Monday, June 28, 2010

Father's Day

This post may be a little more than a week old, but hey, would you expect anything less from me!!! In all honesty, this has been the one post that has given me the most trouble. SO much has happened in the last two weeks with the babies, that it’s almost made my head spin. It is so amazing how much development goes on between 9 months and a year! There will be more on that on a later post this week. I think one of the reasons this has been such a hard post for me to put together is that it is so hard to put into words what this day actually means to me.
As I sit out here on our new deck (pictures to come later), enjoying one of my father’s day presents, a good cigar from my new stocked humidor, after a hellish night of trying to get the babies fed and off to bed by myself, I am trying to figure out what father’s day actually is all about. When I was a kid, it meant going out and getting some cheesy gift for my dad, like a tie (which he never wore because he was in the Navy), or the quintessential bottle of Old Spice and giving it to him with a dorky little card that I picked out all by myself and letting him enjoy the day doing whatever he wanted to do. That is kind of what I thought it would be like for my first father’s day. My plans were to sleep in late, grill out, drink beer, watch the US Open and hang out with my dad. Well, that didn’t exactly happen. First off, I was sick as a dog ALL weekend long! I felt like crap all day. It was awful. I think the whole weekend I ate one grill cheese, one bowl of soup, and three Chick-Fil-A nuggets. I did drink an entire bottle of Gatorade in one day though!
While I was laying on the couch miserable watching the Open on Sunday, I really started to realize exactly what father’s day means to me. Bear with me on this one, as most of you know, I am not much of a writer, but I am going to try and put into words what it does mean to me…
On August 28th of last year, my life changed so much in the three minutes it took for my three wonderful children to be born. No offense to my wife, but that was the single greatest moment of my entire life. I truly believe that all the events in my life, good and bad, led up to that moment. As my mother once told me, not sure where she got it from, but, I went into that operating room a boy, and came out a man. I had no idea up to that moment that it was possible to ever love anything more than life itself. And I could say that times three! Those three little people are the single reason that I try to be a better person every day. They are complete motivation to become a better person, man, husband and father. There is absolutely nothing that I would not do for those three little angels. It is absolutely amazing how It is so much fun to watch them grow and learn new things right before my eyes. It is absolutely amazing my fast they learn new things and discover the world around them, those are the joys of my life.
As you can tell, I am pretty proud of the new roll that I have been given in my life. I just hope that I can live up to all the expectations that I have given myself. I want to be the best father to them that I can be, and will do everything in my power to become that person. I know that I am not perfect. I have my faults and shortcomings, and have made many mistakes in my past, but I know that none of that matters. All that matters now are those three perfect little babies that I adore so much.

Thanks for reading my ramble. It comes from the heart. Now onto what you came for, the pictures. I leave you with a great quote from a greater man…

“It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.” ~Pope John XXIII
Sick Daddy and his Trioux

Paw-Paw and The Trioux

Trioux finally big enough for the choo-choo wagon!
Addi trying to bust out
My princess Kate
Drinking and driving

Jack content in his basket

My fathers day t-shirt (thanks pyjammy)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Silly Addi

Our little Addi is quite the huckster. Here lately she has developed a funny little habit. We are not quite sure who taught her this, but it is so funny to watch her do it and wanted to share it. She loves to do it while she is eating and sometimes as you could guess, it gets a little messy! On another note, Addi is now known as the sneaky tooth! Somehow over the last week or so, she got her third tooth! This time one on top! She is bound and determined to do everything first among the Trioux.

Monday, June 14, 2010

9 Months (A little past due)

Time for some new updates for the blog. As usual, things have been so busy around here that the blog has been put on the back burner. I am going to try and do a few updates over the next few days to get it caught up. I can tell you one thing, anyone who is reading this, has triplets and is able to keep up with their blog on a weekly basis, is MY HERO!!! Not sure how you can do it.
Oh well, here goes. Just a quick and short one tonight because all my meds are about to kick in and I will probably pass out. I hit the trifecta today, double ear infection, sinus infection and bronchitis! Crystal has an ear infection and caught pink eye from the Trioux, so we are all trying to get on the mend.

Since our last visit, we have gone a little crazy in the tooth department. Last time, Addi was the only one with a single tooth. About a week later, she proceeded to outdo her siblings again and bust through another tooth before the others. Kate did not take that too well and without us even knowing she broke through a tooth. The only way we knew it was she smiled real big that weekend while eating and there it was!!! CRAZY! Little mister didn’t get his first tooth until this last weekend, almost a month after Addi led the way. Of course he took it worse than the girls. The night before it broke through was a VERY long night! He was not a happy camper and let EVERYONE know it! Kate and Addi’s teeth are coming through so much that you can see them clearly every time they smile. It is the sweetest thing. I have been trying to get a picture of it, but they are sneaky little chicas!

Another huge milestone is that we have three movers and shakers! Of course Addi led the way and was the first to army crawl followed closely by Jack. The two of them would just pull themselves all around the play room. It was one of the best things to watch. Here is a short video of Addi and Jack racing to a toy. Who do you think won that battle?!?!? LOL! Kate was actually the last to start crawling, mainly because she wanted to learn the proper way to crawl, on her hands and knees! Once she figured it out, she was EVERYWHERE! Then Addi learned how to crawl on her hands and knees and is pulling up on everything, including her brother and sister when they are sitting up, and crawling on top of them! It is so funny to watch. I will try to get some video of that later.

Now on to the pictures. Kind of a potpourri of things, but its been a while. They are growing so fast and we are having SO much fun. They are the single greatest thing to ever happen to us! We so undeservedly blessed. I leave you with what came to mind at 6:30 on Sunday morning:

"Rise up this morning; Smile with the rising sun; Three little birds, sit on my doorstep; Singing sweet songs; a melody that's pure and true."

Align Center

Daddy and his Trioux!

I had to give him a citation for drinking and driving.

Our little princess Kate

"Let me out of here!!!"

Addi beating up on her brother

They love sitting up on their own

The Trioux Train

The Trioux with their Paw-Paw

On the move!

Everyone playing nicely for the moment!

This is our bed time feeding that is about to change. Moving to high chairs for ALL meals!

Jack after a long afternoon of fending his sisters off

"Not that way Addi!" Silly girl

Addi passed out after a long day

Our wonderful Dr. Dobak (he is the main reason we have such a healthy Trioux)

Happy Babies