It could be that the girls seemed to be in such good moods.
...but you can call me crazy because yesterday and today I ventured out with the girls---alone.
Adventure #1---the grocery store
Yesterday I went to the grocery store and instead of leaving them in their car seats, I decided to let them all sit in one cart! I just took a large blanket and draped all of the sides of the cart so they sat inside and gave them a few toys and since they are all sitting so well, they all just sat and behaved and enjoyed looking at all of the shelves as we passed. I still pulled another cart behind so I could put my groceries in that one, but it was so much easier than having 3 car seats and the girls fidgeting. Plus I had plenty of room for groceries since I didn't have a car seat taking up half the space. YEA for grocery shopping. Now, I do see this posing a problem when they aren't so content to just sit and play...but for now, it works!
Adventure #2--story time at the library
Last week, my mom and I took the girls to story time at the library for the first time. They all loved it and just sat on the blanket so nicely. They watched the storyteller and loved all of the music. Well, my mom had to work today, but I decided that the girls were so good last week, that I could try it myself today. Not as easy, but we still survived. :) Today, I took two umbrella strollers and hooked them together and then carried one baby. (I can't hook all 3 together because we wouldn't fit through any doors...and I didn't feel like lugging out "the train" so I tried something new.) Anyway, we got there early so I parked in the children's section and read them about 3 books before heading to the story time area. I laid out the same blanket we used last week and sat each of the girls down and all was well. They did great. Ava decided that she had seen this all last week so this week, she wanted to explore instead. She just wanted to crawl the entire time, but for the most part, all 3 LOVED the books and especially the songs. Alexis is probably the one that loves it the most. She really gets into the music. Anna is so intrigued by the songs and books and is such a good little listener. And Ava loves it too, but now that she can crawl...she wants to see things up closer. She didn't cry at all, but I just had to keep holding her a bit more than last week.
Oh and one other cool thing....another library branch close to us is having a "Read to your baby Festival" in November where they are having several characters from books come (like a caterpillar from the Hungry Caterpillar) as well as a book signing and story time with the author of the Duck & Goose books. My girls (and I) love those books so I can't wait to go and actually meet the author and have him read the books to my girls. Should be a good time and I love that they promote reading to kids and even babies! Yea!
Last week at story time! Aren't they such good listeners?
(thanks to Kristen for their "CUTIE" outfits!)
This week at story time!
I snapped these before all of the other kids showed up.
(look at their adorable little "baby legs"--ie. baby leg warmers-- that my friend Beth got for them! I love them and definitely need to get more! They are so perfect because they protect their little knees while they are crawling and keep them warm, but you don't have to take them off to change diapers....SO EASY! The girls are also wearing the onesies that my friend Jane had embroidered with their names! Thanks Beth and Jane for making my girls so cute today!)