Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Hip Hip Hooray!

The end of April is finally here. Every day it gets lighter earlier and stays lighter later. I cannot wait for regular 60 and 70 degree weather. The kids probably more so because they are usually confined to the house.

The kids and I played outside today and then ate dinner. Scott and Jacob went over to Grandpa and Grandma Callaways new house. I decided to walk over with the babies. Its probably about 1.6 miles. I'll never be able to walk over with all four kids because Jacob would have to ride a bike or walk, and he'd never make it. But its still nice to know that we are so close. I have a feeling Jacob will want to go over there a lot more often.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

No Parking

I am just horrified. I'm watching the Dancing with the Stars results show just had Def Leppard lip syncing "Pour Some Sugar on Me." Rock just shed a tear tonight to that.

Tonight, Shell Dinter and I took the kids to the park. It was nice for a little while, but quite windy and the later it got, the colder it got. But it was nice to see the babies enjoying the swings.

Jacob wears and wears me out by talking all the time. The kid just does not stop. And most of it is the pretend stuff, my brother who is getting married, my brother has a birthday party, the worms just at a flower, etc... And then on top of that he just whined and whined about everything tonight. He was riding his bike and his head was itchy, his knee hurt, he was tired. Then at the park he wanted me to help him with everything and just really wanted attention.

Thats when it gets a little tough trying to take care of three two-year-olds and an almost five year old that sometimes requires more of my patience than the three babies.

Monday, April 28, 2008


Dododododo, dodododododo, do, do, do! (Does that sound like Ironman by Ozzy?) God did not give me the gift of musical interpretation. He gave me the gift of overactive ovaries. Well, when properly stimulated.

Anyway, I finally got out the iron tonight and ironed a few of Brooke's dresses. After doing two of them and them turning out so well, I got out a few more things and had my way with them. I've learned a few things about ironing.
Ruffles are not fun.
Look at the iron before you pick it up.
Don't buy clothing that requires a lot of ironing.

I know Angela would be proud of me!

Ride em' Cowboy

Well, I've got some super cute pictures of Brooke. We got a spring horse this weekend (from Aunt Amy) and the kids just love it.

I had lunch today with Magan. It was really nice to chat with her. Its so hard to catch up these days when most of my friends have children and are knee-deep in poop.

I didn't post last night due to the blue-screen of death that I got on the computer. Very scary. I hope all our pictures are saved somewhere else.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

In other words, I LOVE YOU!

I was at Sam's club tonight, by myself (applause please), so I took a look at the children's books. They had a line of books by Alison Meghee and one really caught my eye. It was called Someday. I actually cried as I read it in Sam's Club. Then I came home and read it to Jacob and tears formed again when I read it to him.

I'd just like to say that sometimes love is hard to express or put into words. I was watching the Rachel Ray show this week and she had on Leah Remini on talking about the love you have for your husband compares little to the love you have for your child. I'm listing some of my favorite books that describes a parents love for their children.

1. Someday by Alison Meghee. This book describes a mother holding her baby and the stages of life that moms get to see their children grow and then leave home.
2. You are all my Favorites by Sam McBratney. This is a book about three baby bears and how their parents love them equally.
3. Love you Forever by Robert Munsch. Book about a mother who will hold and rock her baby throughout stages of the child's life.
4. You are my I love You by Maryann Cusimano. Just a cute story about a bear and its cub.
5. If you hold my hand by Jillian Harker. A book about self-confidence that a parent can give their child.

Other silly books I love to read to my kids or that they just LOVE. No, David by David Shannon (Jacob's current favorite), Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown, Ten Silly Monkeys by Steve Haskamp, I spy books., Catch Me, Catch me (Thomas the tank story) by Rev. W Awdry, and Fat Cat on a Mat.


I'm just curious as to who is reading this blog and why... so please check in, leave me a comment and tell me if its because I'm funny and witty or its because I have triplets or because Jacob is a precious almost 5 year old. Or just say hi and where you're from. :)


Friday, April 25, 2008

Its raining, its wormy!

