Blessed with a Miracle

Abigail, Wyatt and Jessy Grace

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First Day of Mother's Day Out

June has been quite the month of milestones for this MoMma. One of the big events that took place this month was sending the babies to Mother’s Day Out. Jack and I had them registered for the Fall, however when I found out there were 3 spots available for the summer…we had quick conversation and both agreed we were ready! It would give me 10 hours a week to work, get house chores actually complete and take some stress off of me. I am grateful for the means to be able to send them to First Baptist Church here in Royse City. 

Because I was unsure how the whole nap time would work, we practiced the day before with out nap mats. Um....they LOVED them!
Here is our set up getting ready with lunches and back packs....
And then, here are my angel babies. Excuse me, when did they get to be like little people exactly? I have NO idea where the time went. Mimi was there to help get them ready to be there by 9 and Jack met us at the Church. Here is their first "school" picture.
Their teachers name is Miss. Meggan and Miss. Claire. Both are so sweet and really have a love for children.
And a few shots of them already playing and having a great time!
They did great when I left, no crying...instead excited to play with new toys!
I came home after dropping them off and was not quite sure to do with myself. It was quiet and still....however, I quickly snapped out of that stillness and got to work around the house and in the office. The time they are at MDO has really helped my stress, and even better the babies have already learned SO much. They were excited when I picked them up at 2 pm that day!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Father's Day 2012

We celebrated Father’s Day weekend at Lone Star lake with my Dad, Denise, Jamie, Erin and Layla. While I have to say getting there was quite the challenge, once we were there, it was fun and we had a great time. I'll spare the details, but let's just say 2 trailor tires later we got there, with 3 potty training triplets. We were ready for some lake time! You can just see the misery getting there in Abigail's face here below.
Once we arrived we set up our "camp" we had a good time. It is so much fun taking the babies to new and different places, but it is NOT relaxing and a ton of work. We never know how they will eat or sleep, so it makes it a little more of a challenge. However, we can't just not go and do, so with a few extra drinks, Jack and I manage. Of course our family is awesome in helping too, the extra hands are for sure a plus!

This was the first time the babies had been the lake water. It was a little scary, because they love the water and have no fear. Abigail and I are ready for the boat ride...
I love this baby girl. She is so sweet and tender hearted, but can be so motherly to her brother and sister. He is a little scaredy cat too so it works out perfect for her to hang out with her Momma. 
Daddy with Jessy and Wyatt....Wyatt is not too sure about all of it.
Here is the "cheez" face Jessy loves to make!  

Aunt Taunty, Baby Layla and Abigail enjoying the boat ride!

We did tube as a family for the first time. Of course we went very slow, no one complained, they seem to like it a lot! I foresee many trips to the Lake House in our future and a ton of memories here with the kids. 

We had a great weekend! I am grateful for a wonderful Father who has taught me many things in my life, who has been my #1 fan through many years and more and who will always be there for me, no matter what! 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Sleepover with Layla Rose

I volunteered to watch my sweet niece Layla Rose one Friday night so Jamie and Erin could go out of town for the weekend. The babies LOVE Layla, and I figured...what's one more. She is a super happy, sweet and easy baby. We had a great time and the girls enjoyed sharing all their toys and babies with her. Here is a quick pic for breakfast. Wyatt is still fast asleep...imagine that!?!? 

Swim Lessons at Aunt Sassy’s

Jack and I have been talking about swim lessons for the summer, but really were not sure how we were going to do it with 3 babies and 1 mommy. I knew I might get 1 consistent volunteer, but what about baby #3.

My Aunt Sally (Aunt Sassy) has a family friend, Sue, who has been teaching swimming lessons for over 40 years, and she suggested I speak with here about the possibility of doing lessons. So, I contact Sue this spring and we scheduled lessons the week of Memorial Day. That meant also, we would spend the week at Aunt Sassy and Uncle Jimmy's house.

It was kinda like a stay-cation, and mixed up the days a little for us. The babies LOVED the new place and had a blast swimming, playing with their cousins, chasing the cat and trying to pet the dog. MOST of all they LOVED swim lessons.
Here is day #1 headed downstairs to the pool....CHEESE!!
Day #1 a success, only 3 more left....
One of the days we were there we went to the Ft. Worth Zoo with my cousin Darrah and her son, Knox. The Ft. Worth Zoo was awesome! The babies could see the animals and were really excited to watch them move and make noises. I was very impressed.
Another day we headed to Costco with Aunt Sassy and then had yummy yogurt at a fabulous place called Yogurt Land. The babies really enjoyed their cold dessert.
By Thursday, on Day 4 of swim lessons, the babies were very comfortable in the water. They could put their heads under and hold their breathe for a short amount of time and even could wiggle "swim" their way to the side. I personally learned a ton on training and working with them and know with consistent work this summer they will only improve.

I enjoyed spending time with my Aunt and Uncle in their beautiful home, seeing my cousins and cousinettes and making summer memories that will last forever!