Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Say What?

One of the best things about staying home with my kids is that I get to hear every funny thing that comes out of their mouths.  There are lots of funny things...  I try to write down the funniest things in my phone so I will never forget them!  Some of these things might not be funny to you so feel free to skip over this post! 
Oh and the reason most of these quotes are from Brooks' is because the kid never shuts his mouth!  He literally talks all day every day!

-I wouldn't let Ava write all over my planner so she said, "Share mom!  You're not being very nice.  You need a time out!"
-I told Brooks he needed to show Gigi his new haircut and he said, "Wait, where's my new haircut?"  Umm on your head silly!
-Any time I ask them to do something this is the response I get, "3 minutes mom!"  Not two, not one, always three minutes....
-Ava has had a "Frog in her throat" all summer... That's her go-to ailment if she wants to be sick.  I have no clue where she got that.  I've never said that...
-I was eating pecans and Brooks said, "Put the lid on that!  You need to stop eating junk!'
-Out of the blue Brooks said, "My daddy gives me beer!"  If DHS doesn't knock on our door this year it will be a miracle...
-Knox was mumbling about something and Brooks looked at him and said, "What are you even talking about?"
-Coco had a hurt tail and Brooks said, "Who broke he tail?"  "We need to call Super Why and he can call the super readers to fix Coco's tail."
-We had the kids friends over to swim and Brooks gave me a very specific guest list.  He named all of his friends and then he said, "And invite Adam"  Thats Porter and Hudson's daddy.
-Ava can be very dramatic!  She is always telling us someone hurt her.  Usually she groups Brooks and Knox together.  One day she said, "Brooksie hurt me!  Knoxie hurt me!"  She couldn't find a mark so she found a freckle to point to!  That was her battle scar!
-Brooks said, "I have a big ole' tractor!"
-Ava walks in our room every morning bright and early and says, "The suns awake!  Time to get up!"
-Brooks is obsessed with Santa and always wants to talk about what Santa is going to bring him and when he is coming to our house!
-As soon as we pulled in the driveway from the beach Brooks said, "Hey!  Where my friends!" These kids expect a party all of the time! There whole life is a party!
-I always say, "Brooks, don't do that!  You don't want to get in trouble."  He always responds, "I am trouble!"  Where does he learn this stuff?!
-One day Brooks was throwing a fit and Brandon said, "Brooks, I don't play that" and Knox said, "Yeah, we don't play that!"
-Brooks, "Ooh look at those girls!"
-Brooks walked in covered in chocolate that B had given him of course and I said, "What happened to us not eating junk anymore" and he said, "Yeah, I like junk!"
-Every day Brooks wants to go to "Hobby Wobby" That's what he calls Target.  That's our special place to go when the other two are at speech.
-Ava was decked out for a Fourth of July parade and Brooks saw her and said, "Hey!  You look good!"
-Brooks was eating a Popsicle and it was dripping everywhere so he said, "Hey take this" and I said, "Just eat it Brooks" and he said, "I would prefer it if you would put it in the grass." Umm what?  You would prefer it?
-Ava has started saying "That you mom" or "Where's you mom?" Instead of Gigi.  I think she is proud that she finally figured out that Gigi is my mom.
-Brooks has his three songs. Apparently no one else is allowed to sing them.  One day Ava tried to sing one of them and he yelled, "Hey Stop!  You have Let it Go!" ha  That's A's song! ha
-There is a new radio dj called Bobby Bones that they have been advertising lately and out of the blue one day Brooks said, "Hey!  It's the Bobby Bones show! Bobby Bones talking in my car!"  The kid seriously does not miss a thing.
-Brooks said, "Mom, Nick can play baseball like Benny the Jett." ha
-I asked Ava something one day and she put her finger on her chin and said, "Hmm, let me think about that for a second.."
-Knox always says, "Okay mom, okay."  I'm already mom.
-Brooks-"My dad said no girls allowed at the deer camp!"
- I love how Ava says "BrooksieKnoxie" like it's one big word.
-This is the summer of poop.  The boys talk about it constantly and call each other "Poo Poo breath" all of the time.  It drives me crazy.
-Ava picked her nose and I said, "Hey!  Stop that right now!" and she said, "Stop mom!  Bob does it."
-I asked Knox why he slept in our bed every night and he said, "Mom, because I want to!" 
-Ava said, "You have to hold me because I'm little and I'll get hit by a car"
-Ava held Knox's chin and said, "Listen to me Knox!  You be nice!"
-Brooks was up at 4am wandering around our house and turning on all the lights and when I asked him what he was doing he said, "I heard the ice cream man!  You hear him?"
-Knox pooped in the country club pool and everyone had to evacuate the pool (More on that later) Ava said, "Mom, I'm so embarrassed!" 

Monday, September 1, 2014


I did a little interview with the kids before their first day of school.  I can't wait to see if their answers change at the end of the year!

Best Friend-Hudson Rutledge and Gigi
Favorite Toy-Horse (She copied Knox I think!)
Favorite Color-Pink
Favorite Food-Cheese
Favorite Song-Let it Go

Best Friend-Kiki (Caroline)
Favorite Toy-Tractor
Favorite Color-Blue
Favorite Food-Ham (then he said, "Like Sam I am"
Favorite Song-Spiderman Song

Best Friend-PorterHudson (All one word) Then he said, "Brooks, Ava, Mom, Dad, Gigi, Kiki."
Favorite Toy-Horse
Favorite Color-White
Favorite Food-Bacon
Favorite Song-Hulk Song

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hello! Is there anyone out there?!