So today we had a family rummage sale at my house. Of course, I ordered no rain for today and Saturday, but my order wasn't received by the big guy above, but more people must have prayed for rain.
So, there was a lady who came, gathered a bunch of baby clothes of mine, assorted books and other stuff. She wanted to "deal". I was asking $1 each for three shirts. All in good condition and name brand stuff. She wanted me to sell them to her for .25 cents each. What??? I said no, the shirts were in good condition. And bought a few other things, but left the shirts. Whatever.
I don't mind the whole bargaining dance of rummage saling, but its outright insulting to ask for 75% off of an item. And it was priced at a DOLLAR!

Jacob and Scott gathered worms today before he went to work. Then Jacob gathered more worms during the day and stayed outside all day. I'm hoping he sleeps until 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. Today as he crawled into bed with me today before the sun was up. Of course he takes up 3/4 of the bed and my nose is smashed against the wall. So, I'm hoping for a better night.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Just a dream

I was at two different stores today and I was childless. I strolled through the book aisle. I was just in heaven. I touched them, I read the inside cover. I saw some of my favorite authors new books. I was like a kid in a candy shop.

Someday, I'll be able to do more than just read the inside cover. I'll be able to leisurely read a book while ignoring my children. Its something to look forward to.

Michelle Z., I'm going to bed now. But Brett Favre is supposed to be on Letterman soon so I'm procrastinating.

Walmart lady

You know the joke, "Wanna cart?" when you walk in to Walmart? Many comedians have made a lot of money at Walmarts expense.

Today, as I was going into Walmart, the nice old lady was putting a cart away right near the other carts. She mumbled something when she looked at me, which I thought she said, "This cart is warm." So I engaged her in conversation and said, "What?" She repeated, "That cart is noisy." I said, "Oh."

Now why would she put it back into circulation if its got a problem with it? You know, if they only had problem solvers at Walmart... that place would really be a great place to work and shop.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


I am still mad about a purchase I made at a neighbors rummage sale last week. I saw that she had an inflatable trampoline. It was the kind that has several different compartments to blow up and stands about 24 to 36 inches high after its blown up.

So Scott was nice enough to blow it up for me. He was outside for quite awhile and came in and said it had a couple of holes in. So he fixed those holes and then tried again. He found several more holes and had to go to the store to get it patched. He tried again and found more holes.

Now rewind to my conversation with this lady that I bought this trampoline from. I asked her, "How much for the trampoline?" She said, "What do you think?" I said, "I don't know..." She said, "Five dollars" I said, "O.K. Does it have any holes in it?" I looked right at her and she replied, "No"

So I gave her five bucks and took it home.

Do you think she lied a little bit? She lied over $5.00. Was it really worth it? I am really mad because she could have been honest and said, "Yeah, it has a couple of holes in that need to be patched." I would have thought about it and still bought it. But when it has over a dozen (A DOZEN) holes in, she should have just thrown it out.

Karmas gonna get you girl! If I ever see her outside, I'm going to stop by and let her know how many holes I found. I'm actually thinking about just dropping it back into her yard with a note that says that she can keep her junk.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Hair mousse for babies

Brooke is really getting into Earth day and takes organics very seriously. Instead of using gel or mousse in her hair, she uses things that are earth friendly.

Like marshmallows and rice crispy bars. Very creative Brooke.

Monday, April 21, 2008


What a beautiful day! Jacob and I picked out a new bike today for him. He graduated to an 18 inch bike. The babies had a good time outside and they also colored a lot today. They also tried fish for the first or second time and ate it!

I need some sleep. Later!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Tailgating is not a sport

I'm on post 151. That sounds like an interstate or highway. Take the 151 to get to the store. I was stuck on the 151 today for an hour!

