Sunday, March 22, 2009

Happy Spring!

Here's our March family update! Lots has happened since we last posted. First and foremost, big brother Brenden is getting so big and he's amazingly helpful with his brothers. After a long day of helping, here's a photo of Mr. B catching some Zs! We love Brenden so very much.

Brenden is thriving at home and at Darcie's day care. He's now three years old and brings home tons of craft projects every day, can count lots of numbers, has HUGE vocabulary, knows lots of colors, some sign language, Spanish, we could go on and on and on. He's such a smart little boy. And, he'll be starting soccer in April at an indoor complex right around the corner from our house! Brenden loves to play outside, and - his favorite thing right now are all of his robots.

Breaking News - Tristan is WALKING! And, he's so proud of this new ability. He walks everywhere, stands up on his own without a counch to lean on, and is all smiles. Zayne has taken a few steps this weekend and Ethan is close behind these two. We think all three will be walking by April; it's so cool.

Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan are still sleeping through the night and they wake about 6 AM. They get up, have a bottle of milk, and then breakfast. At about 9:30 AM they're down for an hour nap. Once they wake back up between 10:30 and 11 AM, they're ready for a sip of milk from their special cups and then it's lunch time. Between the three of them, they eat like horses. They play for a couple of hours and then take a nap between 2 and 3:30 PM. After they wake back up, they play until about 5 PM and it's then dinner time. After dinner they take a bath every other night, get changed into their night clothes, and then have their second bottle of milk for the day before bed. They go to bed about 6-6:30. Our moms - Kayela, and Rosemary, continue to come to our house every weekday afternoon and help us so very much.

Ethan, Zayne, and Tristan all got tubes in their ears in late February. And, since that operation, they've had no ear infections. We are elated. We love Ethan and Zayne and Tristan so vey much!

Here are some recent photos. More updates soon...

Ethan left, Tristan right, Zayne in the back

Ethan left, Zayne middle, Tristan right - loving the dishwasher!

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of fallen Oakland Police Officers -- Officer John Hege, Sergeant Daniel Sakai, Sergeant Ervin Romans, and Sergeant Mark Dunakin. Please be sure to include them in your family's thoughts and prayers. Also, please keep all personnel and family members of the Oakland police department in your prayers.