11.28.2007

Festival of Trees


So this isn't triplet related, but I wanted to post some pictures of what I've been involved with for the past couple months. I was in charge of decorating a tree donated by my church for the Festival of Trees. If you don't know what that is, let me explain. Individuals, organizations, groups, businesses donated fully decorated trees to be auctioned off for charity. The charity this year is for helping homeless people get off the streets and get jobs and begin anew. So it's a really great cause. Anyway, I received donations for the ornaments and I bought them and put the tree together. I've pretty muched worked on it any free minute for the past two months and nobody is happier that I'm done than my husband. He's been extremely supportive and I couldn't have done it without him--but I know he's glad to have me back. :) I couldn't have completed this project without the help of some more wonderful people, either! Thank you to the Suggs ladies, Helen, Michele, Katy, Spring, Doris, Jennifer, my mom, my sisters, Barbara, Lynn Dee, Sandra, Linda, everyone who volunteered and members of the Sac 1st and 2nd wards. THANK YOU!!!!


The theme is "Let Music and Love Fill the Air"



I think it turned out really great..I am pleased!! Thanks again to everyone who contributed!!

11.26.2007

Post Turkey Day AND 11 months tomorrow!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! We did! We are beyond grateful for our millions (and counting!) of blessings.

Jordyn and Avery had their first thanksgiving feast! They had turkey, sweet potatoes and apple sauce! I pureed the turkey myself! :) I was going to do the potatoes too, but I never got a chance to go to the store to get them. Oh well, it still worked. Jordyn LOVED it, which is good, because she is the pickier eater of the two. She loves veggies but doesn't really eat more than 2 bites of the fruits. Avery liked the taste of it, but she didn't like the texture and gagged a little on it. She kept wanting more, but once she had a bite she would make this horrible face. It was so funny. We are still working on getting Ashleigh to not gag and throw up when she eats pureed veggies or cereal. We are making some progress, though.

However, yesterday, Ashleigh said "mama"! To me! On command! It was so great. She is the first to say it on command, referring to me specifically. They are so smart. They "talk" to each other now a lot, too. And by talking, I mean screaming. If they hear one on the monitor, or when they first see each other after naps, they scream as if to say "oh hi!!" or "yay! my sister!". It is so awesome to see. They chase each other and giggle. And sometimes they push each other and beat each other up, but I'm sure they are curious and just want to play. :) It's truly amazing. Jordyn is becoming an independent walker. Avery is too, but really more of a runner. She walks just like she crawls---super fast! Her feet get ahead of her and she eats it HARD. But once she gets it, she will be outta here.


I am so proud of my girls and I'm proud of how Tony and I are doing. I think that we are pretty darn good parents. And we love our kids more than life. What more could a person ask for?

Ashleigh in her 'Sgiving outfit

Jordyn bein' a Turkey

(my camera battery died so no picture of Avery but she's on video)

11.12.2007

One small step for man....

....and FIVE for Jordyn!!!

She took five steps all on her own this evening! That is the most EVER! Yay for Jordy! She is so walking within a month. She waves like a pro too. Now if we could only get her (and the other girls) to understand the word NO. Then we'd be set.

Poor Ashy. She is having a rough night. She has a bad cough, runny nose and I think her teeth are bothering her. She's been crying all night. It is now 1:30 AM and she's just fallen asleep
**i hope**. The big problem is that Jordyn has been awake the entire time too. And now that we are so far past bedtime, there is no tiredness in sight. For her anyway. Fun night and tomorrow for the mommy and daddy. Tony has to take his parents to the airport early tomorrow---of course, right? At least Avery went to bed at 8 and has stayed asleep--so far.

So yeah. No sleep. Again. I am seriously tired.

11.09.2007

Teeth, Teeth and more Teeth!

Jordyn has one bottom tooth and one more coming. Avery has two bottom and a top one poking through. Ashleigh's first tooth popped through yesterday and her top two eye teeth are coming in. Weird.

Ash's cough has gotten worse so I took her to the doctor today. He listened to her breathe and she was wheezing and having a "reactive airway" as he put it. So, long and the short of it, asthma. He didn't say if it was permanent or something she'll outgrow. We have to get a little breathing apparatus for her. Shouldn't be too bad. I hope anyway.

The girls turned 9 months adjusted on the 5th which was Monday. I am so happy that they all crawled by then and all pull themselves up. That was kind of a little "marker" I set for the girls. I wanted them to be able to do certain things by then, and by golly! They did! They are so smart and beautiful and getting so big. I just marvel at them and the fact that I was chosen to be their mommy. Even though it seems surreal that I even have kids. I know they are mine, but it's almost like I'm babysitting for someone else. Albeit, 24/7!! :) But it's fun. And they truly are so good. Crazy... but good.