Monday, November 29, 2010

Triplets Decorating for Christmas - Video

Last weekend we let the trips help us decorate for Christmas, and we were able to catch some video of the action. Here are a few highlights we'd like to share with you.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Triplets Decorating for Christmas

Last weekend we decided that we were going to put our Christmas tree and other decorations out, mostly because we wouldn't have the time to do it again until after New Year's. And this year, we had three little helpers!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Triplets Eating Candy

We finally decided to let the kids get into their Halloween candy. Here are a few video highlights of the action.

Monday, November 22, 2010

The Daddy of all Cleveland Blogs

Today I'd like to announce the launch of, the Daddy of all Cleveland Blogs. Right now there are seven contributing dads from the Cleveland area who will be sharing stories, tips and insights into just what it's like to be a dad in Cleveland.

Head on over to check out the site, bookmark it, subscribe to the RSS feed, and tell your friends!

Friday, November 19, 2010


Yesterday I found out (from someone at Step2) that one of my tweets was printed in the December issue of Parents Magazine. While it's pretty cool that they picked one of my pointless musings to print in their magazine, I do have a couple of issues with it. First, why me? Of all of the probably millions of tweets out there, why mine? Second, no one from the magazine told me, in any way, that something of mine was going to be printed in the issue. A simple @ reply on twitter letting me know would have been nice.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


I know I've posted this before, but it's just too funny. I had to post it again.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Triplets and iPods

Here's a video of the triplets playing games on my old iPhone 3G, Gretchen's iPhone 3Gs, and my iPhone 4. They have a pretty good selection of kids games that are fun and educational. Of course, there are some silly games, too. Some of their favorites are Toy Story 3 Memory Match, Wheels On The Bus, iPlay Phone, Balloonimals, and Peekaboo Barn.

KJ has really done the best so far with playing the games on his own. He'll sit on the couch for a pretty good amount of time and play without any help. He even knows how to switch from one app to another. The girls still need a little help from time to time, but they're getting better.

It occurred to me while watching the kids play, that, when it comes to using a computer, they may not even want to use a normal desktop computer. They may all want iPads, iPod Touches, or iPhones, or whatever the newest thing out is at the time. Even now, they show little interest in out desktop computer, but when we bring out the iPhones or iPad, they're really interested. I guess it's all about what you learn on, right?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Before the triplets even got blankets in their cribs, Elisha formed this habit of covering her mouth and nose with a piece of something. In the beginning it was her sleepsack, now it's her blanket, or her stuffed puppy's ear. It seems to bring her comfort. We've always found it extremely cute. Ever since she started it, when ever we noticed it we would refer to her as "our little bandit" because she looks like she's hiding her face from view.

Yesterday I caught a great picture with my iPhone of her using the ear of her favorite stuffed puppy as she sat on the couch. It was just so cute I had to share it with you.

Monday, November 15, 2010

These Toys Stay At Grandma's House

It is very cute, for short periods of time.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Where's TinkerBell?

Since Halloween Elisha and Juli have become obsessed with anything that represents the characters that they dressed up as. With Elisha, it's anything Jessie from Toy Story. She has Jessie dolls, Jessie window clings, Jessie coloring pages. It's all about Jessie. With Juli it's Tinkerbell. We have Tinkerbell sheets, pillowcases, blankets, we watch the Tinkerbell movies over and over and over and over...

Recently tho, the girls have started to take the respective dolls to bed with them. I was not too comfortable with this, since the dolls are not the usual soft and cuddly stuffed animals, they're plastic and have some rigid and pointy parts like the hands and feet. I decided to give in and let them continue to take the dolls to bed.

I'm regretting that decision. Elisha is fine with hers. Completely fine. She falls asleep and stays asleep no matter where her Jessie doll ends up. Juli on the other hand, is waking up no less than three times a night whining "Where's Tinkerbell? Where's Tinkerbell?" So Gretch or I have to run upstairs, go through KJ and Elisha's room to get to Juli's room and bumble around in the dark and find this little fairy hidden somewhere in the three blankets, one pillow, two stuffed animals and one very wiggly three year old that are in Juli's crib. No less than three times a night.

I'm really thinking that I need to put a stop to this.

I'm really glad that KJ is not this obsessed with Thomas the Train!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Triplets Singing ABCs

This might be the cutest video I've taken of the kids so far.

Cleveland Feature

Today my blog is being featured on's "Meet the Blogger". If you haven't been there, its a great site where local moms (and dads) can go to discuss anything from parenting issues to where to get the latest deals. It's a great resource for all parents.

You can check out my interview by clicking here. When you're done reading the interview, check out the rest of their site. There's lots of great advice and information there.