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.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Things that make me smile...

I was thinking about all the things in my life that bring a smile to my face. Not just the obvious, but the small things. So here is a list:

It makes me smile when Ciaran calls Rice Krispe Treats "rice christmas trees".

It makes me smile when Calleigh smiles. Her whole faces changes and she reminds so much of Colin..

It makes me smile when the boys sing "We're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of oz"

It makes me smile when I play hide and seek with the boys and they just can't stop giggling. They are by far the WORST hiders in the world.

It makes me smile when Ciaran calls me "Mamma" even though I know I am being played.

It makes me smile to look into my yard and see all three boys on the glider together making up stories of where they are traveling.

It makes me smile to see Calleigh trying to crawl. And I also smile because she is such a little Diva sometimes.

It makes me smile (even though I pretend I don't think it's funny) to watch the boys "moon" each other. No, I never taught them that but my Mom is for sure to blame.

It makes me smile when Cormac puts me in a head lock when you sleep with him as his way of cuddling.

It makes me smile that Colin loves to talk at night in his bed. It's more reminiscing than talking. He has the best memory ever.

It makes me smile that Ciaran is such a little boy with such a big attitude. He can be so disagreeable at times but it cracks me up for some reason.

It makes me smile Colin and Ciaran still can't say the letter "L" cause it's so darn cute.

It makes me smile Cormac can says a PERFECT letter "L" and constantly tries to teach them how to say it right.

It makes me smile that Ciaran calls "candy' "tandy" even though he can say the letter "c". It's some sort of mental block.

It makes me smile how much of a little lover Colin is to people.

It makes me smile to hear their little conversations.

It makes me smile to hear their belly laughter.

It makes me smile how they will defend each other to the end against others but will quickly sell out another to me!

It makes me smile when they call their father "cranky Frankie" (I am guilty of teaching that one!)

It makes me smile they said for my birthday they want to buy me sparkly shoes with jewels on them and a fancy dress to go with it.

It makes me smile to hear the boys voices when they talk to Calleigh. They use a total different voice and it's adorable.

It makes me smile to peek in on them when they are sleeping.

It makes me smile that they choose to be together but have no problem being apart.

It makes me smile that the love little girls to play with them.

It makes me smile to hear Calleigh "talk". She has such a deep voice.

It makes me smile that Calleigh has red hair.

It makes me smile my kids are the "commando kids". I had to wrestle them into underwear to go to school.

It makes me smile that Frank has no chance against Calleigh. Can you butter??? I can just see him forking over his credit card in a few years.

It makes me smile to think that my house might actually be less cluttered some day.

It makes me smile because I love that clutter because that means kids are in the house.

It makes me smile when I put the song "hey soul sister" on in the car and Colin and Cormac sing it word for word. But the expressions on their faces when they hear the first beat is priceless.

It makes me smile when Cormac sticks his tongue in his cheek when he is up to something.

It makes me smile that everything that happens is an "accident" according to Colin.

It makes me smile when Colin says something and then says "no, Mom, I was just kidding you".

I think I could go on and on but these are the ramblings I came up with today....

So, what makes you smile?

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Over three weeks!

I think that's the longest I've gone without updating the blog in a long time. CHalk it up to us just enjoying the rest of our summer. The boys still didn't start school. They went today for an hour and I stayed with them. Seemed so silly because every kid in the class had been in preschool before. Monday marks their "official" first day. You know, the day of pictures with me and Frank with giant back packs on their backs. The day they get to wear the shirt they picked out. Start praying to the UPS gods the third one arrives by tomorrow or it's going to suck. One of the downfall of having triplets...hard to find three of the same clothes in the same size. Obviously, by looking at my pictures I have mastered it but this one couldn't be found and had to be ordered.

Cormac will not have the same Teacher of the Deaf this year. She is still from Summit Speech School. I met her briefly last year and she is great. She is also very proactive and likes to keep me involved. I always like that. We are meeting tomorrow to go over his FM system and make sure it is up and running for Monday. I honestly never learned anything about it. If I am being truthful I really feel like I was the worst CI parent ever last year. WIth Calleigh being so sick I feel like I was out of the loop with his Teacher of the Deaf. Not like me at all. I guess we were at a place where I KNEW he was OK so I let myself focus on Calleigh. Many guilty sleepless nights have come from it. Cormac, however, is no worse for wear.

This is a new year. A new start. Calleigh is so much healthier. She doesn't have as many doctors appointments. No surgeries are in her future so I can get back to a little normalcy. As for Calleigh, she just had her 15 month well visit. She weighed in at a whopping 18.5 pounds and is 26 inches long. She's a little firecracker. She might start Kindergarted in an infant bucket car seat! But you know what? I don't care. She is starting to crawl and pick herself up to standing. She is babbling NON stop. She says Mama, Dada and hat. I am waiting anxiously to see what she will call her brothers. When the boys were little and couldn't say each others names they called each other "Ree Ree" (ciaran), "ollie" Colin, and "mick mack or mimick for Cormac. I still call them those names because they are so adorable.

We are starting Flag Football next week. Should be interesting. I can't wait to see them play. They have no clue how to play so we shall see. They are all excited.

We spent the last few weeks literally at the beach. We didn't come home for about 2 weeks came home for 5 days and spent the weekend after Labor Day away with friends at a different beach. The boys had their first sleepover since we were all staying in the same house. Kennedy is their best friend and she loves them. They love her even more. Not to mention their little brother, Jack. Ciaran is his idol! She call the boys the "chiplets" instead of triplets. I said they sound like a rock band. "kennedy and the chiplets" I guess when they are older she will have to decide who she loves best. As of today it's Ciaran, however, Colin says he is marrying her. They are 4!!!

Lots of pictures to come very soon.