7.09.2014

Busy Busy June

June was a busy month for us. 

We started my two months off with a trip to Oregon. That's right, all 5 of us on an airplane. It went exactly how you would imagine it. The girls were restless and irritable and Oscar was full of energy, trapped in the window seat. Our most memorable moment of horror was when Henry went to the bathroom, with Rosemary in arms, and Eleanor barfed all over-ALL OVER. Oscar screamed and dove to save his blankets from getting soaked with puke. Then he stood up on the seat yelling, "Henry!" "Henry!" I held back the tears of frustration when the sweet lady across the aisle handed me a tissue...seriously, lady, do you have a fire hose in your purse?!


Once we arrived in Oregon, we had a really fun time. There was a lot of snuggling- just like we like it!
Things really got kid crazy when Oscar started riding on his Grandpapa's wheel chair and would no longer walk to the park and barked out orders: "Faster!" "Get Going!" and "Into the Yogurt Shop!" 

We were home just a few days before heading to the Annual Olson Weekend of Fun. Which it was.

We signed Oscar up for soccer this summer. The sessions last for about 45 minutes and 40 of those minutes are spent chasing Oscar and Tui around and encouraging them to listen to their coaches. You will notice that they are not SUPPOSE to be on the same team, but we shortly gave up the fight and let them do whatever they want- adults lose again. Honestly, we should have just dropped those boys off in an empty field once a week and saved our money for frozen yogurt. 
This months bargain:
I bought this double baby swing at a garage sale for 4.00. Thank goodness I had twins, otherwise I would have had to pass on the swing and I love a deal!

Lastly, remember last winter when I mentioned that Oscar was also pregnant with twins? It runs in our family. They have arrived. We are happy for him. Plus, we love being Grandparents. It is true what people say, "We get to spoil them and then stuff them in a toy box."




6.06.2014

May Day!

I know, I am late again. Get use to it. Did I start last months post that exact same way? 

The Lovely's are packing up and heading to Oregon tomorrow morning for a week. Yikes, right? 3 seats, 2 babies and a Toddler. Henry and I are sitting in First Class. Obviously kidding, we will each be holding a baby in one hand and a little bottle of vodka in the other- along with the rest of the passengers.

I am short on time, this is my last day at my real job for the summer and I have some real work to wrap up, quit judging, I know some of you take naps while you work, so, I am going to make this brief, bullet style!


  • Tui's Sister, Pia, was born on Mother's Day. We love her!
  • Tayton, the 9 month old neighbor boy, and Rosemary are dating
  • We started feeding the girls. You know what that means, now we have to feed them everyday
  • The weather has become magnificently beautiful- Minnesotans always mention the weather
  • The girls turned 6 months and are triple the size of their birth weight

First of Many, Pia Sandwiches

 Then there were 5!
Tayton has chosen
Okay buddy, hands off!
 Oscar is so helpful?!
 Everything takes Practice
Finally Enjoying the Outdoors


May
April
March
February
January

 I know, I forgot about Stella, again!

5.12.2014

I know it's May

It's May, but I am going to do the unthinkable and recap April.

Are they hearty little babies or what!?
These girls! What you see is what you get. Rosemary is still no nonsense. Eleanor chatters all days long.

I thought I would give everyone a window into the girl's digs. After all, I was still able to squeak out some crafty projects while these girls were chillin' in my guts.

The room is light and bright and cozy. The green chandelier is something I painted for the junk hunt. I happened to mention that I thought it would look so adorable in a little girl's nursery, long before I was pregnant. Well, it never sold and surprise, it's in a little girl's room. Thank goodness I didn't say, "wouldn't this light be adorable in triplet girl's room."
I bought the chair on CL for 30.00, all the pics in the room are printed on good old printer paper and I traded a ski pass for those adorable curtains. You guys, these girls have brought my thrifting skills to a whole new level!
Ambition really struck me when I decided to make a mobile for one of the cribs. These little bird houses: Michael's for 1.00 each, white paint and a black Sharpie- stop it! I lost my ambition to complete the mobile, still cute on the shelf, right?
The cornice board is made of Styrofoam. I covered it with the world's cutest fabric, honestly, if you aren't smiling right now then you hate kids.
2 babies, 2 cribs. 

Tour over.

We took our first car trip to see my family for the Easter festivities. Everyone in a car seat slept on the trip there. Henry and I pretended we were on a romantic date. We really wanted coffee, but were too afraid to stop the car so we just talked, which was nice too.

The Bunny Weekend Photo Dump.

Rosemary and Victoria
 Rosemary and Caraline
Rosemary and Erica. Poor Eleanor makes it so hard to pass her around.
Ahhh, Spring!
 Girl Power.



Oscar will probably always have to be the dog in the game of house.



Aside from the special weekend with the cousins, we had some fun times at home last month. Oscar and I made some snow slides in the back yard.
Oscar and Tui had one day of sliding fun before the weather warmed up. I have big plans for next winter!

We spend the majority of our time just hanging out being cute.




A couple of people have asked about Stella, remember our Shitzu? She still lives with us and we still love her. I am thinking about a feature story in May's post.

Mom Tip!
3 things that I wish I would have had with our first:
1. Comfy Rocking Chair. Our wood rocker we used with Oscar pales in comparison. 
2. IPad. I can't even remember what I did while I was feeding Oscar for all of those hours, reading magazines?!
3. Boon Grass. They keep all of our bottles in an orderly fashion. I love it. 

Lastly, Rosemary and Eleanor's Best Friend was born yesterday, Pia. We have been waiting patiently for her to arrive. We asked Oscar, "How many sisters does Tui have?" and he said "Just one." One perfect sister. She better be prepared for a lifetime of Pia Sandwiches from the Lovely Girls.

Check out the news clip on our BFF's family. Sooo excited for our new adventures together!