Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

Cora's Collection

Taking a page from her father, Coraline has started her own collection. She decided she's going to collect nutcrackers.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


We've started showing the kids the stars and planets at night, using an 11" telescope. Even though it's very cold, they enjoy seeing the sights.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

No Snow

Since we still haven't had snow, we decided to make our own in the kitchen.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Tired Superboy

Nap-time is his kryptonite.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Morning

On Christmas morning, the kids waited patiently at the top of the stairs before seeing what Santa brought.
Their big toy was the castle playmobil set. They had fun setting it up.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve

We finished up our visit to Grandma and Grandpa's by opening up presents. The girls loved their custom-made "Scraps" doll from the Wizard of Oz. We then drove home, had dinner, and read Christmas stories before bedtime.

And then the kids left out cookies for Santa (and carrots for the reindeer).

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Aunt Em Visits!

The kids were quite excited to see Aunt Emily, even if it was only for the day to exchange Christmas presents for her. Though she's and her husband have been in China for the past year, she's often in the triplets' thoughts. Just the other day Arthur looked up from his lunch and said, "Aunt Emily is sleeping now." To which Nana said, "That's right. She's on the other side of the world, isn't that funny?" And then Arthur fully explained, "The sun can only shine on one side of the Earth at a time. It's like people talking. Only one person at a time can talk."

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Coraline's Stocking

Erin just finished Coraline's stocking. Every year she's knit one for the family, and Coraline was thrilled to finally have hers finished. (She even forgo having Erin read her books at night, and encouraged her to knit instead). Now that the triplets' stockings are done, along with Nana and Pop Pop's, I think Erin will start hers next year. It'll be strange to have "Mom" knit into the stocking.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Christmas Pile

After finishing decorating the tree, the girls piled on top of Arthur. When asked if he was ok, he said, "Yes, I'm fine, but one more sister would have been too much!"

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Arthur's Rock Song

We're not sure where this came from, but Arthur claims he created the song himself.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Picking Out A Christmas Tree

Today we took everyone out to a Christmas Tree farm in order to find out tree. The kids thought it was hilarious when Pop Pop tried to cut down the smallest, scraggliest tree of the bunch.

And "monk-sock" helped pick out our actual tree.

And the youngest got to put the angel on the top of the tree.