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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Trip to Silver Springs

Well, the yung'ns were on their own on Friday, November 28th as we traveled to Silver Springs. The Herd for this trip consisted of Uncle Andrew, Aunt Kristin, Cousin Elisa, Uncle Mark, Aunt Faith, Cousin Conor, Cousin Collin, Cousin Aidan, Daddy, Mommy, Cate, Eve, and Jonah. We had a good time going from boat ride to boat ride, feeding giraffes, feeding children and pushing strollers. This day marked the first time the triplets were on a boat.

The slide show below illustrates our day at Silver Springs.

Trip to Silver Springs

Some Miscellaneous Thanksgiving-Week Pictures...Wednesday and Thursday

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Trip to Kennedy Space Center


On Tuesday, November 25, Grandpa John (the good looking guy in the middle with the camera around his neck) was kind enough to spend his day off of work at work giving his family an expert tour of Kennedy Space Center. Our group consisted of Grandpa John, Gramma Lin, Uncle Andrew, Aunt Kristin, Cousin Elisa, Uncle Mark, Aunt Faith, Cousin Conor, Cousin Collin, Cousin Aidan, Cathy, Johnmark, Cate, Eve and Jonah (15 in all). We had a great day with a great guide.

The slide show below shows some of the highlights of the day.

Trip to Kennedy Space Center

Trip to Leu Gardens

Trip to Leu Gardens

On Monday, November 24, we went to Harry P. Leu Botanical Gardens. We enjoyed our stroll through the gardens looking at roses, butterflies, fake mushrooms and even Sausage Fruit. It was a very nice outing capped off with a stop at Wendy's (a Wendy's at which they did not serve Baconators...but I digress). Burgers, Nuggets and fun was had by all.

The slide show above gives a glimpse into the day.

Trip to De Leon Springs

On Sunday, November 23, we went to De Leon Springs so that we could enjoy the deliciousness that is DIY Pancakes (or French Toast) at the Mill in addition to the fun of a walk around the park. The kids got to fall in the mulch and play on the playground. Jonah, Cate, and Eve took turns going down the slides with their cousins Conor, Collin, and Aidan as well as with their Uncle Mark.

The slide show below gives a brief visual account of the morning.

Trip to De Leon Springs

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Answer to Our First Poll

The question was...

How many diapers/day do you think we use?

The answer is...

*12 - 14

Please participate in our new poll as we will soon reveal yet another intriguing numerical mystery from the House of Camenga.

*under normal circumstances assuming that none of the children are sick or have had unauthorized and unsupervised access to the nursery for a period of time greater than 30 seconds per incident.

Our Brevard Zoo Advenure

Giraffe in Timeout

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Last Monday, we picked up Gramma Lin in Daytona and headed south to the Brevard Zoo. We saw lots of fun and interesting things, but this giraffe was my favorite. He was in "timeout" because he ran off the other giraffes and, apparently, he had been swinging his head at visitors. Unfortunately, I didn't get any footage of the head swinging but, it was still very cool to gets this close.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Fifteen Month Measurements

Fifteen Months have come and gone and our little ones have returned from their latest doctor appointment and the results are in...

they are still growing. Below are the basics:

Cate
Weight - 21 lb.
Length - 30 1/8 in.

Eve
Weight - 20 lb. 11 oz.
Length - 30 3/4 in.

Jonah
Weight - 22 lb. 6 oz.
Length - 30 3/4 in.

The Zoo and The Park

Kylie's Birthday Party

Babies at Breakfast

Friday, October 10, 2008

The "Three Little Monkeys" Photo Shoot

Three Little Monkeys


Our friends Jon and Kristina (and Kylie and Luke) gave us a few costumes for the babies. When we saw the monkey costume, our first thought was "see no evil, hear no evil...etc." The babies wouldn't cooperate as far as copying the appropriate hand gestures, so these poses had to suffice.

Monday, October 6, 2008


As you can see by these three pictures (if you haven't already noticed)...

Cate, Eve, and Jonah have a tendency to climb on top of...

and inside of whatever they find around the house. It provides a great deal of amusement, but also a bit of frustration as each of the Little Monsters enjoys falling off of the things onto which they have climbed...that is, they enjoying the falling, just not so much the landing.

