 bottles of antibiotics and a "free day" at home??? Don't ever, EVER get strep throat before mom. Poor Drew and Ben had to wait a week for me to take them to the doctor. I had a sore throat for about...ummmm....THREE HOURS!, before I was hauling myself over to the nearest place that would get me an antibiotic.

That's right "Mom of the YEAR!". :(

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

So Photogenic!!

Me: "Hey Charlie, stay there for a minute so that I can take your picture."

Charlie: "OK Mom ....ummm......."

"CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZ!!!" least we know he's smiling under there. :)

Silly Boy!

Monday, November 2, 2009

What to do when the soccer game is rained/snowed out...

First of all, make sure that the game is really not going to happen...

...and then go to Wendy's with Grandma and Grandpa, for 10am.

and, play with Grandpa's glasses...

and finally, go to your little brother's Preschool Halloween Party...where you can go conveniently dressed as really warm, but unusually clean soccer players.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Hasta la vista October!!

It's been busy...

Signing up for all of this extra-curricular stuff seemed liked a good idea.... in July and August ....when school and homework were not even a thought. But, all of my July and August "brillian plans" sure made for a very busy September and October! Luckily, the calendar is full of lots of fun stuff. Lots, and lots and LOTS of fun stuff!!

When my kids were younger and moms that had older triplets said that as they get older, it doesn't really "get easier", it just "gets different", I didn't believe them. I actually remember thinking that they were either lying, or had really bad memories. I TOTALLY get it now!!

When I go to bed at night, I am exhausted!! Seriously, I am not any less exhausted than when I was chasing 2, or 3, or 4 year olds. I never would have believed it, but life is the same amount "hard" as it was a few years ago. It is definitely different though...I've traded in my days of potty training for days of teaching shoe tying and spelling words. I no longer hear whining about naps, but hear whining about doing homework and not having enough time to just play. I don't have to tell the boys to not open the cabinets over and over again, but I do have to tell them to make their bed/clean their room/use soap in the shower over, and over, and OVER again. We've traded in playdates for Den meetings. And, I thought things were tough a few years ago because we couldn't go anywhere and were home. all. of. the. time. Now, we are NEVER home! It's crazy.

So, that's what has been going us with us. Life is good...busy, but good. :)

Now, Good Night....I'm going to BED!!