Is there anyone out there or have you all given up on me?!  I have three really good excuses for abandoning my blog.  Their names are Ava, Brooks, and Knox.  We have been so busy this summer.  There was just no time to sit down and write!  So much has happened and the babies have grown so much!  They are little people now!  Little people with big personalities that don't sleep.  Seriously! I think they have the same sleep schedule as college freshmen!  This summer they went to bed around 11pm and woke up around 9:30... Oh and they quit napping... That's been fun!  And Knox sleeps in our bed every. single. night..  What happened to my good sleepers?!  I blame the big beds.  That's when it all went to hell.  
Because no one is sleeping, we have had lots of time for fun!  We really have had so much fun!  We tried to do a fun activity every day!  The kids are going to be in for a rude awakening next week when they start school!  Usually I am ready for fall and for school to start but this year I'm not!  I could definitely handle a month or two more of summer!  I'm going to miss my little buddies too!  Don't get me wrong, I will enjoy the break but it will be so weird for them to be away from me!  I have only spent one night away from them since April!  They are starting school next week!  So hopefully I will have time to catch up on the blog really soon!  Maybe I should start with their 3rd birthday which was almost five months ago! ha 

-Oh and no one warned me that kids go absolutely insane when they turn three.  Well I take that back, Knox was hard when he was two, Ava is always pretty easy but Brooks.. Oh Brooks.  He has had temporary moments of insanity.  But that's a whole other story.

Talk to you soon,
A sleep deprived mom of three year old triplets.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Wedding Day

The kids thought staying in the hotel was the best thing ever.  They stayed on the phone constantly.  The guy at the front desk even told me they needed to stop calling!  ha I would have loved to hear some of their conversations! 

How cute is this?  I love my little snuggle bunnies! They stayed like this until Knox fell out of the bed around 4am! ha We didn't exactly get the best sleep in the hotel room!

Saturday morning we met the Hackney's at the zoo!  We were so excited to see them!  Brooks has only met baby Hayes once but he talks about him all of the time! It's pretty funny! 

Ava needed a better view so daddy helped her out!

Checking out the alligators!

The elephants were eating lunch and we got to watch! 

My three men! 

We always attempt a family pic.  It doesn't always work out!  Brooks wasn't feeling it and apparently Ava wasn't either! 

After the zoo we went to lunch with baby Hayes and his mommy and daddy! 

We had to hurry and get ready for pictures! Ava looked like a princess in her dress! 

After we took pictures we waited in our car for the wedding to start so the kids could watch a movie! 

Mommy and her baby!

The prettiest bride with her pretty flower girl and two handsome ring bearers!

Lauren was a beautiful Maid of Honor! 

Another attempt at a family pic!  These pictures just weren't working out for us very well this weekend! 

Thank goodness Kiki had an aisle seat and got a few good shots of the babies! Ava did great and walked right down after scolding her brothers to pick up the pace!  Brooks made it to Kiki and then got distracted and started taking off his tux, Knox froze and had to be carried away by the wedding planner! ha 

My babies in action!

Sister Selfie!

Getting three kids down the aisle is hard work!  After the wedding was over the kids were exhausted so B took them back to the hotel and I stayed at the reception to hang out with friends and celebrate the newlyweds! 
I miss these girls so much! I don't get to see them often enough! 

Emily's wedding was so beautiful and I'm so excited we were able to be a part of it! The kids had such a fun weekend and we did too! 

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Day Before the Big Day

The kids were all in Emily and Josh's wedding in Little Rock!  It was so much fun and we loved participating in all of the festivities!   Ava and I drove down early Friday morning so we could go to the bridesmaid's luncheon.  She felt so big hanging out with all of the girls! 

Just chatting with baby Londyn!  She's getting so big!

It was so good to see Lauren and Londyn!  We don't get to see them often enough! 

Lunch was so good!  I think dessert was A's favorite part! ha 

A with the beautiful bride!

B and the boys met us at the hotel later in the day to get ready for the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner! 
My little men looked so cute! 

We were running late, of course, so this was the best group picture I could get! 

Love these three! 

My baby and me! She was feeling silly!

A little boy in a blazer is probably one of the cutest things ever!

This one was in a mood!

Princess A was ready to walk down the aisle! 

I know I've said it a million times before, but I love that they love each other! 

Brooksy is so funny! 

Just hanging out with some Chi O's!  Ava seriously felt like a college girl! ha Emily had some of the sweetest bridesmaids! 

Just waiting to do his thing!

B and I dropped the kids off at the hotel with a sitter and we went to the rehearsal dinner!  It was so nice and it was so fun to get to hang out with Lauren and Scott!  

Selfie to document the night! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014


A few weeks ago we went to Bob and Jenny's house for dinner!  The first thing we always do is to check the chicken coop for eggs! 

We got five!!! 

I love this pic!  He was so proud of his eggs. Five seconds after I took this he somehow managed to break four of them.  

Jenny makes the best Mexican food!  She even got Mexican cokes for the kids!  They were big fans of the cokes and the food.  

We had roasted peanuts for dessert!  The kids loved these too!  Knox got really good at cracking them.  

Look at this mess!  They sent a bag of peanuts home with us but I'm not sure if I'm ready to clean that up!  Maybe they can be an outside only snack! 

Gigi and I took the kids to Preschool time at Crystal Bridges.  We met Anna and her family there and had the best time!  It's a really neat program! 

Yellow was the theme for the day and the kids worked so hard on their yellow pictures!  They loved the glue! 

This is the face Ava makes when she is concentrating really hard! ha 

We had so much fun with our buddies! 

Painting in the sand!

Knox is my little OCD boy!  He loved cleaning the marker board after Gigi wrote on it! ha 

Next, we put on a puppet show! The kids thought this was hilarious! 

How cute are they?!

Turtle puppets are so silly! 
We had so much fun and can't wait to go back!