Friday, September 2, 2011

Emerson's Surgery

On August 22 Emerson had a tonsil and adnoidectomy. He had been having issues for the last year. He had a raspy voice, snoring, restless sleep, food obversions, gagging issues and a general decline in his food intake. After taking him to a specialist I was told his tonsils and adnoids were enlarged by 90% and were blocking his airway. The doctor was concerened with sleep apnea and said he could possibley stop breathing while sleeping. They suggested we get them out ASAP. SO we did. He came through the surgery with flying colors but had a bad reaction to the anestesia and became combative. The nurses had to put him back under in order to stop him. Once he saw me, he was fine. Whiney but fine. He wanted to go home. It had been a very long day. After 2 hours in recovery we were able to take our little bubba home. He rested for several days before returning to his regular rambunctious self. Now after almost 2 weeks he is just the same old Emmy!

School Time

Well, it's about that time. School is starting and it's right around the corner. We have shopped until we dropped. I filled 4 book bags with paper, pencils, markers and crayons. I have 4 very excited boys to start school. I on the other hand am worried and a little sad. When I took the triplets to their pre-school orientation/supply drop off I stopped off for a coffee. I glanced in the back seat expecting to see 3/5th of my babies watching a movie. Instead I saw 3 BIG boys with long legs dangling in their car seats. It's a good thing I had sun glasses on because I strated to cry. Where did my babies go? 4 years ago right now they were 3 teeny tiny premature babies in incubators fighting for their lives. They barely weighed 3lbs each and were less then 16" long. I look at them in complete AWWWW sometimes. They have come so far. We have ALL come so far. I know school is a right of passage. I know they are ready. I will smile and hand them off to their teacher. But don't be suprised if I am found sitting underneath their window at school crying my eyes out(I'm bawling as I write this). My babies are growing up!

It's Party Time!

This year we decided to tone down the Birthday festivities. There would be no equpment rental and no stress. Just close family and friends to celebrate the triple trouble turning 4. First we had a mini party on their actual birthday that consisted of breakfast birthday cake and a trip to the fair. unfortunately the kids and I had a terrible stomach virus so we had car pukes and whiney kids. It turned out to be a better then expected day though. The triplets rode the rides with Austin and we had help from my sister Adrianne, my mom and my dear friends Mike & Kelly. Griffin was a bear but got over it when he was able to run free and visit the petting zoo. Unfortunately I forgot my camera. UGH! I can only do SO much! We had the party on August 20th right here in our yard. We set up the bounce house and cleaned the pool. We cooked food and had my incredible friend Jenn make 3 diffrent cakes since my lil monsters are incredibly different in their likes now. All in all it was an amazing day with perfect weather. The kids didn't seem to mind the scaled down version of their day. I really don't think they noticed at all. They ran around, swimmed, beat up the pinata and played, then got hopped up on cake until they crashed! Thank you to everyone who came out!!!!

Happy 4th Birthday Triples!

Well, it's that time of year again. The Erie County Fair was going strong and my babies are turning(now turned)4! Where did the time go? Every year on their birthday I write them a "Love Letter". I do this for them and for me. I want to remember where my state of mind was when they turned...4! So here it goes...
Emerson- Awww MY Emmy! You are my monster boy. You are so smart and so sweet but you have a temper like your mommy and for that I'm sorry. Of all the gentics I could have given you my temper is something I wish would have skipped a generation. You are my snuggler. You love to curl up on my lap and say "tick me mom". I of course ablidge. You have this raspy voice that I hope will not disapear after your tonsilectomy(August 22, 2011). You make me smile when you carry your "Gonky" around. It is old and ragedy but you love it so.You adore Curious George, memorizing movies and you swim like a fish. I look at you and see this sweet little man who doesn't want to potty train but stay my baby for just a little while longer. I love you My Emmy. Love, Mommy
Maxim- My Max. You are so smart. The things you do just shock me. You can master any video game we put in your hands. The iPad is your drug of choice. You have won ever level of every Angry Birds game. You have just mastered the potty and love a good HIGH FIVE after pooping! You have your blankie that you carry around with you and curl up in when your tired. You are the only kid that sleeps through the night and in your own bed. You love to be smooched and have the sweetest little voice. You promised to always kiss your mommy before bed and to love me with ALL YOUR FARTS! I love you more then words can describe! Love, Mommy
Alexander- My sweet Alex. You are "the man" of the group. You have been potty trained for 6 months. You talk like your grown and you are the one the other boys send to me with messages. You have these amazing blue eyes that say "give me what ever I ask for". It ususally works too. You are obsessed with Spiderman and have been wearing a costume for 2 weeks straight. You will go anywhere and try anything. My little adventurer, You love to spend time with Austin and Grandma. You show kindness and compassion for others. You are a monster at times but can always make others smile. I love you Bubba! Love, Mommy

Washington DC

Now I know I said "To be continued" a long time ago but these kids are growing so fast and they keep me SO busy that I barely have time to sit down. So here is what happened in a nut shell: When we planned our trip to Virginia beach we never intended on going anywhere afterwards. We had planned to take a few days to get there and a few days to get home. We would only stop to rest at a hotel for the night somewhere in between destinations. On the thursday before our saturday departure I mentioned to David that I would really like to take the kids to The Smithsonian. Well, apparently that's all I had to say because my husband started planning a trip to Washington that second. We would stay at the Hilton downtown right near the Air & Space Museum so we could walk to the Museums with ease. The only problem was we had only brought one double stroller and one single. Meaning one of the triplets would have to walk everywhere. Unfortunately this lead to all 3 of the triplets not wanting to be in the stroller. UGH...Not a well thought out plan. Until we plopped Alex up on top of the stroller and away we went. NO WE WEREN'T A SPECTICLE!!!!! Hahah. I swear we got more looks then the museum exhibits. The first day was great. The intense heat had broke for a while so it was under 100 degrees. This made it perfect site seeing weather. We went to Air and space but they were closing so we spent only about a half hour then headed out to "Mall" where we marveled at all the big museums and people. We walked to the Washington Monument and even got a far off look at the White house. Austin wanted to know if "Barack" was home but we couldn't tell. The Dahli Llama was visiting though. He asked why they would want a Llama in the white house? This caused me to chuckle! The next day we headed out again to Air & Space and even checked out the Natural History Museum. We quickly realized our kids are just way to young for this adventure so we left without seeing much. To them, the excitement was people watching. They watched us and we watched them! They loved the HUGE monuments we went to and thought Lincoln was cool. The spiders that were everywhere outside were cooler then the monument it self though. Most deffinately the street vendor foods won out as the coolest part of the vacation. I think we'll wait a while before venturing to our nations capitol again. Perhaps when they are teenagers or have children of their own!