Sunday, October 24, 2010


Ok...2 of 3 are daredevils!

Triple the laughs #4

Eli says to Morgan as she is peeing in a public bathroom, "Morgan make sure you push your penis down."

Halloween Take 1

Saturday was our first of 3 Halloween celebrations.

Princess Addison, Monkey Morgan, and "Choo Choo Train Driver" Eli

We decorated cookies..

with WAY too many sprinkles!

We got tattoos on our hands.

and fished for prizes.
We really like Halloween. Mom says we are going to be on a sugar high for the next 2 weeks. Halloween take 2 is tomorrow. It's pretend day at preschool.

Friday, October 22, 2010


From the Hanlin pumpkin family. Can you tell who is who?

Here's a hint...
Be sure you vote in the poll about our pumpkin carving fun on the right side of the screen!

Monday, October 18, 2010


Today we went to the pumpkin patch on a field trip with Teacher Lisa, Teacher Kristy, and Debbie. It was SO fun!

First we visited the cows and goats.

Then we walked around the patch and looked at all the pumpkins and the spiders.

Me and Morgan found the perfect pumpkin. Those pumpkins are heavy!

We loaded all of our pumpkins in the wagon and made mom pull us back.

Then we went on a tractor ride. I sat by Teacher Kristy and told her all about me, one of my favorite things to do!
Now we have to get to work carving our pumpkins!

Higher Order Multiples Crash Course

Recently some comments were made regarding triplet pregnancies that got me thinking. No one really gets it except for those of us who have been there and done that. So this post is for everyone who has not been there. A little Higher Order Multiple (HOM) crash course.

1.You have not been there done that just because you have 3 children close in age.

2. When you ask if triplets run in my family I know what you are really asking.

3. My fertility is really none of your business.

4. "You've got your hands full" and "Better you than me" are not good conversation starters.

5. Yes I realize 3 is better than 8. Thanks Ocotomom!

6. Staring at them because there are 3 is not appropriate unless you are under the age of 5.

7. Holding the door and stating "what a blessing" is welcomed

8. Commenting on how gigantic my stroller is does not bother me. I realize it's ridiculously huge.

9. Glaring at me as I try to push my stroller makes me want to punch you!

10. Calling my kids this triplets is NOT ok. Learn their names, unless you want me to start referring to you by your most identifiable characteristic (fat lady, stupid guy, big nose etc).

11. A mixed gender set can not be identical. Boys have a penis, enough said.

12. I don't know if I am done having kids. Is there a rule that you can only have 3?

13. I know I am crazy to bring 3 three year olds to Cub but we need milk too!

I love my life, I love my kids. I know, I know you can't IMAGINE having 3 at once. But if you did you would do it and love it (most of the time)! It is not all sunshine and roses there are triple the fights, bills, tantrums, and illnesses. But how can you not love triple the smiles, hugs, kisses and "I love yous".

*EDITED TO ADD: To my friends and family, you have always been great and supportive. This is NOT at anyone directly, just more a FYI for everyone about the things that get under my skin when it comes to my kids*

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Who needs toys...

when you have leaves!?!?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Another first.

This morning we went to the dentist. Addison spent the morning under her bed saying "I don't want to go to the dentist" over and over again while crying. Once we got to the dentist we realized it was no big deal.

Addison picked raspberry toothpaste and got a lizard as a prize.

Eli did a good job once mom sat in the chair with him.
He picked chocolate toothpaste and a car as a prize.

I (Morgan) was brave and went first. I picked raspberry toothpaste and a lizard as a prize.
Good news, our teeth look good. Addison will have her bruised, brown tooth until she is 6. Thankfully it's not dead though! Don't worry kids the dentist is not that bad!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Our new truck...

Ok maybe it isn't our truck but our dad gets to drive it and we got to stop by and see it.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Why I MISS Duluth...

The fun of college and seeing this beautiful building,

the scenery,
and of course the lake!

Future CSS Saints

Let's hope Scholastica offers a 3 for 1 deal!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Pulling a fast one.

Last night "Uncle" Nate (actually a cousin) watched us. We're not sure what it means, but mom says we pulled a fast one on him. All we did was tell Nate that there were lions under our bed and we needed to sleep with the lights on. When Dad got home at 10:30 we were still awake and were going potty for about the 10th time since Nate put us to bed. Would you call that a fast one?
Thanks for the fun Uncle Nate! Can you come watch us more often?

Triple the laughs #3

Morgan at school as she is washing the babies in the bathtub:

"Look Mommy this baby has a penis! What's the girl part called again?"