Monday, April 30, 2007

Swim class

Peyton, Sydney and Caden started swim class today at the YMCA. They pretty much filled the class too. ha The other two kids in their class are Spencer's best friend Tanner and his little sister.
They did amazing, I was worried they may not want to go with the swim teacher - especially Caden as he is really shy. They couldn't wait for their turn.

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Poor little Spencer had to miss his swim class today as he is so sick. He has been sick to his stomach and had a temperature of 105.4 a couple of hours ago. You can't keep a kid down though. He broke his fever and is up playing. I wish I could be that resilient. I think I am on the mend now, I was sick as a dog yesterday at work. I joked that I was sicker than the patients I was looking after. It was the longest 12 hours of my life.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Another job

Why is it that for someone who does not want to have ANY jobs I now have two???
I went for my orientation today at another hospital while Bob took the day off to stay with the kids. Just how he wanted to spend one of his vacation days I am sure.
I love my sister's line "I married for love the first time, if I ever get married again my new husband's first name will be YOUR and his last name will be HIGHNESS." Bob doesn't think its as funny as I do though. ha ha ha
When I came home we went out for dinner and a movie with the kids. It was a really cool place called Studio Movie Grill and you can eat while watching the movie. The fact that I had coupons for free admission for ALL of us was a huge bonus too. Click here for a link to the coupon, print as many as you like. Sorry, only in Houston at their Copperfield location and they expire on Thursday.
We saw "Meet The Robinsons" and we all enjoyed it. The food was delicious too.
Two movies in less than a week........pretty good for people who never go to the movies. Oh this is the life with my King!

Monday, April 23, 2007


We were on our way out to the park this morning and Spencer saw a lizard in our bushes.
He already had his bug keeper in his hands so I figured I would try and catch him. I didn't think I would be fast enough, but the kids were thrilled when he was a captive prisoner.
They all wanted to pet him. Imagine how thrilled he was to have 4 kids petting him. If we had listened closely we probably would have heard little lizard screams. lol
We only kept him for a few minutes and then let him go "to see his Mommy" and headed off to the park. We spent the day there feeding the ducks and playing on the jungle gym. We packed a lunch and made a day of it.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A date!!

Bob and I got to go on a real date last night and it was wonderful. All the kids went to "Saturday Night Live" at the YMCA. We dropped them off at 6pm and picked them up at shortly before 11pm. They were pretty good about staying. Peyton wanted me to come to the back with her and Caden looked at me and said "I go with you?". That made leaving harder, but they didn't cry so it was ok. They really had fun though and told me all about it when we picked them up. Spencer was the only one sleeping when we got there.
We went out to a movie that I would NOT recommend called "300". Four people actually walked out of the theater while it was still on. Its been over 5 years since we went to a movie together and it was a bad one :( We didn't have time for dinner before the movie so we just ate tons of junk in the theater.
We have the kids booked for another evening at the Y in a couple of weeks.

Earlier in the day we went to Spencer's soccer game and then to see "The Berenstain Bears" at Miller outdoor theater. The kids really enjoyed that. Caden lost interest and tried to lay down in his seat. Sydney never took her eyes off the stage. Peyton was clapping right along with everyone and giving me a play by play of what was happening. In one scene the bears broke their Mama's lamp and Spencer put his hands over his ears when Mama walked in and saw it. Do you think I yell at them too much??? lol

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Child labor laws?

I was doing the supper dishes last night and Spencer decided he wanted to help. By all means!!!!! He did a pretty good job washing the dishes too and thoroughly enjoyed it. I wonder how long that will last, not long enough I am sure.
Now I just need to train the other three to dust, vacuum and scrub the toilets and I can be the princess I long to be. lol

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. We had a great day!
The kids woke up to eggs and candy and a few presents "hidden" all over the livingroom. They had a ball collecting all the goodies. Peyton ran around gasping and shouting "look Mommy....princess underwear" ect. Yes, they got underwear for Easter. lol
We had a turkey dinner with candied yams, and squash casserole for dinner. Caden had french fries as he is so picky!!! I figured it was only fair to give him something he really liked too.
After dinner we decorated Easter eggs. Yes I know a little late, but better late than never.
Then they got to eat some of their chocolate bunnies.

Enjoy a photoshow of our day.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Another Easter egg hunt

We went to our neighbourhood Easter egg hunt today. It was FREEZING and started raining while we were there. It was only 40 degrees, big change from yesterday. There was even steam coming off the pool.
The kids had fun despite the weather. I think their favorite part was getting to hold a real bunny.
Then we went to Walmart to get some groceries and the Easter bunny was there posing for pictures so we had to do that again.

Friday, April 06, 2007


Spencer was begging to go swimming in the big pool today so I caved and let him get in. The water was only 74 degrees so I knew he wouldn't stay long. Bob was cleaning the pool and lost his balance and fell in. Needless to say he was NOT happy. I wish I had the camera in my hands to film that, it was hilarious. Of course the triplets woke up from their nap early because of all the commotion in the backyard. They all got in and played on the steps too. I did NOT get in, I'm waiting for 85 degrees or warmer water, I am a wimp.

Drip drip drip

We have a leak!!!
Bob noticed the ceiling in the kitchen was damp looking the other day. Then yesterday while the kids were eating breakfast Spencer announces that the house is dripping, he was right.
Water was dripping from the ceiling onto my computer!!! My cupboards were full of water and so were my under counter lights. I was NOT amused.
Bob found the leak and it was the shower faucet leaking BEHIND the tile wall. Could the water be in a worse place. Thank you Jim (my brother-in-law) for the advice. He is a plumber, unfortunately in Canada though. We have decided not to tear down the ceiling and to put a fan on it and see if it dries and then just repair the damage. We needed a way to get the wall behind the shower dry though so instead of ripping down the tile to let air in there we cut some holes in the triplets bedroom wall as it backs onto the bathroom. Caden has already banged his crib into the wall numerous times making small holes. Of course those holes were no where near where we needed them to be. The kids thought that was just the coolest thing and had to help Daddy. Now if I can just keep them out of the holes until it dries that will be great.
And yes, Spencer's hair ALWAYS sticks up like that unless I wet it down. ha ha ha

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Kindergarten round up

I registered Spencer for kindergarten this morning. It was very traumatic, at least for me. I can't believe that my baby is growing up this fast. He was totally unphased by it all. I don't know what I will do without him home next year???
I can only imagine what the first day of school is going to be like? I don't want to even think about it right now. Do you think the teacher would notice me hiding under his desk? lol

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Easter egg hunt

We went to my local multiples group Easter egg hunt today. It was canceled yesterday due to rain. It was great, the kids loved it. Sydney was totally enamoured with the bunny and I could not tear her away. She kept telling me that the bunny had glasses on and I told her that "no those are his eyes". She corrected me and said "no, under his helmet Mommy". Kids are just so observant!!!
They got lots of eggs and had their fill of candy.
The best part was that there were NO broken bones. It was at this egg hunt that Peyton broke her leg last year.
And yes, Sydney has her dress hiked up to her waist in one of the pictures as the ground was still a bit wet and she didn't want to get her dress dirty. lol