Monday, May 16, 2011
Aunt Candy and Mama Sue Visit!
Going to the little Italian place near our house for breakfast, can't bring a clunky stroller in so the double carrier it is! (thanks sis)
Since I was 23weeks along not a single month has gone by without family visiting and we are well scheduled through the next few months. We are very spoiled. We always look forward to the warm association and some much needed relief from triplet duties. Last week the boys' aunt Candy and mama Sue visited us. We had a great time and they took excellent care of our little-big family. A visit with mama Sue always means that we are rolling in pies, this time we had an apple crisp and pumpkin pie. Philip doesn't really like pumpkin pie but it's my favorite so more for me! I ate enough to make me sick mmmmmm : ) Guilt free too, I need the calories, I'm flirting with going below my pre-preg weight, yikes, not good. These boys are eating me live!
This visit gave me the chance to get most of my seedling into the ground. This is what I've got going so far:
green beans (lots, at diff stages for continuous reaping)
carrots- not many, couldn't get them to sprout?
squash (1, orange flesh)
Not bad, huh? Lets hope for a good growing season despite the bad forecast.
My worries have been quelled, Eli has been a really good eater the last few days. He even makes little grunting noises if I take too long to give him the next spoonful. So remember how it was Thomas who could stand well before the other two boys? We had a hard enough time getting him to stop calling his brothers "preemie legs," well here we go again. Mr. T can now roll over both ways like it's nothing, he also can do circles on his belly, a full 360 degrees if he wants. He is close to sitting up on his own although the other two are close behind. I don't know if I'd call it crawling but he does a little push up and then uses his arms to push him self backwards so he's been moving all around the living room. Consequently he's never on the floor-appropriate blanket. I picked him up once off the living room rug and his hands were full of hair (cat and human), gross! I'm a total germ-a-phoebe when it comes to carpet or as I like to call it "filth traps." So this gave me an excuse to finally get rid of it, making us a 100% carpet free household! Yes, I don't even keep a rug in the bath room (double gross). So until they can really crawl I put down a foam mat that can be easily swept, vacuumed or wiped off and it's better padded than carpet so when they roll over hard they won't bonk their heads too bad.
Next on my list is baby proofing, I've put it off somehow believing that the time when it would be needed would never come. When am I gonna find the time to do this? Are electrical sockets really THAT dangerous? (j/k)
We finally decided on the dates for our California trip this summer. The boys are really excited and want to meet all their fans so check in with mama Sue, mama Elda or ME for the exact dates so we don't miss you (I'd rather not say on the blog in case of weirdo's). Our time will be divided between Davis and San Jose of course. We'd like to make it to one Davis congregation Sunday meeting, we are all so excited yet nervous about the drive down there.
Just when I was thinking "I haven't heard Eli talking in a while?"
Posted by Janet Pittsenbarger