More like fourteen times the triplets :) Today we had the unique opportunity to get together with other triplet families in the area from Virginia, Maryland and DC. Of course this isn't a comprehensive list of all of us (a few couldn't make it) but still it was fun to see so many other moms struggling just like we have for the past almost two years to juggle three babies at one time!!
This picture says it all (we're way in the back if you look real close):
Yes, we were crazy and attempted to do a photo of everyone. Fortunately for you you don't have audio on this picture because rather then everyone smiling it was more like "can we get a shot of everybody crying at once?" I think we were quite the spectacle out there! By some sort of mistake our reserved pavilion was reserved twice so we had to share our space with a family celebrating their twins first birthday. I think they were in awe of all the triplets and for some strange reason were sneaking over to take pictures of us. A bit strange??!! The sadder part? They may have gotten more pictures of us then we did of ourselves!!
How did that many of us, who all blog so often, forget cameras? I really don't know. While I did have my camera I was so busy I wasn't able to take as many pictures as I would've liked.
Here are some that I did get:
We were there not five minutes when the girls wanted out:
Arts and crafts for the big kids - notice Alyssa is joining in :)
The Ratliff boys - yes, they're identical so don't ask me who is who! Sorry Kelli!
My friend Cherie holding Karen's daughter Abby (I got to hold Abby a lot - even fed her - I know her mommy was ready to have her walking but she sure was fun to carry and hold a squishy little baby again):
Cherie's husband, Matt holding thier identical twins Tommy and Jack:
Their fraternal brother, Christian. Aren't they all three so cute! You can't have them though we've already got the girls paired up :) Well, just Rachel - she really likes Jack!
Kirk with Rachel:
Kirk with Julianna and Alyssa:
Okay, I didn't know about the merry-go-round so I didn't have quarters. As you can see the girls were NOT very happy about this. "Can we go on PLEASE?"
Kirk on the cool playground with Rachel:
The Clagett triplets - sooo cute! Just three months old. And they are all identical as well. How sweet are they?
Thanks to Karen for all her hard work getting us together! It was exhausting but worth it if only to meet all these moms in person :)
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