Monday, November 06, 2006

And it's Monday....

I went to MOPS this morning, and we had a great time just talking and sharing....stringing popcorn and cranberries for treats for the birds, and of course eating yummy food. Toblerone bar season is here again....

Connected with a friend over lunch, then headed over for my new adventure. A refugee couple from Ethiopia has just had triplets, and they need some major help. The babes are 8 weeks old, born 8 weeks early so are just now the size of Sam when he was born. 9 lb bundles of fabulousness. Upon arriving, I was greeted by the father, then introduced to the mother, and the babes and another volunteer. The mom passed babe to me and we sent her to bed. Linda and I got them all to sleep then proceeded to put together the most complicated pack and play with a bassinet that I have ever seen. Linda's shift ended far too soon, and I was left to my own devices with the three babes, Mom and Dad snoring away upstairs. It wasn't more than five minutes and all three were awake wanting to be held. I can do two but three is a stretch. Dad came down and marvelled at our success with the bassinet thing, and cuddled babe #1. Mom finally came back down and the procedure for formula making began. Someone had told them not to make it in advance. When babes are hungry times three there is no time to be messing with formula making. Babes fed again, changed again, burped some more and sleeping again when I left. Good times, and I got my baby fix.

Parent teacher interviews tomorrow and Thursday, and I'm looking forward to hearing how the kids are doing. Daniel just brought home a math test with 97%. One of the questions asked him what strategy he used to come up with his answer. His reply was "I'm just smart, I didn't use one!" She wrote"funny" and gave him full marks.... cocky beast he is!

We were supposed to have snow today, and although we had some flurries, we ended up with rain. I really am looking forward to the soft look of snow... curse me if need be but I love the stuff.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

We have rain like it ain't even funny! The farm fields have become duck ponds... lol. Poor farmers!

OH I wish I could have been there for the baby fix! How fun.

I love Toblerones... oh my mouth is just watering!

Andrea

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

mmmmmmmmm toblerones. i only get them at christmas.
it's actually nice here this week, i think we're expecting rain by the weekened, but the next few days, warm and sunny.

~Cathy~ said...

Goodness... I don't think I could ever manage three babies at once! One at a time is my limit!

And you just reminded me... I need to go mix up some formula before I head to bed for a couple hours! (We mix ours ahead of time)

Jodi said...

Wow! Three babies! That would be so much fun and so much work!

Karen said...

Nice teacher. My son always gets docked for not being able to explain his work.

Briggins said...

Am I an official blogger now? I've posted everyday for over a week. :P

Perri said...

That was so kind of you to help out. I'd be glad to help out -- and really glad to go home.