This past week, I loaded up the boys and drove up to Mansfield. I had to prove to myself that I could take on this challenge. With people praying for my journey, I made it there without any crying (including myself), no stopping, and in 3 1/2 hours. :)
During the school year my mom takes care of my brother Matt's daughter, Jacey, and I thought it would be fun for Keegan and Jack to spend a few days with her. After the week was over, mom and I vowed that we would never open a day care. I mean don't get me wrong, "three was enough company". We had to work around three nap times, so we had people over, and got creative with things around the house. I am pretty sure we listened to the same cd over 100 times because every time it got silent, one of them requested it..again. We ran in and out of the sprinkler, splashed in the pool, blew bubbles, screamed (the tods did), they egged each other on to use the word "no" as much as possible, had tons of mandarin oranges, played in the sandbox, they fought over toys, played footsies while eating lunch, went "night night" on the treadmill, hugged each other a lot, and we listened to the constant hum of three monitors. (one of which Jacey dunked in the kiddie pool.)
I was able to see Kristin and Janelle, my college roommates, and their daughters Laney and Ella. (that is worded strange...but you know what I mean) I am surprised that I have no pics to show for it. Also, my best friend from high school, Cari, came and spent the day and night with us and laughed hysterically at the Price is Right million dollar show where the toddler teacher won. Anyone see that? There were many enjoyable contestants on that show. (maybe a post to come) Among that, family came over intermittently and visited. We had a full week, but worth every second, and every minute of sleep lost! :) (Jack decided to get up ALOT this week...grrrr!)
All three of them knew...this was just not right. Poor Jack. Although Keegan has plenty of pictures in that pink hat as well, but I will be nice and not post them.
Keegan and Jack playing footsies. (they love it!)
This is my favorite Jacey face. She cracks me up!
Mom made Jack laugh...a lot. Of course, it does not take much because he loves to laugh.
The "cousin hug" from both angles. Everyone all together now..."ahhhhhhhh".