The triplets passed from the year of their birth 2010, to 2011 with little fanfare. Their projects included the following:
Slobbering all over the place.
Yelling and laughing.
Jumping up and down in their "jump jumps".
Smacking things and yelling when they can't get things in their mouth.
This is pretty normal behavior for babies that turned 7 months old on January 2nd.
Unfortunately, the behavior of Mom and Dad has not been so normal.
Mom and Dad's behavior has been erratic and unfocused. During December Mom and Dad decided several things.
The conversation went something like this:
Carrie: Hey, don't you think we should strip all of the kitchen cabinets, repaint them, and basically remodel the whole kitchen in 10 days?
Mike: Sounds good to me! By the way, the band is going to record a new album starting in December.
Carrie: Great! Oh, and another thing, in 10 days we are going to have 6 members of my family here for Christmas. I think we should make some really complicated meals and really get stressed out about how they turn out.
Mike: I can stress with the best of them! I'm going to head outside and make the house look like Clark Griswold decorated it.
Carrie: I REALLY like the 7 foot Santa Claus we got.
Mike: Me too! I need to go borrow a ladder from the neighbor. If you hear a big thump, it means I must have fallen. Call 911 if that happens.
Carrie: Sounds good. I'll try and call if I hear you fall. I'll get started on making the house clean from top to bottom.
Mike: Oh! I almost forgot. We still have those three kids to take care of.
Carrie: I'm sure we can manage. They are only 6 months old! How hard can it be to remodel, clean, cook, record, and decorate?
Mike: Not hard at all!
At this point, the "Leave it to Beaver" theme miraculously started playing and we smiled and went about our business. Everything worked perfect and there were absolutely no problems. The kitchen drawers didn't break and send Dad into a fit of cursing. The cabinets were very easy to sand and paint and didn't need 3 or 4 coats. The pipes didn't explode under the sink and force us to cut off the water to the entire house. The entire house did not have a layer of dust on it from the sander. The pressure to complete everything didn't send us into episodes of sobbing uncontrollably.
We are thankful none of THAT happened.
The boys went to get the final installment of their RSV shot series last week. Since they have to be weighed to see how much medicine they get, we found out that the boys weigh the following:
Cash 18 pounds 3 ounces
Zane 17 pounds 9 ounces
Cade 17 pounds 15 ounces
As far as their development is concerned, the boys are changing everyday. They can do more and more things such as holding their own bottles.
Unfortunately, the kitchen re-modeling process was a little tough on Zane. His role was that of a supervisor, and unfortunately, he fell asleep on the job.
The boys are rolling over, sitting up, and seem on the verge of crawling. Often times, this is the view you get when you walk into their room to see what all the commotion is about.
Each boy is learning the guitar. Since they are advancing rapidly, I thought what can a few crazy expectations hurt? I say start living vicariously through them now.
Last night, for the first time ever, Carrie got a picture of them laughing all at the same time. Note that Zane's shirt is soaking wet. Not only do the boys slobber really well, they have also discovered spitting. We go through around 304 bibs per day.
Although they "rarely" also known as "never" sit in their Bumbo seats, the great Austin photographer Neely Brook got a good picture of them doing just that.
She also captured what may be my favorite photo of the boys so far.
Also, I would like to thank the fine folks who make the television show Yo Gabba Gabba. Without Yo Gabba Gabba, things wouldn't go as well as they do around here. Our boys LOVE Yo Gabba Gabba. All three of them can be having a serious meltdown, and BAM, put on an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba, and then everyone is happy. This allows Mom and Dad to actually get things done. We have set up the DVR to record every episode. Just play them over and over. They don't care. As long as they can see and hear the show, all is right with the world.
Finally, you have the Creasey side of the family that came and visited for Christmas. You could also say they rescued the kitchen remodel.