Tuesday, January 6, 2009

We're One!

New pictures are up under Triplets at Home III album!

The last month and a half has been so much fun in the Clifford house! So many things have been happening between birthdays and the holidays. Peyton, Adah and Sam turned one year old on December 21. We can't believe it's been a year since they were born! We had a birthday party for the three of them, which was a blast! They had a lot of fun with all the people who came and they got some really fun and cute gifts (thanks to everyone!). Of course, as with all first birthdays, the cake eating was the highlight. All three had their own way of going about it, but it was fun to watch. We will post pictures and we'll try to get some video up sometime soon.

As for milestones, we are slowly reaching all of them. Everyone stands well and loves to push around their walkers. Adah stands for a long time by herself and took a step just the other day. Sam will most likely be the next to walk and then Peyton (but who knows, maybe she will surprise us!). Adah can say bye-bye and wave and Sam has mastered anything that requires using the index finger (mostly pushing buttons). Peyton regularly has elaborate baby talk conversations with her toys ... she will have a lot to say later in life.

All three babies had a great one year old check up with Dr. Walker. She says they all look great and are progressing well. Something interesting she told us is that they may not talk as soon as other babies their age because they have each other to "talk" to. Therefore, it's highly possible that they will develop their own triplet language to talk to each other and we will have no idea what they are saying! Could be interesting ... Here are the one year old stats: Peyton is 19.5 pounds and 29.5 inches; Adah is 20.75 pounds and 30 inches; Sam is 22.3 pounds and 31.25 inches. Sam is still in the 90th percentile for height, so he continues to be a tall boy. The girls are also tall for their age as well.

Christmas was great and we got to share it with the Hassel and Clifford families. We spent Christmas at Nonni and Grandad's house and had a blast. They had their first Christmas brunch and loved the french toast and egg casseroles! Santa was very good to them and they had a lot of fun playing with their new toys. After Christmas, we packed up and headed to Charlotte for "second Christmas" with Mimi, Ken, Bogey, and Marmee. They were spoiled with presents once again and, somehow, Daddy managed to fit everything into the car for the trip home. They had lots of fun hanging out with Aunt Meghann and FUJ (don't ask) and had some fun trips to the park. All in all, a great trip.

And now we're on to 2009. We have a lot in store for this year. In case you haven't heard, the Clifford family is going to be blessed with Clifford baby number 4 this May! We're having a boy, so Sam is very excited to have a brother. And, as one of our friends has suggested, all we need to do now is get Wilson a female canine friend and we will have a perfectly balanced family!! We are very excited though and are trying to get some rest before we start this thing all over again! Hope everyone had a great holiday season!