Triplet Princes and a Princess

Triplet Princes and a Princess

Our journey to hearing with Cormac while living our life with triplet boys and a baby girl.







Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Say it ain't so.

All of us are sick. It started yesterday with runny noses and now they have coughs and fevers. This is our second sickness of the winter. The last one lasted 2 weeks. I don't know if I can handle another two weeks. I feel so bad for them when they are sick. They are so miserable. Last winter we did not get sice ONCE! A lot to be said for staying in the house and not letting visitors over for 5 months. I swear I have thought about doing that again this year but it just doesn't seem feasible with toddlers. Not only would I lose my mind, but so would they. I think leaving the house every day is good for all of us. They really enjoy going out and socializing. I am hoping for a speedy recovery because we have some big plans for the weekend. You know us, once the month of March hits we are booked nearly every weekend for celebrating St Patrick's Day.

I saw this poem posted somewhere and thought today was a good day to share. With everyone sick it's one of those days where you just lay around and enjoy each other. Who cares if there is laundry to be done? Who cares if there are Cheerios smooshed into the rug in the family room (isn't that what the dogs are for?) This poem is a gentle reminder to not sweat the small stuff. Take time to enjoy TODAY. DOn't worry too much about tomorrow. And just be thankful you have today.


My Child

Just for this morning, I am going to smile when I see your face and laugh when I feel like crying.
Just for this morning, I will let you choose what you want to wear, and smile and say how perfect it is.
Just for this morning, I am going to step over the laundry, and pick you up and take you to the park to play.
Just for this morning, I will leave the dishes in the sink, and let you teach me how to put that puzzle of yours together.

Just for this afternoon, I will unplug the telephone and keep the computer off, and sit with you in the backyard and blow bubbles.
Just for this afternoon, I will not yell once, not even a tiny grumble when you scream and whine for the ice cream truck, and I will buy you one if he comes by.
Just for this afternoon, I won't worry about what you are going to be when you grow up, or second guess every decision I have made where you are concerned.
Just for this afternoon, I will let you help me bake cookies, and I won't stand over you trying to fix them.
Just for this afternoon, I will take us to McDonald's and buy us both a Happy Meal so you can have both toys.

Just for this evening, I will hold you in my arms and tell you a story about how you were born and how much I love you.
Just! for this evening, I will let you splash in the tub and not get angry.
Just for this evening, I will let you stay up late while we sit on the porch and count all the stars.
Just for this evening, I will snuggle beside you for hours, and miss my favorite TV shows.
Just for this evening when I run my finger through your hair as you pray, I will simply be grateful that God has given me the greatest gift ever given.

I will think about the mothers and fathers who are searching for their missing children, the mothers and fathers who are visiting their children's graves instead of their bedrooms, and mothers and fathers who are in hospital rooms watching their children suffer senselessly, and screaming inside that they can't handle it anymore.
And when I kiss you good night I will hold you a little tighter, a little longer. It is then, that I will thank God for you, and ask him for nothing, except one more day...............

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Quick post today

Just want to make sure I keep a record of maybe one of the cutest moments I have yet to witness between the boys. We went to look for some Irish caps for the boys for all the St Patty's Day festivities. We stayed out later than I anticipated and it was time for naps. I loaded them all in the car. Ciaran was in the middle seat with Colin to his right and Cormac to his left. Cormac and Colin fell asleep almost immediately. I glanced in the rear view mirror and because I could hear Ciaran giggling. He was holding both of his brothers hands while they slept. He was grinning from ear to ear and saying "Shhhh, Shhhh". He held their hands until we got home. He is so sweet I can't take it.

A picture perfect moment but we were in the car so their is no proof!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Obice?????

Colin walked around for days repeating this word over and over again. Frank and I could not figure out what the heck he was talking about. Well, I was reading a book to him and it had a robot. He points to the robot and says "obice". So, obice = robot. I said to him that's a robot and he said robot as clear as day. But again today he is saying obice. At least I know what he means now. They all have their own little way of saying certain words. Ciaran puts B on the word up so it always Bup. Now of course, Colin and Cormac say Bup. I correct them but it is no use. They will eventually say it correctly. Ciaran also says some weird word for open. It is now closer to open but sound like Bopel. Again, putting a "B" in the beginning. I noticed today it sounded more like "opel" so we are getting closer.

It seems they can almost say anything now. Yellow is very popular at the moment. Colin likes to say Purple. Everything is either Hot or Cold.

Waffle seemed like the word of the day. The three of them never said that word until this morning and all three can say it perfectly. Yesterday it was Banana. I can't tell you how many bananas they ate in a day.

Cormac is graduating to the bigger class at Summit Speech School. They feel he is ready to be with the older kids. I am glad his three friends are all going with him and the teacher is the same. It won't be much of a transition.

