It has been one crazy, busy week. One thing after another with not enough time between to blog. We started the week with two snow days which totally messed up our schedule. Now that everyone is back to full energy they want to leave the house, go to gymboree play and then come back for naps. The snow days did not settle well with the babies. We are all so ready for spring. They enjoyed having Paige home for the extra days. They even formed a fun band.
We also worked on the playroom some more it’s coming along nicely.
Lincoln discovered how to climb onto the kitchen table using the chairs. This is how I found him oh and here too…
He has actually been the stinker of the week. He has been throwing fits off and on when he does not get what he wants. Showing some of that red hair temper. He also followed the dogs lead and took a poop all over the living room rug. UGH more poop for mom this week. Usually every morning the babies wake gets some milk I make their breakfast, eat, cleaned up, poop, change said poop then get dressed for the day. Well I guess Lincoln had a twofer… after the first poop He bum was a little red so I let him air out while getting girls dressed. He was very quite so I go check on him and sure enough he pooped again and was smearing it on toys and the carpet with a spoon. He must have learned his lesson from Elinor not to eat it. He has also had an appetite like a lumberjack this week. NON- STOP hunger can drive a mother crazy. He has probably consumed 10 cereal bars just this week. He has also been working on his sign language.
The fun does not stop there. Josephine and Lincoln actually teamed up on me this week and caused a good scare. I was trying to get Paige out the door to catch the school bus on wednesday (actually a monday due to the crazy snow days) Elinor was right on my heels like usually. Lincoln and Josie were lingering in my bedroom. I go to get them out and they had attacked the sound machine which takes 4 AA batteries. I see the batteries out, Josie has 2 in her hands, Lincoln one in his mouth and the other one missing. I freak out. Start searching high and low with hungry babies screaming at me for food. I CAN NOT find the battery UGH!!! I get them in there seats for breakfast. Throw out a few muffins and give them all their own yogurt cup. That should keep them occupied for a moment. Start the search again. Still no battery. I start to cry and call a grandma. Team Triplet Sykes goes into affect. I start huddling the troops for a visit to the ER since the missing battery could be in Lincoln’s belly. After recruiting Aunt and a set of grandparents oh and cleaning off the yogurt covered toddlers we head to the hospital. Our first trip it was fun. The babies love it. Nice big hall ways. Fun doors that open and shut. People to talk to. Janitors to watch with broom and trashcans. Beds to lay on. Here is Josie waiting for her x-ray Lincoln was too busy running the halls for any pictures. They put their hospital bracelets on their ankles so cute.
Come to find out they have hidden the battery somewhere and did not eat it. Thank goodness.
Josie has been getting a little sassy this week. Fighting for her toys when taken and growling back at Barks. She has been working on her sprint out the front door so her mother will chase her down the street. Its not a pretty sight. She also loves to do the laundry.
Elinor has actually been very pleasant this week and a major love bug. She is totally into giving everyone hugs and kisses. She is working on her serious, cute and silly faces. Really learning how to use her eyes/facial expressions. During the snow storm she got bored and played with some post-it notes which got stuck to her feet. Here is the funny video…
A little funny story about Miss E. we have been attending gymboree now for about 2 months after the first few weeks she started going to other mothers for hugs/lap rides during songs or just to visit. This month she has made it very clear who her favorite gym moms are… she constantly and continually goes to the mothers of Asain descent. NO LIE. It’s so cute if there is not a mom of Asain descent then she does not bug them but if there is… they are her best friend. ALL of the mothers are so helpful.
They have been so funny as a group too this week. They love each other and enjoy having someone always by their side. Enjoy this last video of their first baby dog pile. Someone comes out with a cute little booty showing. LOL.