Three years ago this week we brought our trio
home from the hospital to start a new chapter in
our lives. I was scared to death.
Those three precious people scared the bejeezus
out of me, or rather the daunting task of
raising them did.
three years, it's been "all about triplets." I never wanted to be one of those
obnoxious moms of multiples who injects the phrase, "Well,
you know, I've got triplets." into every
conversation with anyone who'll listen.
But, it's nearly impossible not to define
yourself as a "triplet mom" when you're
knee-deep in children. Every second of
every day is all about moment-to-moment
troubleshooting and survival with three infants
or three toddlers and it is "all about
But, this year has brought great changes.
We no longer use strollers, wagons, diaper bags,
leashes, cribs or any other piece of baby
equipment, save for the few baby gates I still
can't part with. It's nice. It's
starting to be "all about family" and not the
I said just that to my wonderful hubby the other
day..."Wow, this is more like having just four
children - not like having triplets at all" as
we strolled peacefully through a park enjoying
the day with our four little ones. But the
next day, a trip to Costco with our three grumpy
3-year-olds was enough to remind me that
sometimes it still is "all about triplets."
A triple treat of tantrums in an acoustically
overwhelming warehouse - fun stuff!
Boy, those three precious little beings
flipped our world upside-down and turned our
house inside-out, but three years later, a new
sort of normal is immerging and I think we can
look forward to some smoother sailing ahead.
What's new in our lives...
Our trio had a
wonderful 3rd birthday - low-key but full of
Then three days
later, Kevin had is 19th birthday. How
can that be!
birthday is coming soon and he's looking
forward a really big party this year.
17 and I'm hopeful that she'll have a car in
the next few months.
Kristi and Paul
are trudging away, continuing to guard the
freedom we hold dear (Thanks, guys!)
sweet granddaughter, Camryn, is walking,
talking and growing way too fast, too far
away from me!
new little video project is below, as well as a
Rockyou slideshow and thumbnails of the
photos from the slideshow (which I included for
the family members whose computers can't
recognize the slideshow. I wish I had more
pix and videos of my older kids, but if you know
anything at all about teenagers - posing for
impromtu pix and candid video for mom is NOT
cool. Maybe I should get a shirt that says
"Official Myspace Photographer" and they'd be
around in the canoe
before our canoe
Four under a rug.
A few of the six
cookies for the
Trio of 3-year-olds
Eating's as much
fun as making.
Kelli is an
awesome big sis!
pumpkins for all
of the little ones.