My cousin Willa and her husband are in town this week, so she invited me and the boys to their hotel pool to go swimming. Miles and Oliver and I had fun in the pool while Linus stayed on the side with Willa. And then we tried to take a group picture. This about sums it up.
Okay, I did get a cute one, but this one’s funnier, don’t you think?
Poor Milesy had a 103.1 fever yesterday afternoon. Poor bunny could barely stand up. But after a dose of ibuprofen, he was good as new! Amazing.
The boys were singing a song they learned at school at bedtime. At least I assume that’s what it is, since I don’t understand a word they’re saying.
Do any French-speakers recognize it?
Baby in a basket! My friend Jolie had this sweet little girl just three days before. But even so, she just didn’t want to fall asleep. Ah well, we had fun anyway.
This week’s challenge is “White”, but you can’t use a black & white picture. As usual, I turn to my trusty collection of bath photos.
Photographed another set of triplets. These are the two boys, being adorably buddy-buddy while their sweet sister was being cuddled by Mommy. I love this! (I still need to do a little editing on this pic. This isn’t the final version.)
The boys did some painting today after school. And then promptly got a bath.
Miles is quite proud of the sidewalk chunk he picked up.
(Then ran with, then threw on the ground.)
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Hee hee, silly boys! Just had to share this video of the boys doing their “happy dance”. Oliver invented it. I love it when he’s so happy he just has to dance. Woo!
I intended to post a better picture I took this morning of the boys looking out the window, all in silhouette and cute and stuff, but alas. I accidentally formatted my camera card before downloading it, and I just don’t feel like dealing with trying to recover it. So you get this picture of the boys at my office.
What I have learned is that two days of aftercare a week is for the birds, and I’m going to have to somehow scrape up the extra money it will cost to have them in it 5x a week. Bringing them to my office is just not working. Sigh.
So I took this picture of Miles to show that a) he has thoughtfully provided, via the carpet burn on his forehead, a way for his teachers to tell him apart at school and b) that the child is messy when it comes to eating Nutella.
…but then I saw the Nutella goatee and couldn’t help but complete the transformation with a little help from Photoshop.
Took the boys to the grocery store, and we were being fairly incognito with all three of them sitting in the cart (though if anyone asked, I said there was a "buy one, get two free" sale over on aisle 3) until a store employee asked if the boys like balloons.
I know a lot of parents of multiples get a lot of lousy, rude remarks from people, but I’ve rarely had that experience. I suppose it’s one benefit of living in the South.
So this is an awesome story. Really heart-warming, and I want to share it with everyone.
My friend Shawna has a daughter named Delaney. She’s 14 years old (do you remember being 14? I do, and I wasn’t thinking of many people other than myself and Michael Hutchence) and has a little brother named Grant who has Mitochondrial Disease. Before I met Shawna (who, by the way, has two other awesome kids as well, including Grant’s twin, Cade) I’d never heard of Mitochondrial Disease. And I could explain here, but that’s better left up to Delaney.
See, Delaney set up a Facebook page called Wish GRANTed for her little brother, to raise awareness of this awful disease. And she’s trying to get 10,000 likes in a week. She has gotten over 3000 in just a couple of days, so she’s well on her way, but I want to help her reach her goal.
So head on over to the Wish GRANTed page on FB and “like” it.
I wish Grant was the only sweet boy I knew affected by Mito.
Unfortunately, my friend Kerri’s little boy, Ben, has it as well. And some friends are completing the 2011 MitoAction Energy Walk & 5K Run for Mitochondrial Disease in his honor. Please consider contributing to their effort.
And spread the word. Let’s get the word out about Mito.
Post a link in the comments to your entry about Wish GRANTed and/or the 2011 MitoEnergy Walk and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a $20 Cafepress gift certificate. You have until Thursday at midnight (ish) to post your entry, and I’ll choose a winner on Friday.
Thanks and good luck!
Milesy is soooo tired! Poor monkey almost fell asleep on the sofa after his bath. We had a v busy day, including some swimming. Well, by two out of three, which is better than last time. Linus still won’t get near the pool.
What’s that sound? Oh yes, that’s the sound of the money I spent on swimming lessons being flushed down the toilet. Whoooosh.
And to think, Linus was the strongest swimmer of the three of them. Sigh….
When I was a kid, my favorite book was Christina Katerina and the Box. Big boxes, therefore, make me want to turn them into race cars and castles and ships. The boys turned it into a train and Oliver hid inside.