A few things. I don't really feel like I'm prejudice. Especially when it comes to where a person is from. So today I took the babies to Walmart and we shopped for a bit. Then I loaded them up in the van and was going through the parking lot. It was Saturday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. so it was really crowded. I was going pretty slowly in the down the aisle because there were cars and I didn't want to hit anyone. So I turned onto another aisle to head to the road and this car behind me beeped at me and was riding my tail. So naturally I went even slower because I was trying to figure out if I left my gate open (that has happened twice) or a child was hanging out the window. Nope, everything was shut and all fingers and hands were in the vehicle. So, I notice its a lady in this tiny little imported junker. I turn again on another side road and she's on my tail. I bet there is not five feet between our bumpers. I get into the left turn lane and she gets into the right turn lane and burns off. I look at her car once more and catch a glimpse of her license plate. Illinois. Now, this just affirms all the stereo-types about Illinois drivers. I hated to see that because I like a lot of people from Illinois. But this is not the interstate, there is no bumper to bumper traffic in Appleton Wisconsin. There really is no rush hour here. So why in criminy crickets would she have to drive that way? Sheesh.

So, the babies and I are in one of those blue carts that has the two seats facing forward and then it still has a place where one kid can face them or the pusher. So I'm set with the kids, they aren't getting out - at least not easily. A lady asks me, "Are they the same age?" And we got to talking, she's a twin, yadayadayada. I thought that was a really nice way of asking if they were multiples.
The kids played out in the backyard after we got home. It was still a pretty nice day even after some morning showers. Its so funny to see what each child is interested in. Matthew wanders around, he likes the cozy coupes, he just occupies himself really well. He swings and giggles as I say, "Swing! Swing! Wheee!" (Do you see why people would want to take him? He's so sweet!)

John likes to get out the toys in the big storage bin in the backyard. Its got tons and tons of toys in. He wants to blow bubbles himself, but he ends up putting the wrong end in and eats the bubbles. Or he spills them. So I've put the bubbles in the garage where he can't get at them. He loves to kick balls. He throws some balls on the ground and just goes around kicking them.

Brookey, my Brookey. She loves to sit on the big swing and balances so well. She'd sit on there all day or until her hands went numb. She loves to play catch and just throws a ball or football up and catches it. She has very good hand-eye coordination. Another funny Brooke story. I got the big Pooh Bear up that someone I used to work with, Kevin, bought Jacob before he was born. She carries that thing around like its her baby. She gives it rides in the Mega Blocks wagon, she puts a blanket over it, she gives Pooh drinks from her cup. She screamed and screamed when John tried to touch her Pooh. So because John knew that bothered her, he kept at it.

And I went with the Playtex sippy cups. They make good underwear, so I figured their sippy cups can hold up for 18 hours too.

Random fact #10. I think my favorite thing in most of the world is Mint Girl Scout Cookies. And they are also John's too!

Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm a winner!

I am the happiest woman in the world right now. Well, at least I don't feel my headache as much as I thought I would be at this time of night.

Tonight Scott and I went to our friend Dave's photo launch party. Scott and I and Dave went to school together (tech school) and there was an incident with a lava lamp once. You know, these things only make for good laughs when we get together. And getting to the point... so we were at his party because he's a darn good photographer and drumroll please! I won an hour session with Dave! Yipee! Whoopee! Yeehaw! His website is and he does travel so if anyone is from the midwest thats looking for a different type of photographer- check him out. Sometimes I can't believe that someone I know is so creative and talented.

And the last couple of days. I don't even remember what I did. Wednesday night Scott and I got out of the house - which I badly needed. Then thursday night I had the monthly FVMOM meeting. I was nominated for co-president. I'm very excited because I love the club. Its been a great source of information and support and I've made great friends along the way.

My three sons (and a daughter)

I'm alive. I have not been kidnapped, abducted by knife-point nor have I been run over by a bus. Just busy.

Here's some pictures of the last couple of days. Jacob and I making cookies for school. Matthew being as cute as a bug. He's such a clone of Jacob.

And I can't seem to get a picture of Brooke with a barrette in her hair since either she or John will take it out. But trust me, she's cute. John also wants a barrette in his hair. He makes the purtiest little girl!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Pinch me, I'm dreaming

Sometimes I can't believe that I have four kids, much less triplets. It scares me when they are all around me playing and I think that they can turn on me in a moments notice and pinch, sit on and squeeze me to oblivion.

