Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Identical Triplets 7.0

Personalities Update!
At their 7 year check up, as healthy as can be!
Boys just keep getting older and their personalities are becoming clearer and clearer. When they were little they'd sometimes flip flop. For example, one boy would be quite the papi's boy for a while then they'd get over it and another would become the papi's boy. For the last several years there's hardly any flip flopping. They are staying true to their own ways.

As a whole they are good boys but they are still boys and act like boys. They fight, they play, they compete, they laugh together, they scheme together, and then they fight some more...and then fight some more. If you could only see the huge eye rolls I make when I hear someone running towards me while sounding off bone chilling screams...it's the same old story, same old song. Brother A was bothering brother B so B smacks A and A comes running to seek justice. All I can say is "OH BROTHER!"

They have grown up a lot since starting elementary school, they say things like "come on dude." They don't take baths anymore, just showers. They have refined tastes in food, for example they love pho, sushi, Thai food, ceviche (raw seafood cooked in lime juice) and tacos (the real kind, not those crunchy things that some call tacos). They will watch House Hunters with me and really get into it! We discuss the budget and what's wrong with the house and what they like and don't like, I love it, ha! They can carry on a meaningful conversation about basketball, the players, and the various teams. They can read and write quite well now too. AND they can finally spell their ridiculously long last name now, ha!
CALEB

The first to go toothless up top!
Our Caleb is such a snugly boy, he wakes up tired and just wants to lay around wrapped up in a blanket until he's ready for the day. Still laid back and easy going. Caleb is a homebody and loves to just chill at home. He loves to tease his brothers and get under their skin. Caleb loooooves mushrooms, he will even eat them raw! He is not that into sports, I asked him if he wanted to do basketball again next winter and he said "yes because I like playing with the team but I just don't like to practice." I think that describes Caleb very well, haha! He is currently the biggest triplet at 45.25 inches tall and 43 lbs.
Caleb in the morning, many times he'll turn off all lights
and everyone is like "hey we can't see now!"

ELIAS (aka Eli)

Last one to loose his teeth, the top two are barely holding on!

Eli is our smarty pants. The boy is quite the math wiz, you can ask him pretty complex (for a 7 year old) addition, subtraction and even division problems and he can do them in his head! He is always the last one up in the mornings, he must need to rest that hard working brain! Eli is so motivated, if he wants to do something he will accomplish it. He LOVES basketball and he's really good at it too because he practices a ton. Eli speaks with lots of emphasis and uses lots of hand gestures. He's pretty cute when he's telling you something he's excited about. He is the shortest triplet at 44.75 inches tall and 43 lbs. But out of shear will power I think he'll manage to grow taller than Caleb at some point, ha!
Showing us how he gets his beauty rest : )

THOMAS

Mr. T

Thomas is quite the fashionista, he likes to look good and he likes to be different. He can be a bit clumsy and rash at times. Thomas is always the first one up in the morning by at least a half an hour. He's great at sports, the monkey bars and climbing the trim in our house (see video below, it's impressive!). Thomas loves to draw and transcribe books (yes really). He's great at Legos both building with instructions and free hand building. His brothers frequently ask him for help on their Lego creations when they get stuck and Thomas always figures it out! Mr. T is right in the middle at 45 inches tall and 43 lbs.

Thomas literally climbing the walls!

Despite what they may say they do love each other, haha!
Eli the math wiz, see him in action...warning, it's a bit long so this is mostly for the grandma's : )

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