Sun Hats and Big Kid Cups

It’s been a while since I posted, but we’ve been busy! Here’s what has happened since the trio turned one. It’s hard to believe we are coming up on 13 months this weekend!

In the last two weeks…

  • we’ve sprouted four (going on five) new teeth
  • we went to our first birthday party (that wasn’t ours) — Yay, Elias!
  • we took our first trip to Brooklyn
  • we took our first day trip ever (to Brooklyn)
  • we had our 12-month check-up (stats to follow)
  • we dropped to one bottle a day
  • we started drinking whole milk
  • we learned how to use big boy/big girl cups
  • we had our first professional photo shoot
  • we’ve all had a turn (or two) in the new running stroller — Thanks, Dad!
  • we (all) survived my first trip away–two nights and three days in Boston
  • we’ve been hankering to bust out of our baby jail!
  • we’ve learned some new dance moves
  • we’ve enjoyed many trips to the park sans snowsuits (although we did have to don snowsuits last week)!



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Weight: 14 lbs, 11 oz — that’s one teeny peanut!

Height: 26 inches

Head Circumference: 44 cm


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Weight: 18 lbs, 8 oz

Height: 28 inches

Head Circumference: 49 cm


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Weight: 17 lbs, 11 oz

Height: 28 inches

Head Circumference: 47 cm

Out and About!

Busting Out! Or Trying To, Anyway…


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Sibling Shenanigans!

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Dancing. I think!

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Downward Dog?

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Smash Cakes

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Last Saturday, we celebrated the trips’ first birthday.

Jack was pretty excited about the prospect of a party.

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Sophie could barely contain her excitement.

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Even Henry cracked a smile.

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Just kidding, Henry! We know you smile all the time. Especially when Dad is around!

We had fifteen adults, four one-year-olds (okay, 75% of those were ours, but still…), one two-and-a-half-year-old, and one three-month-old in our apartment. Scratch that. In our living room/kitchen. It was packed!

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Of course Sophie wanted to make sure she didn’t miss out on any of the action.

Question: How many people can you fit in our baby jail?

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Answer: A LOT!

Of course we took advantage of having so many family members in one place, and with Henry, Jack, and Sophie dressed up in their birthday best, we had to try for some family photos!

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Nonno, Grammie, and the trio!

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Cousins! And Emi 🙂

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Sophie Ann and Lily Ann meet face-to-face for the first time. I have no doubt that these little ladies will hold their own up against the boys!

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If you’re new to first birthday bashes (or if it’s been a while since you celebrated one), you may not know about the “smash cake” tradition. I’m not sure where or when it started, but the idea is that your little bumpkin gets a cake of his or her own to explore, eat, play with…SMASH!

It is probably no surprise to any of you who know us, but it is now confirmed. Henry, Jack, AND Sophie like sugar.

     All in all, it was a smashing success! Pun intended.

The Choo Choo Wagon in action…watch out, world! 


We’re One!

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I had a lot I wanted to say as we prepared for Henry, Jack, and Sophie’s first birthday today. In fact, I have three unfinished blog posts about it. But alas, work, life, and having one-year-old triplets somehow kept me too busy to finish any of them. So, for now, you’ll have to just enjoy their faces (and their laughter) here. Maybe before their 2nd birthday I’ll find time to reflect on their first year 🙂