Jacob said something kinda funny today. We were driving by the Grand Chute police station (where daddy works) and he yelled out, "Hellloooo, big city!" I looked around and saw a couple of older houses to one side with a newer subdivision behind it. And on the other side of the road, an old farmhouse that could be mistaken for a junkyard. Open fields of mud and then another subdivision behind that. Kid, just wait to you see Milwaukee or even Minneapolis. Now thats a big city.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cookies gone bad

My eyes are glued to Rock of Love II. I'm just watching the finale. I hope Bret picks Ambre.

Today the munchkins and I played outside for awhile after their naps. Then I made dinner while daddy played with them. Its so nice to be outside.

Jacob and I made cut-out cookies cookies and then frosted them when the babies were sleeping. I made frosting from Cake n Crumbs and it was too runny. Sigh. Why can't things be easy? I mean, I'm being a good mom and all making cookies for school tomorrow...

Brett picked AMBRE! Whoopee!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

The quest for the holy grail

Sippy cups. S I P P Y C U P S. I am not happy with my sippy cups. We use Gerber Sip and Smile 9 oz with hard spouts. I think they work well for awhile, but then they start to leak out of the sides. Those safety valves don't come out that often, but I'm sick of spilt milk all over the house.

So for all of you out there, what sippy cups do you like that DON'T LEAK?

Saturday, April 12, 2008

The stuffing conspiracy

Well, I'm currently washing the SAME load of clothes for the third time. Know why? Because a teddy bear that Brooke got for her birthday and got dirtied exploded. The stuffing came out. This little 9 inch bear has a lot more stuffing than I thought it would. The stitching where the stuffing is put in the bear in the back came loose. You wanna know where this bear was made? Two guesses. Not the USA. Not Cambodia. In good old China. I've checked the bear for lead and lead based paint on the eyes and in the stuffing.

How can we elect China to hold the Olympics when they can't make a stinking stuffed animal? I think I'll go on a China boycott, but I have a feeling that I would be naked and the kids wouldn't have much to play with.

O.K. a baby is crying... again. I can't think. I'm going to put the computer down and back slowly away.

Whats going on in the Callaway household? Well, Scotts on his boys weekend trip. I'm guessing he's getting a pedicure, drinking margaritas and complaining about his spouse like women do on their weekends away. But I wouldn't know. I have never had a weekend with any of the girls. Poor me. I wouldn't necessarily need a whole weekend. Maybe just a night. Or to sleep 12 hours. Or a nice spa day. Its something to dream about.

Jacob is sleeping over at Grandma Callaways house. This will be the last time he sleeps at their old house. They are moving closer to us at the end of April/beginning of May. Jacob is excited about his new room at the new house. Jacob's thumb is kinda gross yet. But he's on day four of his antibiotics. Since watching the Dr. Phil show on MRSA, I'm afraid that he'll get that. I have Lysoled most of the germy things at the house too. And I always wash the kids hands after we go outside or to the store.

My parents came over tonight and we ate pizza and played with the kids. John was so full of himself playing with this helium balloon that was losing its helium so it would float up and then float down. My dad would hold it just out of his reach and he's giggle and try to jump to get it. He was so funny.

Brooke played with her doll and wrapped her in blankets. She smothered her too. I guess its a good thing we don't have babies around here.

Matthew ate a whole slice of pizza tonight. I think the kids are on a growth spurt anyway. I know I am. :) He was playing with a deck of cards most of the day that Jacob forgot to put away. Its funny because he likes to do the same things that Jacob liked to do at that age. He also loves to play with the play kitchen. He is just the sweetest boy. This is why I was so upset that I almost lost him the other day. People can tell he's sweet and easy to manage so thats why they'd want to take him. They aren't going to take the kid that throws temper tantrums or licks carts.

