Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Mommy and crew b/4 Trick or Treating


C & M in their Halloween t-shirts

The girls with their favorite friend and helpers from the Bell Center.

Halloween this year has been so much fun! The kids were excited to dress up, crave pumpkins, and of course, say "Trick or Treat" to get some candy!!! This year we decided that the kids would wear comfortable and practical costumes. The girls were Auburn cheerleaders and C was an Auburn football player. Our love of Auburn football has rubbed off on them and the decision seemed easy. They were very happy to run around yelling "War Eagle--Hey!!" and "Auburn Football" with LOTS of enthusiasm.

This year they got to wear their costumes on 2 different days. Their early intervention center had a Halloween party Friday and they got to parade around the building showing off to everyone. They also got to wear their costumes today to mother's day out and tonight for "Halloween on the Hilltop" here on campus and to trick or treating. They did so good trick or treating too. They did get a little impatient when the person didn't open the door as soon as they knocked though. They also didn't understand the concept of "only take one" but who cares. They are only three yrs. old.

We gave them a cloth bag in the shape of a pumpkin with their names embroidered on the front to collect candy in and a pumpkin flashlight that makes sounds when you turn it on. They were so excited about them that they took them to bed with them at nap time so they could be ready to trick or treat as soon as they woke up. After 30 minutes though, I had to go in and take the flashlights away b/c they were having TOO much fun with them! They did very good carrying their own bags and collecting candy but the flashlights ended up inside the candy bag.

Overall, we had a very fun and successful Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!

C- opening his 1st birthday gift

Z and M opening their first birthday gifts

C- on the way to Mother's Day Out on his birthday

M-(in her favorite hat) and Z on their way to MDO on their birthday

C-M-Z at their party at the Bell Center

On October 5th, Z, M, and C celebrated their 3rd birthday. It is so hard to believe that they are 3 yrs. old. It seems just like yesterday that we were holding them for the first time in the NICU. They have come such a long way. Here are their THEN and NOW stats.

Z- Birth- 2 lbs. & 10 oz. and 14 1/2 inches
Now- 30 lbs. & 37 inches

M- Birth- 2 lbs. & 8 oz. and 15 1/4 inches
Now- 32 lbs. & 38 inches

C- Birth- 2 lbs. & 6 oz. and 14 3/4 inches
Now- 33 lbs. & 38 inches

We are so thankful to their early intervention teachers at Hand in Hand and the Bell Center. Without their knowledge, guidance, and loving care, our trio would have not made all of the progress (developmentally) that they have in the past 3 years. God has richly blessed us!!

The kids had such a fun birthday week. They had a party on their actual birthday (Thurs.) with their friends in Mother's Day Out. They had another party the next day with their friends at the Bell Center. They had a "Wiggles and Sports" birthday party on Saturday with their friends, who also happen to be multiples, at a big gym here on campus. They LOVE birthday cake (or cookie) and presents. They continued celebrating their birthday this week as a few last minute gifts arrived from family and friends who couldn't attend the party. They will be sad when the presents stop coming and the last of the birthday is gone though!!

HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY Z-M-C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!