Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Kisses From Julie

I realized lately I have the worst memory.  If I don't write things down or set reminders in my phone, then it doesn't happen.  I'll even go to the store for something, then completely forget it because I didn't write it on my list. 

I never want to forget the little things my kids do at this age.  It is seriously such a fun age (minus the whining). One thing Julie does that is the absolute cutest thing is give me goodnight kisses.  This past month we have separated the triplets at nighttime.  Cruz and Kash sleep in the same room in their bedroom and Julie sleeps in the guest bedroom in a pack n play.  She would stay up an hour or more after we would put them to bed and keep her brothers up, and then she would get upset when they would wake her up bright and early the next morning.  So now she gets to stay up and chat with herself in her own room and sleep in as long as she wants.  

Well, every night she'll just babble and talk to herself in her crib - lights off and sound machine on.  You can hear her cute little voice from outside the room.  One night she was babbling away two hours after we put her to bed.  I wanted to make sure she didn't poop so I went in to check on her.  I picked her up and she immediately laid her head on my shoulder, then two seconds later looked up at me and gave me a kiss.  I completely melted.  Then she laid her head back on my shoulder.  Two seconds later she looked up at me and gave me a kiss, then laid back on my shoulder.  She seriously did this twenty times.  It was THE CUTEST thing.  I didn't smell any poop so I laid her back in her crib, said I love you, and she went right to sleep.  I didn't hear a peep from her after that.

So now it's a tradition.  I'll put her to bed, then go put the boys to bed.  Ten minutes or so later I can hear her talking away to herself.  I'll go in and hold her for a minute or two - get 10 kisses - then put her back to bed.  She always does the same thing every night (unless she's super exhausted and goes right to sleep).  Her little giggle after every kiss is my favorite.  Oh I just love her.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Casa de Fruta

While in Hollister a few weeks ago I took the kids to Casa de Fruta.  They have the cutest little train ride and carousel.  My kids LOVED it.  So of course I had to buy a season pass so we could ride it over and over again all year.  :) 


I love their special little bond.  It's the cutest.







The boys were taking turns giving Julie kisses.  Melt me!




Their best bud Tyler. 
Boy and dirt.  They were in 7th heaven. 

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

We decided last minute to head to Hollister for the weekend.  Curtis stayed with us for a couple days, then headed back to Clovis to work.  I ended up staying almost a week with all the kiddos.  Trey has never been to the beach so we thought we'd head over to Santa Cruz for the afternoon.  The triplets LOVED riding the rides, although you'd never know by the look on their faces.  Haha...  They would just ride with this nonchalant look, then cry when we'd have to take them off.  It was so funny. 

Trey was obsessed with the sand.  He'd grab a handfuls at a time and smoosh it around..then of course he had to try and eat it.  The triplets were terrified of the FREEZING water at first, but started to warm up to it after a while.  



























Sunday, August 9, 2015

July Update

Random fact - we go through about 20 diapers a day in our house now.  Sometimes more if they randomly poop after they get changed.  That's 600 diapers a month and over 7,300 diapers a year! The triplets have been doing this thing where we change them before bed, then they decide to poop while in their crib and scream until we come change them.  I swear they do it on purpose. ;)

27 months is a HARD age for me.  They aren't really talking very well yet and just whine for everything.  Man...it's exhausting. I seem to be on edge ALL day long from the constant whining.  If it's not one kid it's another - so when I say all day long, I mean ALL day long.  Kash is probably the worst right now and Cruz is a close second place.  I seriously don't know what to do.  We introduced time out a few weeks ago - so when they whine for a bit I put them in time out for a minute or two while they scream their heads off.  Then when I go get them I ask, "Do you want to be happy?"  They say "happy" and stop whining...then 5 minuted later they are screaming again.  I finally get one happy and then the next one starts having a meltdown.  ANY SUGGESTIONS???  It's crazy when they are one on one - like if Kash wakes up early from his nap and it's just me and him - he's awesome.  He gets all the attention and helps me make dinner or something.  Once another kid wakes up they start fighting over me or just whine for no reason at all.  I'm DYING over here!!  Julie throws little tantrums here and there, but that is completely manageable (and normal for a two year old), but the boys (especially Kash) are just little whiner butts.  

We had the triplets evaluated for speech therapy a couple weeks ago.  Cruz and Kash didn't qualify.  :(  I'm totally disappointed.  They are below average, but not low enough.  I really think they would have done so well and completely taken off in the speech department if they had one on one therapy sessions.  Dang it!  Julie qualified though.  She's definitely behind (about a year behind normal).  The boys know pretty much all their body parts and can name over ten different animals.  Julie doesn't even know where her eyes are. Haha..  If you ask the boys to go get their shoes or a diaper they'll go get it for you.  Julie just stands there and acts like she has no idea what you are talking about.  The boys repeat almost everything I say and are learning new words every week, but Julie is a little more stubborn and doesn't really seem to get it.  There's a SIX MONTH waiting list though.  So that sucks.  I'm trying to get her into a different place where hopefully she can start right away.  

Trey is a little busy body.  He loves to be on the floor crawling around and standing up on anything he can get his chubby little hands on.  Church is outrageous with this one.  He can't stand just sitting on your lap and wants to get down the second you sit down.  I forget that we had three of him at one time!  How did we even do that??  So funny how quickly you forget.  Trey is still a happy little guy though.  He definitely has that stranger danger thing going on and doesn't really like to be held by someone he doesn't know.  

::PHOTO DUMP::
They love going for bike rides.
 That time I spilt hot wax all over the carpet.  Ugh.  With 4 kids 2 and under - and I'm the one who makes the biggest mess.

 CLEAN carpets!  Somehow the carpet guy worked his magic and got the wax out. 
 OBSESSED with car rides at the mall.
 He thinks he's a big kid.
 LOVES the water!
 We started off the 4th of July with a 4 mile Freedom run.  So fun!  My goal was to get under 40 minutes and I ended up running it in under 32 minutes.  I think my average mile was 7:50.  My competitive edge came out and I had to pass the person in front of me.  It was fun!  I think I want to do a half marathon before the year is over. 

 These two are going to be the best of friends.  
 Baby got back. Definitely takes after his daddy in this department. 
Kash
 Trying to drink their first soda.
 Cruz


 Love his cleave.


 I was having a rough day with my kiddos and came across this.  I literally laughed out loud. 
My mom took these two home with her for a couple days.  It was so weird having only two kids at home.  We took full advantage of our time together and went to the splash pad, pool, movies, and out to lunch.  Things I could never do by myself with four kids.  It was so much fun and a great little break.  Thanks goodness for moms right?! 
 Kash was the lucky one that got to stay behind with me and Trey. 
 His first movie!  Inside Out.  Cutest movie!!  He did so good. 
 This is his cheese face during our bathroom break. 
 Little man loved his cake! Can't believe he's one.
We went and explored Lost Lake in Fresno.  The kids thought we were so cool when we let them go explore by themselves (without being strapped into a wagon) and dip their feet in the water.


Letting their duckies float in the water.


Sunday morning shenanigans. 

K & C plus FOUR!