I forgot to mention a funny story from the doctors office the other day. Dr. Acosta and I caught up during our appointment. I miss seeing him and his nurses every week. Or at the end, it was every day. He was looking over my chart and he said, "Why are you taking Zoloft?" And I replied, "I have triplets." And he just smiled. Really, I don't feel like I have to justify why I take anxiety medicine. I am a worrier and a planner and God gave me triplets. This just proves that God has a sense of humor.

Random fact #8 or 9
I do not like stuffed animals - especially when they explode in the wash.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Yada, Yada - more of the same

Jacob has been talking my ear off. He can be pretty talkative anyway, but its yap, yap, yap, yap, yap!
He's been big into pretending stuff, like that he's got older brothers or he's looking for his frog. Of course, I did ask him whose children these older brothers were since I don't remember having them. One of them is 8, another is 10 and another is 55. I replied that the 55 year old probably is an uncle, but he was adamant he was a brother.

Today, I introduced a rite of passage to Jacob today. The dunking of a chocolate chip cookie in milk. I was bitterly disappointed that he didn't think this was the coolest thing ever. I had to practice a lot tonight so I could do it just right.

Today I took Jacob to Wild Air, an inflatable place. He just loves it there. I love to take him there too and I'd like to take the babies, but its just so expensive to do anything. Its at least $20 to do anything. And if I take them anywhere once or twice a week, it really adds up. I don't know how other people with larger families do it. They probably don't have cable.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

All dressed up and ready to go!

Alright, I'm very disappointed in American Idol fans. Michael Johns got voted off tonight and I thought that Kristie Lee Cook should have gone. I think there are a lot of very talented singers this year left in the competition. Usually there are only one or two that stick out for me, but this year I like about five/six people.
I watched American Idol gives back last night and I was so impressed by Terri Hatchers performance! That was a really good show. Its really an eye-opener knowing that there are poverty stricken areas that right in the gold ole' USA. I think I take for granted little things like books, electricity, clean water, etc...
Jacob was so funny today. He woke me up today already dressed and ready to go for his field trip to the Dog House which had a variety of animals and bordered dogs. He was really excited for his field trip and kept telling me to get ready to take him to school. We went down to the Oshkosh outlet mall to take a couple of things back. On the way there I always point out the prison where the bad people live. He pointed to the other side of the road and said, "thats were the girls go to prison." It was a run-down trailer park. I think thats an oxymoron. Trailer parks have gotten enough knocking, so I'll just leave it at that.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

My heart skipped a beat or two

Today, I almost lost a baby. Wow. How scary. Now if I go back and look at the situation unemotionally, I can feel better about it.
I was always watching the one entrance to the play area at the mall. There are three foot walls around for other parents to see in and then full walls because its against the outer edge of the mall walls. (Does that make sense?)
I constantly counted them one, two, three, four, blink, one, two, three, four, blink... see the pattern?
I told Jacob NOT to go out of the play area.
I guarded the entrance so no one can run off.
But I took my eyes off the entrance and the children when John was fighting me because he didn't want to go into the stroller. So, tonight when I pray, I'm going to ask for eyes in the back of my head.

The Grinding Incident

Well, yesterday was not much of a fun day. First Jacob and I had to go to the dentist and get our teeth cleaned. Jacob must have residual nightmares about being put under at the hospital to get his five fillings and a cap, so he really didn't want anyone near his mouth.
THEN, I tricked him into going to the dr to get his thumb checked out. I'm glad I went because the doctor said this was the first grinding accident that he has seen. Half of Jacobs nail is ground off and we're not sure if it ground off anymore skin underneath to the bone or not. Sounds gross? Yep, it is. Jacob does not want anyone touching it or even looking at it. As a precaution, he was put on oral antibiotics for bacterial infections because of the nature of the injury. The doctor actually said he'd like to see his thumb in a couple of weeks just to see what it looks like. Not because he'll need to be seen, but because he's curious.
Then we had church pictures last night. Yeah, that was fun. None of the pictures were perfect, but at least we're all kind of looking at the camera and not crying.
Today, because I knew we'd all drive each other crazy in the house, we went to the mall. This was the first time I took all four children alone to the mall. We shopped for leggings for Brooke, got our feet sized and then got McDonalds to eat. As I was trying to find a place to sit, I ran into Monica S. from FVMOM and her five kids. We sat together and all of our kids ate and played near us. It was really nice to talk with her and she has a little girl about 4 months younger than the babies and they all sat at a little table and ate. I'm sure people around us thought they were in a zoo. But we didn't lose any kids...

