1st Carnival Experience

One of the many reasons I love Norman is the since of community. It’s hard to go anywhere without seeing someone you know but still big enough to meet new people.

Last weekend we attended a local church celebration. This years theme was carnival with lots of outdoor activities for kids. We took the opportunity, went early in the morning and still got overheated but the kids loved it. Paige got to zip line and jump into this pillow thing. The trips all got in an inflatable little Mickey Mouse jump house and rode their first “ride”. It was a tiny pirate boat the entire family filled the seats lol! Linc was so excited and rode in the back with big sister. Josie was next to me being very brave and Elinor was the least excited and set in her daddy’s lap. Josie was funny and when I said raise your arms she did and belly laughed.

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22 months and going strong

Well we finished off the summer in a busy fashion.  We had theater performance to watch, drop off and pick up from summer camp, graduation party, birthday party and preparing for the new school year.  This momma has been tired probably the most tired she has been in some time.  All good because we have been moving and shaking.  The triplets are getting way to close to 2!  UGH  I am so excited about the new adventure of having three 2 year olds running around the house but at the same time really learning how to savor these last few moments of having one year olds.

 

I love you so much

I love you so much

oh moving out of the triplet feeding table soon...

oh moving out of the triplet feeding table soon…

hey i have an idea let's help mom cook.

hey i have an idea let’s help mom cook.

dress up time.  I mustache you a question

dress up time. I mustache you a question

My joy and loves

My joy and loves

Arts and Crafts Triplet style.  They rather paint each other most days

Arts and Crafts Triplet style.
They rather paint each other most days

Lincoln:

Is growing and becoming stronger everyday.  I have stopped trying to wrestle him into the car because I know who will win that battle.  Now I just walk him back into the house until he is ready  which doesn’t take long. He no longer has the patience or need to sit and eat.  He wants to be on the go for most meals.  His new obsession is BABY.  He will scream BABY, BABY  in public over and over again until I acknowledge the baby.  We now have triplet dolls in the house that get much play time. He puts them in the bath, changes the diaper, feeds them and puts them to bed.  He might be ready for a younger sibling ( yeah right)….  He continues to ask about family members and what they are doing. Loves talking to his family on the phone and can not wait to see Paige get off the BUS everyday.

my mom made me a box house

my mom made me a box house

just relaxin

just relaxin

Lincoln selfie

Lincoln selfie

Nana this tea is great

Nana this tea is great

 

Elinor:

There are days I can not believe she could find any more spunk in her little body oh but she does.  This girl is one funny kid and she knows it.  She also gets in trouble for being so ornery.  She knows what time out is and usually gets sent to her room for something not nice once a day.  I say go to your room and she starts marching down the hall.  We are really working on her sorry but it’s coming slowly.  I will not give up hope.  She has found a new food she loves tomato… little cherry ones are the best.  That girl will attack your salad if she spots it sitting there alone.  Elinor was giving alot of grief about going places and getting in her car seat.  I thought it was too tight but that did not help… I found the solution she wanted to be in the back with Paige and move Josie up front with Lincoln.  She pretty much demand a seat change which made me once again think Kindergarten might be hard on this one.  Now she is a happy little clam in the back with her big sister.

I love ice cream

I love ice cream

big sister has to have something great under here

big sister has to have something great under here

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Elinor selfie

Elinor selfie

 

Josephine:

My sweet loving jo jo is becoming a talker.  She will repeat anything you say.  She can identify most of her body parts and is a wiz at animal names.  It’s crazy how much she has learned in the month.  She also loves to take care of the baby dolls around the house. She is currently only liking bread items for breakfast and eats a big lunch usually. She will be a track star that girl can run.  Loves her brother to the moon and back.  She is getting 4 teeth in at once and they have been killing her.  This should be it for awhile her teeth have come in some much slower than the other two.  She is a great napper always the last to get up at nap.  She loves to snuggle on the couch in the morning and when she is fully awake she pops up like a little shining star ready to play.  Currently she is the most easy going and easy to redirect.

