Monday, March 26, 2012

Bye Bye Bottles and Big Spring Break Fun!

Warning: This post includes A LOT of cute pictures!!!

Frances and I have had the most fun Spring Break week...We played hard everyday, took lots of trips to the park with friends, had fun at the library,  went to Mississippi, did a little closet cleaning, and booted the bottles out of the house!  Like I said last week, getting rid of the bottles was really more my issue than Frances.  I stopped them last Monday and she has never even acted like she missed it, and has done great drinking from whatever sippy cup or straw cup I have given her.  For me, its just taken some time to get used to seeing her sitting in her rocking chair holding her little sippy cup in the morning rather than holding a bottle. 
Chilling out in the swing
So much fun playing with Ethan!
So on Thursday morning, Frances, Meme, and I loaded up and headed over to Oxford.  Sage was at work when we arrived and the nanny headed out, so mom and I had all 4 babies until Sage got home.  We fed them, managed to get all 4 to sleep at the same time for about 15 minutes, then headed out for a walk.  The rest of the weekend we just had fun playing, feeding babies, walking, shopping, and relaxing a little.
A few realizations/observations from the trip:
1.  I used to think I spent a lot of time making and washing bottles.  Nope.
2.  Want to lose a lot of weight and get in shape?  Push 3 babies + infant car seats around the neighborhood in the Cadillac of strollers (see pic below).  I'm talking head to toe workout!
3.  I will not complain about the amount of laundry I do.  One load per day of burp cloths and bibs from the triplets far exceeds what we use in 1 week.
4.  These girls are beautiful little miracles and I can't wait to see them again!
This stroller will kick your butt into shape really quick!
Frances and Brooks having a very serious conversation.
Brooks, Irene, Anna- stylin in Frances' old clothes.
Irene and Anna
Irene, Brooks (probably thinking we are all crazy), and Anna
Meme with the girls- getting a little hard to hold them all!
Anna napping in the exact position as Irene- see below!
Meanwhile, Fran took a snooze in the super swing.
The girls are almost 5 months old and are SO cute!  They are so interactive and just have the best smiles.  If you read Sage's blog, you may remember her mentioning that Anna can be somewhat dramatic, maybe taking a little after her aunt Anna Ruth....Sage wasn't lying:)  The are traveling to Birmingham for Easter and we can't wait to see them again!  Enjoy the rest of the pictures.....
Lots of girls and lots of fun!
Frances telling Anna how to get exactly what she wants.
Frances loved having all these friends to play with!

Frances is letting them know that no matter how much they fuss, they still have to do tummy time.
Ready to ride!
The baby brigade heading out for margaritas.
Frances is really getting ready to crawl!
Silly girl!
PS- Frances is getting her 2nd set of tubes this Friday.  Should be quick and easy, but please say a little prayer for her, and pray that they stay clear this time!

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