Sunday, August 16, 2009

Three feels more like ten...

Once again, so sorry I've been neglecting the blog! Things have got to slow down at some point, right?? I felt like going from one to two children wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be, so I was expecting that going from two to three would be similar. Uh...not so much. Three children (currently ages 3, 2, and 6 weeks) feels more like ten children most of the time. It's been a bit of a difficult transition, but school starts tomorrow for Grayson and Emma Claire so I'm hoping and praying that once we get into a regular routine things will start to settle down.

Okay, now that I have that off my chest, onto a brief update and loads of pictures! Whitt is now six weeks old and growing like crazy. He was up to 10 lb 11 oz last week, a couple of days before he turned 6 weeks. He has pretty bad reflux but it seems to be improving, thank goodness. Current likes: nursing and watching his brother and sister. Current dislikes: trying to fall asleep. :)

Grayson and EC are doing well and are looking forward to school starting. Ben's busy with work but thankfully has been able to spend more time than usual with us in the past couple of weeks. As for me, I feel like I only have half of a brain due to lack of sleep and trying to keep three children entertained and happy while keeping up with laundry, meals, and other household duties! I'm sure it will eventually get easier, so on that note I will leave you with as many pictures as I have time to post. These pictures start about three weeks ago and end yesterday, and you can see how much Whitt has changed just since then. :)

The monkeys with their cousin, Dylan






My friend Jeni and her little boy Jackson came for a visit...
Grayson, Emma Claire, and Jackson


Guess who colored with green marker on her face...


EC, Sanders, Tyler, Grayson, and Gibson. This was after playing outside in the sprinkler and just before Ben gave all five of them a bath and got them ready for bed. Super Daddy! :)

Whitt is catching up to older cousin Taylor!

Ben, Alan, Whitt and Taylor

Freckle face
Grayson, Henry, Ruby, and EC---somebody didn't want to smile nicely for the camera! :)

Ring around the rosies...
pure sweetness!

he loves kisses from his mama!








little tootsies


I just had to include this one---I ordered EC a new white bow and it turns out that it's just a bit too big. If you look closely, you can also see that she took a tumble onto her head this afternoon and has a nice goose egg on her forehead. That's Emma Claire for you! :)



Okay, now that I'm caught up I'm really going to try not to get behind again. Don't hold me to it, though. :) 

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11 comments:

Happy 2 Be Me said...

It was nice to finally meet you! Whitt and Gabby have the same plaid whale outfit...well Gabby's is a bathing suit. She wore it for the first time on the beach trip. I hope everything calms down for you very soon!

EntertainingMom said...

hang in there! 3 is definitely a lot more than 2, and I too had a harder time transitioning from 2 to 3 than from 1 to 2... having the older two in school should help a little.

Adorable pictures as always!

Mandy said...

Um...you have some typos in here...LOL Three children cannot feel like ten. ACK! Girl, don't say that to me! :)

Once the kids are in school and schedules reappear, I think you will find your groove. Hang in there!

The Smith Family said...

Wow, Margaret...life with three does seem pretty crazy...but also wonderful!!! You're babies are just sooooooooooooooo adorable, precious, gorgeous....and much, much, more!!! I hope you get some much needed R&R today--enjoy that school time--although I'm sure it will go by fast!!! Hugs, and Whitt sure it beautiful--taking right after his big brother and sister!!!

Andrea said...

Love all the pictures!! And so glad I got to see you and the little ones! My computer is acting up right now so I can't load any more pictures but once it is working again I will send you a few more of our visit with you. Talk to you soon! Hope things are settling now that school ha started.

I heart said...

You have some gorgeous kids!! Looks like you guys have some fun times :) I love how Whitt's hair stands up just like G & EC's did. HAHA

Elizabeth said...

Love your pictures!! What beautiful children you have!

Marie said...

Don't worry...it does get easier. Or maybe it's not that it gets easier but you just get used to the constant chaos. :) I love your pictures...they are all so beautiful!

Rebecca said...

The one with Whitt looking over Ben's shoulder he looks just like Ben! Wow! All are so stinkin' cute. I need to see yall soon! Love Bec

Juliana said...

hey maggie... for me you are a hero!!! I have no idea how you manage 3 kids and a house!! In Brasil we have people helping at home and even so I have a hard time with one!! I need to be an exchange student again to learn with you american people!!! The kids look wonderfull and little Whitt is a cutie! love Ju

Angela said...

Don't say that!!!! :) Please tell us when it gets easier, k?
GORGEOUS pictures!!! Love them all.