Monday, July 26, 2010

The Threes

Recently I've begun to think that the person who coined the phrase "the terrible twos" must not had made it to the threes yet!

Ahhh yes, the threes times three.

Matt and I are just astounded that we have days that are more exhausting than the infant days! We are finding ourselves in a constant balance of trying to keep the peace, discipline when needed, give enough attention, keep up with messes, and remember to have fun too! And then there is this incredibly busy, smart, and sassy 20 month old walking around:)

One strategy I have found to work really well in keeping both the kids and I happy is to keep busy. Lately I have been taking the kids on outings just the 5 of us. It helps the day go by and is a lot of fun!

This morning we tried out a new playground and then went to Walmart. Nothing too exciting, but the kids love our little adventures! And yes, I can still squeeze my 4 children into one cart. Can you see Brady peeking out from behind Allie?

Have you heard about our 2nd Annual Alex's Lemonade Stand? If not, read all about it. You can also click on the link to the right and make a direct donation to Alex's in honor of Brady.


  1. I couldn't agree with you more about the 3's vs the 2's!!! And about staying busy and getting out of the house! Our days are always smoother when we get out to a playground, library, pool or just run errands.

  2. These are the days you will remember...isn't that in some song from the 70's? I'm dating myself...but really sweet to see how your triplets & your "single" kid all just jive together. You & Matt are soooo doing it right! Very heartening for those of us whose kid's are grown...and we sometimes look at the next generation...and wonder where it's going. Thank you for reinforcing to us that God is still in control.

  3. I love the pic of the quartet walking across to the park. The grass looks so perfect that it could be artificial. In Australia, it would be burned brown in Summer and only the weeds stay green!


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