Josie selfie

Josie selfie

do you need this mom

do you need this mom

Family Pictures

back in June we took family pictures… It’s so stressful.  I really try to relax, prepare well in advance, and hope for the best.  Well that only gets you so far sometimes you just have to LET IT GO!  Not one of the triplets wanted to have their picture taken that day especially little miss hot sauce Elinor Rose.  She was not having any of it.  Josie wanted to eat the entire time. Lincoln wanted to explore.  I sweated my butt off.  Regardless Rose ( Studio Art ) did amazing job and I LOVE the pictures. So happy to finally share with everyone else.

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love my sweet family

love my sweet family

feeling blessed

feeling blessed

This particular day they would not stand together as triplets

This particular day they would not stand together as triplets

This is the real deal folks.  Elinor wanting down, Josie mad that I took a stick away from her.  Linc screaming, Paige not amused and Brent thinking oh my gosh!

This is the real deal folks. Elinor wanting down, Josie mad that I took a stick away from her. Linc screaming, Paige not amused and Brent thinking oh my gosh!

21 months today

We are to that point when strangers ask how old the kids are I forget the months and say ALMOST TWO.  Yikes that is so scary!  Time is going by so quickly; wish I could freeze them at this age.  I love teaching them new things daily.   Here is what we have been up to this month.  We started a new sleep routine around the first of June.  It is going swimmingly.  So much smoother.  We put a tv in there room and either myself or Brent goes in the room with the babies around 7:50 and lays down. Elinor is 99% of the time the first one out with the other two quickly after.  They just kind of snuggle up and pass out.  Much better than trying to separate and the others searching the house for you screaming.  I was hesitant thinking if the other two were loud after one goes to sleep they would wake them but that has not happened yet!  It’s really sweet Josie will go over to sleeping Elinor and touch her face or hair.  I say shhh she is sleeping.  While we focus on Elinor getting to sleep it’s Josie and Lincs favorite time to wrestle.  I have cut out pacis during the day.  They have to check them into me after nap and in the morning.  Elinor is the only one that tries to run from the check in of pacis.  She is pretty funny about it too, shakes her booty as she runs off saying NO.  The trips are fascinated with frogs.  We have caught a few in the pool and then watched them hop off in the grass.  Well we had an influx of baby frogs last week so guess who is now caring for triplet baby frogs in a cage. That’s right me.  So in my spare time I am capturing live flies and ants to feed the little dudes.  The triplets love to carry around the cage but have yet set them down nicely. Not sure how much longer the baby frogs will make it.

I turned around and they were all sitting down had to get a picture

I turned around and they were all sitting down had to get a picture

look its another frog

look its another frog

Back to snuggling on the couch for 30 minutes every morning.  OH MY IT makes for a long morning.

Back to snuggling on the couch for 30 minutes every morning. OH MY IT makes for a long morning.

Lincoln:

This kid is wild in the water.  He loves to swim and take baths I have said it time and time again but it’s amazing.  I can now say swim for me Linc and he puts his head under, kicks his legs and sort of moves his arms.  It’s almost freakish.  He has even figured out how to overcompensate his puddle jumpers.  He will slide down the water slide into the water by himself and jump in off the side by himself.  He is constantly asking where other family members are and loves looking at their picture, face timing them or calling them.  When in the car he yells and points anytime he sees a truck.  One day he missed watching the trash truck from the windows got so made we had to get everyone in the stroller in the heat of the day to go look for the trash truck.  Very disappointed we did not find it.  He has once again conquered the baby safety door knobs.  I am at my wits end with that.  He get into anything and everything.  I don’t want to put chain locks on the top of every door in the house but might just have to.  Early in the month I had noticed that the water was running hotter than usually.  I had caught Linc a few times opening the door to the hot water tank even though it has a safety lock on it.  Well sure enough he had moved the dial on the tank to VERY HOT.

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Josephine:

Little JoJo might be moving out of 12 month clothes soon.  She is getting bigger and a little bossy too.  She likes to tell me everything that is out of place when she wakes up from a nap or in the morning specifically the dog bowl.  Have to pick it up every time or she yells.  She still a little picky on food but when she likes it she eats alot.   Never walks anywhere always running and has started to love pool time. She usually just floats like a little frog or does this wild spinning thing around and around.  She likes to be in the swim boat by herself.  She gets angry when her siblings won’t go to their room for bed.  Can pick anything out of the book you ask her to and loves looking for the moon in the evening time.  She shares all of her food with the dog feeding him like he is a duck.  She has exploded in her talking since I took the pacis away during the day.  I swear she is the first to say PAIGE.  Not sure if she means Paige but I sounds just like it.  She always waves to people on our walks and loves to check the mail.  Her most favorite thing to do currently is rub lotion on herself and anyone else.  She pumps out the baby lotion herself and rubs it in her hands.

