Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The last 3 months.

Can you see Abby buried in the huge mound of laundry???? That is pretty much how the last 3 months of my life have felt!
Every day seems to be filled with Dani doing things to Abby (like smothering her in a pile of clothes) to make her scream or cry. This usually happens right when I have just sat down to feed Emily or just as I take a dirty diaper off. I don't know why she gets such joy from the shrieking squeals of her sisters mouth but it has pretty much made her mother crazy!
Oh, and the pile of laundry.... that never seems to disappear - no matter how much washing, drying, and folding I do. Go figure!
Emily is three months old now! She is the best little baby. She is so happy and mellow. She has definitely added another factor to our lives. We now know how it feels to be "outnumbered!" I just wish that I had three arms so that I could hold all three of them when they are all crying. Dani spilled the entire water cooler trying to get a cup of water................
That was right after Abby painted her face, clothes and a chair with my foundation. (I didn't get a picture because I was already late so I was trying to hurry and get her changed and cleaned up) After I got Abby cleaned and changed and was trying to clean the chair....Dani yells from the kitchen "uh-oh Abby spilled her milk!" I then go into the kitchen to find Abby, in her new clean shirt, laying on her stomach, splashing around in the puddle of milk! As I was cleaning the milk up sweet little Dani was trying to fill her sisters cup up with water and KABANG!!!
By that time we were already late and I was about to say "forget it!" we're not going! But Dani was looking forward to going and she was trying to be so helpful so I just bucked - up and we went late. This was my first attempt to go somewhere with all 3 of my little girls. And the beginning of me being late EVERYWHERE that I have attempted to go thus far!
Watching a movie with Em.
Abby fell asleep with a bag of chips in her hand on the way home from the pool. Dani, on the other hand is not about to go to sleep - unfortunately for their tired mom.
One day's harvest from the garden! These girls are in tomato - heaven!
Making a father's day gift.
Abby has officially named Grandma Howard "Grandma Rhino". Every time she sees Grandma she takes her hand, leads her to the door and says "rhino"! My girls love Grandma Howard!
We have 2 new pets!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The neighbors dog Molly comes to visit us quite often because we feed her left over steak, hot dogs and other meat. She visits at least once a day. The girls love Molly and we even invite her into our yard for some "running around in the grass with the kids time". Then we send her home. She is the best pet that I could ever ask for!
We also have a cute little bat who likes to sleep by our front door. At night it likes to hang out there and eat the bugs that swarm around our porch light. Dani loves to go outside and peek at our bat before she goes to sleep at night. I could do with out this pet. He's a little creepy but he is also very low-maintenance. Heston taught Dani how to suction one of their bath toys to her body. The other day she came running in to me with it suctioned to her bum saying I have a "hener-oid" I wonder who put her up to that?
We had a picnic in our grass that Daddy has grown for us! The girls love to play in our little yard.
Dani loves to put her toys in rows. I am constantly finding little arrangements like this one.
Notice that she has taken all of my clean wash cloths out of the drawer to wrap her sleeping animals in. Mostly because I need some more laundry to wash. Another row of toys. These aren't sleeping.
These ones are fast asleep under the 10 wash cloths!!!!! Oh, and Emily is so cute when she splashes in the tub. She loves her baths where she gets to view the different arrangements of toys that her sisters have left for her. Splashing in the rain puddles.
The girls favorite place to "chill". I have to tell them to get out and shut the fridge all of the time! WHY???
One of Dani's favorite things to do is to open the fridge and take what ever she wants out of it. The other day she had made cookie dough with me and I put the dough in a container in the fridge. I noticed her open the fridge and I said "Dani, no more cookie dough" she didn't respond so I said "Dani, shut the fridge right now!" there was a pause then a "grunt" she slammed the door and said "I'm not a Child!!!"
matching pj's.
This girl strips down any chance she gets!
Abby is loosing her britches!!!!!!
Hand full of Whipping cream! We don't even ask....the guy loves that fluffy stuff!
Story time picnic.
Heston found a horny toad! The girls were thrilled!


Amy said...

That is such a funny post and such adorable girls. I felt more overwhelmed with 3 kids than I do now with 4. Hang in There : )

Bri, Lanny, Ben, Jeff and Lukey said...

i am really loving your friends post. three was the end of me being on time for anyting too! i just pottytrained Luke and at two and a half years past when he was born the laundry is finally getting done...great time to add another one...i know.
just give yourself a few years and the world will feel right again. they sure are cute though!

carol said...

ok so many pictures made me giggle. i love emily in the red picture with the skirt on - sooo cute. love the 2 girls in the green dresses and i love them in the fridge - thats freaking creative and hilarious!

Joel and Lisa Wagenman said...

Hey Melissa! Wow, you are a picture taking maniac! That story about your girls spilling the milk and the water tank is awesome! I think kids have a 6th sense for when you are either on the phone or trying to get out the door, they just can't resist reeking havoc! I love the pictures of your little girl sucking her thumb with the hair extensions - that is hilarious!

Stacy, Trae, and Parker said...

I have not checked blogs forever your family is so sweet and we love playing with you even though Parker bites. You had my permission to blog what he did so now no one knows who is the boy who bit Abby unless they read this. You are so sweet to still be Parker's friend! Thanks

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Melissa!!!! Ha ha! I'm totally laughing after reading that! I love that Dani told you she was NOT a child! Save that one for the history books. I can so relate to your story of trying to get out of the house, but it actually does get easier....I think....I'm still finding out! ;) Anyways, miss you and hope you're doing well. You're one amazing Mommy and your love for your family shines through.

Sharr said...

wow! so i think this is the first "real mom" post i've ever read on your blog lol.... so it took you three kids to get to the point i got to with one.... amazing melissa! lol... 3 more and you should about be done lol....

love your lucky picture at the top! and i miss you :o|

Mary Ann said...

Love the pictures.. You are such a fun mom! I love seeing your girls.. it reminds me so much of my life! :) So fun

Carla said...

Melissa, Your girls are so cute and funny! It sounds like having 3 is a lot of work! Hats off to you for still walking out the door after that eventful morning! I thought it was so funny how Dani put a pound of turkey on abby's tray! ha ha ha! so funny! I also love the hair extensions that everyone wears for abby! soooo funny! You have the cutest family!

Hadley Family Clan! said...

I have looked at this post and the pictures lots of times and realized that I NEVER posted anything:(. So I must say I love this post and pictures it really shows what a day is really like in the life of a mom with her kids. People always blog about how "perfect" their lives are and their kids are( I mean I know your kids are perfect:) but kids will be kids and I love how you take pictures of it all so that you can show their future boyfriends(later on) that they used to sit in the fridge and all the fun the girls had growing up. Your an amazing mom and a wonderful friend. Thanks for all the great laughs:)