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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Lightweight

Poor Jacob, just can't hold his desserts.  One sugar crash from a half of a cupcake and he's passed out in his chair.  On their 20 month birthday we gave each of the kiddos a half of a cupcake.  Here is the before picture of Jake enjoying his treat.  And just minutes later...out like a light!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

20 Months

This month when the trio turned 20 months old (I'll be so happy when we switch to years not months) I didn't have a working camera and we were out of town so we didn't get a chance to snap their normal birthday pic.  But Kurt's Dad was kind enough to take a pic so here it is as well as their pic 1 year ago for comparison.  They sure have changed a lot!  We weighed them tonight just to get an idea of where they are.  These are weights on a full stomach (and maybe a full diaper too) so they may be different than the doctors office but here they are as of tonight.

Sarah: 25lbs 11ozs
Jacob: 28lbs 6ozs
Lucas: 27lbs 13ozs

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Busy Blogger

Yesterday I was quickly reading through a few friends' blog updates when I realized it's nearly the end of September and I've only written 4 posts!  So few posts is not an indication that we've had an uneventful month.  In fact it's quite the opposite...we've been constantly on the run! 

The month started with our trip to the Smokey Mountains.  I've already blogged about the fun there.  Once we returned, we immediately had to put the finishing touches on our items for the Moms of Multiples Fall Consignment Sale.  Each item (including clothing) had to be marked, priced, and tagged for the sale.  Kurt and I were up many late nights attaching safety pins to infant clothing.  I don't know if my sore fingers will ever forgive me!  Together Kurt and I worked 3 shifts at the sale and are proud to report that most all of our items sold.  We don't have the final totals in yet, but we are hoping to have made $200 at least.  Fingers crossed!

Just days after the sale, I packed a bag for a girls weekend with my Mom, her friend Janie and mom Dot, and my friend Kristy.  We headed down to Panama City Beach for a few days of fun in the sun to squeeze out the last bits of summer.  We had a blast!  I don't know if I've ever laughed so hard in all my life!  Kurt stayed home with the trio.  I know it was chaotic at home, but he survived! 

This past weekend, we finally had some time to work on a few tasks around the house.  It was greatly needed!  We got the inside clean (mostly) and with Dad and Elizabeth's help were able to tackle the garage.  I am so grateful for their help.  I can finally park my car in the garage!  Oh garage, how I've missed you!!!

This coming weekend we will be on the road again headed to Athens.  We're planning to have some family watch the kiddos so Kurt and I can both go to the Georgia game.  He and I usually take turns going to the games so we don't have to find a sitter.  So it will be quite a treat for both of us to go to the same game.  Hopefully I can find some more time to blog.  I hate doing the "summary" posts but sometimes it's necessary! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A whole lotta love!

The trio is going through a phase right now where they want to kiss.  So there are lots of slobbery kisses at our house now every day.  And I wouldn't trade it for all the money in the world. 

Sunday, September 11, 2011

On the road again...

Sometimes I think we are really brave.  Or maybe just really dumb.  But we decided to take the trio on a trip to the Tennessee mountains.  Overall the trip was a lot of fun and I'm glad we went.  But the trip home was pretty rocky.  The trio was well off their schedule and in our world that equates to total toddler meltdown. 

Day 1: We left Newnan on Saturday morning.  The trip took longer than planned because of Labor Day Weekend traffic and slow service at Cracker Barrel.  But we finally made in to Sevierville (next to Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg) and checked into our condo.  The 3 bedroom condo was beautiful.  It was great for Kurt & I to have our own room separate from the triplets.  We didn't do a whole lot just unpacked and lounged around the condo.

Day 2: After breakfast we took off for Parrot Mountain.  They had lots of cool birds.  We knew we would have to do this one early as the rain was expected to move in that evening.  And it sure did, right on schedule!  The kids were a little shy around the birds but I could tell they enjoyed it.
Sarah wants to be sure that bird stays put

Jake is cool with the birds
Day 3: Since it was raining pretty heavily we took off for the Titanic museum.  The outside of the museum was a replica of the Titanic ship.  Inside all the staff was dressed as crew from the actual boat.  They gave us a boarding pass when we arrived detailing the history of one of the real-life passengers.  At the end of the tour, you got to find out if you character survived or not.  I was a woman traveling in first class so I was pretty sure I survived.  And I did!  They also had an exact replica of the famous ornate staircase.  Later that night we attended the Dixie Stampede which is a dinner show.  I was a little worried the kids would not have the patience to sit through the whole show but they did and loved it! 

Jake couldn't take his eyes of the show
Sarah liked clapping and dancing with the songs
Day 4: After breakfast this day we took the kids swimming.  It finally stopped raining and we could go outside.  Sarah loved it immediately.  The boys had to warm up to it some.  But by the end no one wanted to leave.  That night, Kurt and I got to have a little date night out on the town.  I dragged him to the movie "The Help" and then we went to The Melting Pot in Gatlinburg.  My favorite.  After dinner we walked around Gatlinburg for a bit before heading back to our condo. 

Jake just splashing away
Daddy giving Sarah some sugar
My serious Lucas
Day 5: We packed our bags and checked out of the condo by 10am.  We stopped off at Flapjacks for breakfast before hitting the trail.  The kids did good for a majority of the ride but toward the end they just couldn't handle it anymore.  When we got home we fed them dinner, bathed them, and put them straight to bed much earlier than we usually do.  They needed it! 

Overall, I am glad we went.  We had lots of fun experiences.  But traveling with 3 toddlers is no easy task.  We probably won't travel with them again until our annual beach trip in May.  By then they will be nearly 2 1/2.  I'm not sure if the tantrums will be better or worse.  We shall see!

Monday, September 5, 2011

To pee or not to pee...that is the question!

Today we are still on vacation so this post will be short and sweet.  More info on the vacation in a future post.  But I just thought everyone could use a little comic relief.  Lucas had a surprise for me as I carried him from his bath to the changing table.  Gee thanks son.  Enjoy a little laughter at my expense.  Ha ha!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Say What???

As a parent, there are lots of little things your kids do that make you laugh.  Some they should.  Some they shouldn't.  Well we now have one in the "shouldn't" category.  Sarah has started saying her first "bad" word.  I knew the day would come when one of the children repeated something Kurt or I said that shouldn't be repeated.  In fact, I've been working very hard to get rid of any bad language in the house.  But Sarah has started saying a word that neither Kurt nor I ever say.  And I don't think she heard it on tv.  So where did it come from?  My sweet little precious daughter says "bitch" as plain as day.  When she says it, the word sounds crystal clear coming from her innocent little mouth.  She points to my arm, shoulder or boob and very insistently says "bitch".  Every time she says it, Kurt and I can barely quiet our laughter.  It's much to hilarious to be alarming.  Any theories on what our little princess is trying to say?  There's just no way it is what it sounds like.  Not from my little angel girl.