Sunday, March 28, 2010

Yeah, What NOW? (Pic)

Rogue being all serious...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Friday, March 26, 2010

We have ALL done this...(Pic)

Rogue was not thrilled with this...but I found it humerous...
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Product Placement....(Pic)

Ahhhh feeding time...that joyous moment where you lose your sanity completely...As we have begun to let the girls feed themselves more often we have found tools that make our jobs easier...
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FORGET highchairs...we went old school...activity table all the way...VERY expensive to find premade...so I built it myself...the table is from IKEA Melltorp Table...it comes in three sizes, we obviously needed the largest table...then get three seats...not sure where my mother in-law got them but I found some here or here ...


The BEST tool in our arsenal...is the Boon Suction Bowl...it stays attached to the table throughout the ENTIRE meal...plus it has a catch lip which is WONDERFUL...


Baby Bjorn Soft Bib...its AWESOME...VERY well designed and an easy rinse in the sink or a quick run through the dishwasher...in my opinion better than the popular Bumkins Bib (It never caught much because the pouch didn't stay open)...


Best Sippy cup we have tried is the Playtex Sippy...3 pieces (top, bottle, and valve) biggest thing is that the handles are attached to the top...the other sippy we tried we had issues with was the Gerber Sippy (the handles are attached to the base of the cups so it is hard to line up the tip with the handles...just a hassle when you have three)


Phoenix showing how it all works...


Jade looks a mess...


Rogue stuffing her face...


This is post meal...Rogue-VERY clean...Jade-Semi clean...Nix-COMPLETE disaster...it wasn't even a messy meal...


Enjoying their sippy's...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Monday, March 22, 2010

CHICAGO weather...(Pic)

One days it's 68 degrees and the next day its...
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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Jammi Jam...

The girls love wearing pajamas...every night is party time when they get their jammi's on...usually once a week we have a Pajama day (my favorite day)...
-Rogue playing in her pajamas...


Nix seems to be in a daze...


Rogue's new trick...walking on her knees...its VERY funny...she rocks from side to side as she moves forward (I will try and get a vid of it soon)...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Friday, March 19, 2010

WHY the dog bed?

Why is it with the HUNDREDS of toys I am constantly triping over...the girls seem to like all the simple things...wood spoons, Tupperware, card board boxes, shoes, plastic bags (have no idea where they find them), chairs, rugs, and last but not least, their FAVORITE thing, DOG BED...it smells bad no matter how many times I wash it...but the dogs LOVE it and so do the girls so I can't throw it away...
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Phoenix in the dog bed...silly girl...


Nix - "Is he still looking at me?"
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Until Next Time...BYE

Thursday, March 18, 2010

PARK play...

FINALLY the weather is "decent"...We actually hit 63 degrees this past Tuesday so we headed out to the park (sadly we are expected to get snow this coming weekend...Chicago weather is no fun)...First time in a park swing for the girls...they seemed to enjoy it...here are a couple swing photos...ENJOY
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Rogue and Nix...going for a swing...why don't parks have three baby swings?


Action shot of Rogue...


Action shot of Jade...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

ART project...finally...

I finally nailed down some time to be a little artistic...FINALLY...its been a while since I added anything to the house...we have some closet doors right by the front door so I decided to spruce them up a little bit...I used the same design I tattooed on the wife a few years back...ENJOY...
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Closet door FINISHED...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Ahhh Crap...(Pic and Video)

Just when we thought we were a few steps ahead of the girls I caught Jade and Phoenix figuring out the stairs...



Thankfully ONLY Jade has mastered this...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Monday, March 15, 2010

Playing around...(Video)


Its all fun till someone takes a tumble...




Everybody left Jade but she didn't seem to mind...




Oooops almost fell again...Rogue cheers her up...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Food for thought...(Video)


A little clapping during the meal...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Cage Side...(Pic)

Walked into the girls room to see this...Jade rattling her cage (crib) and laughing...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Friday, March 12, 2010

Digging for GOLD...(Pic)

How do kids figure this out? I think she saw her mom do it...now Rogue is ALWAYS digging deep...


