From one to three


This past weekend I had a lot of family in town, and my second cousin stayed with me - along with her two babies! For three nights I pretended I had a big family of five instead of three. It was fun (if a little exhausting) and we had some good adventures.

Some things I learned this weekend:
- Get dressed and put makeup on before the kids get up. Otherwise - it's 10am and I'm scrambling to get out the door with some lipgloss on. Also, we took about 20 shots of us eating a big pancake breakfast together, and I look so horrific in my pyjamas I couldn't bear to put any up.
- It's just as easy - maybe even easier - to cook for 6 as it is for 3
- Boys like to play rough. Even though they are all babies, we needed to intervene with the hair pulling and sitting on each others heads
- If we ever have three kids we will need a bigger car. Our small SUV is great for us, but not so great for 3 carseats. (Tyler had to sit in the hatchback - poor guy!)
- Naptime is very important. With one baby off schedule it's manageable, with 3 it's not.
- Soren doesn't have to sit in a highchair! Since he was not the littlest, his highchair was taken over. I was shocked at how nicely he sat in a real chair, and even used his cutlery properly!
- Playgrounds are the best. So much fun for little boys:)


Chris said...

Hi Erika, greetings from Northern Ontario. What a delightful family, kind of reminds me of my own. I have three sons, but it's a long time since they were little like yours, LOL I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Jenn said...

Playgrounds are genius, aren't they. Really adorable photos.

Stopping by from Miscellany Monday linkup.

Taara said...

Had to laugh at your comment about the car seats. We recently upgraded to a bigger car and our biggest factor was whether we could get three car seats in. :)

Jillian Nicole said...

In all honestly I LOVE the bright orange feeding chair!!! I have never seen that before and would have loved having one when I was going through that stage.
I like your blog and enjoyed watching the pictures you posted.
I am following you now and would love for you to follow back.

Jen | Our Happy Family said...

I love this post! It is such a difference! We now have 4 little ones and there are days where it's crazy juggling it all!

Jelli said...

Sounds like having them over was really a fun learning experience. I had to giggle about your mention of stopping them from sitting on one another's heads. Yep, that must be a boy thing. Do you know what type of baby carrier your cousin is using in the playground pics? I've got a Sleepywrap that my baby's a wee too heavy for now, and am looking into the backpack style. Thank you for joining me this week!