Wednesday, April 8, 2009

What a Special Day!

I feel SO special! Did Dot really make this basket just for me?

April 8th, 2009

Thanks to everyone for the fabulous birthday wishes! Thank you for the cards, e-mails, comments, text messages, singing, cookie arrangements, balloons, etc...We had an exciting day and we can't believe we have two more parties to celebrate.

This morning I videotaped each baby waking up and took pictures and video throughout the day. We had a fun morning wearing party hats and sneaking a little cupcake before dinner. We read two new books "Hand, Hand, Finger, Thumb" and "Are You My Mother?". We played, listened to music, danced and partied all day long.

Grandma came to spend the day with us and she brought over some presents (cute, cute, cute outfits). Then Auntie K and Britta (HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!) showed up with balloons, a card and a new book. A little bit later Dot, Sue and Kathy came by with the most amazing Easter baskets ever. Dot actually made the baskets and they are BEAUTIFUL (as you can see from the pictures). Inside the baskets Sue had bought the babies each a GAP sweatsuit and an Easter book. Boy oh boy...that family sure does know how to spoil us. Of course along with those baskets and gifts came a container of Dot's famous lemon blossoms (a favorite for Paul and I...we actually hide them from each other).

Then the doorbell rang...on the other side of the door was the biggest cookie bouquet you have ever seen (check out the picture). That bouquet was from our triplet friends, the Cunninghams: John, Debbie, Hayden, Morgan and Landon. Yum! Yum! They will be turning one on the 22nd of this month. We sure hope to have a play date with them someday.
Daddy and Grandpa came home from work and we had some pancakes for dinner. Aidan was so funny. He would eat them, but wasn't crazy about picking them up himself. Then we stripped the babies and gave them each a birthday cupcake. Oh, what fun!! Aidan was rather neat about the whole thing. Sissy dug right in and didn't stop eating until we started cleaning them up. Calahan preferred to play with the cupcake and smear it all around. We get to relive this excitement on the 19th at our family party and again on June 13th for our big birthday bash!!
Tomorrow we are having our pictures taken by Greta Myers, a fabulous photographer with two year old triplets. Friday we have an all day brachial plexus palsy clinic for Calahan and Sunday is Easter. What a busy week! I am tired just thinking about it, or maybe I am just plain tired.

Thanks again for all of your love and support this past year. We are very fortunate to have so many wonderful people in our lives.

And once again, Happy Birthday Aidan, Brooklyn and Calahan! You are my world! I love you!


Krista said...

Happy Wonderful Birthday to Aidan, Brooklyn, & Calahan! I'm so happy you had a wonderful day full of so much love. Sending big hugs your way from the Bess babies.

MasonTripletsPlusOne said...

Looks like a great day!!! I love the pic of Brooklyn getting ready to chomp that cookie:) Your kids are going to be expert party animals after all the party's are done. Have a great Easter.