Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Happy Birthday!!!

Happy 1st birthday to Fiona, Hannah, and Maya!!!

We can't believe it's been a whole year since you three lovely ladies came into the world.  Last year, you were born in the middle of a hurricane and the fall time change.

This year, you celebrate one year in the middle of a pretty historic election day.

This weekend, your family and friends will get together to celebrate with your big birthday bash.

And tonight, you got to try out cake and frosting in anticipation of your party.

Fiona was a little skeptical about the cake, and would only eat some frosting off my finger.

Hannah enjoyed her green frosting and painted her face with it to show her appreciation.

And Maya went Picasso with her cake, painting her face and her high chair with chocolate cake crumbs and pink frosting.

Happy first birthday girls!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Adventure to Costco

On Sunday, I took Hannah and Maya to Costco, since the shopping carts there can hold 2 babies at once. Fiona stayed home and played pool with her daddy.

You know what? Two babies is a lot easier than three babies. They were fantastically well behaved, and provided many cute photo opportunities.

Hannah is being charming, and Maya is showing off her new snarly face, which I can't help but find hilarious.

And I love this picture, because it looks like I'm buying babies in wholesale. And I guess we did, since you could definitely call 3 little girls a bulk purchase of babies.

Monday, October 6, 2008

11 months, only 2 days late

Happy 11 months old, girls! Sorry I'm a little late posting to celebrate, but you have a tendency to keep us very busy these days.

We spent the weekend visiting my parents and my sister. Everyone conked out on a walk through downtown West Hartford:

Hannah's magical grin:

Fiona's devilish smirk:

Maya and her daddy's tasty shirt:

The rest of the photos from this past weekend are here.
Happy 11/12 of a year girls! We can't wait for your birthday!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Happy 10 months old, girls!  I can't believe you've left me only 2 months to realize I have a first birthday party to plan....

My beautiful bouncing girls.  Here are videos of Hannah and Maya in their favorite spot, the jumpy swing.  Fiona loves it too, probably more than either of her sisters, yet a video of her showing how to use the jumper is still forthcoming.

Happy 0.833 birthday, girls!!!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

9 months in numbers

The girls had their 9 month check-up on Friday. Everyone is healthy and growing well, even though they are still tiny for a 9 month old. We've got some tall and skinny little girls.

Maya- 14 pounds, 1 ounce; 26 inches
Fiona- 14 pounds, 10 ounces; 26.5 inches
Hannah- 16 pounds; 27 inches

Maya is most definitely crawling now. She has two favorite destinations in her travels- the dog bed and underneath any of the saucers. Frequently we find her in the dog bed trying to chew on computer cables, which is a charming habit to develop.

Fiona and Hannah are getting up on all fours now, but no crawling yet. They are quite adept at rolling across the room, though.

This week they're trying chicken for the first time. I made them chicken last night- can't say I've ever made pureed meat before, but it wasn't too hard. I only ended up with a small amount of chicken juice in my hair by the time I was done.

Maya, relaxing in the saucer.

Fiona rocking out in the swing.

Hannah's cheeky grin.

Fiona hamming it up for the camera.

Maya and Hannah having a conference on the floor.

Monday, August 4, 2008

9 months old!

Happy 9 months old girls! We can't believe that in 3 short months, you'll all be (gasp) a whole year old.

Hannah and her silly grin.
Maya's new expression of disdain.
Fiona multitasking, swinging in her beloved swing and licking a sippy cup.

Pictures and more to come soon. The much anticipated 9 month check-up is on Friday- it's been 3 long months since we last had the girls weighed, so it's a big deal.

Happy 3/4 birthday Maya, Hannah, and Fiona!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Clean up crew

How, exactly, do you clean 3 babies after they smear sweet potatoes all over every possible body part?

Call in the dogs.  Bella and Sandy, to be precise.  Bella is the golden colored dog, with the long, very thorough tongue.  Sandy is the black colored dog, with the cautious, careful tongue.

Sooooo much easier than daily bath time!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A day at the beach

This weekend, we took the girls to Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott to play in the sand. It was a beautiful day, and they all enjoyed touching, eating, and playing with the sand.

All 3 girls, relaxing beachside:

So with 2 adults and 3 babies, it can be tough to keep track of exactly what each girl is doing. See evidence below, where we discover exactly how tasty sand can be.

The rest of the pictures from the beach are here.

Also this weekend, Aunt Jodi came for a visit, which was fantastic. She took a bunch of awesome pictures- they are here and here.

Jodi managed to capture Maya up on her knees. Yes, we're starting to get close to mobility, which is a terrifying prospect. Our herding dogs will have to do their best to keep everyone contained once that day finally comes.

And to close, a shot of all 3 girls in the bikinis that their Mugwump got them. I think they spent most of the time trying to eat each other's bikini, but it was still awfully cute.

Friday, July 4, 2008

8 months old!

Catch us if you can!

What a long way we've all come in 8 months!

This is what the girls looked like when they were first born.




Eight months later, and we have jumping, bouncing, scream-talking little dynamos on our hands.

I wish I could report on their weights, but given the super-healthy status the girls have managed to maintain, they haven't been weighed since 6 months and aren't due until 9 months.  Estimates are that Hannah is around 15 pounds, Fiona and Maya around 13 1/2 pounds.

Happy 2/3 of a year old girls!!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tasty tongues

We've been working hard on eating.  Maya and Hannah are doing really well with eating from a spoon, but Fiona's taking a little while to warm up to it.

After eating, there's obviously quite the clean-up job for Bella and Sandy.

After eating, sometimes we hang out in the sun room.

All the cleaning and baby-tending sometimes leaves the puppies a little tired out, though.

For reason that escape us, Hannah and Fiona both enjoy sucking on their own tongues.  What exactly makes their tongues so curiously delicious?  I'd love to know.  Here's Hannah, snacking on her tongue.

Happy Father's Day to the girls' wonderful daddy, and also to both of their granddads!