Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Turkey Day!



Yesterday was hectic.
More b/c Gabi had a morning long temper tantrum.
Why, you ask?

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
She didn't want to watch it.
She only wanted Dora.
Or she would settle for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.

But NOT the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Boy, it was tough.

And let's not mention they were so excited about going to Grandma & Papap's house in their new outfits that they didn't nap well.
But I managed to get some good pictures of them all dolled up before we headed out.



So, we had tired 2.5 yr olds by the time we left.
And the temper tantrums continued when we got to our destination.
This time it was Sofi.
It was b/c she was tired.
Momma settled in for a rest w/ the girls to stave off the tantrum.

It didn't work at the beginning but then Sofi was fine.
Almost fell asleep.
Me too.


But it got better.
The kids caught their 2nd wind.
We had a wonderful dinner thanks to Bill & Donna.
Delish.
Yummy.
Stupendous.

I live for this meal every year.
Especially the stuffing.
And we got to bring home the leftovers.
Holla!

Even w/ the tantrums, nothing could take away the joy I carried through the day.
I am very thankful for my husband & children.
I am thankful for great parents & inlaws, as well as a stellar brother.
I am blessed to have the friends I have.
And, let's not mention the booming little busines, the fans & followers.

Thank you God, for my life.
Just as it is.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Must See Video...for all my MoM peeps!

This should give you a good laugh.



Monday, November 22, 2010

Our Latest Schedule

Somehow, I forget to write about things like schedules.
Maybe it's all the cute pics I have to share.
Or maybe it is b/c the schedules aren't so important anymore.

I guess what I mean is that the most important part of the schedule is nap time.
Everything else is flexible, to a certain extent.
It works great for us.
Even when we started having nap issues, I tweaked the schedule a bit & the kids are now back to napping wonderfully.
So I thought I would share our schedule, for other triplet moms out there that are wondering what it will look like in a couple of years b/c God knows, I remember very clearly wondering when I wouldn't live so much by the ticking hands of the clock.

7am - Get out of crib, cuddle downstairs & watch some Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
8:15ish - Breakfast
9:00am - Quiet time in cribs (allows me to get some morning chores done & they love their quiet time)
9:30am - Playtime anywhere we choose or run errands
12:30ish - Lunch
1:15ish - Nap time
3:30-4ish - Wake up & playtime anywhere we choose or run errands
6:00ish - Dinner w/ family
6:45ish - Bath time on bath nights
7:00-7:15ish - Get put in cribs & read a story, leave light on for playing or reading
8:15ish - Lights out

We have kept them up later, rarely waking them up before 7:00, & the adjust just fine.
Some days naps are a bit shorter but they stay in their cribs none the less.
There are days we are out & about so the schedule shifts around.
The amazing thing is that it IS possible.

They have gotten to a point of being more flexible.
And w/ triplets, that is something you pray for since their birth.

There is one thing we won't miss.
Naps.
It gets hairy.
Out of control.
And it takes about 2-3 days to get back to "normal".

So for now, we'll pass on outings that will cause us to miss nap time.
And allow this mommy to keep her sanity for a little while longer.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Laundry baskets, boxes & Daddy...

They make for the perfect place for each kid to snuggle.
Seriously, with a pillow & a big blankie, there is no beating it.
Makes me want a box big enough.
And for Daddy snuggle up to me.
(Yes, for real.)

But alas...all 3 are for the kids.
They love to have their own space as much as they like snuggling together.



It's even better w/ Daddy.
Priceless...especially after a rough play session!


Cooler weather rocks!



Sunday, November 14, 2010

Slurp,..slurp...

The kids ate soup for the 1st time.
It was so much fun!
'Course, much of the soup landed in other places besides their mouths,
but it was still fun.

Of the 3, Sofi is definitely our best.
And the funniest...



We are such bad parents.
Egging them on w/ the slurping.
But it was soooo cute!

And so the slurping continued.
And we kept on giggling.


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Our Christmas Cards!

Colorful Frames Christmas
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Oh the lovely pics!

