Monday, March 29, 2010

Life These Days

I can't begin to express how long some days can be. Most days I barely sit down because it's not five seconds before someone else needs something. Blogging gets further and further from my mind. I have so many thoughts on motherhood in general but I don't get them written down like I'd like to. I'm getting there though.

Baby steps. One day at a time feels harder today then when they were little. I know that doesn't make sense. I really thought by now we'd have things down but it seems that everything times three is more and more complicated the more aware of things they are.

I have to admit that I am not perfect and neither is my home. It has been taken over by five little people and the evidence is everywhere. I try to have a schedule but that goes down the drain just about every day. Lately we spend our days playing dress-up, playing with ponies, playing games but not how they are intended to be played, playing puzzles and Mr. Potato Head. They also play house and serve their Webkinz meals.

Naps, we still do. Yes, they still sleep. Nap time is the only time of day that they are away from each other for an extended period of time. I think they look forward to it. No one is taking their toys. No one is screaming at them or declaring that the other must share. It's just them and the few things they choose to play with. What could be more relaxing?

Eating is still a challenge, as is taking a picture of all three of them together where they look at the camera and have a decent look on their faces. I'll save that sequence for another post - a bunch of crazy pictures with no decent outcome! Two seems to work okay as long as I show them the picture afterwards - that's what brought on the giggles this time around.

As hard as it is they are worth every second - all five of them. They make my life enjoyable and I love them all to pieces.

Look at these faces - how can you not?!

There's good and there's bad but either way life with triplets is NEVER boring!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Welcome Spring

For a while it seemed like winter would last forever but surprisingly once February was over the weather just kept warming up. It took a good 3 weeks for all the snow on our yard to melt but right now it's all gone and we've had very nice warm weather lately which has been great for all my consignment sales :)

Now that all of that is behind me it's time to get my house back in order and return to "normal" life!

More to post soon after you guess which photo was touched up by Kirk. Hmm...

Monday, March 15, 2010

Want To Get A Haircut?

I can't promise any good results but the price is low!

That's one happy customer! You too could have great results :)

She's not licensed but she's very good at brushing. Booking appointments now!

Notice the dresses? Oh yes, Julianna wears them every day or at least every day she can and she constantly asks if it is Sunday so she can wear a dress. If I say it's not Sunday she tries to talk me into a dress anyway. I guess I do have a girly girl on my hands!

Alyssa decided not to go to the beauty salon but she did agree to wear the dress for a little while. Certainly not as long as Julianna or Rachel :)

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Sorry, Been Out Shopping

Hard to believe it's been a week since I posted. I have coordinated the moms of multiples sale and started volunteering once again at Classy Kids. To say I have been busy would be, well, an understatement. I enjoy it though. What's more fun than getting a great deal on things you need while also getting rid of the things you don't?! And I have gotten rid of quite a bit.

And picked up a few adorable things along the way.

The girls LOVED their new dresses. Julianna has taken to wearing dresses whenever she can - mostly dress-up ones but given the chance to wear a real one and she was all over it.

Alyssa and Rachel were willing to go along with Julianna's idea of a good time and had to try on their dresses too :) Notice that they do NOT match. I know, I know, what's up with that? But I'm trying to slowly move away from always matching. It's hard though - not for the cute factor but for the ease of picking out their clothes for the day. Hopefully soon they can pick it for themselves :)

But these dresses were just too beautiful to pass up. I got them a few more and they have already asked to wear them to church. If the weather continues to cooperate maybe they can!

What do you think? Too early to go individual? Should I stop dressing them alike? For running in the mud then I don't care but when we go out they are always dressed alike. How do I give it up?

Maybe I just need to do more shopping :) After all I still have another consignment sale next week!

Monday, March 01, 2010

How Different Are They?

Three girls and yet I still have a princess and a knight! And of course a pretty fairy :)