February 17, 2009

It must Be my Birthday! CAKE LOVE

Everyone who really knows me, knows that the week preceding my birthday is usually full of hellish things and does not make for a fun "Me Day".

It all started around my 17th birthday when my Grandmother went into the hospital and has gone down hill from there......last year Parker, Preston and Peyton had an URI and Helena was not feeling well either. So when I took them to the Dr's. on my b-day, after being sleep deprived for 2 days, they all broke out into a chorus of tears and I had a meltdown in Dr. K's office. I was convinced that he was never going to let us come back again! After he hugged me and told me it was going to be OK, the rest of my day was.....I attended a MOMs meeting and had some downtime with some awesome friends. **note....my husband did not decide to celebrate my day until 2 days later, but that is another blog in itself.....

So this year was no exception to the drama that precedes my day! Last Thursday, Parker and Preston get into a wrestling match and Parker ends up with 5 stitches in the cheek. Luckily, Jenny was home so she could watch Preston and Peyton, and I was able to just take Parker to the ER. We were in and out in 1 hour and 15 minutes...awesome!

Then the week starts looking up....

Saturday - we got to go out to dinner on Valentines Day to a local Italian place that makes everything homemade...awesome!
Sunday - bridal shower and MOMs club fundraising meeting....both went extremely well and were productive, not to mention all of the yummy food (esp. the banana pudding at RHB!)
Monday - school holiday and MOMs New Member Celebration.....Helena made me a great picture on her day off and the Celebration was awesome thanks to all of the hard work Kate put into it...plus, some more yummy food!

Then we had today....Parker got his stitches out today and bless his heart he was a trooper. He just sat on my lap and let the Dr. do his thing! It looks good, but we still have to be careful - easier said than done around here!!

Then there was tonight....Jason really came through this year....he is close to Rock Star status on this one....

Since I have to work tomorrow (my actual birthday) he brought home cupcakes from Cake Love! For those of you who don't know Cake Love is owned by Warren Brown, he has a show on Food TV.... OMG I could just marry him all over again! I had the most wonderful cupcake-chocolate with mocha butter cream icing - YUM! Plus, I still have 5 more of different flavors left to try!Then I was presented with my present....from Bass Pro!
Yes, I know what you are thinking, we now live on the shore and I have to admit, his Christmas present came from there, but I got the best pair of muck boots ever....blue polka dotted ones! Now when we trek to the creek, I won't have wet feet!

So I am thinking that 2009 is the year of the turn around.....things are looking up!

February 10, 2009

Mother Duck and her Ducklings

So today I decided we were going to go to Kohl's to get a present for this weekends bridal shower. I already knew I wanted to get an awesome Belgian Waffle maker so I could pass along one of our families favorite breakfast traditions, homemade waffles.............yum!!!! We use a recipe from my Great-Grandmother and I have loved this breakfast treat since I was little like Helena.

We load up in the stroller and head into Kohl's. All is going well until the boys all decide to get out of the stroller, within a 15 second time period of each other. OK, keep cool, we can do this......right?!?!?

So I turn on my best Mother Duck and we start to march toward the appliance section of the store. All is going well with my little ducklings, all in a row behind me. I go and pick up the waffle iron and put it in the stroller and we proceed to march to the checkout......keeping my cool right.....so far, so good! When I notice Peyton is falling behind, now this is not that unusual because he like to take it all in when on a walk, but today there was a different reason.......he was carrying a blender! A quite nice Kitchen-Aid I must admit. When I tried to take it away, he insisted on carrying it, so I decided to pick my battles and move along. Bless his heart, he carried it all the way to the checkout. Now his brothers, Frick and Frack, thought it would be fun to run toward the women's dressing room, until a woman walked out and scared the bejeezus out of them.

So we are checking out and I request that the blender not be rung up when the very nice associate said to me ...."I don't know if you realize this or not, but your son has a dish towel shoved in his coat." Terrific, just what I need, to get busted for trying to steal the ugliest dishtowel on the planet (cats, fish and hearts...ugh) by shoving it in my sons coat!!!!!!! Luckily the associate is a Mom too and totally thought if was funny.....Thank Goodness for the universal understanding among Mothers!

Now when we got to the van and 2 out of 3 decided to boycott getting into their seats by screaming NOOOOO.....at the top of their lungs....with several people looking on......I decided that their was a reward in my future! So off to my favorite place for my favorite lunch, a Starbucks Mocha Latte (today it had extra whip)!

February 5, 2009

Another Target Adventure

So today I decided to do my weekly Target run. So I packed up the boys, delivered a meal to a new Mom from church, swung through Mc Donalds for the boys weekly treat - today it was fries, and headed to Target.

Behavior during our weekly trips has been a crap shoot lately. On Monday, I had to run in and look for a lamp for Helena's bedroom and my sons acted like a bunch of Baboon's who hadn't been out of their cage in months. So needless to say we did not get anything.

Today, was a good day, except .........

