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We went to Playwise kids today to meet up with some friends, and got the first family photo that we've had in 4 months taken. It's always difficult squeezing all six of us into a photo, but this one wasn't too bad!

The kids had a great time, though the triplets were definitely tired, having skipped their morning nap, and since we were there during their normal afternoon nap time… but it was worth it, as usual. Some quick highlights:

Abby getting ready to go down a slide
J-man having fun with sand.

Sam was not nearly as enamored with sand as the J-man. Sam was PETRIFIED of the sand and quite mortified to find it sticking to his hand. He was quite offended by it and didn't like it one bit. I felt a tiny bit guilty taking this picture before comforting him, but it was worth the guilt.

Ellie was the only one who really loved the sand pit. Abby spent the entire time in Abba's lap, but Ellie dug in the sand, and had a grand old time.

And here's Abby – where she spent the entire duration of her stay in the sand pit – in Abba's lap. My little adventuress.
Sam-man showing off.

J-man built this awesome T-rex.

Brotherly Love. Sam had a great time sliding down with the J-man. The triplets fought over the opportunity to have a slide trip with big brother, and big brother couldn't get enough of the attention, either.

Ellie flying!

Abby posing.

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Once we reached the melt-down stage at Playwise Kids, we packed up the monsters and headed toward home. The triplets napped enough in the car that we were able to stop for dinner and when we got home, the babies went down for bed at their normal bed time, not even noticing that daylight savings time had snuck in so their normal 6:30 bedtime was really 5:30 on their natural biorhythm. They were tuckered, regardless!! Thank goodness!

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So, last evening, I was hanging out with the triplets before Seth and the J-man got home.  The trio was pretty content, and I had a little work to finish up in the kitchen, so I disappeared just for a minute.  And Sam immediately came to the kitchen and frantically started screaming to be let in.  You see, Sam has a new love.  Though he still loves his precious elephant blankets, there is a a new love in his life  and it… is a broom.

I kid you not. 

It's the weirdest thing ever, but this kid is in LOVE with a broom.  He would sleep with the stupid thing if I would let him.  He carries it with him everywhere.  He gets hysterical when I make him put it down to eat or to go to sleep.  He cries at the kitchen to be let in to get to the broom, and when I let him in, he runs in and makes a beeline for it.  He. Loves. That. Broom.  Loves it. 

So there I am in the kitchen with Sam screaming to be let in for his precious broom.  I relented and let him have the broom and he quieted right down.  I finished what I was doing (really, people, it took me less than 2 minutes), and I realized how quietly the girls were. 

Quiet = bad.  Very bad.  So I peaked out of the kitchen and this is what I found:


Ellie had dumped out my entire bin of 439,587 bibs.  Yes, I have a lot of bibs.  A lot.  Too many, in fact.  Yes, I have now done some weeding of my bib collection, so that the top to the bib bin will now close.  Because I am smart.  But not smart enough to have done this earlier.  Because apparently, I'm not that smart.  Sigh.

Oh but there's more:


Abby joined in the fun, too!  Rest assured, Ellie was definitely the one to have dumped out the bin of bibs, but Abby wasn't going to miss out on the fun!


Sam was SO happy and having such a good time!  (you can't see his beloved broom here in this picture, but trust me, he had it!)

Oh there was so much fun being had!  And they were so cute that I couldn't even really be mad about it.  I mean, they were cute, they were having fun, they weren't making a lot of noise.  I couldn't really clean it up, though, because every time I tried, they just threw more up in the air.  It was clear that this would be an activity that mommy would have to tackle AFTER they went to bed.  Fortunately, bedtime was looming (as you can see by the fact that they were already in PJ's when the bibapalooza began!). 

Here are a few more snapshots of the fun times:


It's an Abby-in-a-Box!  (Maybe she's a cat!)


I think Ellie's just wearing that shirt so that I won't get mad about the bibs… 


Sam and his beloved broom… the least he could do is use it to sweep up the mess!  🙂

Shortly after these pictures were taken, I wrestled the broom away from Sam (with much protest from the little man), and whisked everyone away into the nursery for bed time.  Abby is on a sleep striek these days, so she ended up not so much with the sleeping, SIGH, but I did eventually get the bib situation all sorted out and put away about 40 bibs and put the rest in the box with the lid tightly closed so that I won't have to worry about that happening again anytime soon.  Whew!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Mommy can't turn her back on triplets.  Even for a minute! 

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Standing Up

Since I showed a video of Ellie, I should show you what Abby and Sam were up to while Ellie was busy practicing her elocution:

[sorry – I took the slideshow out because I couldn’t get it to edit the music out no matter what I did, and I was irritated that it auto-plays the slideshow every time I load my blog page, so I have to hear the blasted music every time. It’s annoying, so until I can fix it, the slideshow is gone. Suffice it to say, it was a slide show of Abby and Sam standing at the kitchen gate and it was very cute!]

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