Jun 23, 2010

Happy Happy Happy Birthday Birthday Birthday ! ! !



Since I cannot fathom they have aged so rapidly (four!, wait, they were just months old like yesterday!), since two were naked this morning before work, since one was still in the pink dress he slept in, and since we all suffered severe bed-head, I can only post baby pictures. Besides, we're keeping it on the down low until Saturday so we can spend the whole day eating cake, riding new scooters, running through sprinklers, and basking in birthday glow. Four, wow, the gateway age to becoming men.




Don't you wish you were like Billy Pilgrim in Slaughterhouse Five?

"I am a Tralfamadorian, seeing all time as you might see a stretch of the Rocky Mountains. All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to warnings or explanations. It simply is."

"If what Billy Pilgrim learned from the Tralfamadorians is true, that we will all live forever, no matter how dead we may sometimes seem to be, I am not overjoyed. Still--if I am going to spend eternity visiting this moment and that, I'm grateful that so many of those moments are nice."

What I wouldn't give to flit in and out of the past and smell and see all that I remember. I will always cherish the smell of sweat mixed with sour milk.

Happy Birthday, beautiful babies.

17 comments:

Karin said...

Oh, what joy! Congratulations and wishes of happiness to you all.

Christine said...

Triple happy birthday!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
Happy happy happy 4th!!
So so so big!

Meg said...

I can hardly stand how cute they are... Great quote too... Have a great birthday weekend!

jayme said...

happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday!

Mindy and Baldwin said...

Happy birthday x3! I like the gateway to manhood part! ha!

Jennifer said...

Those three are amazing! Sooo cute.. It cracks me up that two are identical and one is fraternal. It may be common, but I hadn't heard of that happening before. :-)

NewGilmoreGirl said...

Happy birthday, boys! What a great story. I'm loving your blog.

Liz said...

Happy Birthday, times 3!!!

Julie said...

I can't believe they are four!! Happy, Happy, happy belated birthday! It seems like just yesterday when you were creeping into their room, "Wakey!Wakey!"

Paula said...

Four is the best age! Happy birthday beautiful boys!

ethiograndma said...

It's very rare for all 3 in a triplet set to be identical.

Mama Papaya said...

Does 4 feel really rather old to you as well? Wow.

Happy birthday beautiful boys!

Kathy E. said...

Amazing how fast they've grown.

Kristen {RAGE against the MINIVAN} said...

I just found your blog through a friend. Your kids are darling! My oldest is starting kindergarten in the fall, and I've also been asking myself where the time went.

Eastiopians said...

Happy Birthday to your cute little dudes! They are always adorable. :)

Andrea said...

I know I am late, but oh my goodness! How did they get to be 4 yrs old already??!! I remember when you got your referral, and then got to go get them! Amazing! They look amazing, of course! :)
Happy Late birthday boys!!