I parked strategically near a cart return where a 3 seater cart was waiting. I went to get the cart, parked it behind my van and began to put the boys shoes back on. A few minutes later, when I looked up, my cart was going across the parking area. No, not by itself, but being pushed by a woman with a 4 year old singleton and her mother. As I call "Excuse me, Excuse me, you took my cart" they proceeded to ignore me and continue into the store! OH NO She did NOT, but yes she did!

So I proceeded to go get 2 carts and go inside. While there, they noticed me and of course, the bad angel took over, so I gave them "the look". You see, in order to have taken my cart she would have had to see the "Got Triplets" sticker on the back of the van. So grandma knew it was me! Now why am I so mad you may ask? For me it is a matter of principle.....4 year old singleton vs. 2 1/2 year old triplets....and not even asking if I was done with the cart.....no brainer!

So the bad angel did not win in the end, because I did not go up to them and tell them exactly what I was thinking, however we did cross paths several more times in the store and I did give them "the look", nothing more. But for everyone out there with and without multiples I have some advice for you...............

1) never steal a cart from someone else without asking if they are finished
2) remember, if the MOM is shopping with multiples, she has to be a little crazy to begin with, so give her a break!

OH, and the boys were so well behaved, that one of the employees commented on how "good" they were!

February 3, 2009

Day Out With Dad!

This past Sunday was a beautiful day, so Jason decided to take the boys out for a little adventure to the creek. All of my little men put on their camo pants and muck boots and headed out with Dad. As soon as they left, I anticipated what treasures the triplets would bring back!

So after an hour and half, all of my boys returned for lunch, treasures in hand. Never did I think I would see the day that my sons returned from a hike with rocks and "eastern shore whistles" (spent shotgun shells, the boys thought they were goose callers) in hand. Apparently, they traveled along the creek, to the deer stand and over to the duck blinds. I can only imagine what future adventures will bring!

I have to say after a huge lunch, the boys crashed for a long, long nap.

In the future, I anticipate the boys and even Helena wanting to go hunting. (At Christmas we were in Bass Pro in the camo section and Helena said "Mommy, Look at all of this cool stuff!) It is a way of life here on the shore, where many kids go hunting with their Dads. It is something they grow up with and I have to admit a deer roast sounds pretty good right about now! Lucky for us, the boys Godfathers are seasoned hunters and have offered to give me a lesson on shooting this year. I will keep you posted on my progress!


So I am now on Facebook, and I have to say it has been alot of fun finding people from my old neighborhood, elementary school, high school and dance classes. So my husband Jason is on Facebook as well, and here a funny little story in reference to him.......

One day he says to me.....

J "I started a Facebook page."
D "That is great, who are your friends?"
J "I only have 3 people as my friends. Shelia (his old girlfriend), Lori (his brothers old girlfriend) and Robin (an old friend from the neighborhood).
D "And why have you not frineded me, your wife?"
J "Because you are already my friend and I live with you and see you everyday (while rolling his eyes)!

He has not been on his page in weeks, so Meredith, don't take it personally that he has not friended you either!

February 1, 2009

New Year, New Adventures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK, so I have been the worst, and I mean worst BLOGGER in the world since August! UGH, with Helena is school full time, the triplets being 2 (yeah, I know), working 2 nights a week, and LIFE IN GENERAL........I put blogging on the back burner!

So I am back and it is a new year and here we go!

This account of an evening out with my new friend Jenny was posted on her blog and it was just tooo good not to use, I don't think I could have written it any better!

From the Blog....Life with Jenny

So, I decided to go out with my friend Denise.Someone that understands me. She has 4 kids under the age of 5. Yup, that is what she told the police officer on the phone when we hit the 12' deer. Well, maybe not 12'. ok,10'? (The officer asked if her husband could come and check out her van....at 10:00 pm)

It was a good thing that she was driving her Mommy Tractor Trailer (m.van) and driving at a responsible speed when we hit the Woolly Mammoth. If I was driving we would have ended up with free fur coats (please don't tell PETA...).

We just wanted to get away. Just wanted to go one place where we didn't hear whining ,smell one diaper, no one to follow/find, or even listen to. We wanted to be free.

As soon as we hit the deer we both called our husbands. And to be fair they were worried. WORRIED that we killed a deer and took it away from the hunters.

Jason and Randy "What was it?".
Denise and Jenny "A DEER?".
Jason and Randy "Was it a buck?".
Denise and Jenny "Are ya friggin' kidding me?"."Yeah, I, the mother of your children am ok.".

So, the sad part is that we were both content sitting there waiting for the state trooper THAT NEVER CAME... waiting for her car to explode on the side of the road where no one even stopped to see if the too crazy ladies that were sitting in front of a steaming deer with there blinkers on were ok. But we didn't care. it was another hour of freedom and we had a case of diapers, a brownie, chips, three cases of yogurt and ourselves to keep us warm and happy.

Last night I ended up with a pair of awesome striped day pants, legos for my Nathan and a dear friend (no pun intended, hee hee who am I kidding!).

****So my new friend Jenny is still my friend and had even let her youngest, Helena's BFF, travel with me to Port Discovery for the day! That is another post all in itself!