Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The gadget gene

Cody and I (especially Cody) have always been interested in electronic gadgets. Computers or cameras if it has buttons and a screen we’re interested. It seems that it’s hereditary as soon as the boys see the camera or laptop they will crawl at full speed to get to it. They can be very persistent when it comes to trying to touch the camera.


Andrew


Andrew, Parker. Nicholas


Nicholas

A busy weekend

I’m late getting this posted, but we had quite the busy weekend. Friday was Cody’s down Friday and we had errands to run. We managed to get groceries, a bunch of new summer outfits for the boys, clothes for me and our regular Costco stuff. Saturday we had funeral services.

My Great Aunt Helen passed away last week. We were a little worried about the boys making it through the services without a melt down. Luckily we need not have worried, through the services the only sounds we had were a few grunts for more yogurt melts and puffys and some giggling from Andrew. My cousins were wonderful helping hold the boys and keep them entertained.

It was nice to see family members that we don’t see often despite the reason for gathering. The services brought back many memories of Christmas. Every year I would go with Aunt Helen and my Grandma Betty to pick up their sister at the airport, making sure we arrived extra early to get a nice spot for people watching. I didn’t think much of it then, but for sisters to still be good friends into their 80s is a rare and very cool thing.

Christmas morning meant brunch at Helen’s house. There was always a ton of food and sweet treats everywhere. Each year Aunt Helen would use different and unique name holders at the table. After eating we’d take turns opening gifts, from youngest to oldest which usually involved a lot of laughing and was generally fun. Even when I was young enough to just want new toys.
It was hard to say goodbye to such a wonderful woman especially because it brought back so many memories of my grandma. Rarely does a day go by that I don’t think about my grandma and how lucky I was to have her in my life (but that’s a story for another day).

After the interment we went back to the church and let the boys crawl around with their second and third cousins. I really need to get together with my cousins more often so the boys know them. The boys had a good time with the freedom to roam around on the gym floor. The boys had a nice long nap on the drive home, we definitely wore them out playing.

As soon as we got home we unloaded the boys and I headed out for a mom’s night out with some other local triplet moms. I’m not sure if their were 16 or 17 triplet mommy’s (three of which were pregnant), but it was a wonderful gathering as usual. We had dinner at California Pizza kitchen then had frozen yogurt for dessert. It’s always fun to meet with these ladies and enjoy talking to adults not to mention just having a night to relax.

Sunday started bright and early with work as usual. After work we had dinner with Cody’s family where we celebrated his parents birthdays. They are some of the hardest people to shop for because well they just are. Cody had a brilliant idea though. Working with his sister and our brother-in-law Cody got headshots of all the grandkids. To keep with the photo theme we also got them a digital photo frame with built in WiFi that we can add photos to remotely, so they’ll always have updated pictures of their grandkids.

Here are the shots he took of the boys in birth order:

Cody went on a photo processing spree(yay!), so going to have a bunch of photo heavy posts this week.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Separation Anxiety

We been asked many many times if our boys are starting to have stranger anxiety. We’ve been lucky that we’ve been able to tell them no. The one thing we had never been asked is about separation anxiety. In the last two weeks Andrew has been freaking out if we leave the room. It’s to the point now where if we even start to stand up in the play room and he starts to whine. While whining he also starts crawling toward the gate.
If we leave the room he kneels at the gate crying until we return. I feel so bad, but sometimes I have to leave the room. Nicholas and Parker usually just keep playing. I’m really hoping that the anxiety isn’t contagious, one crying baby is heartbreaking enough.
Last week Andrew started crying when I left for work and continued crying for the next 45 minutes. I really hope this phase passes quickly.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Teething

I always thought (not sure why) that when teething babies get a tooth then a week or so would go by then another tooth. At the first of March the boys each had two teeth, their bottom front teeth. As of Monday they all have 7 teeth. Four on top and three on bottom. Luckily no one was exceptionally fussy, just a lot of chewing on towels and drooling.  It amazes me how much older they look with a mouth full of teeth. It’s hard to get them to show off the new chompers, but Cody can still get a good smile.


Andrew, Parker, Nicholas

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Cody’s new toy

 

This year for Valentine’s day Cody got a fisheye lens. It captures some very unique images, he was playing with it and the boys the other day and took this shot.


Parker, Andrew, Nicholas

I think it’s an interesting angle and all that’s missing is some tin cups for the boys to bang against the bars. This shot was posed the boys don’t usually line up against the gate.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Spring?

Last week we had some very spring like weather, we’ve even seen the upper 50s. Of course we also had about three inches of snow that fell and then melted in the same week. On the 28th we had some nice weather and we took the boys to the park to go on the swings for the first time. To put it mildly, I’d say they enjoyed it.


Andrew


Parker


Nicholas

To keep everyone entertained, whoever wasn’t on the swing still got to play. They “helped” push the swing, there was so much giggling it also entertained a few of the other people at the playground.

 

Given how much fun they boys had I’m sure we’ll be spending lots of time on the swings this spring.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Our first cold

We’ve survived our first illness. Tuesday Nicholas was a little fussy and Cody heard him coughing a couple times in the night (while I was at work). By Wednesday morning he had a low fever and a very runny nose, Andrew’s nose also started to run. All day Wednesday and Thursday Andrew and Nicholas were tired and cranky.
Finally this morning everyone was fever free and while there is still an occasional cough it looks like we are through the worst of if. Parker had a little bit of a runny nose, but no fever or cough. I’m very happy that it was just a small cold. Sadly it seems I’m the last one to catch it or I have seasonal allergies I didn’t know about.
Even with the boys being sick we had to lower the boys cribs (we meaning Cody) because they are now pulling up on their knees and trying very hard to get to their feet. It was kind of a shock to go into the boys room in the morning to find them on their knees giggling back and forth, but very cute.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Nap time

This is Nicholas taking a nap, something I’d like to see today. It has been a rough day with very little sleeping during nap time. Hopefully everyone will be back to normal tomorrow.