Monday, July 5, 2010

a crazy week it will be

My good friend, Valérie, is in France this week with her dad. Her kids and their dad stayed here. He'll be working, and I'll be watching their three girls...

So that means, two 7 year olds, a 4 year old, a 3 1/2 year old, 18 months, and a just-turned-one year old.


I wanted to head to the park early this morning to get some running around in before it got too blazing hot, but by 9:30am it was already 26C (almost 80F). We went anyways.

And stayed for all of 15 minutes. Just long enough to snap a few pictures to prove we were there.

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Then we came back home and raced to get into our swim suits to cool off. Peter had just filled the pool this morning, so it was COLD. But I still made them lay down in the water for this picture... Doesn't Liam look like he's enjoying it??
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(not pictured: Liam, who inhaled his popsicle then went back in the pool)

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Marilou sat for most of 45 minutes, savouring every bite of her blueberry/banana/spinach popsicle. Who wouldn't?? But seriously, Val, she was happy as a clam, sitting in her highchair in the shade watching the water war going on below.

After a quick lunch outside (dining al fresco) it was time for naps... Have you ever tried to put four kids to bed in three different rooms ALL AT THE SAME TIME?? Doesn't work so well. Must figure out plan for tomorrow's naps. Léa and Liam did a great job entertaining Marilou will I put the other three to bed, but I don't know if that will work every day.

And the plan for this afternoon? TRY NOT TO MELT.

And make more popsicles.


  1. This is going to be fun to watch:)). You are a trooper and a great friend! And could ALL these kids be any cuter?????

  2. You are a brave soul :) Good for you for making the best of the heat! I have such a hard time doing that... and it's going to be in the 90's all week here so I need to follow your lead!

  3. You have your hands full...but sounds like you are doing a great job! (I would love the recipe for the popsicles.)

  4. How cute!! Looks like the kids are having fun! Hope nap time was a little less hectic today. :)

  5. Wow, I am so impressed! Both with your fortitude at handling that many kids at once, and your pictures (as always). It's finally supposed to get hot here this week, so I think we'll see if any of the wading pools are open. Ah, bliss!

  6. Oh my goodness! That is cuteness overload! But how does it feel having six kids? Different from three? I have friends who say once they had three, more didn't really matter at all.
    I'm interested in trying your popsicles, too. Sounds good.


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