Thursday, July 31, 2014

Appreciation Dinner

Brian and I have known for a while that we wanted to do something special for all of those that helped us raise our triplets this past year.  We had someone here helping me everyday for at least the first 3 months and almost every day since then; and there was someone here every night for almost 6 months.  We had people give us large gifts to buy diapers and pay for hospital bills and we had friends and family bring us meals at the beginning.  To say the least, we are very blessed and loved by those around us and we wanted to reciprocate that thoughtfulness in some way.  We decided on an Appreciation Dinner not long after their first birthday.  Brian and I did everything on our own, without help.  We shopped, cleaned, cooked, made gifts, and served dinner to everyone that came.  We really wanted to honor those that helped us and show them that we appreciated all of their hard work.
 
 
Sidenote: Those are cake batter truffles and they were delicious!


 
Here is the family.  I made the banner behind us that says Thank You.  I somehow never got a good picture of it.
 


The girls were so happy.  They were getting lots of attention and they were FREE!  I let them loose in the house for the first time (for an extended period of time) and they loved it.  Of course, now they think this should happen all of the time.
 




















 
The night ended up being really nice.  We were able to visit with everyone and spend time with those close to us.  Everyone had fun playing with the girls.  There were some people that weren't able to make it and Brian and I just want to thank you again for all of your hard work and support while raising these three beautiful, smart, energetic baby girls.  We are so thankful to be loved and as they say, "It takes a Village".
 
Thanks :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Like Mother Like Daughters

As a physical therapist and former gymnast, I know how important it is to get your baby moving early to help develop those gross motor skills.  That is why I started the girls at The Little Gym.  There is one right by our house so it is very convenient.  My Dad has come to the past three classes and my Mom even came to the last class so I have had good help.  The classes are AMAZING.  Not only are they working on gross motor, but they are working on developing all of baby's skills.  From vision, to balance, language, social interaction, and discipline.  I'm so pleased that I chose to enroll them.  The instructor is great and always explains what we are doing and why we are doing it.  There is a warm-up, group activity, explore time, skill of the week, bubbles, balls, and cool down.  Enough raving about The Little Gym... here are some adorable pictures of babies in leotards.