Saturday, June 24, 2006

Summer fun!

"C" saw the ENT and the tube in his left ear had fallen out and was sitting in his ear canal. The nurse pulled it out and said that the ear canal was still open and he didn't need surgery to insert a new tube! YEAH!!
We learned that "Z" is allergic to Sulfa (which is in Septra). She was taken it for a UTI and about a week later broke out in the worst hives I have ever seen. She would walk in the playroom looking fine and would come out 5 minutes later covered in hives and red rashes. About 10 minutes later they would disappear and reappear somewhere different on her body. It was crazy. She is on Zyrtec now and that seems to help with the hives.
For hubby's Father's Day gift, I made an appt. for us to have our 1st official family portrait taken. It turned out so beautiful. The kids were amazing that day and we got the best portraits of them individually and in a group. Even the photographer was amazed at how happy and well behaved they were. God has truly blessed us with amazing children (and the wisdom to raise them). (I will try and post the family picture once I figure out how to turn it the right way....long complicated story as to why I can't do it)
On Father's Day, we all went to the zoo. We are loving our membership there and are getting a lot of use out of it. (thanks Aunt Glenna) I have taken the kids several times by myself and hubby joined us for the 1st time on Father's Day. He had just as much fun as they did and asked if we would like to go again tomorrow.
I am approaching my 31st birthday next week. It is no big deal to me. Just another day, but I do get to go out to dinner (KID FREE) with my hubby to celebrate!!!!
We have been enjoying playdates with other sets of triplets and playing outside when it is not to hot. The kids helped us wash our cars today and they got wetter than the cars did. They also
enjoyed playing in the sprinklers.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

June Highlights

Z, C, & M cooling off in the water fountains

Playing in the stream

We are big kids now!

We are finally over the stomach bug. We learned from the stool samples that we all had giardia and were all treated with Flagyl---some yucky stuff!!! We are now all getting over sinus infections but that didn't stop us from taking our first trip to the Tennessee Aquarium last week. The kids had a blast! "M" is our nature girl and touched everything that they would let her. "Z" is our prissy one and didn't want to get her hands dirty and seemed to be bored most of the time. "C" is all boy and was just mischievous. They enjoyed the "Ocean Life" the most and got bored pretty quickly with the "River Life". Their favorite part of the whole trip was playing in the water fountain and streams. It was a nice refreshing way to end the day.

This weekend, we made the switch to eating at the dining room table. No more highchairs!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!! They are so proud to finally eat at the table with us. I enjoy not having to wash highchair trays anymore.

Ben received a promotion this week at work. He will be Director of Systems and Support. He will be in charge of 3 people and 6 or so workstudies. We are very proud of him!!!! Go Daddy!

"Z" had her 6 mo. checkup with her neurosurgeon yesterday and everything looks great. She will see him again in 6 months! He was impressed with her progress, as are we. "C" goes the ENT tomorrow to have the scar on his left ear looked at (from his hemangioma surgery) and to see if the tube in the same ear has fallen out. Hopefully not b/c that would mean another surgery to reinsert another one.

As you can see, the month of June has already been pretty busy for us! Looking forward to more fun in the sun though.