Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Growing Up Too Fast

I guess this is the week my kids all decided to grow up! First we got rid of the binkies...Now, Allie decided it is time to crawl!!! Then today Cara went pee pee on the potty!!! I had thoroughly decided to put off potty training until the winter, but I bought a potty just to bring some awareness of how the whole thing works. She asked to sit on it today, and a few minutes later, tinkle tinkle! And my little Allie, she has been scooting and rolling around for weeks, but last night started using her arms and legs together! All of these things and the fact that I'm cleaning out all of the baby stuff for a garage sale I'm having are making me very sad for the "baby days" long gone. Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't go back to the days of infant triplets, but it is heart wrenching to see your kids leaving the baby stage behind for good. Don't even get me started about having to get rid of my maternity clothes...sniffle, sniffle!

No news from Strong today. Brady was certainly in better spirits today. We go to a playgroup on Wednesday mornings and he toddles around the big playground just like every other kid. Sure he is a little slower on the steps, and sure he looks for mommy at the bottom of the slide, but he IS THERE!! As I say about many moments these days, I think I'm the proudest mommy at the playground!

I wanted to share a list of items that the Ronald Mc Donald House in Rochester is in need of. We will have a collection box at the Brady Bash. If you would like to donate, we would appreciate it so much!!! Here is the list of what is needed:

Individual sized cereals
Individual sized snack foods
Granola Bars, Breakfast Bars, Pop Tarts
Individual Sized juices
Individual microwave meals
Coffee Creamer & Sugar
Canned pasta: Spaghetti O’s, Ravioli
Chunky soups & stews

Basically anything nonperishable that can be eaten easily and quickly is needed. One idea Matt and I had was to donate travel coffee mugs. We are huge coffee drinkers and would always bring coffee down in the morning while staying at the RMH to whichever one of us stayed in the room with Brady. Those little Styrofoam cups were never enough:)

Thank you all for your continued prayers and support! We love our friends and family:)


  1. They grow up so quickly don't they? Mine are all grown now with children of their own but it doesn't seem that long ago that they were still little kids. Don't worry, however old they get they still need Mom. Pam xx

  2. Thanks for the ideas for RMH!



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