Saturday, June 27, 2009

A week of FUN!

We spent a lot of time this week doing absolutely nothing but playing and having fun. We went for walks, played in the kiddie pool, played water table and slide, and even went to the zoo! The zoo is about the only thing we didn't take pictures of but we did get to see some sweet dinosaurs. Katie got a little scared but then we all started saying hi and waving to the dinosaurs and then they were excited when they saw them. Can't wait to do it all again next week or at least for the first half of the week! We leave for our vacation on Thursday morning. Hopefully our trip to PA and WV will be as fun as this week was!!

We love our choo-choo wagon!

Daddy "swimming" with the babies


Katie saying do you know this water is cold??


Bathing beauties




Katie and Daddy

Mommy and Helena

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Father's Day and Camping

Camping with the Trio

Grandma opening her birthday gifts

Seamus Camping

Katie Camping

Helena Camping

We've been off of work now for over a week and I feel like I've barely sat down for a minute. Pat and I decided this past week to convince my parents to go camping with us, so on Wednesday after Katie's helmet appointment we drove up to Davison to camp for a few nights. Katie's appointment went well, we're hoping when we see the doctor next month that we'll finally be completely done with helmets. As far as camping went we all had a good time! It was raining part of the time we were there but sunny the rest, so we were able to get out and stroll the park. We also went shopping at Birch Run and I got a sweet new purse. Katie helped me pick it out, I think she liked the big pink bow that they had on it. My daughter is catching her mother's addiction to Coach purses WAY to early! We also had ice cream cones and went swimming for the first time. They all liked the pool but I think the girls are going to be the new fish of the family. We also celebrated Grandma Huddas's birthday. Today we celebrated Father's Day. We started out by trying to take some pictures with our new camera. We just got a new Canon Rebel xsi which I LOVE! It's so much faster than our old one. A little harder to use but we'll get used to it. The pictures were tough to take today, Seamus has had a fever on and off the last week- he has a new tooth, finally up to 6. Katie has a rash from the sun block we put on her yesterday. We thought we had finally found one she wasn't allergic to, guess not. Helena, well, she was being Helena. The ones I'm posting are the best we could do even with a faster camera. After that though we went to my parents and then Pat's parents to see our families and celebrate Father's Day with our dads. It's been a fun week, I can't wait to see what more this summer holds!!

Happy Father's Day Daddy!

Pat opening his gift from the babies

Happy Father's Day!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Speak for yourself Mommy!

When the mother of my children did the post after their birthday, I let one of her comments slide ("...go Pens too."). I want all to know before tomorrow night's game 7 who the babies and I are puilling for. As you can see...

we say only GO WINGS!!

Monday, June 8, 2009

One Year in the Books

Today some babies had their 1 year check-up at the doctor's office. We were concerned that Katie wouldn't be able to get her shots as she has been running a fever for the last couple of days. After all the babies had the thermometer shoved into their armpits they all were good to go for their vaccines. They all got measured up and weighed before the doctor came in to do the actual checkup. Katie is still the biggest and is now also the tallest. She now weighs 23 lbs 9oz (80%), is 30" long (75%) and her head in 18 and a fourth inches (85%). She was her silly self during her checkup and was playing with the ear light when the doctor showed it to her. Seamus is 29.5" long (50%), 20 lbs 6oz (15%) and his cranium is 18.5" around (70%). Seamus was a bit whiny after he was laid down, I think he remembered what happened last time...SHOTS! Our doctor gave them all a cup to play with and that made him happier. Helena is still our wee petite little girl. She weighed in at 18 lbs 4 oz (10%), 28.5" long (10%) and her bean was 17.5 inches around (25%). Helena was very smiley at the doctor and also had fun playing with her cup. I think it may have been a urine sample cup, is that gross? The all checked out A Okay, the doctor was quite pleased at the progress they are making physically and developmentally. Its days like these that remind me how blessed Mary and I are with how well our children continue to do. Good feelings lasted until they were all turned into human pin cushions. A shot in each arm and one in the leg. The first year with the babies is officially past now, and I am incredibly proud of Katie, Seamus and Helena. I love you guys!

Helena with her "sprout."

Katie with her "sprout."

Seamus opening his birthday present from Mommy and Daddy

Babies playing in their ball pit

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Birthday Bash

I am finally posting some pictures from the big first birthday party on Saturday. Thanks everyone for coming to celebrate with us even if you did freeze for a little while! We've been dealing with some sick babies since their birthday on Friday and have not been getting much of anything done, including getting sleep. Helena did not make it without getting this bug and she's been REALLY clingy, so that puts us at 3 for 3. No more fevers but we do have some terrible coughs and runny noses. Poor Katie keeps gagging herself and you know what happens next. Hopefully I can get these pictures up before the end of intermission. Go Wings! And for all of my relatives in Pittsburgh... Go Pens too!