Wednesday, June 17, 2009

9 month pictures

A couple of weekends ago we had our dear friend Amanda Walter (check out her blog for her work) come out again and take 9 month pictures of the triplets. This is the third time she has taken pictures for us and she once again did an AMAZING job:-) It is SO hard to believe that Harry, Olivia and Madeline are already 9 months old and that in just a couple of months we are going to be celebrating their 1st birthday! These three amazing little wonders have brought so much joy to our lives over the past several months that I can't even remember what life was like before they came along...well I do remember we had a lot more extra time on our hands;-) For instance, just the other day I was sitting on the couch watching the kiddos play when I noticed Olivia and Harry playing with each other. Now up until recently, they haven't paid that much attention to each other. They proceeded to just giggle and belly laugh with each other for like 5 minutes! It was such an incredible thing to watch them with each other and it just made me SO happy to see them together interacting with each other like that. In fact, I may have gotten a little teary-eyed (ok, I know I'm a little sappy) but I just LOVED watching it. Anyway, here are just a few of the pictures that Amanda took for us...hope you enjoy:-D

Monday, June 8, 2009

Summer Fun with our Trio...

Ok, so I really do have a reason why it has taken me a couple of weeks to update the blog this time...our internet has been down:-( It really is true that you don't know how much you need something until it is gone!!! Anyway, I have once again gotten a little carried away with pictures but the Callahan family has had some fun adventures these past couple of weeks. I should start off by giving the updated weights and heights for the trips:

Olivia: 19.25 lbs and 28 1/2" long
Harry: 18.3 lbs and 28 1/2" long
Madeline: 17.7 lbs and 28" long

They have gotten so big that they are actually on the 9 month growth chart instead of the adjusted ago preemie exciting!!!Next let's wish Bryan (aka. Daddy) a big happy birthday! He turned 28 on Monday...who would've thought we'd be 28 with 3 babies?!?!? Life sure is crazy:-) To celebrate, we went over to his mom's house yesterday to spend time with her and my mom and dad. We had a great time and since the weather cooperated, the babies got to take their first ride on the boat! For those who do not know, Nan lives right on Morse Lake:-) The babies did remarkable well considering they had to wear their life vests that are half the size of them! Here are some pictures from the day:

Madeline helping Daddy open his presents

Look! Olivia drove the boat;-)

Madeline and Nana enjoying the boat ride

Nana and Harry "playing" the drums

Harry helping Daddy drive the boat

Here they are in their life vests...too funny, huh?!?!?

Grampy playing with Olivia and Harry

Now that we are able to get out with the kiddos more, we decided a couple of weekends ago to take them to the zoo! We got there first thing on Saturday morning to hopefully beat the heat and the crowds. The morning was beautiful and we just had a ball watching the triplets experience so much new stuff...I just love the amazement on their faces. Their favorites were the fish in the Oceans exhibit, the baboons and the Kamodo dragons. Of course, there were many moments where Bryan and I felt like a zoo exhibit ourselves! People are just so amazed by the triplets, which I don't mind sometimes but some people can just be down right rude!!! But we are learning to deal with that;-) Anyway, here are some really cute pictures from the day:

Here they are on their way into the zoo

Here's the whole fam at the lemur exhibit:-D
Mommy and Olivia checking out the Lemurs
Daddy and Harry watching the baboons...they might have stayed all day!
Mommy and Harry watching the Giraffes...he was having more fun watching the people;-D
Madeline loved the Zebras!
Isn't this the cutest picture of Olivia with Daddy?!?!
To close out this blog, I have included a bunch (ok, I might have gotten a little carried away) of pictures just to try and show how much these amazing little miracles are growing and developing. When we had babies that were born weighing less than 3 lbs., we worried so much how their development and growth may be affected and of course, the doctors tell you that only time will tell. Well look at them now!!! You would never be able to guess these three were considered micro-preemies just 9 months ago! We have been SO BLESSED that sometimes I feel like I cannot thank God enough for what he has given us. Please enjoy:-)
All three are sitting great! Oh, and Daddy loves this picture of Harry holding the baseball bat;-)

Madeline is officially crawling!!! And I mean crawling everywhere...the dog is her favorite target as you can see...
Harry is not quite crawling yet but he LOVES to stand like a "big boy"
Olivia is not quite crawling yet either but she is REALLY close we she is sitting pretty:-D
The rest of these pictures are just for fun. We sometimes have people say rude things to us when they find out we have triplets like "better you than me!". I find that so insulting but then I just realize that they have no idea how WONDERFUL it is rasing three amazing babies at once. Yes, it is hard work (understatement) but just look at the joy they bring us! Enjoy:-D
Olivia jumped herself to sleep in her jumparoo

Harry and Madeline playing together

In this picture, Olivia rolled herself in between me with the camera and her sister so that I would take a picture of her...can we say 'diva'???

Here is Harry wrestling the body pillow that is 3 times his size...crazy thing;-D

Olivia loves to play with her cute:-D

I took this picture as Bryan walked in the door from work...he gets this reception from them everyday. Bry says it makes his day could it not?!?!

Some of you may have already seen this picture on the Klines' blog but I had to include it anyway. This was our first get-together with our good friends the Klines and Sabelhaus' and their kids. Of course, half of these kids are ours and half of them belong to both of them combined;-) They are such great friends and we feel so blessed to have them in our lives!

Daddy with Harry and Olivia...melts a mommy's heart!

As we have mentioned before, Harry LOVES Daisy. Isn't this picture of them priceless?!?!?

This looks like trouble if you ask me...

And so does this...I have no idea what Harry was doing...this is how I found them

Crazy little Madeline....this girl never fails to make us laugh!

Daddy with his future fellow Cubs fan:-D