We had a fabulous Christmas. Last year the kids were too young to understand what was going on but this year their faces gleamed with excitement as they opened their presents. Grammy, Grandpa and Uncle Nick came to celebrate the day. Their big Christmas present from us was a play kitchen.
Josie and Mia seem a little more into the kitchen than Marcus. They gather all the food in baskets and move the dishes from one cabinet to another. Marcus has always preferred to be outside exploring or helping his dad with yard work (or watching TV) over playing with toys. But Aunt Tracey got him a gift that seems to keep his attention.
Other favorites from grammy and grandpa include a picnic table, Mr. Potato Heads, a Little People and a tool bench from Uncle Nick. Books and puzzles are also always popular.
Unfortunately Marcus had a little tummy bug this Christmas so he was pretty wiped out the whole day. Here he is taking a rest with Grammy and Chloe.
As for Max and I. Well, we have been blessed with the best Christmas present of all. We have 18 month old triplets. During the first year of their lives, life was a blur. It was difficult on so many levels. Now, life is much more manageable and rewarding. Our children wake up every morning with their best friends. Their squeals of delight echo through our house from morning till evening. It truly is a party every day. Watching them interact and grow together is the most unique and wonderful experience I could imagine. Sure, life can still be crazy challenging at times but the work is now well worth the payout. We truly have been given an amazing gift and we are so lucky to be the parents of triplets.
Oh, and for the past several days our kids have slept till nearly 8 AM. This is unheard of since they usually are up by 6:15 EVERY DAY. Maybe that is why I’ve been so chipper…