Monday, August 5, 2013
Believe it or not, the Stinner Triplets are turning 6! I'm not exactly sure where the time has gone, but it seems to be flying past us wearing a jet pack!
This past weekend we celebrated the triplets ALMOST 6th Birthday surrounded by over 100 of our amazing family and friends! Although the Buffalo weather was looming over our heads, the clouds past quickly and blue skies and sunshine smiled down on our celebration. The kids swam in the pool and child after flew down the waterslide. At one count there were 18 kids in the pool smiling and playing happily! There was bouncing, swimming, sliding and swinging. All the kids smiling and laughing. New friends and old faithful ones happily sharing a glorious, drama free afternoon!
I think it was by far our best party yet. New school friends mingled with our extended family. We all realized Buffalo is a very small place and most people knew each other well and those that didn't became fast friends.
This year we kept it simple, a pool party theme. It was perfect, a shark piñata, pool toys everywhere and even blue Jell-O with floating teddy grahams. The boys insisted on a Minecraft(their favorite video game)cake. Which was very cool! The food was delicious as always, Hungarian & Italian Sausage, hot dogs, hamburgers and salads galore! And YES I even made a fruit salad that looked like a shark...I'm so talented(NOT)!
The party stretched well into the chilly night with kids still happily playing in the pool, waterslide and bounce house. Blue lips, wrinkled toes and happy smiles. Griffin even decided to take a dip AFTER he had his jammies on! The clean up was a long drawn out process but was worth all the preparation for the happiness in my children's faces.
Gifts are not at all the reason why we have parties. We are grateful just for time spent with the people that mean the most to us. But I could not go without thanking every single person for their generosity. The boys got tons of thoughtful gifts from everyone. There was one truly amazing gift from the boys Uncle Rich. A custom made bean bag game that the boys just loved. SO much time, effort and thought. Just incredible! I know the boys will treasure it always.
I have to say that we are such a lucky family! We are so very blessed to have the best family and friends. Another happy, healthy year gone by and looking forward to the year ahead. We love you all and thank you for sharing in the boys big day!
This summer has been action packed! It's been GO GO GO! We have attended festivals and fairs, beach days and tiny adventures. This is what summer is all about.
It's also been the summer of Education. Griffin is attending school full time and I arranged for the triplets to have a tutor. Education is important to both David and myself and we just felt this was the best idea for everyone.
So our days are action packed and we are constantly on the go but we are having the time of our lives!
Emerson asked if we could "Take a break and play some games.", so we flew kites in the park. It may not have been exactly what he was talking about but an adventure none the less! We have been in the pool almost everyday(until the last week or so)and it even got to be over 90 degrees...yup, bathwater! But we loved it! It's been a constant stream of those important to us and we feel blessed!
It was also the year of upgrades! New windows and siding for the house resulted in us opening the windows and finally not dodging falling shingles every time the wind blew. It's like living in a new house! We redid the living room and bought a new truck...I should have said "This was the year of DEBT!". No matter what, we feel renewed and rejuvenated.
So from our family to yours...Happy summer, get outside and enjoy the sun!!!! 4 months until Christmas!