Monday, July 27, 2015

I get by with a little help from my friends...

These women are incredibly precious to me. We all met based on the lone common thread of all having multiples.
(Three triplet mommas,  four twin mommas)

What began on simply having that in common, grew into beautiful friendships.
Friendships that carry such a strong mutual respect and admiration for each other, no silly Mommy War could ever enter. We are bottle feeders and breastfeeders. Co-sleepers and Cry It Outers. Stay at home moms and full time working moms. McDonald's drive thru and organic only =)
But we share a fierce love for our children, and a deep desire to do the best we can.

 These women have encouraged me when I felt stretched beyond my ability to give. They've made me laugh so hard I had tears running down my face. They've brought me coffee in the morning after I've been up with a sick baby all night. They've validated my frustrations. They've given me sound advice. They've made me feel normal

 Getting together with them so often over the last few years has made me a better mother, wife, and person. I'm so grateful to be blessed so richly...oh how I wish every new mom out there could have a set of friends like these. If you are a new Momma, I highly recommend joining a Moms Group. Mine happened to be for parents of Multiples, but no matter how you find yours, find one!
I have made some of the very best friends through this group, and all of us in the group above have twins or triplets within six months of each other...this is HUGE, as we are all often experiencing the same scenarios developmentally with our kiddos.
Such a gift.
We've had playdates in our yoga pants, dressed up for Girl's Nights Out, watched each other's kids, had Freezer Meal Parties, and shared group texts that made me laugh so hard I worried I was going to wake up my sleeping children.
These friends are also almost always up for when I'm wanting to get a new tattoo, I can just throw it out there, and two of them will jump at the opportunity to go with me and get one themselves...
"He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? But to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God"
Micah 6:8

Saturday, July 18, 2015

David's Days =)

Back in June, we celebrated David's birthday and also Father's Day.
The kids and I made this sign and then posted this pic on his Facebook page =). They were so excited to "surprise" Daddy with this sign =)

A week later was Father's Day, and the kids again were super excited to celebrate Dave!
I did these little questionnaires from Pinterest again this year, and I'm always glad I did. The kids have such sweet and funny answers, I love looking back on them.
David reviewing their questionnaires...

Opening his present...

That evening David got to pick whatever he wanted to do, and he picked Star Wars Trouble.
(Auntie Nessa and Uncle Evan, we play this ALL THE TIME...great gift!)

We played three rounds...Boys vs girls, Momma/Luke vs Daddy/Abbey, and Parents vs Kids.
We played Parents vs kids last, and it started out heavily in Dave and I's favor. I thought *for sure* we were going to win, I even bet the kids 5 minute back rubs.
And then they proceeded to go on a run that you would not believe.
They rolled six after six after six and then six again.
(For those not well versed in the rules Trouble: not only do you get to advance six spaces, but you get to roll again)
They creamed us.
And we had to give them backrubs.
And they gloated the entire time.
Not exactly how I thought David would spend part of his Father's Day, but it sure made for a good laugh =)