Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Yay! I can do laundry

The dryer is back in working order. A screw on the outside of the drum needed to be tightened to put me back in business. I’m already on track to get my 5 loads or more done this afternoon. Disposal is also working again, just the garage still needs to be fixed. It is going to require hiring someone to replace the spring, but 2 out of 3 is not bad.

Last week we bought a Sanyo VPC-CG10.

 camcorder

We were able to get some basic video with our point and shoot camera, but wanted higher quality and the ability to take longer videos. Now that the boys are laughing I’m really happy to have the camera to capture it.  I’ll try to post some new video soon.

For today’s pictures, first we have more bath night shots. I think we have maybe a week left where we can line the boys up all in one crib, they are getting too long.


(Nicholas, Parker)


(Andrew)

The boys are starting to entertain each other which is fun to watch and gives me a chance to put away laundry.

 
(Andrew, Nicholas, Parker)

Monday, September 28, 2009

The house is ganging up on us

Today was the last straw for me. Over the last week we’ve had the spring on the garage door break and the disposal stop working, but today I noticed one of the ‘fins’ in our dryer is loose and bangs if the dryer is running. Upside is I can’t do laundry today, downside is I can’t do laundry today. Normally on Mondays I try to get at least 5 loads washed and dried.

Cody hasn’t looked at the dryer yet but with luck it’s something he can easily fix. I’ll just push my laundry day back a day. If it’s not an easy fix I guess it’s time to find someone who knows about dryers in an attempt to avoid having an actual repairman come in.

To continue through all of the pictures recently processed, here are the boys doing tummy time, and really all the explanation needed as to why Nicholas gets extra tummy time.


(Andrew, Parker, Nicholas)

Parker and Nicholas hanging out in our new glider. We really don’t dress them alike that often, it’s just a coincidence that both of these pictures have the boys matching.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Photos

Cody went on a photo processing spree this weekend, finishing up all of August and current September photos. Instead of doing a huge photo post, I’m just going to share a couple at a time. Pictures are fun, right? That and I’m not really sure what to blog about most days. My days (and the boys’ days) are very routine, we have a schedule that we stick to. I can’t imagine our daily activities are that exciting to others. Only on rare occasions do we deviate from the schedule or do something special. If anyone has any questions, suggestions or requests please let me know.

The boys love their mobiles. We have three different ones that we rotate between their cribs. I know it seems like they are looking at the camera, but really they are looking at the mobile.


(Nicholas, Andrew, Parker)

Here’s Andrew on bath night, happily waiting for his turn in the tub.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Five months old

The boys are five months old yesterday. I can’t believe how quickly the last couple months have gone by and how much the boys change every week. In just the last week, they are starting to get eyebrows and we’ve had first laughs from Parker and Andrew.

I took the boys in for a weight check and boy are they growing fast:
Andrew is 14 lbs 8 oz last month he was 12 lbs 4 oz. A gain of 2 lbs 4 oz.
Parker is 14 lbs 3 oz, last month he was 12 lbs 2 oz. A gain of 2 lbs 1 oz.
Nicholas is 12 lbs 15 oz, last month he was 11 lbs 7 oz. A gain of 1 lb 8 oz.

I’m a little worried that Nick is still not gaining weight as fast as his brothers, but he seems healthy and happy. We are just finishing up a growth spurt. The boys were all taking 6 to 7 ounces of milk every 4 hours for just over a week then taking longer naps than usual. Now they are back to their normal feeds, but now we know what a growth spurt looks like.

Here is their 5 month picture!


(Andrew, Parker, Nicholas)
Cody got to play with his new photo toys (backdrop, flash gels, etc) for this shot.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

You don’t see that everyday

We often hear that statement when we take the boys out on errands, but whenever I hear it I can’t help but think “I see it everyday.” However here’s something you really don’t see everyday:

 

Eleven triplet families in one place. Friday evening we went to a family picnic with a Utah triplet group. It was really nice to talk to other parents. With triplets ranging from 5 months (ours, youngest by 3 days) to 9 years old we got an interesting glimpse into our future.

We also saw our first choo choo wagon, something we’ve been trying to buy all year. After seeing one in person now we are sure we want one, but since they are discontinued they are very hard to find and people are selling them for a lot more than they were brand new.  Hopefully we’ll find one at a reasonable price by the time they are ready for it.

