Write it down. It happened. Carrie had to tell the boys "NO" for the first time. The first time it happened, I wasn't at home. She told me about it over the phone. For the record, we also have our first recipient of the word No. His name is Zane. What did Zane do? Well, as I may have mentioned, Zane is sort of our resident trouble maker. Tonight, he grabbed Cash by the hair and pulled him over. Then he proceeded to try and yank the hair out of Cash's head. This brought out my very first "No". I made a mental note of this monumental occasion. I am sure there are many more where that one came from. Understandably, Cash did not appreciate this show of aggression. He started screaming. I picked him up. Then Zane picked his next target which happened to be Cade. He tried to crawl over to Cade and push him over. Mom rescued Cade and Zane got another very emphatic NO from his Mother. With Cade and Cash safely in the arms of Mom and Dad, Zane had no one to pick on. He just crawled around and tried to knock things over. He laughs and laughs when you tell him no. He doesn't care. That reminds me of someone. Yep, I was always one to just do whatever and suffer the consequences later. Hopefully this behavior won't continue, but I have a feeling the odds are not in my favor.
This picture is from the birthday party of one Alexander Morgan. He turned three years old recently, and he is very tight with the triplets. He loves them and is very patient with them. The boys are in awe of Alexander. He is big. He can walk. He is kind of like Mom and Dad, but more like them. They just sit and stare at him. It's pretty cool.
Alex is the one standing on the bumper in the tan shorts with the fireman's hat on. You can pick out the triplets. When I found out that the birthday party was being held at a real live Fire Station I was awestruck.
What three year old boy wouldn't want his birthday party at a Fire Station? For that matter, what 37 year old man wouldn't want his birthday party at a Fire Station? I know I would. This party was awesome. All the kids got to sit up in the trucks and see all the cool fire equipment. The party took place right in the garage of the station.
Here is Cash sitting up in a real live fire truck.
This is Cade taking his turn.
Finally, we have Zane hanging out for a photo op.
In this one, Zane wanted to try on a helmet. He was really ready to fight some fire.
The Leander Fire Department is awesome for allowing kids to have their birthday parties at the station. What a great idea. When I asked the Fire Chief about it he said that the fire station belongs to the community, and when it's not in use, the community should be able to enjoy it.
In other news, we planted what could be considered a garden. Before I met Carrie, I had never really eaten vegetables. I liked meat, bread, and potatoes. This was obviously not a very healthy diet. Carrie got me eating several vegetables, and I was surprised to find out that I really like them. In an effort to set a good example, I have decided to completely change my diet. We want our boys to learn to eat right. We figure that they don't know any better, so it will be easy to start early. Besides that, I recently went to the Doctor and they said words to me like "blood pressure" and "cholesterol". Since I am a total hypochondriac, there is even more incentive to make a change. This week we planted seven tomato plants, some various other vegetables, and Carrie was finally able to utilize the plant hangers that I built a long time ago.
Sure, it's pretty small, but you have to start somewhere. Hopefully, this is just the first phase of what will be a glorious future for Team Krug. If this goes well, we can expand our garden and get the boys involved. Carrie is quite the gardener and seems to really enjoy it. She says that home grown tomatoes are the best, and so did one of my favorite song writers Guy Clark. I have never had one, but I'm looking forward to trying one of ours. I like ketchup and salsa, and they both have tomatoes, so how bad can it be?
Here is Guy Clark:
In less than two months, the boys will turn 1 year old. That's amazing. We already need new car seats and a stroller. These kids are going to need to get jobs.