Thursday, August 27, 2009

Three Lil' One Year Olds

Well, it's three little angels are one year olds!!! Yes, I am still trying to get used to this babies are growing up (tear...). But seriously, it is SO hard to believe that just a year ago, we were faced with the reality that our precious babies were suddenly born at only 27 weeks 6 days. It sometimes seems like a lifetime ago, but I can still remember plain as day the fear of the unknowing and also the guilt I felt at the fact that I was unable to carry these three innocent babies until my goal of 34 weeks. And then to deal with the emotional roller coaster of having them all in NICU for over 10 weeks. I remember the first time I really saw them all...each only weighing just over 2 lbs. each! Nothing can prepare you for seeing your babies so unbelievable tiny and fragile hooked up to so many wires and monitors and breathing was surreal. At the time, it seems like you will be there forever but then, through God's grace, we finally got to bring home our amazing little was one of the best days of our lives! And then for the next year, Harry, Madeline and Olivia have developed and grown into the most beautiful little children we could ever ask for. We have TRULY been blessed!!! Especially when we consider just how different things really could have been...

So I thought to really put into to perspective just how much these three have changed in a year's time, I would show you where they were a year ago...




And here they are today! Proof that miracles happen everyday:-D

On a lighter note, of course we celebrated Harry, Olivia and Madeline's big first birthday by hosting a party filled with family, friends and fun. It was such a wonderful day of celebration and Bryan and I were just so thankful and touched by everyone who showed up to help us celebrate a day that was so imprtant to us. Here are some pictures from the day:

Here's Olivia thoroughly enjoying her cupcake...she probably would have eaten the whole thing if I would have let her:-)

Here they all are with their cupcakes. The girls of course loved them...Harry on the other hand made a face like, "why would you give me something so disgusting?!?!" Harry does not care for sweet stuff, which begs the question of how can this kid belong to us???

Singing them happy birthday:-)

This is their buddy Garrett, the son of our very dear friends the Klines

Here is the whole fam...what a happy day!!!

Don't you just love the hats? They actually let us put them on them for a short period!

Mommy with her 'little man' Harry

Here are their fellow triplet buddies, the Corcorans. We had just helped celebrate their birthday 2 weeks earlier!

Friends hanging out...Tara is holding Olivia and Brooke is holding Tara's baby boy, Cole...such wonderful friends we are blessed with!!!

Our amazing picture-taking friend Amanda was also so gracious as to come and take pictures of the whole soon as we get those pictures back from her I will be sure to post them. I know they will be amazing!!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Almost One...

Hello everyone! It is so hard to believe that in a week from today, my three precious little babies are going to be turning one?!?! Although I knew this year would fly by (because everyone tells you that) I still find myself getting rather emotional about the fact that my amazing little angels are growing up. But of course it is a wonderful thing because they are doing SO well!!! This weekend we will be celebrating their birthday with family and friends at our house so I will be sure to post pictures from that.

As far as the past month (since it has been that long since I last posted a new blog...oops), we have just been enjoying the summer months as a family. We have done a lot of fun things such as go the Fishers Farmers Market for the first time. We also went out to eat with our friends, the Corcorans (they have the triplet boys), and boy was that fun! As you can imagine, it was quite a site with 4 adults and 6 babies at a table:-D We also attended their boys' first birthday party and that was tons of fun too!

And to update you all on the triplets...they are doing GREAT!!! Still getting bigger and bigger and just changing everyday. Everyone is officially crawling....and not only crawling, but crawling fast!!! They are EVERYWHERE and into EVERYTHING. But it is just so much fun to watch them:-) They are playing a ton together...their favorite game is to chase each other around the house...they just squeal! All three of the kiddos are also pulling themselves up to a stand and are able to take a few steps with mommy and daddy's's only a matter of time before our house is officially a zoo with crazy kiddos running wild:D

Anyway, here are some pictures to recap our past month of summer fun:

Bryan and I went to Kings Island with our friends Jay and Mary without the kiddos...we had a blast!

Here are the kiddos rooting on Daddy at his soccer game;-)

Daddy and Madeline hangin' out

Harry being a goof ball

Olivia and Harry playing with Mommy

Doesn't this picture just put a smile on your face???

Using Mommy as a jungle gym...look at Harry watching the t.v....he is watching Tiger Woods:-)

I just couldn't resist putting this picture up....are we having fun yet???

Sisters playing...

Olivia looking at Daisy cute!

Madeline LOVES to stand up in her crib now that she knows how

Now they are using Daddy as a jungle gym

Isn't this a funny picture of them all sitting watching the t.v.?

Harry and Daddy....this picture just melts my heart!


Here's Olivia showing off her new trick!

Sisters playing:-)

The next few pictures are of our first family trip to Holland Park. We had a blast with the kiddos! We let them play outside and they got to go in the kiddy swings for the first time. They all enjoyed it but of course Madeline, our little adventurous one, LOVED the swings. Here are Harry and Madeline exploring:

Harry swinging!

Madeline loving the swings

Olivia and Harry wondering why nobody is swinging them;-)

In this picture, Olivia is in the background begging for some of Daddy's milkshake...hehe

All three at the park!

Harry when he was first starting to crawl...go! go! go!

Here the triplets at their friends' the Corcoran triplets' first birthday party:

Harry and Madeline playing with Will

Olivia playing

Madeline riding the horsey...Mommy loves this!!! ;-)

Daddy and his girls...

Madeline's new thing is to crawl around with her toys in her mouth....crazy thing!

Here is Harry watching Daisy cute!