Friday, May 1, 2009

Ground Zero

So I have been meaning to post some pics of what our house has become since the babies came home. I used to joke while we were in the hospital, if you came to our house you would not know we were having a baby, better yet three. Well that is not the case any longer. Below, our dining room has become our nursery/changing area. This is to save us walking up and down from the nursery a 1000 times a day. Then the kitchen, this is our bottle staging/drying area. To transform both of these areas took some convincing, I had to use a phrase which has become very common "The world is not made for triplets" to get AJ to make the necessary adjustments. The last picture is our family room which on most days you are lucky to find a path through. Swings, bouncers, bobbies, activity gyms, babies (because they prefer the floor to any of the above mentioned). Which leads me to a rant, man these companies are making a killing with their baby items. Honestly the only way my kids enjoy the swing is if we lay them on the ground, turn the swing on and face them towards it so they can simply watch it move. Put them actually in the swing and melt down time. Bouncers are a little more useful but, like most things meant to occupy his time, Logan hates his, and he has the Cadillac of bouncers! And the girls both only play one song, its the same on each, and will get stuck in your head. Within two days AJ's mom was already humming it. Overall I found kids are a lot like cats, give them a $2 laser pointer and they would likely watch you run that thing all over the wall for hours. Stupid Fisher Price.








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Tuesday we decided it would be wise to get some professional photos taken while the babies are still small and cute. You know, before they turn into house destroying toddlers. Wow this was a mistake, big mistake. First, we decided in the interest of trying to get it done sooner we would use one of these in the mall photo places. They could get us in quick and they seemed to excel in the more "artsy" photos we were hoping for, not the plain school photos. And they did a great job with the photos I will post a link later so you can check them out. The big issue was the length of time it took, 4.5 hours. Yes 4.5 hours, with triplets, in the mall, by ourselves. Dumb. Just dumb. We had good intentions, get there early (9AM) before the mall opens to stay away from crowds. The shoot took 2 hours (there is THREE of them after all). And this particular place wants you to stay after to select you photos and packages. I thought this could be done in 30 min or so, otherwise I would have just ran the kids home. Instead we all stayed and it took over 30 minutes just to upload the pics from the camera. Another 2 editing, selecting and paying. All while we tried to feed three hungry babies, during which there was crying lots and lots of crying, but once AJ smacked me around a bit I stopped. But then the kids started crying and that made it harder.

Probably the funniest part of the day was the 5 minutes we spent trying to get the family pictures. Let me just set the stage a bit. We took mostly naked baby pics, so we had the diapers off for about 1:45 min while they did the individual and all three together shots. All this time no accidents. Then the photographer has this great idea for a family shot, and its the one you will see in the link. All three babies sitting on our lap, without diapers, oh did I mention 1:45 without an accident, what could go wrong? Ya what, first Lizy started in with a little tinkle that hit both AJ and myself. Really not to bad, but only seconds later Madi hits me and she had a full bladder, really full. I walked around the mall with a 9 inch wet spot for the next 45 minutes, fun stuff. The only silver lining is Logan used this time to relieve himself as well, but hes a boy and he can hit things standing 3 feet away. So take that Mrs. Photographer Lady, payback is a.....

Anyway, here is the link to check out the shots. They really did a great job.

http://www.holdmymemories.com/Sather



16 comments:

Mountain Girl said...

Your stories are hilarious! I laughed out loud! I'm glad you have three babies - just triple the fun and adventures!

Amy said...

LOL at the kids all peeing on everybody, i'm suprised they went so long. i love the picture of all 6 feet, thats a cool one.

oh and great choice on their carseats, the safe seat 1 is a great seat and they should easily fit it till they are 18months (if not longer) which should make things a little easier with having 3 (its recommended to RF as long as possible and the AAP says at least till age 2)

oh and congrats on the babies!

Cochran Quads said...

BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL PICS!!!! What studio was it? Those are just breathtaking!

Cochran Quads said...

The one with the C bracelet charm, MY FAVORITE!!!!

The Gerwer Babies said...

I TOLD YOU ABOUT YOUR HOUSE :)!! That is why when you came over, mine looked like a day care, they take it over!!!!!!!!!! :) What ever works and keeps you sane, youll get your house back... in 18 years :)
Doing great, you guys are so brave to do the photos out! I was such a chicken, still am about taking the kids out, i freak out when they cry.
PS you should use Betsy, she is quick, innovative and she can come to your house, or outside near your house at a park or something? WE LOVE HER and she is fantastic with multiples. Just a thought for next time :)
Pics are beautiful! So proud of you guys. Cant wait to see you guys when you get caught up and our kids get well!

kimybeee said...

The one of all three babies feet together is my favorite pic. They are all great, but nothing beats baby feet!

Don't worry, when they are teenagers, your house will look worse than that. At least now you get to decide where all the stuff goes.

kimybeee

TwinsanityMom said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures, they are great! I am loving the ones with your rings on their toes! Sorry the pictures were such an ordeal but at least it was worth it in the end. :)

Cousin Heidi said...

OMG you poor guys, I have to tell you Brandon I like how you write!!! I am cracking up and my ladies are thinking I am loosing my mind but the photo story is FUNNY!!! Hope all is good with you all lots of LOVE.

Love Cousin Heidi

Melanie said...

This story made my day!

Anonymous said...

Love the pics...I am so glad we were able to come see you all.

Logan, Madi, & Lizy-Auntie CA & Uncle Patrick were so excited to finally meet you, you are beautiful little angels. Remember to always take care of mommy, daddy, grandma, & grandpa, they love you so much & are taking such wonderful care of you.

We love you all & maybe next summer (since this summer is a little early) we could do a Disneyland trip....Grandma & Grandpa did you want to travel to CA, too?

Love you all & have a great day, thank you again for letting us come by and see you all.

Christine & Patrick

Erinn Merritt said...

I loved the pictures you had taken at the mall. Oh, and your house looks exactly like ours! We even have the exact same swings, bouncers (in boy colors), and boppys lined up like y'all.

Mark and Melissa said...

That's a LOT of bottles buddy :) I'm surprised you guys do anything other than wash those things. Great pictures!

Becky Vigus said...

Laughed until tears ran down my face. Just think how much fun you are going to have with three.

love you all,
Becky

Amy-Jo said...

It was at Studio One to One.

Anonymous said...

Hope you had a great Mother's Day.

Love,
Christine

LANA said...

The pictures are adorable! Congratulations on your new family!