As Christmas grows near, so do the guests that come to shower our girls with kisses...and that's a good thing! It's good for a couple of reasons.
Primarily, it's great that we're able to capture so many memories of the girls with their friends and family. I'm sure your parents told you what kind of things you were doing when you were one, well, if they remember. Surely you don't, do you? These little ladies will form memories when they get old from looking at these photos and reading these stories. After a while, they'll even try to figure out if what they're remembering is based on an actual memory or if it's just from these photos. Funny how that works.
The second, and most important, reason is because we don't have to drive anywhere! For years, without kids, we were the ones that had to travel for every holiday. Now, everyone comes to us! This doesn't mean we won't take trips in the future, it just means that, for now, we can enjoy these holidays with memories filled with family and not the crazy trips that typically accompany getting to see your family. Though, some would argue those memories are just as important. Those "some" probably don't have triplets however. We'll get there. Just not yet :)
Last weekend, my mom (aka Nana) came to visit on her way to Virginia from Oregon. She stayed for a few days to fill up her triplet tank until she comes back our way again. She was just here a few months ago, but the girls have grown leaps and bounds since then. As I'm sure she would attest, it was a completely different visit.
Sophie likes giving kisses now. A little too freely actually.
Izzy, smiling with Nana
Maddy, getting in a giggle or two
Is she pushing down or pulling up? You make the call. (hint: look at her face)
Our pretty little lady
Izzy's starting to stick up for herself a little more. We've been letting the girls "work things out" when they both want the same toy and Sophie, being a little bigger, would usually out-muscle one of the other girls. Well, not so fast my friend. Izzy's using her booty to stake her claim and Sophie doesn't like it one bit.
Nana and Sophie working on blowing kisses
Maddy, working on the xylophone
So, I thought someone just forgot to wipe the sweet potato dinner off of Maddy's face. Alas, we found out that we're feeding Maddy too much "orange stuff" and it's turning her skin orange! Go figure.
Maddy, excited to see Meg, lunges in for a kiss and hug (no, that's not a straw coming out of her glass)
Yes, there are gates in almost every pic with the girls
Saying their goodbyes...