Another bonus of all the triplet families together is no one stared at us for having three car seats or a triple stroller. For once we were not the traveling circus; we were just another one of the families.

Unfortunately, however, the weather didn’t cooperate.  The wind kicked up right as everyone started arriving, and it was very windy the whole time and eventually started raining.  The wind really upset Nick and Parker (Andrew fell asleep), so Cody wasn’t able to take many photos as he had planned. The next gathering planned is going to be a moms only outing. I suggested we make it an all day mother’s retreat, but I think we’ll just get together for a dinner.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Peach Days

Over the weekend, we met the Photowalking Utah group at the Brigham City Peach Days so Cody could mingle with other photography lovers and get some cool photos.  Or rather I should say we tried to meet the group. There was a group, but we arrived about one minute late and they were already walking away from the meeting point.  We briefly talked to a few members before they got lost in the crowd, and that was all we saw of the group, apparently it didn’t stick together very long.  Cody especially wanted the chance to go with the group, so it was pretty disappointing. We still walked through Main St and looked at some of the displays.

The boys seemed to enjoy themselves, looking around and watching all the activity. The only fun/interesting thing was a table set up for DL PhotoArt. They offered to do a free photoshoot for the boys to have in their portfolio. I’ll be calling them this week to set something up.

Sadly even though we went so Cody could take photos, he only took three shots. He was there more for the group aspect and I was just there because it was a nice day to get out. I lived in Brigham City for a year as a kid and remember Peach Days being a big deal. It seems like the fair has lost some of its luster over the last couple decades.

In completely unrelated news, the mystery of my dizziness has been solved. My labs came back on Thursday and I have hypothyroidism. With luck it will take just a couple weeks for the medication to kick in. After reading through all the symptoms of hypothyroidism I wasn’t surprised at all. Let see… dizziness? check.  Hair loss? check.  Fatigue? check. Forgetfulness? check. So other than the dizziness it all sounds like any other sleep deprived new mom. At least the dizziness will go away, we’ll see about everything else.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Weekend recap (A few days late)

It was a busy week and weekend for us and the boys. I consider busy any week that I take the boys out on my own more than once. It’s always an adventure running errands with the boys and the uber-stroller. The boys went grocery shopping with me on Thursday. We bought a reusable grocery bag from Albertsons that hangs perfectly off the steering wheel so I could easily shop without trying to carry a basket.

Friday morning, I had a 9 am doctor appointment that I had to take the boys with me. It was interesting to see my normal doctor, the last time I talked to her it was the day of my first ultrasound. She called me to tell me she could no longer be my doctor as she doesn’t handle high risk pregnancies. She was excited to see the boys and they were very well behaved. I’m fairly sure that when she listened for the baby’s heart at my first prenatal appointments she was listening to Parker and was just as shocked as we were to find out we were having triplets. I went in to see if we can’t find out why I keep having dizzy spells. They drew a lot of blood and I should hear back this week.

We decided to spend Saturday shopping in an attempt to catch some end of season sales to buy the boys summer clothing for next year. Either we were too early or too late, because we didn’t find a whole lot. We did find some bibs on sale and a couple outfits that were 2 for $4. After looking through many racks, we also realized that before we can do any real shopping we need to re-inventory the boys closet for larger sizes to determine what we’ll need.

As usual Sunday was our grocery shopping day and dinner with the family. It turned out to be a wonderful day since we finally sold my old car. It has been for sale for 5 months with very little interest. The cash for clunkers deal took away what little interest we’d had. Finally Cody took a friend’s advice and jacked up the price hoping someone would make a low offer. It worked! It worked so well we sold it for a few hundred more than we would have taken. A celebratory lunch at Applebee's was required.

We were out later than planned on Sunday so Monday was a slow day. We stayed home all day getting laundry caught up and Cody mowed the lawn. For some reason I was very, very tired and fell asleep at around 7 pm, making the day seem very short after a nice long weekend.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Goodbye little car


I’m happy and a little sad to say we sold my Scion XA today. We’ve been trying to sell it since we bought the minivan. The Scion was the first (and only) new car I’ve ever had. It was the perfect commuter car for me, great mileage and surprisingly roomy. Not only was it great for running errands there was enough space for my snowboard and gear.

With the minivan I certainly have space for the my snowboard, and Cody’s snowboard and maybe the boys snowboards (in a few years). I probably lose some coolness points though.

We’ve had a busy week and weekend. I’ll put together a recap tomorrow.