Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Oh, how time flies!

Let me start by saying---WOW (for those of you who don't know, Emily went through a stage of using this expression a lot).

We celebrated the triplets 1st Birthday on April 6th with a Baby Einstein theme. Sydney wore her cake while Emily & Noah were more conservative with theirs. Be sure to check out our photo album for the party pictures.

The Ayres household is buzzing with activity. Emily, Noah & Sydney are all walking and doing a fine job. They love to play a game we call "Where's _____." The babies play by walking behind a big man's recliner in the corner. We'll then ask, "Where's Emily, Noah or Sydney" and they walk out from behind the chair. It's very entertaining.

We graduated to Vitamin D milk and table food exclusively with their 1st birthday. They have great appetites and do a really good job eating with their fingers! Some of their favorites include bananas, yogurt and lima beans. Noah would eat forever if you let him. He tends to cry in protest to having his hands & face cleaned off. This signals the end of meal/snack time and he doesn't like it.

As most of you know, John is a full time stay-at-home dad. His new job started April 7, 2008. He is doing a fabulous job keeping them on a sleeping/eating/playing schedule. They are learning so much from him and Baby Einstein. Right now, we are working on recognizing body parts (eyes, ears, mouth, nose and toes). Oh, and John is teaching them to hi-five. It's so cute!

They are all growing mischievous. The girls recently discovered the top drawer of their chest and emptied out the socks. Daddy has now added safety latches so we don't have to clean up after each nap. Noah's working on his biceps by doing pull ups at the pack-n-play, safety gate and kitchen table. He's so strong!

At last check, Emily weighed 19 lbs, Noah 18 lbs 8 oz and Sydney 18 lbs 4 oz. All three are hitting their milestones and thriving as expected. We are so thankful to have healthy, happy and loving children. They are very affectionate and love one-on-one time with us.

Next week, we plan to visit the Indianapolis Zoo and the Indianapolis Children's Museum. We'll post pictures soon so please check back.

Love to All,