Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oh Crap! moment #28

First some random pictures....

We all know Eli loves his Roarski, while I keep a stuffed animal in the other two's crib they pretty much could care less about them, except for this off day? No one would let them go.

 C, I always assign puppy dogs to Thomas but it looks like they decided to overrule my descision! I should get used to this right?

 T with the 'girafa'

 Caleb re-hydrating the play dough

Our big boy table is now complete with the chairs! I'm hoping to phase out high chairs some time in the not too far off future : )

Even though they don't look happy they actually all got up in good moods after naptime! A very rare occurrence so I took a picture to remember. The 10 minutes after naptime is my least favorite part of the day. Can you believe it they still haven't climbed out yet, although I did see Thomas do a little ballerina leg stretch but his heel didn't even go over the top so I think we're safe for a little while longer. This is a good thing since the boys pretty much have a party before naptime and bedtime. I sometimes hear them chit chatting away an hour past when I put them down!

Eli was slow eating his snack so I put him in the highchair to protect him from his brothers. So what do they do? They take his socks off! You can see Eli is not happy about this : (

The boys have been loving the raspberry explosion in the back yard!

 If you are on the market for a new jungle gym, sandbox, basket ball hoop or what have you, save your self some money and just take your old wheel barrel and turn it upside down. I can't tell you how many hours of enjoyment the boys get from this dumb thing! They fight over who get to stand on it, over who gets to spin the wheel...if it didn't have a flat tire we'd be giving them wheel barrel rides too : )

Oh Crap! #28
Sometimes you see it happening before your own eyes, and you are torn whether to intervene or to just let it happen because you might make it worse...this was one of those moments.


I mentioned before that it's starting to become easier to manage the boys in open spaces so the other day we went for a walk in our neighborhood and went past a tiny little park at the end of a cul-de-sac (sp?) with a low to the ground jungle gym so I thought, what the heck lets try it and see. I felt a little bit like a herding dog, had to remind the boys to stay close A LOT but we stayed for a long time and the boys played their hearts out! I still won't take them to the big park by myself because the jungle gym is so tall (I don't want broken heads) and they don't get the concept of keeping a safe distance from the swings and I worry they'll get kicked in the head.

When the boys hurt themselves they all run to me so I can kiss their booboos now. Before they just ran to me for comfort but now I can tell they expect a kiss as well : )

The boys ask me to wipe their hands off now when they get sticky and dirty. And by ask I mean groan and stick their hands in my face till I clean them.

Some new words: Thomas has started saying hi, and Eli said 'aca' a few times which means 'over there' in Spanish. I hadn't realized how much I say this, 'stay over there' or 'don't go over there!' And all the boys say 'caca' now, and I can't help but crack up everytime they say it! Here is a video of E saying caca

Monday, June 25, 2012

Date Night!

I shamefully didn't get any pictures of the boys this weekend. We went to Friday and Sunday of our district convention and it was just too hard to put much importance into taking pictures. We'll be making up the Saturday we lost next weekend. The boys could have probably handled three days in a row but Phil and I can't! On Friday we had Caleb and Eli with us and they both decided to only nap for 20 min. Thomas always goes and sits with his friends A & S whom he behaves wonderfully for (but never for us). On Sunday a friend took Eli to sit with her and Caleb decided to sleep through most of lunch, thanks pal! 

Phil and I had our second real date since the boys have been born. Our awesome friend V and her sister and brother baby-sat so we could go to Phil's co-worker/friends' wedding. Since I don't have pics of the boys I'll share these with you.  I've never been to such a rad wedding! It was sooo Portland hipster, you'll see what I mean by the pictures. For a few hours I felt cool and forgot I was a dorky mom of triplets!

 Catered by food carts, yum!

 Beer, Korean tacos (I could eat this everyday!!!), and savory cupcakes (cheese & apricot, chive & prosciutto, and peanut butter & stinking good!)

live string band

I certainly couldn't publish a post with just pics of Phil and I, that would be lame and boring. I found a file of pictures from last summer that I must have downloaded but never looked at. Check out these jems...

 With Phil's friend Brian and his Model T? I think he drove this car all the way from Fargo to PDX last year, he's getting married in a couple of weeks so Phil and I will get another date night : ) 

 Two sweet expressions by baby Caleb, their eyes are only fully appreciated in direct sunlight. So unique, if you also have grey eyes with a brown ring around the pupil make yourself known! I want to know their are others out there : ) 

If you have time to kill check out this crazy video I found of these 60 year old triplet guys. Maybe the boys can start a business together but I think they'll need to think of a simpler name than 'Pittsenbarger, Pittsenbarger, & Pittsenbarger'

Life of Identical Triplets

Friday, June 22, 2012


In Tillamook at the Blue Heron to pet the animals and sample their dips!




