To start the Christmas weekend, we went to Grammy and Grampy's house on Christmas Eve to open presents and have brunch. Here is Harry with his new sit and spin:
Here are the girls opening one of their presents while Darma looks on
Grammy showing Olivia how to use her new piano
The trio watching the dancing Santa...they loved this funny thing!
With Grammy and Grampy:-)
For Christmas Eve dinner, we had over all the family for our traditional lasagna dinner. Here they are dressed up in front of our Christmas tree:
Olivia posing in front of the fireplace...so pretty!
Harry and Mads...she loved her pockets on her dress!
And here's the whole fam:-D
The kids were SO excited on Christmas morning when they look downstairs and saw their presents under the tree. They all shouted "presents!!!" and took off running to the tree. Here they go:
They love their new vacuum...it really sucks up dirt!
Madeline opening her new Elmo present...she was so excited when she saw him!
Harry "talking" with their new Elmo
Olivia and Harry playing with their new beading set
Daddy took an arial shot of the christmas morning fun!
For Christmas day and dinner all the family met over at Nana's house for more presents and food. We had so much fun! Here the girls are with Aunt Leah and Nana opening with new grocery cart.
I realized that I hadn't posted any pictures of our winter time activities so I thought I would catch everyone up with our past 6 weeks or so. Daddy got a few extra days off around Christmas so we decided to take the kiddos to the Children's Museum (along with everyone else in town!) to see the Jolly Days exhibit. Unfortunately the line for the slide was WAY too long but the kids had a blast nonetheless. Here is Olivia running around the Playscape:
Madeline "driving" the backhoe
Playing in the sand together
Madeline in the race car
And Harry too!
This was as close to the slide as we got...oh well:-)
With Christmas time this year, came our first trip to see Santa! We took the kids to the Christmas on the Farm at Traders Point Creamy where they had Santa, live reindeer and lots of yummy food. Here the triplets are waiting in line to see Santa:
Olivia was first to go and did great! Of course, when Santa asked what she wanted for Christmas she said "no" to everything he suggested. I guess she is an easy one!
Very quickly Harry wanted to join Olivia on Santa's lap and they both did great. But when we asked Madeline it was a different story....
This was as close as Madeline was going to get to Santa! Altough I consider it a huge success considering there was no tears:-)
Checking out the reindeer...they loved them!
December was unusually snowy for Indiana this year but it was fun to have a white Christmas! We took the kids out after the first snow at the beginning of December not sure what to expect considering last year they all three screamed when we took them out in the snow. It's amazing what a difference a year makes becuase they loved the snow! Daddy took them for a sled ride and taught them how to make snow balls. Here are our three little eskimos:
Although we made the decision to keep our fake tree considering I already have too many things to take care of in my house, Nana helped me take the kiddos to a local Christmas Tree farm for some fun. Here we are in front of a tree in their barn:
Nana with Madeline and Harry
Harry LOVED these big lights!
The triplets are still loving preschool. Their teacher Mrs. Truwe is a saint of a woman and takes such great care of the kiddos. Here is Olivia at their fall party: