Let us start with the King of the castle. My lovely husband, David Mott, who is definitely part of making up this larger than average family. He is the rock of the family and does so well taking care of all of us. He is wonderful at helping with homework and has a true love for children (as all of the Mott men do). He is a devout Catholic and a conservative Republican. He is the life of the party and has a sense of humor that will make anyone laugh. David is just fun to be around and is missed when he is away on business. I love that his main goal is to help our children become responsible and successful adults. He always tells the kids.....The most important things in life are in this order...God....Family.... Country. David is great at picking me up when I need it and sending me off on a quiet evening if stress has gotten the best of me. The highlight of my weeks are date nights with him. I am crazy about this man.
Liam Mott... is my second born and also a twin. Liam has recently shot up in height and muscle tone and it is really causing me to second looks wondering if this kid really belongs to me. He continues to eat large quantities of food only to be hungry again in an hour. Liam carries the only set of blue eyes in our family and also the straightest teeth so far.. Liam is very particular and rigid. He is organized and detailed to a fault. He is all about a competittion and all about being first. Liam is a true competitor and has some natural athletic abilities. Sports come very easy to Liam while his grades, he works hard for those. Liam is very loving and will always offer and accept a hug even at 10 years old. (I know this is ending soon). Liam is extremely sensitive and often very shy outside of our family. Liam and Mairin clash and if you hear fighting it is usually the 2 of them. Liam is amazing with his little brothers and they adore him. He is so good at taking them outside and entertaining them while I cook dinner or get things done.
Declan Mott..is the 2nd born triplet and has a middle name of William which was the name of David's father. Declan is a spaz and we often call him that. We contribute part of this due to the way he walks about and bobs his head from side to side. He is busy and full of energy. He gives a full on scream when things are not going his way and will rarely stop long enough to sit and cuddle. Declan likes to play with his brothers and remembers people's names very well. Declan is the child that doesn't miss a thing. He will do what he is not supposed to do and immediately blame it on his brother. Declan is rarely shy and usually walks into a room with confidence. We used to call him our garbage can because he would eat anything you put in front of him. He has eased up on that now and as long as he is sitting next to his dad he will eat anything. Declan is definitely a happy go lucky kid and I don't have to put him into time out very often.
Finn Mott.. is the baby of the family and his middle name is Alan. Alan is the name of my father and we felt we wanted all of our trips to be named after the men in our families. Finn is my feisty one. He is the stubborn one and always wants it his way. Some days are rough with Finn because if he is not "on" than even the most simple tasks can be a test of my patience. He loves to chat and will have a complete conversation with me no matter what I am in the middle of doing. He demands answers to his questions and never gets frustrated if he has to ask it numerous times. Finn loves to work and is constantly collecting stuff to work with. His favorite is to find wood and make piles or collect screws from David's work shed. Finn likes the outdoors the most and likes TV the least out of anyone. I would call Finn my shy one and the one who is most likely to grab onto my leg at preschool drop off. Finn likes things done his way and if he is in a good mood you may be able to negotiate slightly.
There you have it folks. The loves in my life and of course there are many more loves in my life...these are the ones that I wake up to every morning. I am truly blessed to have each and every one of these little nuggets and although they push my buttons and frustrate me often...I wouldn't have it any other way.