Sunday, September 13, 2009

My Little Ballerina

On Saturday, Meghan went to her first dance class!! It is a combination ballet/ tap clothes and boy was she excited!!!! She had a great time dancing and keeps talking about next week's class.

I started dance when I was 3 and as a mother of girls..this was one of the things that I was most excited for! There is nothing cuter than a little girl in ballet shoes and a tutu!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

End of Summer Fun

It has been a really long time since I have posted!!My business is finally picking up and I started a new weekend job so I have been busy cramming more into my already bursting at the seams schedule!!...Unfortunately...the blog has suffered..but I plan to be more on the ball!

The following photos were taken at a birthday party for one of our playgroup was so hot I thought we'd melt!!

The next bunch are from our trip to Dorney Park with Grandpa and Patty...the kids had a blast!!!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

July in Photo Review....

We really are a busy family!

Most days I feel very accomplished to take all the kids on our daily outings (to the playground, park, shopping, McDonald's..pretty much everywhere!) by myself... It wasn't easy at first and I remember when Meghan was 1 , Hailey was a newborn and I was pregnant with Michael and getting out of the house seemed nearly impossible..but a necessary evil nevertheless. I would go utterly insane if I had to stay in the house everyday with 3 kids!

Now I feel like a pro at it,with 3 kids in tow and pregnant with BC#4...but even though it looks me, it isn't and it takes monumental energy and effort..along with expert coordination. Sometimes I feel like I could have given General McArthur a run for his money because coordinating two preschoolers and a toddler is pretty much like planning battle strategy ;-)

The preparations alone are staggering.. Seriously, it's not like you can just walk out of the house. Everyone has to be dressed and have their hair done...that's 4 people to get ready and presentable. The bag must be packed (and the old salt about having it packed the night before...well let's just say that isn't practical for mommies of more than one preschooler/toddler)...this means changes of clothing ( as well as underpants for Hailey who is potty training..that is another day's story!) diapers, wipes, snacks, juice, and any specialty items needed for whatever we are doing that day, camera, and car keys. The house needs to be dog proofed and everyone needs to visit the potty or get changed before we leave. everyone needs to be taken outside and buckled into their respective carseats. Then we are ready to put the car in drive and get outta Dodge.

And remember...this is all times 3.

Ok.. I'm tired now.. I need a

The following is a pictorial of Our July family highlights (the ones I managed to take pictures of

Daddy bought the kids a brand new sprinkler...they weren't too sure about it at first but warmed up to the idea eventually...

We had my niece Sammy stay for a weekend sleepover...4 kids under 4 ...YIKES!!!! but it was a success..what's one more kid,right?

We went to the Plainfield County Fair...perfect for little rides or games...just plenty of food, animals and good old fashioned fun!!

The balloon making clown was another story entirely... I'm pretty sure he had been drinking his He made this big huge ...ummm...thing....instead of making balloon animals which is what he was supposed to be doing. I had to ask him and then literally stand in front of him and watch him do it...

Hailey's favorite thing...cotton candy!! and yes.. I let her eat as much as she wants...

I actually got 3 kids to nap at the same time...bonus!!!

We hosted a playdate at our house...10 kids in our little slice of backyard blue heaven....

3 Little monkeys in Sammy's bed....

The C's go to the circus!!! We went to the Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey Circus a.k.a "The Greatest Show on Earth" I hadn't been to the circus since I was 10 years this was pretty neat for me to take my kids to their first circus! The girls were interested and watched the whole thing..Meghan's favorite part was the lion act and Hailey loved the dogs. I thought the clown act was entertaining....this,however, was Michael's least favorite part of the show and he and I spent a good portion of the show prowling the concession midway. I did get to see my absolute favorite, though, which is the aerialist act.

The Trexler Game Preserve has a fantastic picnic area along the creek...we met Grandpa, Gandma Patty and cousins Paige and Kelsey there for a splish -splash.

3 Kids under 3 + 1 bubble gun = an hour of backyard fun! This paticular bubble blower creates bubbles inside of bubbles.. I think the guy that invented this has to be a millionaire..maybe I'll see him on "How'd Ya Get So Rich?"