Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Summer Fun

We have some family visiting from Ohio this week and the kids met for the first time last night. Emma Grace is almost 2, so she's a little older than our three, but they were thrilled to have someone much closer to their own size in the play zone with them. She had the cutest pigtails that Clark was eyeballing from the get-go. I think he was planning his attack, though he never actually pulled on them. Nanny Barbara also took our three back to the zoo today and used her recently purchased Runabout Triple Stroller. I'm sure this drew some attention, but she loves this type of stroller much more than trying to pull the choo choo wagon around. Three toddlers can get a little heavy to pull all over the zoo. :) We have more "footage" from our new porch area that now has shade and the padded mats so that they don't knock themselves out if they fall down. It can get a little "slippery when wet" (a little Bon Jovi memory here), but it's lots of fun and we just have to be careful.

We also have a little video from our Father's Day breakfast at McDonald's with Grandpa, Uncle Stevie and Uncle Albert (and Daddy, of course). Notice the burp by Clark while snuggling with Daddy. It was his little gift. :)

I'm going to get this posted and go visit with the family for a while. We'll check back in soon.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Trips Go Flip

While it may be Father's Day coming up on Sunday, Mommy got a new toy! I found a GREAT deal on a Flip Video camera. If you don't know what they are, you should check them out. Too cool and very easy to use. I thought I'd share some of the fun with our readers. Just be warned that we are all new to the camera and still learning the ropes. I'm excited about getting video and less concerned with "technique" right now, so don't look for anything that appears to be professionally recorded. :)

We recorded some time at breakfast this morning. Yes, we almost always remember to get pictures and video while they are eating. It seems that we tend to realize that they are being funny or cute during mealtime. It's chaotic at times, but it's also the one time that we are usually alone with them and they are almost always in a pretty great mood when they wake up in the morning.

We have a play area set up in the garage as well and I got a little bit of video while we were out there this afternoon. "The garage?" Well, the area can be contained (for the most part), we can control the amount of sunlight they are exposed to, we can provide cooler air by turning on a fan, they can observe the outdoor sounds (wind, rain, dogs barking, cars driving by, kids riding around on their bikes, lawns being mowed) and it's a change of scenery. It also works out great for us to be able to load and unload them in the area safely because the garage door can be closed. So, it seems a little weird, but it functions and provides a new place to play, so we go with it.

That's all for now. I hope to be back soon with more fun video clips.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Memorial Day - the lost pictures

Well, I just "found" these pics that Daddy took on Memorial Day. Grandpa, Uncle Stevie and Uncle Albert came over for a cookout (of sorts) and we decided to eat on the back porch. Honestly, I can't remember what they had to eat, but I think it was sweet potatoes that did the most damage. And the pie. I just had to share these pictures before I forgot about them.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Slacker Mommy Blogger

Pics: (These posted backwards in terms of when they were taken.) Kendall kickin' it in the choo choo wagon after some outdoor fun in the water. Ems showing off her "hi-ya" karate chop. All three in their pool. Looks like Clark had the best time, though he still thinks he can breathe under water which is NEVER good (but how cute is he in that suit????). Kendall showing us another cheesy smile and her adorable green suit that Miss Lisa got for her during her weekend at "Casa de Carroll". Emma looking exceptionally cute in her purple swimsuit (and FINALLY feeling better after being sick for more than a week!). All three of them in the carnage that was an entire can of pumpkin (it was "orange" day for lunch - carrots, pumpkin, peaches, cheese toast). They ate/wore a whole can of pumpkin between them (they do LOVE the pumpkin!). Another picture at mealtime when Emma had a particularly crazy hair day. Last week we had our first trip outside with the "sprinkler mat-thingy" and there are a few pics of everyone outside playing in it. They were NOT wearing their bathing suits, so we started in clothes that got soaked and got down to diapers that were soggy and drooping by the time we headed back inside. Lots of fun though! The deck/lake picture was taken during Mommy and Daddy's time at our friend's lake house a couple of weeks ago. And the other pics were from Mother's Day.... We didn't do a great job getting pics that day, but you can see where Emma tried to run off to some other family (she was the one with the stick). And then you will see the back of Kendall as Daddy returned once he had captured our little runaway. The last picture was taken at IHOP on Mother's Day. Mommy and Emma went out to celebrate with Nana, Auntie Karen and Uncle Tom and Tommy and Stephanie. Daddy got her dressed to surprise Mommy so that she would get out for breakfast with Nana. It was great to get out and Emma had fun stealing my whipped cream off of my strawberry crepes. :)

OK, I'm a terrible mommy-blogger. If we are being honest here, I will just say that lately I have enjoyed reading blogs but haven't wanted to write on one. I know that there are triplet-baby-fans out there waiting on pictures, so I'm going to try to give you guys the "fix" that you are looking for and post a few pics to get everyone caught up. Check back in a couple of days and I'll track down the card from the other camera and get more pics posted and actually post an update.

But, I do want to announce that CLARK IS A WALKER! Yes folks, he is walking and has been for a couple of weeks. We are so happy for him because he seems to LOVE it. Our Big Boy is getting around on his own and giggling constantly.

I promise to try to get back here with the updates and more pics. And I will make the effort to be a better Mommy-Blogger and keep everyone up-to-date on the happenings within the Louis household.
Thanks for your patience.