Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Is it really Christmas already?

WOW! Where did this year go? Our first Christmas w/ kids...I'm so excited! With that said, we were trying to get in to the Christmas spirit this weekend. Todd was hell-bent on getting the tree set up. Let's just say it ended in me taking the kids for a walk, a walk they missed b/c he wanted to put up the tree. Yep, they got fussy...really, really fussy! We have learned our lesson, LOL! We ended up getting the tree up & the lights that evening after the kids went to bed. The next day we were able to bring the kids down to the living room & decorate the tree. It was most definitely an emotional journey down memory lane.

Let me explain a little. Todd & I started a tradition the 1st year we were together & that is having a tree trimming party. At the party we exchange an ornament. The year we were pregnant & lost our baby, we got a star that said HOPE on it & use it for the top of our tree to remember our beautiful Onesie. Needless to say, I cry every time. Last year brought about a cute "We are expecting triplets" ornament & I totally lost it b/c we had to cancel the party b/c I was being admitted in to the hospital b/c I needed an emergency cerclage (a stitch to be put in the cervix to keep it long & closed). The day I came home, my inlaws were putting a tree up for us since we didn't get to do that the night before. We have come so far since last year!

This year we added an ornament, 3 peas in a pod, with the kids' names on it. We are going to get them individual ornaments so that one day they can take them when they grow up. I want each of them to have their own. This Christmas is going to be so special b/c this time last year we didn't know if we would make it long enough in the pregnancy to have the babies survive. Now we have 3 beautiful, thriving babies!

Daddy is taking the tree out of the box.

The kids were looking on in their bumbos while we put ornaments up.

Let's talk about the babies! They are getting so big & really getting good at all their new learned skills! The girls LOVE to sit up. They also love to roll around all over the floor. Nothing is out of reach. They are also babbling up a storm, often talking to one another. Ian is a rolling & also getting on all fours (as is Sofi) & rocking back & forth. I hear it doesn't take long to go from that to crawling. He has already perfected the army crawl!

Gabi & Sofi sitting together.

Sofi & Ian rolling on the floor together.

I love this face Ian makes! I don't know if he is frustrated or angry but I laugh every time he does it!

That's it for now! I have a feeling I'll be posting more shortly.


Nicole O'Dell said...

What a great update! I love your ornament/tree-trimming tradition. Great pics of the babies! They are getting soo big!!!

Adi said...

We do the new ornament a year thing too. i think it's a wonderful tradition. But now, the tree is decorated with my stuff since my hubby doesn't have any! So sad :( Babies are getting so big!

Marla said...

LOL @ Ian's expression, that is one cute look.

The babies are just precious, I hope you all enjoy your first Christmas as a family of FIVE! :)

Surviving Triplets said...

Thank you ladies! We love doing the ornaments & taking a stroll down memory lane.

Kris said...

I love the update pics! They are really getting big!

Norina said...

Your post made me cry! I remember when I met you, you had told me about that tree trimming party and shared tabout the ornament on pg loss at JM. And look at you now! Look at all of us now! Who would have known?! He did...He has been so good to us. What a beautiful time of year to pay special tribute to the One who loves us the most. Have a great christmas with your family! I'm thinking of you!!!

Surviving Triplets said...

NORINA!!! I miss you terribly! Please call me!

Little Mrs Sunshine said...

Happy Holidays! I can't believe how fast the triplets are growing up. They are cuter then ever!!