Ciaran has a shiner. I wasn't here when it happened but apparently his face met with a Hess truck.(I believe Colin was in possession of the Hess truck at the time but I have no proof!) It's not Ciaran's first shiner and I am sure it wont be his last. He is quite the scrapper for a little guy so I am sure he retaliated in some way.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Let is Snow

So far today I think was have about 6 inches of snow. It has stopped snowing but is supposed to start up again soon. I took the boys out in the yard to play in the snow. This is really the first time they "played" in the snow. Since I bought them snowpants, jackets and boots it about time they got to use them. Cause, Lord knows they won't fit them next year. It's not for lack of trying but we really didn't have any snow this year.

They LOVED LOVED LOVED the snow. Mind you, they wouldn't wear their mittens and couldn't understand why their hands were freezing. But I tried to keep their mittens on them. At least they left their hats on for the entire time. (Cormac only wore a hood because he hat kept making his magnets fall off and I wanted him to be able to hear me.)




Of course Duke and Duchess had to get in on the act. They go crazy for the snow.

Here is some video


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I gave Cormac a crew cut!


The hair pulling has progressed to a bald spot. Think male pattern baldness. For some reason he only plays with the hair in the center and never the front. He was starting to look like Ducky from that 80's movie with Molly Ringwald so I decided to buzz his head today. I think the buzz cut is better than a comb over. I plan to let his beautiful blonde curls grow back when he gets out of this phase. Until then, he will have to sport a buzz cut. He sat on my lap and let me buzz his head with no problems. The other two nuts who FREAK OUT at the barber starting crying because they wanted my to do it to their heads. So, I pretended to buzz their heads. Maybe this will get them used to hair cuts and it will cut down on the drama we usually have to endure.

With a face like Cormac's it really doesn't matter what his hair looks like. He'll always be beautiful.

I am think Ciaran and Colin might be having a meeting with the buzzer for the summer.

Monday, February 18, 2008

I'd Rather Have A Root Canal....

than have triplets. Someone ACTUALLY said this to me once. I wasn't really offended because people say stupid comments to me all the time. Well, I just had a root canal this evening. I am now officially OFFENDED. My triplets are BY FAR better than a root canal. Now, I thought I knew this already but as the numbness is starting to wear off I am POSITIVE my boys rank WAY WAY HIGHER than a root canal. I would trade a root canal for 3 or 4 months of bedrest and discomfort any day. Think about it at the end of a long time of bed rest and house confinement, multiple hospital stays, medicine that made you a little crazy and occasionally puke there was a HUGE reward: Ciaran, Colin and Cormac. At the end of this root canal?? After the numbness wears off what do I have to look forward to? Nothing but pain and a follow up visit to the dentist.

So, whoever you were who made that comment, I only have one thing to say:

I hope all your teeth fall out!

Ok, that's all for today.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Happy Birthday, Meema!

Today was my Mom's birthday so we headed up to Trisha's house for a little family get together.

Here's my Mom with all the grandkids. Not such an easy task any longer.



The boys just love going to Trisha's house especially with all their cousins. The noise volume, well lets just say it's not too easy to have a conversation with all the kids running wild. It's so nice to have everyone together. These are the days you want to remember forever.

The boys gave my Mom a book for her birthday. It's called a Grandparent's Legacy. Basically, it is a journal with questions she is supposed to answer. It will tell the story of her life. When the boys are older they will have this book to know anything they wanted to know about Meema. I think it is a book that will be cherised by family in years to come.

Before heading up to Trisha's we spent a relaxing morning at home. (Well, if you call making lasagna, meatballs and baking a cake relaxing) But it was a fun morning all in all. We did our usual bird and squirrel watching from my bedroom window. This is a typical Saturday and Sunday morning event. Today we let the dogs in with us too. All I can say is I think we need to upgrade to a King size bed. With all of us and the dogs it sure is crowded.



This sure was a wonderful day.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! (A day late)

This is the best I could get of the three together!




I couldn't have four sweeter Valentines(Yep, Frank included!. Who needs candy when you have the three most beautiful boys and the best husband a girl could ask for???

We made Frank some special Valentines as an art project yesterday. We painted hearts using Q-Tips as paint brushes. Keeps the mess to a minimum. Then we (I) cut out the hearts and I let them glue them to paper. Frank adored them.








We went out to lunch with my mom for Valentine's Day. The boys enjoyed yummy pancakes with strawberries. Boy, did they eat a lot. They are such good little boys when they are out to eat. No fussing or crying not food throwing. It was a nice little treat in the middle of the day to go out to lunch. (except for the bitchy woman when we first walked in) If you have nothing nice to say than don't bother talking to me.

