This morning during breakfast the boys were discussing who they loved. Maxwell asked the boys who they loved the most---me or their Daddy. I reminded them that they are supposed to love their parents equally and Maxwell agreed. Grayson then said, with a smile, "I love boff my pawents the same size!" I thought he summed it up perfectly.
It is hard for me to imagine the triplets are now 5 years old. Where have the last few years gone and how did it pass so quickly? I remember imagining what it would be like as they got older. Well, I now know what it is like to live in a house with 4 little boys, three of whom are the same age. It is all that you might imagine and then some......loud, crazy, hectic, stressful, fun, exhausting, hilarious, sweet, and the list could go on. Each of these precious little people are independent and have their own little personalities. They keep us laughing and praying for our sanity. Harrison looks a lot like Maxwell and wants nothing more than to be his big brother's equal. He is very observant and amazes us with all that he "absorbs" just by watching and listening. Harry, as we like to call him, is a dare-devil and is happiest riding his bike as fast as he can pedal. Harry is our child who has the most boo-boos and he is constantly getting hurt because of his love of adventure. Grayson is absolutely his own person and so unique. He reminds me alot of myself with his desire for things to go just as he plans. Grayson is happiest when he is aggravating one of his brothers and is known for the cute little mischief in his eyes. He is funny and doesn't mind expressing himself! Ashton is still our little love-bug and is our most affectionate and sensitive child. He is happiest when he gets to hang-out with Maxwell watching Indiana Jones movies. Ashton also loves to change clothes, even underwear, throughout the day so I have to watch him or my laundry can get really out of control. It is amazing how different each of these little boys can be, and yet, so similar. They are the best of friends and bitter enemies, sometimes within minutes of each other. It has been an amazing five years with these little boys and we look forward to watching as they continue to bless our family. Keep us in your prayers as these three will soon begin Kindergarten. (You might also pray for their teachers too!)
I have been married for 10 years to my high school sweetheart and am the mother of 5 beautiful children...an 8 year old son and triplet boys who just turned 4. Madeline, our only daughter, went to be with Jesus on June 8, 2007. Madeline had Trisomy 18 and lived 12 precious hours. We miss her so much but know we will see her again in heaven.