You know that saying about the days seeming long, but the years are short? Yep. Living that! Jackson, Ty, and Chase celebrated their 6th birthday yesterday. SIX! It really, really does not seem like six years since giving birth to triplets. Really.
There were days I thought would never end (and I still have those days sometimes, but they’re much fewer and further between). I would sit at home, on the brink of losing it (or maybe I already had lost it), just watching the clock, waiting for the time Nick should be arriving home.
There were days that were amazing, and filled with little boy giggles, little boy hugs and cuddles, and wonderful little “is this really my life?!” moments. Clearly those days are there for the protection of our sanity, and the protection of our family 😉
The boys all enjoyed finally having their birthday fall on a school day. They waltzed out of school yesterday with birthday hats on, and grinning from ear to ear! They got to hand out their treats (hello, 75 rice crispy treats I made the night before!), relished in their classes singing Happy Birthday to them, loved that all of the teachers at school knew it was their birthday (thanks to the hats) and wished them a happy day.
Last night we enjoyed a rare family night out to dinner! Thanks to California Pizza Kitchen for having an awesome birthday program for kids, and amazing pizza, that’s where we ended up. The kids all loved it, and the server went above and beyond with candles in the birthday sundaes and a little doodle and “happy b-day!” on the box for the leftovers.
How about a trip down memory lane here? Pictorially, of course! (Turns out it’s also kind of a fun example of my photography and editing skills progression over the years…. ha!)
More “official” 6 year portraits will be done in the next week or so! We’re hoping to do our family pictures, etc as soon as this heat wave breaks! These were just taken quickly on the back deck yesterday morning before school.