 Caleb thought it was great to stick his hands in the goats mouth. I told him to stop, and then seconds later something must have happened (I am sure no one got bit) but someone freaked out which set off all three boys into panic screaming!
You can't see him but I have Eli in red in my other arm

When we got home we checked to see when the last time we came was and I kid you not, it was almost exactly (+/-1week) a year ago. We totally didn't plan it either!
We tried to recreate last years pic but the boys were having none of it!
 only one year, what a HUGE difference! The boys had just started sitting up without assistance and were starting to army crawl. Boy have things changed : )

 Caleb now
Caleb then

Now on to the beach, same spot as last year too : ) It was overcast and a bit chilly, I expected the water to feel like ice cube but it was surprisingly bearable. 

 E (oops caught this several days later, its actually C)



 E, check out the sand chunks in the air, such a good picture!


 Me yelling at one of the boys to NOT run full speed straight into the ocean!

At the Blue Heron we noticed something different, when we put the boys down they didn't run in three different directions like they normally do. They stayed close and didn't run around like crazed monkeys just out of prison! I think this is the beginning of a different way of life for us. The smallest things can really make a huge difference to a family with triplets! 

I looked at last years post and I had written that we were now sleeping. So it's been an entire year that Phil and I have been getting enough sleep. I can't say the boys were the worst sleepers but they certainly weren't the best. 8 months is a long time to only sleep an average of 4-5hours/night! So glad that's over to say the least : )

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Question for Followers?

Since getting a smart phone I've become more aware of mobile surfing and realized you iPhone users (including myself) are not able to view my videos. Would you prefer that I publish my videos on You Tube instead of Vimeo? If enough followers make a fuss I'll do the switch! Either leave a comment or click on the 'helpful' reaction on the bottom of this post : )

Monday, June 18, 2012

Desert Blast

So we had our first 80 degree day or as the lovely people of the northwest call it a 'desert blast,' ha!

Look at those legs! See what I mean, these boys are built like tree trunks : )

Thomas waving bye-bye to Fuzzy

The peaches have arrived!

Thomas devoured his peach in like 30 seconds!

Caleb liked his peach too!

Eli's was a bit too sour and only ate half!

Caleb showing off his mad hops, this boy is going to be the athlete of the bunch. He can run, throw, and jump! This video is really cute especially Eli's running after wards : ) Oh and Caleb is in yellow...


The boys are getting their canines in and I'm giving up keeping track of teeth. I dare not stick my fingers in their mouths anymore, ouch!

We went to the coast on Sunday but I'll save those pics for the next post!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Oh Crap! moment #25-27

Oh Crap! #25

Caleb runs faster than his good judgement! I had Phil round the boys up to come back inside the house. As I come out the door to help bring them inside I see Caleb running at lighting speeds when he sees an approaching step and he tries to stop himself but he's going too fast and his head is so big that it propels him forward to where he just dove head first onto a patch of gravel. He must have hit a sharp rock because he had a cut that bled pretty good (5-6 drops). Oh and I should mention he scraped up the same spot where he'd already had a scrape from a similar incident where tried to stop and pick up a piece of chalk, but again he had no time to slow down!

Oh Crap! #26

At the same time Caleb falls out of the bath tub as Eli goes underwater (not intentionally)! Panic!

Oh Crap! #27 this one made me really really mad!

It always starts with a loud crash! The boys knocked over the dvd player, the vcr (yes we still have one), and you can't see it in the picture but also our beloved wii! Not to mention they ripped the tape of their 12-15mo homevideo! Now I have the wonderful side project of fixing the miniDV, argh!

This is how I found them. It begs the question what is that stupid fence really doing for us now other than making my house look ugly and facilitating their climbing?

More Pictures


ETC (this was not staged, I passed out snacks and cups and they all sat down like this : )


I was putting shoes on the boys when I notice that Eli had already put on both of his slip on shoes by himself and on the correct feet! It wasn't perfect since he was stepping on the heel of one shoe, but that's still pretty good!

The boys seem so thin to me when I compare them to their baby pictures, even though I never really thought of them as chubby babies (I guess they were chubby, just not super chubby). Well now most kids their age are getting long and lean so when compared to my boys they seem pretty stalky. When I see Phils' kid pictures he always seemed solid and muscular (according to him he was and I believe it from his pictures!). The boys are like little tree trunks and I think they will take after their pops who has a broad shouldered manly physique : )

The boys have gotten used to being unrestricted in the bath tub and they get pretty wild in there so I can kiss story time during bath time good bye. I've also been having a hard time getting Eli out! That boy LOVES the water. The next 80 degree day I'm busting out the kiddie pool and someone better tell Eli that there isn't going to be a lot of room left once I get in!

Here is a cute video of Thomas saying 'baby,' too bad I couldn't get a video of him saying 'baby' and pointing at himself like he did the other day, so cute!