Friday, June 29, 2007

Boys Nine Month Check Up

David took the boys to their nine month check up.

Here's the lastest update:

Height 28in (45th percentile)
Weight 18lbs 4oz (20th percentile)
Head 45.5cm (45th percentile)

Height 27in (15th percentile)
Weight 18lbs 3 oz (20th percentile)
Head 44.5cm (25th percentile)

Good news about Lily too, the doctor talked to David more about her heart murmur. She thinks it is an innocent murmur, which means it is likely not harmful. Our pediatric cardiologist appointment is Aug. 6th.

I'm not so small!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Grammy's 90th

We took our first family vacation to Grammy's 90th birthday celebration in Seven Springs Pennsylvania. Check back soon for a slide show with more family photos.

It meant a lot to us for the babies to meet their great grandmother Clare. We love you a bushel and a peck.

Lily, Will and Evan joining the family get together in their pjs and grammy tee's before bedtime.

Aunt Christy and Uncle Chris.

Grammy with five of her eleven great grandbabies Walker, Nathan, Evan, Lily and Will. Hopi, Zach, Eli also attended the celebration but left earlier in the day so we missed them in this photo. Sophie and Benjamin didn't make this trip but we hope to see them sometime soon. And we are still all eagerly awaiting the newest addition Owen born on Valentine's day and due to arrive from Korea in October.

Sisters, Faith, Hope, Clare, Jule and Besty with Ben in the background and mom Clare in front.

Siblings in birth order Faith, Hope, Clare, Jule, Ben and Besty with mom Clare.

Evan, Will, David, and Lily in our cabin.

Freas Steverman family.
Back: Bill holding Evan, David holding Will, Jennifer, Chris
Front: Clare holding Lily, Grammy Clare, Christy

Traveling with the trio. It took us twelve hours to get there, more to get back. I'm too traumatized to post about it. But it was worth it.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Chimney Swifts

This year we got another family of chimney swifts in our chimney. And like last year their nest fell and we had these four baby swifts in our fireplace. The chimney is their natural habitat, evolved after their home of hollowed out trees began to dwindle. The migrate through Austin each year and many live in chimney's across Rosedale. You can see them emerge at night and fill the twilight sky. They typically move in and are gone within a month and always in spring so it doesn't conflict with fire season.

Of all nights, it happened the night before we left on our trip. At least it was not while we were away. After much debate and a consultation with the swift guru who happens to live in Austin we were able to put them back in the chimney.

How you may ask? I fashioned a nest out of a basket lined with a square of t-shirt. We put the remaining nest in the basket along with the four baby birds. David had to break one free as it was still stuck in a part of the nest.

Then david put them up above the damper and sealed off the fireplace and propped the next with cardboard. Soon we could hear the parents returning to feed them and happy chirping.

Upon our return we continued to hear happy chirps. Although later we found out that Isabel our housekeeper found two dead birds in the house. Another bird escaped after we returned and Jo our cat quickly caught her. We had tons of rain and I think it loosened our fireplace blockade. We still heard lots of chirpping and flapping of an adult swooping down to feed them so we know some survived. Eventually they grew up and flew away. Swift care is a lot of work.
Next year we need to remember to block off the chimney before they arrive.

Cruisers and Climbers

Here are a few photos of our crew in action.

Evan takes his first steps with his new red wagon.

Nice dismount. Big improvement from the let go and see what happens method.

Lily has a turn.

Lily and Evan cruising together.

Climbing on the table has become big fun.

Lily Clare

The boys. Will in the wagon.

The gang.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Laundry Days

I completely underestimated how much laundry would be involved with triplets. I mean, how much dirty laundry can three little babies have? We seem to be doing laundry constantly.

At least they are starting to help out.

Lily checks for any more clothes, Will supervises.

All done mom!

Evan takes one last look to be sure. Yep, all good here.

Who knew laundry could be so much fun?

Will loves the camera, he is the only one who will pose for my photos.

Cute baby, hey, what's in your mouth?

No, can't have it mom.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Lily Nine Month Check Up

Grammy Clare took Lily to the doctor today for her nine month well baby check up and to make sure her eye and ear infection cleared up before we fly up to Pennsylvania for the family reunion. I've been swamped with work because of the upcoming product launches and need to get things wrapped up before we head out of town, so I greatly appreciated the help.

The good news is that Lily's ears and eyes seem fine and she is still growing strong and catching up in size. Clare said that Lily was very talkative at the visit and only cried for a bit when she got her shot.

Lily's stats:
Weight 17lbs 13oz (30th percentile)
Height 27in (45th percentile)
Head 44.5cm (70th percentile)

The bad news is that the doctor also discovered a heart murmur and referred her to a cardiologist. We won't be able to make an appointment until after our trip. I have no idea how serious it is but from my quick web search it sounds pretty common and often not a cause for concern.

I'm glad Clare was able to take Lily to the doctor by herself, seems like she got a more thorough exam. I'll be taking the boys next week after our vacation.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day

David's first father's day. Three times over.

Come on dad, we know it is only 6am, but we are ready to play!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I tried to capture a photo of the babies in the garden this evening to show my mom how well her flowers are doing. This was the best I could do, they were more interested in the plants and the rocks than me. The flowers look great, thanks mom!

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Summer of Love

Ok, I've received some complaints. More photos, less chat. All these photos were taken today, enjoy!

Daddy's home from Seattle...come on guys, let's get him!

Getting into everything.

We can all pull ourselves to standing now. Getting back down is a bit trickier. Evan's in the middle wearing his 'I do all my own stunts' tee.

Spent some time in Ramsey pool today with Grammy and Papa. Welcome to Texas summer babies, the water is a great way to stay cool.

Lily and Mommy went to Camden's first birthday party. The party was baseball themed and Sarah rented a hotdog stand and popcorn machine. Great idea! We got Camden cowboy boots and a plush horse (every cowboy needs a good horse).

I missed the party but still love my baseball party favor, thanks Camden! - Will

Goodnight ya'll! - Evan