Then I was brave enough to take them into the play area by myself. It was working out so well that I thought I should do it again. Then as I started putting John in the stroller - against his will - I took my eyes of Brooke and Matthew. I found Brooke on the slide, but couldn't find Matthew.
I ran to the entrance of the play area and looked around. I asked one of the moms if she had seen a little one around and she said no kids had come out recently. I went around the play area again and still didn't see him. Panic set it. I could feel my eyes starting to well up. I spoke up to other moms. I asked them to look for a boy in a striped shirt like John was wearing. A mom spotted him in a corner behind one of the play things. I cannot tell you how relieved I was. I was so scared.

This is why I don't want to take them anywhere by myself. They are the perfect age for wandering. It was so scary. Its two hours later and I'm still feeling it.

Monday, April 7, 2008

The Hangover

After the big day, I'd say we all had a sugar hangover. The babies were super whiny today when I was around. But when I was gone, they were fine. Its nice to know I'm needed. But I wish they'd learn to verbalize their feelings more.
Matthew is learning his numbers. Well, they all are, but he counts the most. He's so darn cute when he does it too. He looks at his fingers and counts twoooo, foooor, fieee, ninnnneee. Luann and Mark have been teaching them to count. He or John will count their cars too. Its just another sign that they are growing up. The really funny thing is that at that age Jacob was much more interested in counting than the alphabet. Looks like Matthew will be the same way.
I'll be calling the doctor tomorrow to get in for Jacob's thumb. When I looked at it tonight, it may be infected where the nail came off. Its so hard for him to keep it out of water and probably keep it clean. Its wrapped up good, but I could tell it had gotten wet and was all wrinkly and gross. I'm not going to even tell him until we get to the dr's office. He will freak out. He does not want to look at his thumb, much less have it touched.
Sam was helping Matthew find Easter eggs.
Two of the sweetest children on earth. Matthew and my niece Katie.
Look at our vacuum cleaner. It looks like we never empty it, but it gets empty almost every time I use it. Notice I say, "I" not we. Lots of dust and cat hair. And cheerios. And raisins. And cracker crumbs.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

The BIG day!

We sang Happy Birthday to each child (separately).

So far, after two weeks of trying, this is the best group picture I have.

Happy Birthday Matthew, Brooke and John! They turned 2 just four short days ago, but after their naps today, I think they knew something was special about this day.

When everyone showed up we opened presents, well, Brooke opened presents. Matthew whined and sat on my lap and John was either on Grandma Plamann's lap or his cousin Michelle's lap. Jacob played with the trains HE got for a present. He wasn't interested in opening presents. So basically I and my niece Katie opened presents. That will change next year.

The babies got enough clothes, sand toys and bubbles to last them until next birthday. It was a haul.

I'll post more pictures on flickr tomorrow (I promise). But here's a few of today. These are their unofficial Two year shots. I'd like a few more options to put on the wall and Scott has some touching up to do...

Oh, and after most people left, I found Matthew in the brownie pan. He's got a certain fondness for frosting and chocolate. Hmmm, I wonder who he takes after. All three got baths after digging into their cupcakes.
We did the annual "hide the Easter eggs" outside this year since the snow was melted - mostly.

