If you have kids, then you know what it is like to get rushed at the door upon returning from work, like a rock star at an autograph signing. If you have multiples you know what it is like to get pulled on from every direction.
The kids are so excited when David comes hom, they squeal 'Daddy Daddy, your home! Hold me, Hold me!' and all clamor to sit in his lap. Here he is reading to part of our gang after work with our neighbor Zade looking on.
Thank goodness we found Pato and Puppy. Our housekeeper had put them away with the dolls. When Evan got his duck back he said, "Oh, my Pato, I love my Pato mommy". Maybe this means things will turn around for us.
Last night the kids were sick. Will couldn't sleep and so slept with us the first half of the night. When David returned him to his bed early morning he discovered Evan had vomited and had a fever so he spent the rest of the night in our bed. Lily woke up with a fever too.
Multiples moms, does anyone's dining room look like this after dinner? After meals we have food everywhere, on the table, under the table, smeared on the chairs and booster seats, a bit usually hits my curtains (so happy I had them teflon coated before they were made, food wipes off pretty easily) Last night I wasn't feeling too great, so I left the kitchen and dining room a disaster. I always clean it before going to bed because it is just too much to face early in the morning when it is time to cook breakfast again. So this morning we had that to deal with as well as sick kids.
While I was cleaning the kitchen, the boys started pulling all the books of our bookshelves. I finally coerced Will into putting them back on the shelf. Soon after I was back to cleaning Evan stole the counter spray and was spraying down all the books *sigh* . No church today since we have sick kiddos. I was looking forward to putting Lily in her new dress.
The day did turn around a bit. The kids fevers seemed to break and everyone was in good spirits. I'm hopeful that this was just a mild 24 hour bug.
We packed a picnic and took the kids to Little Stacey Park wading pool for some swimming and play time. The pool is shady and the deepest part is only two feet, so we only had to stay right on top of Holden. He is usually in our arms or relegated to the pool stairs so he loved the freedom. We picnicked (yea, no mess) then let the kids play on the playground before heading home.
Everyone went straight to nap without much protest and they are all still sleeping, David included. I had a shower, caught a power nap, made dinner and prepped coffee for the morning. Once everyone awakens we will probably ride trikes around the park until dinner.
The kids enjoyed their first Biscuit Brother's concert last night at Central Market. Holden is definitely the dancer in the family, he pulled out all his dance moves and even tried to keep up with the hand moves that they add to the songs. Lily learned to dance with her skirt like Buttermilk and the boys joined in the marching line songs. Between sets we loaded everyone up in shopping carts and toured Central Market snacking on all the samples.
Holden grooving to 'Big and Chunky' from the sound track of Madagascar 2. We were not able to capture him singing in his low 'hippo' voice but he does a pretty good Motto Motto imitation.
Will I Am Big and Chunky Lyrics
Chunky, chunky, I like 'em big I like 'em chunky I like 'em big I like 'em plumpy I like 'em round With something, something They Like my sound They think I'm funky
My name is Motto Motto You say it double Say my name Motto Motto Say it again Motto Motto I am nice and smooth So nice and sassy
No other Hippos Don't wanna get next to me I like em chunky, chunky, chunky Plumpy, plumpy, plumpy Chunky, chunky, chunky Plumpy, plumpy, plumpy I like em hippos That's in the wild I like they attitude I like they style The way they walk, walk The way they talk, talk I like 'em witta appetite To eat a shark, shark And when a dog barks, she'll eat em too
I love every inch, Oh yes I do I like em chunky, chunky, chunky Plumpy, plumpy, plumpy Chunky, chunky, chunky Plumpy, plumpy, plumpy
Ain't nottin' wrong With lovin' chunky I like 'em funny I like 'em spunky I like 'em witty I like 'em smart... with brains Girl I Like your big... What you say Your big ol' heart What Girl you crazy She drive me crazy I love my lady She nice and shapely She nice and spacey Take so much space up Like a big ol' spaceship Movin' so gracious Yes It's all in the way she moves It's all in the way she moves It's all in the way It's all in the way she moves When she do, what she do What she do, what she do, what she do, what she do Get it girl Chunky Plumpy Chunky Plumpy Ain't nottin' wrong Ain't nottin' wrong Chunky Plump