Yesterday was Superbowl Sunday and we did not do much. We attended church and when we got home the boys and Mairin headed outside for ice skating and sledding. They went out at 1pm and I did not see them inside until 7:15pm. The neighbors brought over hotdogs and they started a fire so the boys had everything they needed. They are becoming great skaters thanks to the all of the older boys that teach them all kinds of new moves.
My rocking husband watched the babies while I took a 2 hour nap. He also watched the babies on Saturday while Heidi and I got pedicures, shopped, returned things and bought things.
Heidi babysat on Friday night for all the kids so that David and I could go out on a date. Im imbarrassed to say that we went out to dinner and were home by 9:30pm. That is what happens when you go out at 6pm and you have kids at home that require you to get up in the middle of the night. We had a great evening out together.
My sister Heidi started taking pictures last night so I just had to post the latest picture of all the kids. Notice the rosey checks on the older boys..they had just come in from the outside. I find that my family room never stays clean. It is always cluttered with diapers,blankets, clothes etc... Oh and with all of the gliders and rockers it has shrunk to a very small room. I have 2 gliders, 1 bounce seat, 3 boppy pillows, 1 swing, 1 jungle thing and a pack n' play ...all in the family room.
This may seem like just another picture but there is a story behind it. When we were planning for the babies we told the older kids that since there were going to be 3 babies that each of them were going to be assigned a baby to watch over for the rest of their lives. They really took this seriously so everytime they see the babies they always want to know where "their" baby is. Eamon is assigned to Colin, Liam is assigned to Declan and Mairin is assigned to Finn. They wanted to hold their own babies for this picture.
I look at this picture and just shake my head for the first time we go out for a formal picture. How the heck will I be able to get 6 kids to pose and smile at the same time.