We try to really take advantage of the weekends and week nights and do fun outdoor things while the weather lets us and it's still light before bedtime. For the most part, it hasn't been a problem. I always wear Morgan in the baby bjorn and as long as she's fed, she is a happy little girl. I stopped breastfeeding a few weeks and am now loving the freedom that comes with formula. I feel good about the time I put in, but I simply couldn't do it any longer. Mamas that make it the full year, I salute you.
So to successfully do any outing (anything more than just a walk or quick park visit), there is so much prep that goes into it. I have to make sure we have the fully loaded diaper bag with snacks and sippy cups, spare clothes, wipes, diapers, a thermos with hot water (Morgan will NOT drink room temp formula), bottles, formula, a cup to pour the water into to heat the bottle, diaper rash cream, etc. And then you get all the coats/sweatshirts and boots/shoes and socks and hats ready. Don't forget the chew toys for the baby and the princess movie DVD for the toddlers. Etc. Etc. Etc. Writing this I feel like it probably doesn't sound like much to pack. But I swear it takes like an hour to get everyone ready and everything packed and out the door. I guess when you factor in keeping three kids alive while packing everything you can see where it gets more complicated. But we've done a lot of fun things this fall so it's all been worth it!
Here's a few things we've done recently:
|Darren teaches guitar to his girls.|
|Morgan falling asleep in the Baby Bjorn. Isn't she just perfect?|
|Had a night out with my sister at GARTH BROOKS. It was amazing.|
|Twin group outing at Patterson's farm!|
|All three girls at the pool.|
|I love this picture|
|Boo at the zoo. Look at those happy faces!!! ahahaha|
|Watching Frozen for the |
|Twins in a corn maze|
|I cannot do justice to how excited B&B were when we put Morgan in this doorway jumper. Every time Morgan does something new or uses a new baby contraption, B&B lose their mind. They are obsessed with their baby sister.|
|Apparently Mapleside has the longest slide in America. Darren liked it! B&B were stunned.|
|Just so cute|
|Sorry, Bailey. Mommy is such a Harry Potter nerd, especially after i reread the books on maternity leave. Sent this to my sister when she wasn't responding to my messages. The unforgivable curse for you Aunt Katie!|