Tuesday, February 26, 2013


The other day Isaac ran up to me all excited and yelled, "We downloaded a new game, Mom!"

Whoa. I know they are pretty good with technology, but downloading games requires several steps and a password.

"What did you download, buddy?" I asked.

He was almost breathless with excitement."Well, I count and my brothers hide and they make kitty noises until I find them!" 

I had to laugh when I realized they hadn't downloaded a new game. They'd made one up.

Kids these days! 
© Trippin' Mama 2012

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Koi, Hibachi and Peeing

Today we took the kids to a Japanese steakhouse for lunch to celebrate a friend's birthday. I wasn't worried about Amelia, but I had visions of the boys falling into the koi pond. They did great. 

Of course, the chef cooking at our table helped. They got a kick out of him flipping things around, but when he first set the grill on fire, Isaac and Alex hit the deck. We had to persuade them to come out from under the table and watch the show. 

Isaac's favorite part was when the chef used a toy of a little boy who "peed" on the fire to put it out. Talk about catering to the four-year-olds!

Alex ate a lot and tried almost everything. Isaac ate chicken, rice and the soup, and Sam mostly ate chicken and Fritos from Mom's bag. 

I was very proud of the boys today. And more than a little relieved that we got out of the restaurant unscathed. Seems that little by little it's getting easier to take on the world with triplets in tow! 

© Trippin' Mama 2012

Thursday, February 7, 2013

When They Were 21 (Months, That Is)

The other day I was making a baby book for one of the kids on Shutterfly when I came across this old video on my computer.

(I LOVE Shutterfly, by the way. No paid endorsement here, just a happy customer. I make up my books and then order when they have a sale. OK, if I'm being honest, I start my books and then I'm motivated to get them done when a good sale comes around. That is why I was madly polishing one off so I could use a 50% off coupon before it expired.) 

But I digress.

While I was uploading pictures, I found some old videos from when the boys were around two. This one was from the summer when they were 21 months old. Jeff had set the computer up to Skype with the grandparents and turned the camera on the boys and started recording. They can see their picture on the computer screen, which generated most of the conversation.

Jeff and I watched this about a dozen times. We forget so fast how little they once were and how big they are now!     

My babies! I had forgotten how they called each other "Baby." They were Baby Sam, Baby "I-gic" or Baby "I-man" and Baby Alex to each other for a long time.

© Trippin' Mama 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mom Vs. Cat

Yet another story that shows why four-year-olds are so much fun.

The other night I was snuggling in bed with Sam, and he asked when we could get a cat. 

"Buddy, I don't think we'll be getting a cat. Mama's really allergic, and a cat would make me sneeze all the time."
Sam replied, "When I'm all grown up and you die, then I can get a cat."

Before I could respond he said, "But I'll miss you, Mom."

Nice to know that I can't be entirely replaced by a cat. 

© Trippin' Mama 2012

Monday, February 4, 2013

Eight or Nine

The other day I had a conversation with Sam where he told me about all the kids he's going to have.

We continued that conversation again the other night, and Isaac was in the room. Sam was talking about all of his kids.

Isaac asked Sam, "How many kids are you going to have?"

"Eight," Sam answered.

Isaac thought about that for a minute and replied, "Then I'm going to have nine."

Everything is a competition these days! 

© Trippin' Mama 2013

Saturday, February 2, 2013


The other night I was running a bath for the boys, and they were running around naked. I went back to the bathroom to check the tub, and one of the boys (who shall remain anonymous to prevent future embarassment) was standing next to the tub peeing in it.

I had to ask, "Dude, why are you peeing in the tub? There's a potty right there."

He looked up and answered very seriously, "I was gonna get in there and pee anyway."

At least he's honest!  
© Trippin' Mama 2012