Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Big First For Caleb

We had a big first for Caleb today (yes, it's so big I'm saying it twice!) - he lost his first tooth!!! He's been waiting and hoping for this day for quite a while and he was so excited when his tooth finally fell out.

Here he is showing off his new "hole":

All my kids know they get $1.00 under their pillow for each lost tooth so they tend to have a money earning plan: loose teeth! Kaitlyn has said to me before, "So, if I lose 10 teeth I'll get $10.00!" Well, yes but no one loses teeth that fast :) Of course, Caleb is losing teeth a tad late (Kaitlyn lost her first tooth just three months after turning 5 and Caleb is almost 7) so he may lose quite a few in the next few weeks/months anyway - his money earning plan may just work :)

In other news, Superman now resides in our home.

Want to know Superman's secret identity?

It's not Caleb.

It's Rachel! And she's very darn proud of it.

She will gladly answer to Superman.

She knows how to fly (really it's a very cool twirl) and she saves princesses:

Except this isn't any ordinary princess! She's a superhero also!

I have no idea where the "obsession" over Superman came from but they are also very much into Batman except for Julianna who is sticking with being a princess and repeating the phrase "Oh for crying out loud" repeatedly. They may be going on 4 but they think they are quite a few years older and have already reported their loose teeth and requested that they also want to lose teeth.

I'm barely ready for Caleb to be old enough to lose teeth let alone the triplets!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Six Flags: More Fun With Triplets!

The girls enjoyed another new first yesterday: their first trip to a theme park. Other than a few tears this is how the girls looked most of the day:

We just loved seeing their faces as they experienced each new ride. They LOVED the pirate ship that rocked back and forth (didn't go upside down) and wanted to ride it again and again.

And Kaitlyn had a new and exciting first herself: her first ride on a BIG roller coaster - she rode Superman: TWICE! She was so brave despite being really nervous.

She's not on this particular ride but you can see how high the drop is - we are so proud of her for giving it a try :)

I was surprised at how smooth our day went since it was the first time we have brought the girls along. Yes, we did get a LOT of attention. Mostly, I think it was the choo choo wagon - everyone pointed and stared and I heard a lot of, "that is so cool"; "that is the way to go"; "I wish I had one of those" along with the normal cuteness comments.

We spent a large portion of our time in the brand new Thomas the Train Section - fortunately for us it happens to be right next to Superman (how perfect!) so I was able to entertain the girls while Kirk rode Superman and vice versa.

The really cool playground...

The girls got to enjoy lots of different rides.

Caleb certainly wasn't left out of the roller coaster fun - he was tall enough to go on all of the wooden coasters and he enjoyed those as well as the "bigger kid" roller coasters in the little kid area.

Thankfully there are also a number of in-between rides that both Kaitlyn and Caleb could go on - the pirate ship was the only one we could all go on as a family - these are the flying boats - dad stayed behind with the triplets while I went with the older two. That was most of our day - splitting up who went with who and did what ride since there wasn't much we could do as an entire family.

All in all we had a really good day. We love to attend Kirk's company picnic and this year was no exception - we really enjoyed being able to take the entire family for the first time ever and we are already looking forward to next year! And we are certainly looking forward to the year that all of us can ride Superman together :)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

New Year, New Look

New school year that is :) This is my new look - well, after the hair stylist did it - when I do it it doesn't look quite that good. I'm still trying to figure out the curling iron thing :)

And the girls have new looks thanks to mom (me) - I am taking Kaitlyn to the stylist this week to have it fixed. We have had a few hair issues for the past few days and yesterday I'd had enough so I took my first stab at cutting my daughter's hair. I've done their bangs but I've never touched the back but yesterday I took the plunge:

I don't think it looks half bad and neither does she (in fact, she LOVES it) but I know it's uneven in plenty of places not to mention I had no intention of her having this cut when I started - it just ended up that way :)

Hopefully the stylist doesn't go crazy over my hack job and can make it look even more beautiful without her losing more hair but it solved our hair issues and for that I'm thankful and would do it again!!

As for the other girls they did NOT want to be left out and requested that I cut their hair please, please, pretty please with extra tears thrown in. And how can mommy resist that?

Yes, they love to wear their uniforms and have no desire to change when they get home - cute isn't it?

My girls and their new haircuts (Rachel has since asked me to cut hers even shorter but no, I won't oblige - though I do think a bob would look cute on her I can't bring myself to cut it any shorter)

When not in uniform the girls can often be seen like this:

Oh yes, those are puppets on her feet! I got them up one morning and this is how Julianna looked - I LOVE it :) They were playing some sort of game before I got them out of their room - absolutely adorable when they make things up together. Even better when they dress the part.

Thankfully that isn't her new look!