Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The kids visit Chuck E. Cheese

On Saturday I took the kids for pizza and games. Smiles all around and plenty of tickets won -- ultimately redeemed for lollipops.

Memo and Lily go for a monster truck ride.

My hungry dragon

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Daddy aka Rockstar

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.

Found Them!

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.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


Evan's beloved Pato and Memo's lovey Blue Puppy are missing...
tears last night, no nap today. Where could they be?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Biscuit Brothers Live

Trips photo with the stars.

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.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Mountain retreat

Gram and Papa Freas escape the Austin heat and head to Dillon, Colorado. Their toughest task for the day is to decide between biking, hiking, golf, or tennis. That is what I call good living.

We miss you guys!

Gram casts a veto vote for tennis.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Race Day

We ran the Taco Shack 5k today with the kids and both beat our personal goal times.

David's race time: 25 min 42 sec (pace 8 min 17 sec per mile)
Jennifer's race time: 32 min 9 sec (10 min 22 sec per mile)

And GG got a medal for winning her division women 60 to 69!

We were rewarded with delicious Taco Shack tacos and decadent Hey, Cupcake cupcakes at the after party. We hope ya'll will join us next year.

Monday, July 06, 2009

I Like Them 'Big and Chunky'

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
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
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
Ain't nottin' wrong
Ain't nottin' wrong

Wednesday, July 01, 2009