Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!



Pictures with costumes still to come ...

Monday, October 26, 2009

Surviving Triplets - Number Three


Here is another one that I swore I would never do (before I had kids!) and am only slightly embarrassed to admit to.

I know that many parents swear by Baby Einstein videos, and it's not because they make our kids smarter, but because they entertain, preoccupy, silence them! They worked on Evan when he was little, and we pulled them out for the triplets as well. Only, they weren't impressed by Baby Einstein. In our house now, Vegie Tails rules! All I have to do is start singing "if you like to talk to tomatoes ..." and they run (or crawl very quickly!) to the TV. I don't bring them out often. The key is to use them sparingly so they don't lose their power. But, nothing works better when you need 20 minutes to GET THINGS DONE!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

More steps

Oliver took his first, honest-to-goodness steps today. He was standing in the window, and he let go and stood all on his own for a few seconds, then took three steps to me. Watch out Kate!

Scenes from the soccer game





Here are a few pictures from today's soccer game ... well, a couple are from our patio at home post-game.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Pumpkin Math



John and Evan carved this sucker at Pumpkin Math with Dads day in Kindergarten class on Friday.

Suriving Triplets - Number Four

Man, I've come a long way in the past year and a half. I never in a MILLION years thought I would say what I am about to say, but here it goes. I like my minivan. No, I REALLY like my minivan. I swore for most of my life that I would never, ever, ever drive one of these things. Never. When we first found out I was pregnant - before the ultrasound and the lifechanging news - I had pretty much convinced John that we could keep my Prius and fit two car seats into the back seat. And then we had the ultrasound and found out we were having triplets. I mourned my beloved Prius for at least three months.

I have to tell you that your options are very limited when you need to fit four car seats into one car. We could have gone with a Suburban or an Expedition, but two things convinced me to go with the Honda Odyssey. One, I really do care about my energy consumption and the Odyssey has a better energy efficient record than other comparable vehicles. Two, and more importantly, it is so much easier to get into the back of an Odyssey than into the back of a Suburban. Especially carrying very heavy infant carriers. Those suckers are heavy! The sliding door and the middle seat that slides over to give you extra room have been essential for me getting out and about alone with these babies. In case you were wondering - no we cannot fit three infant car seats with bases across the back row. We have Kate and Evan in the middle row, and Oliver and Willa in the back, with just enough room for one skinny person to sit in between.

And, one more sheepish admission - the best thing about the Odyssey now that the babies are 15 months old and don't like to sit still for long - the built-in DVD player. Another thing I swore I would NEVER have but Oh my God it's awesome!

Note to readers - I'm sorry it is taking me so long to get through my top ten list - so many things are going on here. But, I am posting the rest of my list this week, so stay tuned!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Bath?

In case you were wondering how we bathe three babies at the same time ...

Thursday, October 1, 2009