This is how we found out bathroom this morning. Yes, that would be our three little tornado's! (Notice their bears and monkeys on the floor with all the bathroom stuff, must have been their first stop!)
So this is how it all started...
Yesterday I wake up and do my normal morning things. I was getting Jace's bottle ready, had not even got him up yet, and then all of a sudden I hear three little foot steps and three little laughs. I look down the hall and here they come. Yep, up bright an early, actually 30 minutes early! (I figured Daddy left the door open a little when he checked on them last night.)
Then they decided they were going to be fussy all morning long!
So I was ready for "quiet time" in their room while they watched a movie. I put them in there and then left. Five minutes later, here they come once again. Back to our room we go.
So now I figure they know how to open the door, but I just kept putting um back in.
Then about ten minutes later I went to check on them and heard a muffled cry coming from their room. I knew it was Makenna and though maybe she was stuck and had the blanket over her head or something. I had no clue, so opened the door to find Jaeli and Maysie standing at their closet door with big smiles on their faces. I open the door and their is Makenna, screaming her head off because her sisters locked her in the closet!
Oh, thats not the worst...
So I leave once again. I go back and check on them another ten minutes later and find find them all running around with their diapers off! (Easy solution, bring back out the duct tape!)
So I go tell their dad I am taking a shower and for him to deal with it. So he goes in and put new diapers on and leaves.
I go take a shower to get away!
Next is their nap time! I thought, well maybe they will be okay since they are tired and will hopefully go to sleep. Nope, had to keep putting um back in.
They finally fall asleep for about an hour.
Then after they wake up, they decide to open the door once again and come on out! Here comes two of them with their diapers off. (daddy did not put duct tape on them!)
So naps are over, now we just play. They were not too bad, we had Grandpa over, so that helped. They were still fussy, but we took them outside to play for awhile.
Well...the picture above comes from this morning!
I slept on the couch last night because our bedroom was too hot, so I slept in front of the a/c. I almost closed our bedroom door, but figured I would hear them if they woke up.
So my alarm goes off at 7:15 a.m. this morning, about 45 min. before I usually get the girls up/let them out. They usually wake about 7:30 and play for 15 min. until I am ready for them.
I walk into the kitchen, half asleep, look down the hallway and notice their door is open. Oh great, they got out again. I figured they went into their brothers room, nope! I walk into our room because I hear three little voices giggling. I see two of them playing with some things on our shelves and then Makenna sitting on the bathroom floor surrounded by all things that used to be in drawers! Good thing I put all the bad stuff somewhere they can't get to.
Oh what will we do? And they say 3 is worse than 2?? And they aren't even 2 yet!
So Daddy said he would take care of it! So think we have a good solution to keep them from getting out since they figured out how to use the safety door knobs!
Makenna checking out the props at the reception! Makenna getting ready! Makenna playing with the balloon! Maysie at reception! (They had a photo both with props! The girls loved them!) Maysie after getting ready with Aunt Kristin. Jaeli after getting ready. Jaeli at reception. Mak got a hold of the camera and took lots of pictures! A view from a child's eyes! All of us running around during pictures! They would not give us back our bouquets without having a melt down!
Well the wedding went okay... we had a few melt downs. But that was expected. The girls did not get much of a nap, maybe an hour at the most. They were pretty good while getting ready but we had to find things for them to play with. (Like my cell phone, my camera, etc.) So when the time came to get into the wagons, they had melt downs because we took them away! EspeciallyJaeli, she cried for probably 30 minutes straight, even as we were all walking down the aisle. I think she finally stopped as soon as she started to go down the aisle. And she was not just crying, she was screaming. So I am sure everyone got to hear it. But like the pastor said, its part of life, so its okay that that happened, it makes it that much more real! I know my sister understood and it did not seem to bother her. We were originally going to have them walk down with another flower girl, but during rehearsal they refused, so we decided to bring a couple wagons, decorate them and have two of the other flower girls pull them down.
Pictures were not so great, there was at least one of them, usually Jaeli that did not want to sit there, or she just cried. They should be interesting to see! I think Jaeli did the worst because she needs her sleep! Maybe we will get lucky and get a few good ones! I guess there is always photoshop, right?
The reception went really well. Jaeli would not eat and was a little fussy. Her and Maysie wanted held a lot by my mom and I. But we managed. Maysie had a blast dancing, as well as Makenna. Jaeli did not do a whole lot! Once we took her dress off she seemed happier, so maybe that is why. They were up 3 hours past bedtime. So I finally said that we needed to go, it was only 30 minutes before the reception was over. We stayed at my parents that night since it was closer. The girls slept in an extra hour!
After the wedding... well the last two days have not been so great! We have been very fussy, not taking naps or going to bed right away. This is why I like to stay on schedule. However, it may be because we are all feeling down lately. We have all had some kind of bug. But it does not seem to bother the girls too much. Me on the other hand, I felt horrible the last day or two. Finally starting to feel better.
It was all worth it for our Aunt Mandy! Hope you had fun and are enjoying your honeymoon! Congrats and we love you!
I also want to say Thanks to Jarilyn, Kay, Kirby, Kathy, Cory and Callie for helping us with the kids, you guys were a huge help!
Mom and Dad you did a fantastic job! Thanks!
Thanks to anyone else who helped or had a part in it!
Once we get some of the professional pictures from my sister, we will post them!
Makenna sees an animal she likes! Makenna Makenna had her hand in her mouth the whole time, I think she was very nervous. She did not have a paci, so I think she substituted her hand! Maysie We see an animal and get very excited! Maysie did pretty good! Josie Jaeli not too sure! Jaeli not liking it! We all ended up on a bench after a minute! Jace chilling in the stroller! Jace All the kids together! Arriving to zoo!
We took a trip to the zoo again. This time we had Aunt Kristin, Aunt Mandy and Uncle Joe with us, so we were able to do more! They seemed to have a good time and we only had one or two meltdowns from Maysie when we were putting her back into the stroller. I was very happy with their behavior! We all had a good time! We were going to ride the train, but lunch time was getting closer and we were not sure if they were ready for that yet. So maybe next time we will give it a try.
Its a bit early (2 weeks), but I had four happy babies, so thought I would give it a try. Got to take it when you can with four under two!!!
I did it all by myself, which is probably a good thing because by the time I was done trying to get them to smile I think they all thought I was nuts! They stopped smiling after awhile and just gave me some confused stares!
Maysie doing the splits. Makenna dancing! Maysie taking a swim... she loves the water! Mak getting ready for the pool. She is thinking ... get this stuff off me, I just wanna play with the ball. Makenna playing with lego's...she loves um! Jaeli sitting in the swing...she likes to pretend she is a baby! Jaeli feeding the dog! Jaeli thinking about jumping...but she thinks not! Mak and Mj did though! Jace with his aunt Mandy and his cousin Josie, who is 2 months younger. I think Jace looks bigger! We always find a way! Girls eating at my 30th birthday party! I think they had a good time! All of us trying to fit into our "toy" babies play pin. Checking out grandma and grandpa's new couch! Chilling in our chairs at Grandma's house.
Just some pictures of what has been going on in the last couple weeks.
Got the wedding this weekend, so I am sure there will be many more pics to post soon! Wish us luck! Three hours past bedtime is not my idea of fun...the next day will be a blast!!! Glad we are staying at Grandma's that night for Fathers Day the next day. Any other day, I would have said no way! But its my sisters wedding, so I will deal with it for her!