Friday, October 31, 2008

Little Boo-ties on Halloween Night

Shake the Sillies out!



Silvie Mae
Farrah Grace
Jocelyn Pearl

The Little Beauties having some fun before going out trick or treating. They think these glasses are great. They put them on and then dance around. (We call it "shaking the sillies out." They all took a turn wearing them, except Chloe-girl...she said, "um no way Mommy, I don't think so, not today."

Trick or Treat

Halloween night 2008
What a wonderful night for spooks and goblins.
Warm weather perfect for a little haunting.
It is safe to say that the Little Boo-ties enjoyed Halloween. From the costumes to the candy and everything in between. We began our evening at Aunt Susie and Uncle Mike's haunted yard. The girls loved everything except for the doggies (which they were scared to death of). We gave hugs and kisses and took some pictures, and of course started the pumpkin filling! We headed to Gramma and Papa's next to have PB&J's (thanks Papa) before heading out to collect some yummies! We hit Atrium first, the residents had lots of goodies to fill the pumpkins. We treated on Brady Street, and visited some old friends. As we made our way back to Gramma and Papa's we made a stop at the haunted yard. Mommy was a bit nervous that the Boo-ties would be a little afraid...they LOVED it! After making our way back our last stop was at Carl and Judy's house. The Boo-ties received LOTS of good treats, quarters and hugs. Mommy even got a treat there...a bottle of cranberry wine...yummy! We wrapped up the night with face washing and jammy donning. Gave lots of hugs and kisses said goodbye and headed for bed. The Littlest Boo-ties were asleep before we left the driveway. What a fabulous night! No coats, no hats, minimal tears and LOTS OF HAUNTING! Can't wait until next year!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Practice Run

Theodore Chipmunk aka Silvie
Simon Chipmunk aka Farrah
Alvin Chipmunk aka Jocelyn
Cheerleader Girl aka Chloe
Cheerleader and the Chipmunks

Tricked and Treated at the Mall tonight.
We are hoping that tomorrow is as beautiful as today has been! Over seventy degrees today!
How wonderful it would be to not have to wear coats over the costumes tomorrow night!
The trial run was successful! The Little Beauties looked so stinking cute!

Halloween Parade at Preschool

Spooky Witch in the Halloween parade
Chloe the cutest witch in the land
Waving hello to the goats
Chloe sitting on the fence looking at the llamas
Rex the horse peeking at the triplets
The Little Beauties at school
Sugar Mommy and her Beauties
Singing Spooky Songs...
Happy Halloween!

Tub Trollies

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Chair or Nest?

Yep...they are fighting right now
Chloe posing silly
Ready...Set...Go...
Behaving for this second.
Is it a recliner or a Baby Beauty Nest. The chairs are becoming a problem at our house. They are the only furniture in the living room...and it looks like they may have to be removed. They stand, they rock, they rock while standing, they slide off them (Silvie's favorite) they push, they fight, they do snuggle sometimes, however not often enough. They have fallen out on numerous occasions, luckily no one had been hurt. I think we better be finding a new home for them before that happens.

Little Dancers

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Too cute not to share. Be sure to pause the tunes in the side bar.

Monday, October 27, 2008

The Little Beauties' Pumpkins

Chloe showing her sisters how it's done.
Everyone wants a turn with the big scooper.
Chloe looking like a professional...it IS her 4th Halloween ya know!
All the Beauties digging goo out.
More pumpkin goo...
Digging in...
Always time to pose for the camera.
Yep...Silvie is eating pumpkin goo...yuck.
Jocelyn working the masterpiece.
Silvie checking out the insides.
Spooky Pumpkins=Happy Beauties
From left to right: Jocelyn with the witches hat, Farrah with Minnie Mouse, Silvie with a spider, and Chloe with the floating witch cutout (a new thing this year)
Our two day pumpkin carving session ended with four "spooky" looking pumpkins. Well they aren't all that spooky but they are pretty cute. The Beauties LOVED pulling out pumpkin goo! They pulled and scraped and even taste-tested the pumpkin guts...gross...We started carving on Sunday afternoon and finally finished all 4 pumpkins tonight. We had a nice little break in between the gutting and the carving. The Little Beauties enjoyed putting the carved out pieces into the trash, and loved posing for pictures with their finished pumpkins.

Happy Birthday Mommy

Silvie giving Mommy kisses!
The six of us!
Blowing out the candles!
Posing with Mommy's cake.

