Thursday, June 15, 2017

Can We Get Some Love?!

Caleb says give the Pitts Trips page a thumbs up!

I just started a Facebook page and it's awfully lonely. Show us some love by giving us a like or a follow!

click here: Pitts Trips Facebook Page

I should have don't this years ago! I'm kind of late to the boat on this one because I'm a bit of a reluctant Facebook user. I LOVE LOVE it for selling and buying used kids clothes, for all the triplet groups and other random funny stuff. But I never share personal stuff (I think because I already have two social media outlets: my blog and Instagram). With FB being so popular it's probably a great way for others to follow my blog and not have to just go on memory to check on it. So never miss a post and get notified right to your FB news feed when there is a new post by showing us some love : )

Those who aren't on FB but still want to get reminders for new posts you can also follow by email (you'll simply get an email of my actual post, so you don't even have to come to the site!). Just scroll down and on the right hand side of the screen you'll see an option to follow by email.

We appreciate the love, thanks!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Snack Snack Snack!

A strawberry the size of a small peach!
Delicious!
"I'm hungry can I have a snack?" "Mami, snack time?" "I want a snack." "Snack mami, I want a snack." "I'm hungry." "I'm hungry. " I'm hungry."

Just writing the above annoys the crap out of me!!! I hear it ALL DAY LONG (or at least I used to). When the boys were babies I was told or I read somewhere that toddlers need to eat more frequently because they have little stomachs that can't hold much at any one time. Ok, so I stock piled what I figured were healthy-ish snacks like granola bars, graham crackers, gold fish crackers, fruit/fig bars, fruit leather and of course we always had fruit on hand. Somehow, fruit was never enough. Immediately after successfully steering them towards fruit I'd hear the dreaded "but I'm still hungry can I have another snack." They would wear me down to the point of two or three snacks inbetween meals. I mean how can I tell a child that is hungry "sorry you have to wait till dinner" and who knows when that will be because I'm trying to get all sorts of crap done while I'm cooking. And you can guess what happens to their dinner...that's right it goes almost fully uneaten because they've been snacking so much! Ugh, the struggle is real!

Well things started to go down hill even more a few months ago. I started finding wrappers behind beds, in trash cans (which I had previously emptied so where did it come from?). And sometimes I'd find a boy in the corner stuffing his mouth with a snack! Thieves! This just set me off, OH NO, something needs to change, this is ridiculous! I'm spending a small fortune buying this stuff! Then I thought, I didn't have all this growing up. All we had was cereal, peanut butter, jelly, bread, and fruit. That's all, and I didn't starve!

That's when I decided to stop buying snacks cold turkey. And let me tell you, it was the best decision I've made in a long time. All those annoying quotes I listed up top, GONE! I don't hear them hardly at all now. They know it's not in the house so no point asking for it (insert mad scientist laugh). And guess what happened to their dinners? They are actually getting eaten, and many times they ask for seconds! Now don't get me wrong little kids do need snacks and need to eat more frequently but I'm guessing somewhere between toddler-hood and 6 years they stop needing this as much. I was just a little late to pick up on this, ha! What a relief, I'm spending less on groceries and the kids are eating more real food. I don't know what it is about kids but they could seriously just eat granola bars and graham crackers all day long if you'd let them. I'd be sick to my stomach eating so much of that stuff!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

6 Yrs 8 Mo!

Boy have we been busy and I almost forgot to take their mirthday pics! I'll have to set a reminder in my calendar from now on. Can't believe there is only 2 more weeks of school left and then all the fun summer activities begin, can't wait!
CET are 6 years and 8 months old!
TEC
green boy, blue boy and red boy
We had our convention really early this year ( a couple weeks ago).
It was great and he boys did really well too : )
It was super hot last week so we went adventuring to a splash pad downtown and then enjoyed ice cream afterward. 
Here is a little video of our hike to the Ape Caves. It was really fun and a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. I was sure glad we went with a big group and had lots of helpers for the boys (and less than athletic adults, ha!).