Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011

We're Three Today!

Happy Birthday, my little ones. I can't call you "the babies" anymore!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Yep, Another Cake!

Have I mentioned that Kate has a HUGE sweet tooth? It is so easy to bribe her!

The very same night that we ate Oliver's "special" cake, Kate decided to go too, so she could have her own cake. She did it all on her own, just like Oliver.

She had much more specific requests for her cake, though - she had obviously been thinking about it for awhile. Purple cake, purple icing, with a heart on top, and marshmallows. We had a little bit of crying when I told her we had to wait until morning, when the store was open again, before we could make it (tomorrow is a hard concept for a nearly 3 year old!), but she was so happy to go to the store with me the next day, and to help me stir the batter.

Now, how do I bribe Willa?

Make Me a Cake, Mamma

I told you about the success we've had with teaching two of the triplets how to pee in the potty. I didn't mention anything about trying #2 because, well, we hadn't tried it. We figured we would work on one thing at a time, so we really hadn't talked much about it with them. I simply mentioned that one day, when they finally went poop in the potty, I would bake them a cake.

Well, Sunday morning, Oliver came running out of the bathroom to tell us that he pooped in the potty. We celebrated appropriately and the triplets all yelled, "Oliver gets a cake!" I guess they remembered my comment. So Oliver and I made a special trip to the store to buy cake mix and icing, and I let him pick the colors. He asked for a black cake, so we went with chocolate.

I had a little trouble trying to decide what to write on the cake. Somehow, "way to poop in the potty" didn't sound very appetizing, so we wound up with:

The girls were very impressed with Oliver's special cake. He tried to keep it all to himself - we had to convince him to share.