Monday, July 27, 2009

Our first REAL family outing.

Yes, it took almost 16 months for it to happen but it did & that is all that matters, right? We were diligent about getting everything together the night before so Saturday was actually not about scurring to get everything together. The kids did really well, even taking catnaps in the car on the way over to Megan's house (another triplet mommy). They live an hour away so this was also our first "road trip" of sorts. The longest the kids have been in the car is about 15 minutes. Well, actually they have napped in the car on the way back from a ped's visit & I drove around the subdivision for 20 min so maybe they have been in the car as long as 40 min.

Anyway, back to the story. We fed the kids lunch at noon & by 1pm, we were in the car pulling out of the driveway. Ian fell asleep almost immediately. Gabi followed suit & Sofi decided to stay up as long as she could. We were about 30 min in to the drive before she conked out. It wasn't too bad of a ride there.

Then we got to the party. Megan's kids are adorable (Cullen, Jake & Ellie). This was their 1st birthday party & we were excited to attend. I have to say it was a bit overwhelming as there were many big people there & a few times we thought we lost a kid in the crowd. Once we got them in the playroom, it was a bit easier to relax.

Todd took each of the kids separately to watch the presents being opened. Then, before we knew it, the time had come to say our goodbyes. We had great fun playing w/ the other kids there, Patrick & Grayson, as well as Cullen, Jake & Ellie. I wish we had more time but we were already going to be late for the kids' dinner. The kids were also getting a bit cranky, eh-hem...Gabi.

Just as we were entering the subdivision & about to celebrate a our 1st family outing, Ian decided to throw up. We think he got car sick. So much as for a flawless trip! Eh, if that was all that really went wrong, I would say we were successful no matter what.

Taking 3 kids out isn't an easy thing to do. It was a task & a learning experience. I'm glad we did it.

This is Miss Ellie. She is the only girl in this set of triplets & made a very pretty birthday girl! Wish I had gotten pics of Cullen & Jake!

Gabi was trying to give Patrick's mommy a toy. See the paci clip I made her. It kept her soothie w/ her the whole time!

Daddy was actually enjoying the playroom w/ the kids. You can see birthday boy Jake just to the left of Todd.

Ian was enjoying their music table as well as the big, green dinosaur. That thing was pretty cool!

Thank you Megan, Dennis, Cullen, Jake, & Ellie for inviting us to your 1st birthday party! We had a good experience!


Megan Jannise said...

I am so glad you came. I was a bit overwhelmed at times too! :-) I am planning a playdate this Friday over here with lunch for the kiddos and the Mommys. It will be a small group, but I would love for you to come. Call me and let me know!

Anonymous said...

I was so happy to meet you. Your children are absolutely precious. They really adapted well to all the people and played so well with the other kids. I know it was hard to get them out, but it will get easier each time. You and Todd are real troopers! I am very thankful Megan has a friend like you.

In Christ's Love,
Lolli (Megan's mom, Cullen, Jake and Ellie's grandma)

Grayson's Mommy said...

Hello Astrid, This is Grayson's momma... It was SO nice to meet you and your trio, they are so adorable! It is always nice to get out and see this kids interact with one another! I always try to get Grayson to play with the other kids... but he is not quite there yet, he would rather run them all over!
But your kids were excellent and it was like I said VERY nice to meet yall! I hope we are able to have all the kids play again some time!
Oh and I really liked your paci-clip... but I didn't get your card... if you can e-mail me my address is...

Jennifer (Grayson's momma)

Jack said...

Three sweethearts you have there. Congrats. When you get a free moment, (if you ever do), I invite you to check out this short video -- -- about the "aha moment" experienced by the father of quadruplets and how it has changed his outlook on life. I think you'll be able to relate and hope you enjoy it.

Thanks and good luck,