Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter

Please don't ask me why she's playing with the tire pump for the mountain buggy!?!

Do you know who's who?

So I had the idea it was time to take the kids to church for Easter. Let me just acknowledge that wasn't so brilliant. I think we were lucky we didn't get asked to leave; we left voluntarily. But not until the kids had to leave the church and go the room that is good for kids -- so good there was a lamp in a cabinet that wasn't childproofed. I apologize to the church because that lamp won't be working when it's next needed. I paid for it in the offering so I should be forgiven-- at least that's what I'm telling myself. Otherwise, I'd say Easter was a success. The bunny came, the food was quite good. (thank you Market Basket of Franklin Lakes -- you are our new best friend) That's not a joke. Bill and I and Gram and Poppy really haven't cooked at all since we've moved. Market Basket -- which is nothing like the grocery store in Mass -- is this lovely little gourmet market with great prepared food. we've had no reason to make a meal since we moved. it rules. okay, enough about that.
The kids are talking up a storm. Julia loves saying "applesauce" and "monkey." Griffin loves all words. If I say it, he tries to repeat it. Braddock has used a couple two-word phrases. His favorite is "I stuck." He thinks he's stuck every time I pick him up. I have to explain he isn't stuck, that he's just being held. He also said, "Hi, Mommy" tonight. I told Griffin I loved him when they were going to sleep and he quickly fired off "Love you." Now I said it to all three, he just repeated me. I don't want any confusion over playing favorites. That's a common question I get asked: "Do you have a favorite?" Seriously, people think that's a normal question. What kind of mother would I be if I quickly said yes and named a child? and just for the record I do not have a favorite.
We joined the Wyckoff Y last week so we're exited about that for the kids. It's the most incredible Y I've ever been to as far as programs they offer. Swimming lessons are a must-do for this spring/summer because these kids LOVE the water. Julia loves going under water to give us all a scare. She's goes under and we yank her out and it's the strangest thing because instead of being afraid, she's laughing. The minute she goes back in the water, she goes back under. It's a great game, really. We are also going to the library for little kids reading hour on Thursdays and/or Fridays. I can't wait to see how that goes. The children's room assures me it's a success. They haven't met these hurricanes yet.
Okay, this is a decent update. Good for me. I'd love to promise another very soon. That's always the goal. Life with triplet toddlers gets in the way and as the saying goes, "The best-laid plans of mice and men go oft awry." The point is: I'll keep working on it.
Happy Easter to you all.