If you had told me they were going to be this good,
I honestly would have told you to shut up.

I'm telling you, my kids gave the poor photographer a run for her money.
LITERALLY.
She was sweating by the end of our quick 18 minute session.

Our family shots...






My sassy Sofia...




Sweet Gabriella...





My lovable little boy, Ian...




These next 3 shots were worth every penny we paid.
I'm never in the pictures.
To have the opportunity to have a single moment w/ each of my beautiful children,
P.R.I.C.E.L.E.S.S.





I'm still surprised that she got so many good shots.
Who woulda thunk?
Not I but I'm sure glad that Candace broke a sweat.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A crafting we will go...

A crafting we will go.
Hi ho the merry'o.
A crafting we will go.

That's my excuse.
This is my 1st holiday season making children's clothing.
AND OH MY GOODNESS.
Is it ever busy!

I'm really not complaining.
I like the extra cash that is coming in.
It's gonna make for a good Christmas.
But it takes up every.second.of.free.time.
E.V.E.R.Y.

I thought I'd share pics of my last craft fair w/ you.
I've got another in less than 2 weeks & then another 2 weeks after that.
Whew!

A view of our setup & my partner-in-crafting, Miss Andrea.


Here is some cuteness!


A view of the "bow-quets" & bow stand.


And I have to give a big shout out to Andrea b/c I love her reusable gift bags.
Perfect for decorating the mantle or slipping a wine bottle in.
Check her out @ The Blackbird's Song on Facebook.
OR...The Blackbird's Song on Etsy.



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Monday, November 1, 2010

Trick or Treat?!?


It was by far the best Halloween to date.
Course, there have only been 3.
But who's counting?

The kids were so excited about it all day long.
Not sure they got the trick or treat part but they understood the "dressing up as Minnie & Mickey Mouse after dinner" part.
Gabi even refused to eat dinner.
Wonder who told her about the gobs & gobs of treats we were about to cash in on?

"Not I," said the fly.

As were the past 2 years, our neighbors were waiting for us to come to their homes.
Even waiting outside.
I guess we are still the "token" triplets around these here parts.
It did help w/ the candy.
They got to take as much as they wanted!
(which translates in to candy breakfast for mommy.)

The costumes were a hit!
I outdid myself this year.
It's really the 1st time I've made their costumes.
Last year I just made 1/2 of their costumes.

We had to get 2 colored Minnies.
Since Gabi is the Minnie fanatic (the new Minnie), she got to dress in the pink.
And then Sofi was more the "traditional" Minnie.
Then there is sweet Ian, he loves his "Nini Mou" (translation, Mickey Mouse).


I haven't seen Sofi move that fast since she was born!
She left Ian & Gabi way behind.


We had to go to Miss Kathye's house first.
After all, the cute Halloween buckets she gave the kids were now their trick or treating buckets.
They even said "Trick or Treat!"
And we taught them about not going to the houses that didn't have lights on.
By the 3rd house, they had it down pat.


Gabi was so happy, she had to show off her first "treat".


Then it was across the street to Miss Shirley's house.
Miss Shirley brought a Halloween book over last week for the kids.
She is wonderful!


And then, we had to hit up Neighbor Jane.
(AKA...Aunt Jane, Grandma Jane, save-momma's-ass-in-a-bind Jane)


This was by far one of the coolest things we saw of the night!
The Art Car parade is huge where we live & I suppose this came from it.
A peacock!

Gabi & Daddy taking a break.
Yes, she is digging in to her stash.
Daddy felt it appropriate to give them a sugar buzz to get through the rest of the street.


At Kathye's house eating delish cupcakes.


Gabi devoured hers in a record 3 minutes!
She was ALL.ABOUT.THE.CUPCAKE.



I'm beginning to wonder about Ian & sweets.
He rather eat onions, mushrooms, & green beans.
At least I got 1 outta 3 right.


Oh my Sofi...how she enjoyed that cupcake.


And then it was time for bed.
At 9:45pm.
The.latest.time.ever.

They were exhausted.
So were we.
But it was the best damn Halloween EVA!