Happy Birthday to Mommy.
We celebrated my 33rd birthday on Saturday. Chloe and Gramma Pam made my favorite birthday cake. Cherry cheese cake. Thanks Gramma it was really yummy!

Friday, October 24, 2008

Pumpkins and leaves


Jocelyn giving her pumpkin a kiss.

Chloe posing...as usual.

Papa raking...beauties jumping.

Farrah and Silvie chatting.
Jumping in the big pile.

Silvie posing. She learned it from Big Sissy.
Where's Chloe?
Jocelyn...so serious.
Papa came over on Wednesday to help rake up some leaves. The Little Beauties enjoyed "helping" Papa by redistributing leaves to the yard from the pile. Thanks again Papa!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Aunt Ande

Happy Bonka Day Aunt Ande!

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday Aunt Ande,
Happy Birthday to you!
We love you very much and are wishing you an extra special day!
By the way...you are still older than our Mommy!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Bathroom Fun

I will start by saying I know I am not the only one, but I had to share.
I have often pondered where my high maintenance attitude has gone. In fact, I have written about it several time since the birth of our blog. Yet every time the question "pops" into my mind...I begin to think of the many reasons it has been pushed right out the nursery window (with a stiff kick to the rear.) Long story short, I made a list.
1. My beauties don't care what my hair looks like. (Although whenever the mailman or other delivery person comes to the day, they act "shocked" by my appearance.)
2. Who has the patience to listen to four hollering beauties while trying to shave your legs?
3. Who can stand to have all four beauties pulling EVERYTHING out of the bathroom drawers in 5 seconds flat? (Sixteen times, just while brushing my top teeth, it was another 18 with the bottom half.)
4. All three of the littlest beauties need a clothing change by the end of "MY" 2 minute shower. (I do enough laundry!)
5. In the time it takes me to gather clothing from my closet (downstairs) Chloe has managed 10 different eye shadow shades, blush, mascara and mine and daddy's deodorant. Yeah she's that quick.
6. When I gate them out of the bathroom, they stand (all 4) at the gate crying, fighting and yelling Mama the entire time the water in running. Ahh, so relaxing.
7. I am so tired by the time they are in bed, if I haven't snuck one in, it may as well wait until tomorrow. After all, I am gong to take one then anyway, right?
8. Matt works nights now.
9. It's better for your hair color to wash every four day, right?
10. The littlest beauties climb. On their potty chairs, step stools, the toilet and of course each other. All in the attempt or shall I say challenge of getting to their toothbrushes and the water faucet. I guess it is good they like to brush regularly.
11. They love the things that plug in, hairdryers, flatirons...I have to lock them out for their safety.
12. Toilet Paper...need I really say more?
13. The toilet...again, need I say more?
14. They love throwing things into the shower with me. Towels, fifis, stuffed animals, books, anything they can lift is fair game. (Yes the house is baby proof. But no house is ever really triplet proof.)
I could go on and on. But these are some of the basic reasons I always look like I haven't taken a shower. I pick my battles. Today I lost the battle, since I decided to take one between breakfast and lunch. Tomorrow is another day another conquest. Tonight I will take comfort in knowing my husband and my beauties love me even if I do have messy hair and a make-up free face, or if on a not so great day, I may not smell like a goddess! They think I am.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Mothers

Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get their answer when a little voice says,
'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother...
The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know that, either.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole, but true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and the beauty of a woman with passing years only grows.
My dear friend Wendy sent this to me. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I do.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My Little Brodder is 30!


The Birthday Boy! (Loves his picture taken. Can you tell?)

Silvie and Chloe patiently awaiting cake eating.

Farrah can already taste the birthday cake.

Papa and Silvie eating the cake.

Papa swinging with Silvie and Jocelyn before the surprise.

Farrah looking for something.

Going into the party to get ready to say..."Surprise!"

The Birthday Song on Friday Night (His actual birthday) Mollimarie made the cake! Farrah and Jocelyn "helping" Uncle Chaddy blow out the candles.

Gramma and the Littlest Beauties.


Happy Birthday Uncle Chaddy!
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday to You
Happy Birthday Uncle Chaddy
Happy Birthday to You!
My "little Brother" is 30! Where does the time go? Seems like just yesterday I was picking on you! Now you are a Man, a Husband, a Daddy, and an Uncle! Happy 30 years Brodder! you aren't a little "Chadwick" anymore! Your "Surprise Party" even though you knew about it was a lot of fun! Here's to many more happy years Buddy!