Eve's Lengtheining Hair


Well, Eve's hair has gotten long enough now that we have to try to do something with it. Neither Cathy nor I have any experience with attempting to tame the hair of a toddler. Usually Eve's hair is flying free Sunday through Friday, but on Sabbath we try to reclaim some manner of folicular order...so, here's Johnmark's best attempt.

More From The New Place

Johnmark's 30th Birthday Celebration

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday, August 22, 2008

Walkin' Babies

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We have video of Cate demonstrating her waling skills also, but Blogger says the file is too big...so we'll try again later with a different video (but, she Cate can do it too).

Standing and Bathing

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Baby Eve as sweet as only she could be...


...when she's fast asleep.

Our First Experience with Markers...Washable Markers

Saturday, August 2, 2008

The Latest Stats...

Tuesday July 22nd was the day of the babies' latest doctor visit. As usual, we feel bad for Cate, Eve and Jonah when they have to endure the pain of the shots...but we always feel much worse for the nurse because she has to give shots to not one, but three babies. Invariably, the nurse is all but in tears when the injections have ended...it would be nice if we could say the same for our little monsters. Cate was the one with the stiffest upper lip; she cried while she received her shots, but returned to her normal demeanor (and color) almost immediately. Jonah fared the second best followed by poor Eve. Eve has also fallen victim to the fever that sometimes attacks the immunization-ees (although she is back to normal now too).

Anyway, on to the stats...

Cate weighs 19lbs and 13oz and she is 28 1/2" long.

Eve weighs 19lbs and 6oz and she is 28 1/2" long.

Jonah weighs 20lbs and 13oz and is 29" long.

Since their last vist, Eve, all by herself, gained almost as much as Cate and Jonah did together so, she is all done with being the frail little one that everyone needs to be worried about...she's ready to run with the big dogs (and Winston too).

That is not to belittle what Cate and Jonah accomplished...all three of them are right on track, in the appropriate growth range, and they seem to be as normal as they can be considering who their parents are.

"One Year Old" Photo Shoot

Our Birthday Celebration with Jon, Kris, Kylie and Luke

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Let them eat cake Vol. III

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Let them eat cake Vol. II

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Let them eat cake Vol. I

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The First Birthday Weekend

Well, we made it to and through the First Birthday Celebration.

On Sunday (July 20) I thought it would be a good idea to try a Sea World trip...little did I realize that we live in Florida and that it would end up being 95 degrees in Orlando with a relative humidity of "moist." There were flashes of enjoyment from the babies (and I think we captured those in the pictures from the Remix below) but they were pretty miserable most of the day.

They were all asleep (albeit briefly) as we waited to see the Blue Horizon Dolphin Show. Oh, but then a large group of well-meaning Brazilians noticed the sleeping triplets and commenced to fawn over, touch and, yes, awaken said sleeping triplets. Please note that the country of origin is not significant in regards to the behavior...most anyone we come across in public feels that it is not only their right, but also their duty to point out that we have three babies and also to awkwardly express their affection for these three children.

Ah, going out in public.

So, we had a very private birthday celebration at home. It was a nice afternoon of naps, dinner, presents and cupcakes. As you will see in the video, the girls were a bit more timid around the cupcake than Jonah, but, in the very least, each cupcake was missing a good portion of icing.

I've had to break the video up into three segments, each of which will take a while to upload so, they will be available for viewing shortly...by the way, don't worry about trying to watch the video segments in order...no matter which order you view them, the plot remains the same and the ending remains predictable.

The Triplets' First Birthday Remix

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tugging with Winston

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Cate and Jonah were having a blast (and being egged on by their father) with their dog. Eve tried to get in on the action, but wisely stayed on the outskirts. What the video does not show is the result of Cate's tumble at the end. It is a bit of a long clip, but the laughter from the babies makes it worth it for me.

A Turtle, A Model and A Dare Devil


Mommy and Babies Three at the Central Florida Zoo


Jonah Modeling his New Outfit from Gramma Jo


Cate demonstrating the death defying Lighthouse Hang

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

Our 4th of July Video

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These are some of the sights and sounds that have become frequent in our household. Jonah, Cate and Eve babbling, Eve showing off her clapping skills, Jonah trying to snap, Cate smacking her tray and everything in between. This is about as close as we got to fireworks today. Anyway...Happy 4th!

Happy Independence Day!

Flyin' Babies!