And my friend and Brooke's Godmother Shell Dinter gave the babies this book called, You're all my favorites, which fit them to a T. Its about three little bears and their parents love them equally. Its awesome! I think Kohls either had it or has it now. If you have more than one child, this is a really nice book.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Today was the big FVMOM rummage sale. I'm happy to say I got rid of a ton of stuff. A lot of bigger, hard-to-store stuff. I brought some home too. Scott wasn't very happy about this, but stimulating the kids creativity is of utmost importance.
I got this play kitchen that was more modern than the one I had. Who doesn't want a nicer kitchen? It came with a ton of dishes and play food. The babies were fooled by the food. They couldn't figure out why the toast was so rubbery.
I bought this Thomas the Train pop-up tent. They LOVED it. They saw it after their naps today and said, "Go! Go! Go!" Just like the Thomas book we read a lot.
I also got this ride on digger thing that has three switches and actually moves the digger up and down.
And I got some very cute clothes, mostly for Brooke. A girl can never have too many clothes.
After the babies naps, they went outside again. They love to explore the backyard. Brooke loves to swing. She would sit in the double swing the whole time if I let her. But then she discovered the big swing and now really likes that. I'm amazed at her balance and coordination because she can hold on pretty well and get off by herself.
John was his normal clingy, whiny self. I think it was because I was gone last night and when he got up today, I was gone too. I'd like to think he missed me.
Matthew is just content to explore everything. He clutched his milk cup and swung a little and walked around.
The big birthday party is tomorrow. Jacob and I finished decorating tonight. I baked the cakes and cupcakes and have to decorate them tomorrow. We cleaned the house, but left some things for tomorrow afternoon when the babies nap.
Today, Jacob and Scott were over painting at Grandpa & Grandma Callaways. While Jacob was there playing outside, Grandpa Callaway was cutting something on some piece of machinery. He told Jacob to stay away and I think Jacob forgot and he put his hand up on the saw and cut his thumb.
He is very, very lucky that it wasn't worse. He didn't want me to look at it. I think it scared him a lot. I re bandaged it after bath and it took half his nail off. Its actually pretty disgusting. I told him I'd have to bandage it everyday so he'd have to be brave.
We had a nice talk about listening to big people when they say to stay away and not touch things.

Friday, April 4, 2008

The long and long of it

I didn't blog yesterday. But it was the babies birthday, I was getting ready for FVMOM rummage sale and the babies party this Sunday. And I thought I'd try to go to bed early. Matthew has been getting me up about 1 1/2 hours earlier than I'm used to getting up. Then he likes to lay in bed with me. (This is my problem that I take him to bed. I know)

So, Luann and I took the babies to their 2 year appointment today. Drumroll please!

Matthew weighed 27 lbs 6 oz (40%) 35 1/4 inches (75%). At birth he weighed 4 lbs 6 oz and was 18 inches long.

Brooke weighed 24 lbs (15%) 33 3/4 inches (55%). At birth she weighed 4 lbs 7 oz and was 17 inches long. ( I think Brooke is actually taller than John)

(Big) John weighed 23 lbs 8 oz (5%) and 34 1/8 inches long (45%). At birth he weighed 4 lbs 3 oz and was 17 1/4 inches long.

In comparison, Jacob was 28 lbs and 33 inches at age 2. (I actually think Jacob was taller than that. This was when they started measuring him standing up and I don't think he would stand up against the wall)

Nothing else really to tell. Of course I was there to talk about John's little idiosyncrasies and of course John was not clinging to me. He was happy, exploring and acting like a normal 2 year old. I need to call Birth to Three and get him evaluated.

Well, off to bed! I got my big rummage sale tomorrow! I can't wait to get rid of some stuff!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

no feeling in my fingers

I stood in line for 6 1/2 hours for Deal or No Deal. 5 1/2 of them were outside. I got about 20 seconds to tell a producer about myself along with 10 other people. They took my application (and I left a picture of my kids). And I guess it will be on file.

Was it worth it? I 'll let you know when they call...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Beauty sleep

Quick post. Got to go to bed. Go to lose 20 lbs, color my hair and shave my legs by 2 p.m. tomorrow for Deal or No Deal tryouts.

I wasn't going to go, but I think this is Scott's only way of getting me to "win the lottery." He said I should still go even though the local news reported that over 2000 applications have been printed out.