Sunday, July 19, 2009

Baby free evening

We loaned out all of our little ones last night so we could enjoy some "us" time. We grabbed a quick bite and had some water ice at Rita's...YUMMY! Then, we came home and I worked on my dissertation. Doesn't that sound like fun? I'm determined to get this thing wrapped up by the end of 2009. I can't have it looming over me any longer.

Marie went off to Vivian's, and Viv was a bit concerned about how she would react, since Marie tends to get anxious around people she's not used to. Vivian's exact quote was, "That kid is gonna FREAK OUT." However, she did just fine, if you don't count this morning when she projectile vomited all over Vivian's car. It must have just been a random puking incident because she was fine after that. Vivian's car, however, was not fine. Poor Rose kept holding her nose and complaining about how stinky it was.

Speaking of Rose, she's obsessed with having a brother or sister. She told Liane that she prayed and prayed at night for a baby, but that she thinks that sometimes, God doesn't hear her. How sad is that? Liane then proceeded to tell Vivian that it was child abuse that she wouldn't just get pregnant for Rose. Easy for Liane to say, right? Vivian told Liane, "I'm too old for all that baby shit. I'll just get her a dog."

Rose told Liane that she doesn't want twins because they might have to cut her mom open to get them out and that might hurt her mom. Vivian blames this fear of c-sections on me, since I told Rose how they got my babies out. What was I supposed to tell her when she asked? A magician came in and said abra-cadabra, and there were my babies?!

Liane overheard Rose telling Cooper that her mom was getting a "7 passenger" SUV and that there would be room for her, him, Chloe, Carley, her mom, her dad, and their baby. Liane said, "Wow, that's a big car." Rose looked at her like she was so dumb, and said, "Yeah, 7 passenger." Liane then had to count it up on her fingers and realized that Rose was right! She's a math genius.

My Abbers is also quite a genius. Alice took her last night, and she has family pictures all over shelves in her family room. She pulled down an older picture of me, my sisters, my mom, and Drew. This picture was so old that I was still blonde! Alice asked Abby, "Donde esta mama?", and Abby pointed right to me. How can she be so smart? When we went to pick her up, Billy showed her a picture of her with her brother and sister, and he asked, "Donde esta Abby?", and she pointed right at herself.

Will was off to Marmie's. Billy and I were kidding about how she never gives a bad report on the babies. They are always perfect for her. We said that Will could burn the house down, and she would brag about the beautiful fire he made was and how inventive he was to start a blaze. It's so funny.

We saw the pediatrician on Friday for their one year appointment and here is where everyone currently stands:
Will-20 lbs, 30 inches
Abby-20 lbs, 9 ounces, 29 3/4 inches
Marie-19 lbs, 28 1/2 inches

Marie is our little petite flower, and Will has taken over in length. We always thought Abs was our tallest, but I guess the little man has had a growth spurt. Developmentally, they are all doing fine. All of the nurses came in to see the babies, and the doctor said that the whole office was abuzz with talk of the Zeigler triplets 1 year appointment. Nobody could believe that a year had gone by. Let's hope Year 2 is a little easier!

This is Will's "gopher face." He has on his new muscle-man tank top with Thomas on it. Thanks, Aunt Toni!

You'll see this smile in almost every picture. Whenever we pull out the camera, he makes this face now. Lovely.

The pool ball pit is a huge hit. We got more balls for their birthday, and we have balls everywhere now. They climb in and out of it a million times a day.
Marie and Abby both like to offer the food they are eating to others. Here is Marie offering some of her delicious broccoli. Most of the time, they offer it to Winnie, and she gladly accepts. They now think that feeding Winnie is hilarious. Winnie is so gentle with them. I thought she would bite off a hand by now.

Abby was making faces in the glass, and it was cracking us up.

Will decided to go for a ride in the dump truck/wagon that is supposed to haul around Mega Block pieces.

Does Abby look ready to play tennis? She was going out to dinner with Marmie and Teri, and we decided to dress her up. Unfortunately, she fell asleep on the way to dinner, and they got takeout. Oh well.

After any meal, Marie is now covered in food. For every piece of food that makes it to her mouth, 3 fall on her, or she smashes them into her hair. I guess we'll have to switch to daily baths, instead of every other day.
Marie also decided she wanted to cruise around the the wagon.

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