First, could they BEE any cuter??? We are still not great at sitting up for extended periods, and getting BOTH to sit up at the same time is nearly impossible. Especially since they just want to roll off and explore.
They loved being outside. It was more than 70 degrees on Halloween! That wasn't what I planned when I bought these nice snuggly warm costumes!
Getting a picture of all three kids is NOT an easy feat. So, we have to take what we can get. Even if it means that no one smiles or makes eye contact, or that we have to bribe Mairead with lollipops.
I think that Jack is on the left and Ben is on the right. But if my life depended on it... I'm not quite sure!
In this one, I KNOW that Ben is on the left and Jack on the right. This picture was taken at the Halloween party we went to. There were so many babies there! Mairead and Ailish were the big kids, and there were lots of little ones about the same age as Jack and Ben. It was great to see everyone and we had a lot of fun. Thanks to the Luz family for inviting us for a great afternoon!
Mairead as a ladybug (sometimes she called it a butterfly, but close enough!).
She loved her costume. She wore it during her nap and pretty much all day. She would not take off her shiny red shoes (from my aunt, Judy) because she loves them so much.
No, I don't actually have triplets- this is our friend, Brady! Brady is Jen and Chip's little boy and he is about 6wks older than the boys. He is also much quicker on the draw and can get a toy away from even Jack, who is a known toy hoarder.
Mairead's favorite part of Halloween was running through leaves and throwing them up in the air (it was very windy!). She would then close her eyes and yell, 'whee!' as they rained down on her.
Ben was hiding out under my witch hat.
Dressing, preparing, and arranging three kids under three for Halloween pictures took four adults, and we still couldn't get all three to sit up, sit still, and smile for a picture together!
The only not so fun thing about Halloween is that we took the boys to get their H1N1 vaccine about an hour before the party. Not the best timing, but we took what we could get. Now, all three kids have had flu shots and H1N1 vaccines. Here's hoping we can avoid anything serious. I will say that the shots seem to be disagreeing with the boys. They have been fussy and have had very runny noses since then, so they are not happy. Neither is Mom since I was up all night with them. One or the other was awake pretty much all night- poor things. Poor Dave had to get up for work today after a much interrupted night's sleep. I am hoping they are just having a reaction to the shot and that they are not getting sick. Keep your fingers crossed!
On the day before Halloween, we had a very special delivery in the mail! Grandma and Grandpa sent some Halloween treats for the kids. Mairead loved opening the box and exploring what was inside-- some of her favorite things! Crayons, coloring books, a 'lift the flap' book (she loves those), some cute tights, and the best thing of all- three little rubber duckies dressed up for Halloween. She LOVES them. When she wakes up in the morning, she walks around asking, "ducks? ducks?" until we find them. Same thing after a nap. There are three ducks and while I am sure that Grandma intended for each grandchild to have one, Mairead has definitely commandeered the little guys. I'm sure she will share a little bit with Jack and Ben.
Here's Mairead exploring her box of treats!
Thank you, Grandma and Grandpa! And, happy Halloween to you all!