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Elinor:

She keeps this place in ship shape most days.  She can be demanding at times and aggressive.  BABY A wants what BABY A wants when she wants it.  She can be the most loving with the best kisses at times too.  She has had a few ‘time outs” for biting and is still working on her sorry.  I have noticed she is more aggressive when hungry or tired.  Sounds like her momma.  She is still really funny and laughs all of the time at things that the other two don’t get.  She LOVES Paige and would spend all day following her around if I let her.  She continues to be my good eater.  Her new lovely word this month is NO NO NO with her arms folded.  Her hair is growing and getting curlier by the second.  It’s almost long enough for pig tails.

 

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Happy 4th of July

We had such a fun packed 4th of July! The triplets did not stay up to see any firework. We did enjoy a friend’s lovely neighborhood parade… our decorated wagon came in first. I mean how can you resist the cuteness of these three. Spent some time splashing in the pool and playing outside with family members. Lincoln got a lot of car driving time which he loves to do. He gets so serious about it. We might have some Nascar days ahead of us. Josie probably went down the slide about 100 times. Elinor enjoyed the ice-cream treat and kicking a ball around the yard. Paige got to spend some extra time with her friends and loved it.

winners

winners

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can I have more please

can I have more please

happy 4th

happy 4th

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sister you have a tiny pony tail.

sister you have a tiny pony tail.

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watch out

watch out

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first pigtails

first pigtails

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the dog days of summer

We are enjoying the summer break.  Loving the warm but not too hot weather.  These kids can not get enough of the outside.  They spend most of the day out there just playing and getting dirty. So love to watch them all explore and learn new things.  We have been branching out during our play time with some fun water time, play doh, pinterest ideas (also know as the devil …. some ideas should not be done with triplet 1 year olds), eating good food on the picnic bench and soaking up some sunshine in our diapers. When it gets a little warm outside we come in for more play.  They all love to play funny hat time in their room.  We all try on hats, look in the mirror and laugh.  Early this week we did a photo shot with our funny hats.  It was cute.  Lincoln and Josie loved it the most and fought over the picture chair. We have also been reading lots of books, attempting to cut down on the use of the paci ( Elinor protest very often but Josie’s talking has gone through the roof), spending some evenings at Gymboree to work off the extra energy.

Lincoln excited to get messy.

Lincoln excited to get messy.

Josie trying to figure out what I made for them.

Josie trying to figure out what I made for them.

Elinor picking out the best color

Elinor picking out the best color

enjoying the homemade sidewalk paint

enjoying the homemade sidewalk paint

Paige teaching the trips how to ride.

Paige teaching the trips how to ride.

Play Doh time

Play Doh time

I like to pick up all of the little tiny pieces.

I like to pick up all of the little tiny pieces.

how does this work again

how does this work again

you really cant eat this stuff?

you really cant eat this stuff?

its my turn for the picture. Yes Lincoln was ready for Josie to move.

its my turn for the picture. Yes Lincoln was ready for Josie to move.

best friends

best friends

HAT TIME

HAT TIME

 

so cute

so cute

my ball girl

my ball girl

Do i look funny?

Do i look funny?

what's up ladies

what’s up ladies

i can make a funny smile like mommy.  i love limes

i can make a funny smile like mommy. i love limes

oh so relaxed

oh so relaxed

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potty training fail

potty training fail

what are you doing with that diaper off?

what are you doing with that diaper off?

TROUBLE

TROUBLE

 

BIG TROUBLE

BIG TROUBLE

yummy

yummy

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The trips have exploded in there touch, talking and working with each other over the last 2 weeks.  An hour does not go by with out someone hugging each other, telling someone what to do or laughing at one another.  These are the days I thought about when pregnant.  Them holding hands, kissing each other, laughing at something funny, trying to get the other in trouble, following each other all around the backyard like little ducklings.  They are becoming a force to be reckoned with.

dog pile

dog pile

really sister lets hug at sam's

really sister lets hug at sam’s

come on sister give me a hug

come on sister give me a hug