In just two days, we attended three parties with four toddlers. WHEW! I’m considering pitching this to the Olympic committee as a new sport. In order to take the quadlets out for an evening, we literally begin prepping after breakfast. As soon as I finish cleaning breakfast, I check to make sure the diaper bag is stocked, and we have plenty of toys and snacks. While the quads enjoy a morning catnap, George and I ferociously shower and get dressed. After their nap, the quads are fed lunch and dressed. As I get them ready, George is responsible for loading the quad mobile. Once everything is organized, we begin the loading process. I start with the back row because it’s easier for me to slip back there while George works on the middle row. It’s expected that after at least two are loaded, someone has a foul diaper that needs attention. Once we start the loading process, the van is usually rolling down the driveway within about 10 minutes, and we are sweating profusely. Are you exhausted yet???
This weekend turned out to be a rather busy one. We were invited to a housewarming/ 30th birthday party and a shared children’s birthday party that began an hour later. Both of these parties were across town, but fortunately within close proximity to each other so we decided to make both. The next day, we had an early Thanksgiving dinner at my Grandmother’s house while my Aunt Susan visited from California. I don’t think we’ve hit three parties in a single weekend since college.
Party #1: Housewarming/ 30th Birthday
Party #2: Birthday Party
After the quads soaked up all the attention they could at the first party, we loaded the quad mobile and followed our GPS to the next stop, my cousin, Jennifer’s house. There we were invited to celebrate the birthdays of her oldest two children. They always throw the best parties and I was so excited we were able to attend. They set up their backyard as a movie theater under the stars and screened Brave. Keeping up with the theme, hot dogs, popcorn, and candy were served.
We rounded out the weekend with a traditional family Thanksgiving dinner/ family birthdays at Grandma’s house. After dinner, the quads had a chance to run freely in the front yard. They took turns noshing grass and chasing each other.
What did you do this weekend?