You should be embarrassed...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Thursday, March 11, 2010

COOKIE TIME...(Pic)

UPDATE TIME...we finally went to the doctor...its been a while so here are the updated height and weights...
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Rogue: 29.75 inches - 21 lbs 15.75oz
Jade: 29.5 inches - 18 lbs 4.25oz
Phoenix: 30.75 inches - 21 lbs 4.75oz
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Their getting BIG....
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Ok...yup she is a mess...but the unbelievable part is that this damage was done with 1/4 of a thin mint...so little did so much
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Until Next Time...BYE

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Phoenix...(Pic)

Phoenix...hard to find pics she isn't making a face in...


Nix...


HELLO...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

JADE...(Pic)

All Smiles...


See she can be serious...


Jade...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Monday, March 8, 2010

Rogue...(Pic)

Rogue...


So you say if I pull this the dog will move...


Rogue...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Sunday, March 7, 2010

TRIPLET Taxes...

Number of diapers for triplets in a year: 6570 (not that I'm counting)
Number of laundry loads in a year: 140 (roughly)
Number of credit Cards used: ZERO
Number of incomes: ONE
The feeling of paying off a credit card AND a student loan: PRICELESS (triplets paid off ... taxes)
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OK OK I know I have praised Dave Ramsey before...I HAVE to do it again. This man is a GENIUS...let me start with a little bit of a back story:
As DINKs (Dual Income No Kids) we managed to rack up $29,000 worth of debt in just credit cards and student loans. We knew we were in trouble but ignored ALL of the flashing lights around us...we continued to live in this blind fog until we got the triplet punch in the face. Once we found out we were having triplets we began to realize that we HAD to make a change. But we had no idea how this was going to be possible...we knew with three babies one of us needed to stay home...ta da...lucky me, I drew that straw (its worked out GREAT). We still had no idea how to dig our way out of this gaping hole in our lives...we heard a name "Dave Ramsey". We enrolled into Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University...BEST decision EVER. Followed his rules to a tee and it WORKS. Since starting the class we have not used a credit card since the triplets were born...YUP you heard me right...NO CREDIT CARDS. Also we incurred more debt...medically...go figure a month in the NICU costs money. To add to that the wife was the only income for the entire household...trust me it has been VERY scary. But we dove head first into the Dave Ramsey philosophy...and haven't regretted it one bit. To date, since the birth of the girls, we have paid off OVER $15,500 worth of our total debt. It has been an amazing ride and I can't believe we have been so successful, many thanks to family who have also helped out with this goal of being DEBT FREE...Check him out for yourself DAVE RAMSEY...
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Reading Time...
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Until Next Time...BYE

Saturday, March 6, 2010

1st BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! (Pic and Video)

HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY GIRLS!!! Here are the long awaited photos plus a couple videos...ENJOY
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Some of the decorations...a monkey in a tree and some monkeys hiding on the walls...


It ain't a party without a Monkey CAKE...


Phoenix, Jade, and Rogue...sadly the best of the photos...Rogue didn't want to sit up...


Jade is trying to figure out why she didn't get a balloon...


Rogue seems a little cheesed off...or she is pooping...


Rogue is showing where her heart is...she loves her aunties. (Onesie says "My Auntie is the Best")


GRRRR....


Jade licking a balloon...


BALLOONS...


Help me...


Daddy please SAVE ME...everybody is picking on me...


Rogue - "Mama you have a monkey butt on your head."


Mom - "I knew something smelled funny."


Javan and Jade...he was tired of being ignored by Jade...


Uncle Nate diving into the buffet...


Getting ready for THE MOMENT...


And so it began...


And traveled to the floor...


Rogue was loving that cupcake...


Jade with a mouthful...she was the first one done...we got a sweet tooth...


Nix was digging in...


Nix - "Can I have a little more?"


Jade - "I'll take that..."


Nix - "Pffft and it was gone."


Nix checking out her birthday tattoo...daddy did it...no it wasn't real...couple more years for the real one. ;-)


The Cleanup Crew Moved in...



The Birthday Song...(Video)





Time to dig in...right off the bat Rogue threw hers on the ground...but he grabbed a backup...(Video)




Funny seeing the difference in how they eat...(Video)




Messing around after they made a mess...(Video)
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Until Next Time...BYE