I think some of my favorite pictures of the boys are from last Valentine's Day. They still weren't walking so they were much more cooperative. In case you forgot, here they are:

I am feeling really bad photos I have been getting lately. I haven't been very creative. I will have to think of something really good for Easter. (I am thinking bunny ears and tails) It's all about cooperation and almost two year olds are just not very cooperative!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

MESSY MESSY MESSY!

Why is it the favorite things to eat are always the messiest? I mean these three can't get enough pasta and meatballs BUT what a disaster. This is after last night's dinner. What a mess! This meal ended and they went directly to the bathtub. As you can see they are happy as they could be. They ate like little pigs. I could not believe the amount of pasta they consumed. I am guessing they take after Frank. I cannot imagine what it is going to feed them (and I am including Frank) in a few years. Our food bill is astronomical and they are not even two. Ciaran was in a wacky mood last night. Once I took the camera out. He was making his "smile" face. Not sure where he got it but it cracks me up. I am trying to upload the video but am having problems. Hope this works:




Colin finally has another tooth. He has one eye tooth peeking thru his gum. I was starting to think he was missing them. Cormac and Ciaran each have 16 teeth and have had them forever. Colin only has 12 (well, I guess 13 since this new tooth is coming in). He has been a drooling machine for the past couple of weeks so I guess he was teething. Luckily, none of the boys get upset when they get new teeth. I have never had to give them anything. They just would one day have another tooth.

We have three chatterbugs lately. I swear they can say anything (Cormac included)but they really talk the most when they are home with me and Frank. Meatball is my new favorite word. That is a new word and they sound funny when they say it. Ciaran likes to add a "B" to words that don't start with "B". Bup means up, Bopen for open and Bapple for apple. Of course, the other two follow his lead so I must say a million times a day "There is no B in UP!" I am sure they will grow out of it.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

The last week

It's been over a week since I updated the blog. Where do I start? We went to a Superbowl party and it was a blast. The boys had such a great time. We got them home early enough so Frank and I could watch the second half while they were asleep. What an amazing football game. Probably one of the best games I have ever seen to date. We aren't even Giant fans but we were so happy they won. Because, no one likes the Patriots!

Tommy and Juanita surprised us and brought Corinne to visit from Texas. We were finally able to meet her. She is such a cutie. I am so sad they went back to Texas. They have only been in Texas a short time but Corinne already has cowboy boots!
Here she is:

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The boys were starting to look like girls so we went for some hair cuts. I think this is Ciaran and Colin's 3rd or 4th haircut. This is pure torture for these children. You would think we were cutting off a limb. Ciaran was much better and stopped crying midway through. Colin, on the other hand, freaked during the entire haircut. It takes two people to keep him still. This is not an enjoyable experience. As soon as they are done they are fine and smiling and laughing.

Cormac has never had a haircut. How could I cut those blonde curls?? Well, he has a new habit of playing with his hair and started looking kind of crazy so I cut his hair. I felt so bad but it had to be done. When Ciaran and Colin got their first haircut we took a video and pictures. It was a big deal. I decided at the last minute to cut Cormac's hair so all I have is a picture from my mom's cell phone. Cormac never cried. Sat their in the little car and smiled and played. He is so different than Ciaran and Colin. Here is the picture of him after his haircut. It's a little blurry since it was taken with a phone. He looks like a big boy now.



Just to show you the difference. Here are Ciaran and Colin at their last haircut.





The boys got these really cute track suits from Nadine for Christmas. I think they are the most adorable things ever! I think they look like little mini mobsters but you all know I grew up in Belleville.

The whole gang







Saturday, February 2, 2008

These three are a little crazy

A friend of the family, Kiki, stopped by on Friday night to visit. Not only was she kind enough to bring dinner for me and Frank but she came bearing gifts for the boys: Monster Hess trucks with two motorcycles on the back of each truck. These trucks do it all. They have lights, sound effects. I think this might be their favorite gift ever. Now, going to bed last night was a little tought. Prying three monster trucks out of six little but mighty strong hands is not the simplist of tasks. Colin nearly lost his mind. I finally gave in and let them each sleep with a motorcycle. I would have let them sleep with the trucks but the lights and the noise would have had them up playing all night! Here is what all the Hoopla was about:

Kiki also gave them Giants shirts to celebrate the Giants making it to the Super Bowl. Back to why I say they are crazy little boys. Once we put them in the shirts they thought it was hilarious. The shirts are huge so they look like they are wearing dresses. I really can't describe it so here is the video:
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And another video:
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You just never know how these three will react. I get the biggest kick out of them. Big thanks to Kiki for all the gifts. When Kiki left all three of them cried at the window saying "Kiki, Kiki". I had to promise them she would come back and visit soon. So, Kiki, if you are reading this I hope you come back soon!