I'll say a word, then you say the first thing that comes to mind after hearing MY word.
Okay next word. Ready?
Okay last time. Ready?
All right. So if you put the words 'cold', 'windy' and 'dinner' together to come up with 'playing outside in the park on a cold, blustery, day with Dairy Queen blizzards for dinner' then you too, are an AWESOME parent like me. Send me your address and I'll put your Mother-of-the-Year certificate in the mail. :)
Yeah, in retrospect, I realize this may not have been our best idea ever, but it's also far from the worst! Fresh air just ALWAYS seems like a good idea. Brian's mom and dad were visiting and we just thought it would be nice to get out and enjoy some fresh air. And truth be told, I'm pretty sure the kids didn't mind the cold as much as we probably thought they minded the cold.
Giving cold little ice cream cups to tiny hands to hold was a bit precarious, I admit, but all in all, it was fun. And yes, I like to think it's just good parenting.
Come on brother! Surely there's trouble around here somewhere!
Lead the way, Papa! (Love this picture)
Aaah yes. The ice cream.
I see no problems here.
Girl's like her momma. Not a fan of the cold. Her goosebumps were bigger than she is. (But again, notice she's not sacrificing fashion here. Even in the cold, she's wearing her fashionable magnetic wrap-around bracelet. )
What ice cream? I didn't have any ice cream...
Okay, well maybe I had a little bit of ice cream....
That's his "don't even think about taking away my ice cream" face.
Chilly Willy Little Bird with her Nana.
I believe the words that followed here were, "Uh oh."
Yeppers. 'Uh oh' is right.
I've recently become more and more obsessed with getting pictures of all three kids together. But that almost NEVER happens long enough to take a picture. Yes, 97% of their day is spent together, but somehow, the opportunities to take photos of them together is less than 1%. Go figure.
Getting ready for her milk commercial.
There it is. What a perfect milk (ice cream) 'stache.
Does this constitute them being together in a photo? :) It's like playing Where's Waldo.
And then we discovered the dugout! Good times in the dugout.
Dugout=contained space for taking pictures. :)
And then we found the noisy bleachers!!
Noisy metal bleachers beneath 6 noisy feet = lotsa fun!
Lead the way, Colton. Lead the way!
And that, my friends is our day at the park. Thanks for coming along. :)
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Baby A: 4 lbs. 6 oz. 17 1/4 in.
Baby B: 3 lbs. 2 oz., 15 in.
Baby C: 3 lbs. 15 oz, 17 in.
COLTON'S CLEFT LIP and PALATE
One of our triplets, Colton, was born with a bilateral cleft lip and palate. He is the only one of the three to have this handsome feature! Much of this blog has been dedicated to writing about life with a child who has a cleft lip and/or palate. I have written about the day to day stuff, as well as documented both of his surgeries. I hope you'll find it helpful if you are also in this boat. If I've learned nothing else...I've learned this-It is no big deal. :)
As you may know, all three of our babies needed to wear Cranial Bands (lovingly known by us as their 'helmets') to correct their Plagiocephaly and Torticollis. We were fortunate to have Hanger Orthotics right in our town. The staff was unbelievably helpful and made such a difference in our babies' lives. If you'd like more information about the process, read the posts below!
To read about the first time we got the babies heads scanned, click here.
To see the babies on the day their helmets arrived, click here!
To view the BEFORE and AFTER scans of the babies' heads, click here.
Not long ago, we were just two people hoping desperately for a family of our own! After years of struggling with infertility, failed IVFs, miscarriage, etc. we finally got that wish! On March 23, 2009, our family of two became a family of five as we welcomed our triplets into the world! Baby boys Colton and Ethan as well as baby girl, Hunter make our family complete! And I cannot forget our 4-legged family members...Piper, the black lab wonder-baby sitter and Gracie and Jag our two cats keep our house full of love....and fur! We hope you enjoy our story.
Colton's Current Stats
COLTON 27 lbs. 31 inches
Favorite Toys: Lightning McQueen, any kind of car or truck
Favorite Movie(s): Cars, Ratatouille, Toy Story (all)
Biggest Accomplishments: Knows all his letters upper and lower case, knows all his shapes, counts to 10, knows about 16 sight words
Temperament: Colton is very sensitive. Does not like to be told 'no', loves to sleep
Favorite Foods: Macaroni and Cheese, Chocolate milk, strawberries, bananas
Ethan's current stats
ETHAN 21 lbs., 8 oz.
31 in. Pants: 18 month Shirts/Onesies: 18 months Pajamas (w/ feet): Size 18 month or higher Shoes: Size 4 Diapers: Size 3 or 4
Teeth: 2 upper, 2 lower
Crawling: Like a champ!
Walking: Not yet
Tricks: Blows raspberries on command or off, blows bubbles out his mouth, pulls himself up on furniture, claps
Favorite toys: Anything with wheels or things that spin
Who am I? Good question...these days I'd say first and foremost, I am a 35 year old mother of 3 (who happened to be born 1 minute apart!). Being a mother of triplets is the best title in the world. My 2 boys and a girl keep me laughing daily! Aside from that, I am a wife and kindergarten teacher...this blog is the story of my life. Hope you'll join me! :)