Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lots of water fun & lots of burn!!!

Tuesday we went to Eastland to the water park. Both Kim's went with me & we also met some friends from church there also. Racheal & I had been there several times before. She actually went down the little slides this time. This was the first time the triplets had been there. They loved it! We walked all over that pool, especially Kim Ross. She had Reese & she wanted to go constantly. Ryan did not want to hold my hand so he fell & went under a couple of times, but he did not fuss a lot. We were out of our regular sunscreen & bought Coppertone for babies. Let's just say I do not recommend buy this EVER again! I threw my can in the trash. The triplets are sun burned under their eyes & the tops of their forearms. My back & shoulders are really sunburned. I haven't had a burn this bad since I was a kid. Thanks to my cousin Mary Beth for coming to our rescue & bringing me some biogel & a mister for biowater. It feels so much better. The babies also turned 17 months the day we went! I cannot believe they are already that old. We'll be having another party before you know it! Thanks Christy Brixey for the pictures since I forgot the camera.
Ryan, Reese & Rylie. Reese was trying to get away. She did not want to stand still for a picture!
Ryan & Rylie
Shelley, Ryan, Kim Burks, Rylie, Kim Ross, Reese.
Racheal inching her way down the slide!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bye Kim!! Hello Kim!!

This post is a little late, but a couple of weeks ago we said goodbye to Kim Ross. She is getting married and going to school. But hopefully she can get her classes arranged so that she can work in the mornings & I won't have to load the trio up to take Racheal to school. I have also been busy trying to help with her wedding shower & get everything ready for that.

We have a new Kim. Her name is Kim Burks. She also graduated last year, but is going to Tarleton & living at home. She will be here in the afternoons in time for me to go get Racheal.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Racheal's room!

When Racheal turned 25 (I mean 5)!! She decided princesses were for babies & wanted her room redone. She decided she wanted polka dots. It has taken a couple of months, but it is finally finished. It is really cute & should last her a long time!! Her comforter is also reversible so if she get's tired of the polka dots, she can flip it over to stripes.

Here are before pictures:

Racheal's new room:

New window & new bench.
Closet doors now magnetic board.
Racheal's new bed & new comforter & pillows. D-dad also made her steps so she could get on her bed. It is really tall.

She also had her first eye appointment yesterday. She did not do very well with the eye test at her last doctors appointment. He said her left eye was a little weaker, but not that much & she probably would not even be able to tell a difference with glasses. So yeah!!! No glasses yet!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Happy Birthday Cousin Nat Nat!!

This past weekend we went to Crockett & Palestine for my cousin, Natalie' 2nd birthday party. The kids all had a great time. The triplets got to roam around free of a gate. The actually did really well. Ryan loved opening the cabinet doors. Racheal stayed with them & I will meet them in Waco tomorrow to get her. She has had a blast. She & Natalie play so hard. It reminds me of Jana & I when we were little. Monday they went to the Tyler zoo. The only thing she had to say about it was that it stunk really bad. Yesterday they went fishing in Athens & she caught 3 fish. She was so excited. Today she is swimming. Sunday on our way back home, we broke down.

We were about 10 miles from Jonesboro. We called Randall's parents & they were on their way home from Jonesboro. Luckily we were close to someone they knew. She came & got me and the kids & we stayed at her house while we waited on the wrecker & his parents. We were there a couple of hours and the trips were getting really tired & sleepy. Finally I loaded the kids in Meema's car & headed home. Randall went with the wrecker driver because he thought he could get a vehicle when he go there---wrong! No one was there so Randall's dad had to drive to Stephenville to get him. It turns out it was just a belt & it was fixed by lunch on Monday. If we keep this up we will have a brand new van!
Racheal, Reese, Natalie, Ryan, Rylie (All the Great Grandkids!)

Racheal & Natalie

Ryan kissing Reese in the pool. Rylie did not like the pool at all! He just screamed so got sent inside with his daddy.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy July 4th!!!

Not much going on here. Just staying home & being as lazy as we can be with 4 kids. After we get the triplets to bed tonight, Racheal & I will go watch the fireworks. I realized I had not mention on here that Reese was walking now. It happened sometime the week we got back from vacation. She still walks really stiff, but at least she is FINALLY walking! Also during our vacation she also got another tooth on the bottom right. Next week is busy for us. Racheal has VBS in the mornings & swim lessons in the afternoons. Also tomorrow our new "high school girl", as Racheal calls them, is coming to see how it goes. We hope it all works out because she is the only option we have right now!