Oct 9, 2007

California, Here We Come


Right back where I started from. . . my native state. We're packing up the triplets, renting an RV, and heading to California to see my family, Yosemite, and some National Parks along the way (hopefully no Wal Mart parking lots). Think Lucy and Desi in the movie The Long, Long Trailer. We'll be gone two weeks, so blog is on vacation. By by.

Until we meet again, just a quick update. The choo choo wagon is a smash. See, there they go. . .

We had our 15 month shots and check ups. The boys are healthy, I am utterly grateful for good health, although Bereket and Sira are still, not surprisingly, falling off the charts for height. Sira is a little chubbier than Bereket probably because he isn't quite as active as B. They are 22 & 23 poundsish and a short 28 inches tall. For now, no worries says the doc. Stupid USA charts, I feel like we're in a competition. Tsega is the same place on the charts as last appointment: 40% height, 80% weight (almost 27 pounds and 31 inches).

We celebrated Prairie Festival here in Kansas (held by our place of work). We gave talks, tours, and we met the governor, Kathleen Sebelius, a female democrat and re-elected at that (maybe Kansas isn't as red as I thought--ha ha, in my dreams). I'm mean for admitting this, but we grew a little tired of smiling so much and stopping to answer questions about the triplets. I don't want to be known in town as the mean triplet mama, so you got to put on a good face. Actually, what tired us is the happy presumptions that our lives with triplets must be unwanted chaos from space. It's not, it's not. Maybe we should be working harder or more stressed, I don't know. Maybe I'm getting old and my eyes are perpetually tired, giving the wrong impressions. We've done harder things in life than raise triplets (so far, maybe we'll see in a few more months).

For the second time in is life, I had to detangle Tsega from a school aged child. This time it was a 6 year old boy. I warned Luke not to get too close, that Tsega wouldn't be able to resist the bright beads around his young, tender neck; that he's strong. The necklace didn't break, but the boy did. Tears! Luckily I know his mama and she thought it was pretty funny even when her son was crying in her lap. Oh, my! To defend Tsega, he is not the slightest bully with his littler brothers (never mind that intense expression above, he's all about loving).

Here's Tsega lounging around with Rudolph in his old car seat (then getting out of it). . .



And sweet Bereket playing with sand. . .

I will leave you with this very short and possibly bizarre video. My mom wanted to know more about "high chair races", so here's what I'm talking about. I know, Sira looks insane and disturbed--he is NOT. All the boys do this and they all look equally wacko (but happy). Then poor Tsega forgot which chair he was sitting in--the hard one that doesn't move.

Peace out!

17 comments:

Rachel B. said...

You really need to put that highchair thing on YouTube. I showed my husband and we were both rolling on the floor. I think it'll be the next national Internet sensation, seriously.

Rachel from the Forum

Jen and Dan said...

Hilarious! I hear some great jazz music in the background but it was hard to tell who it was with all the high chair hippty hop going on. : )

Have a fantastic trip. I can't wait to read all about it!

Bek said...

Those boys!! They are the same ages as my youngest so I love to see what they are doing.

You are coming to my neck of the woods... I "met" you in the forum while starting an Ethiopia adoption but we got my daughter as a suprise instead.

I don't have Ethiopian kids, but if you need a driveway to park in or ANYTHING near San Francisco, let me know!! :-)

Mama Papaya said...

Have a fantabulous trip. If you get bored, Oregon is just a state away.

gr8dc2b said...

Wish you were coming to the OC so we could get the trips and twins together. I will miss your blog. Have a great trip!

Cindy
P.S. Kelly Clarkson isn't that bad, is she? haha

Tarah said...

The boys are so cute, and getting big! I think it takes a mama to appreciate high chair races.
Have a marvelous trip. If you need to stop, Idaho "might" be on the way!:P (long detour way!)
Have fun!!!

Cindy said...

That is a very cute video. My youngest was very concerned for Tsega..it was very sweet.

Jenn said...

The choo choo is a hoot!! The second pic is a really sweet shot with all of them turning to look at you. Have a great vacay!

Malia'sMama said...

Too funny! Poor Tsega! :)

I have a stroller question! I have the same safari instep you do- just had it delivered today, and a friend put it together. The seat seems to be in a permament reclining position! Is there no way to remedy that? The pics of your boys in theirs, also shows them reclining only...
Help :)

Malia'sMama said...

PS: Figured it out! :)

Susy Q said...

TOO cute! That wagon must be the best invention ever for you. If there were three of Sasha, I'd totally get that!

Heather said...

Have a great trip! Jacob Mitiku and I met you last Summer at the picnic. My son is also the one you remembered from the care center. It is great to see how well the triplets are doing!

Heather and Jacob (Mitiku)

Scarlett_333 said...

Love the highchair thing... SO funny. Have a great vacation!

Sarah said...

Your boys are so sweet! Thanks so much for blogging about them!
And off topic- but tag! You're it!

Kathryn said...

Have a great trip. I couldn't imagine how hectic traveling with three little ones would be.

Deirdre said...

Have a wonderful trip! Can't wait to hear about the adventures you'll surely have.

lara said...

great pictures love the train thing, hope you have/had a great time away