Friday, April 17, 2009


I have so many new posts to write, so I better get at least one done today! (and nap time is almost over already- dang!)

Easter was so much fun this year! The twins (I have to start referring to them as 'the twins' even though I hate it- but I cant say ' the boys' anymore, because I now have three of them!) were old enough to realize that eggs had yummy things in them and would hunt for them! They had 3 baskets each, and 2 different Easter egg hunts, one at the Gma and Papa Zeltner's house in the morning, and one at Grammy and Gpa Craigs house. By the end of the day, they were professional egg hunters!

Cadens strategy was to shove as many eggs as he could into his basket, not trying to open any of them, while Rylan had to open each egg as he went along, checking out the goodies inside!
We had to slow Caden down so we could give Rylan more time!

Ethan just sat and watched, hopefully knowing that his brothers would have to share in their treasure!

It is so fun to watch and see how different these three little boys are in temperament, personality and growth!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Wild Animal Park

We have been planning to go to the wild animal park for weeks now. Then came the rain, then the wind, then flu season... but we finally made it there last weekend. Armed with food, snacks, juice galore, emergency back-up snacks (fruit gummies) and emergency-emergency- cant-get-the-kid-to-stop-crying-snacks (cookies and brownies) We finally made it there!

We went with Chris's parents and sisters (good thing- we needed the help!). Between 6 adults, we figured we could handle the three babies... that was, until we lost caden! He absolutely insisted on walking BY HIMSELF!

He did great at that, the only problem was, we all just assumed that somebody else had him! he was only lost for about 45 seconds, but i about had a heart attack during those 45 seconds! He had gone up the next set of stairs and was wandering down the swiss family robinson walkways. Needless to say, he was holding somebodys hand AT ALL TIMES after that!

The boys had a great time in the petting zoo, until a dumb deer knocked rylan over trying to get more food from him... he didnt really like that much. The liked the bird show, Rylan laughed a lot. Caden was motivated to stay because of the chips I fed him!

They also loved the tram ride thingy (journey acrosss africa)- not so much because of the animals (they were kind of far away to see), but because they were in a 'car' with no carseat! They were fairly obedient when it came time to take pictures, although most of the time they were dying to explore and didnt stay in one place very long, so i got a lot of pictures of the back of their heads!! Overall, they were incredibly well behaved, for not getting a nap, and we stayed until after 3!And ethan, of course, was my sweetest angel! He really is the best, happiest baby! We now have season passes to the WAP and the zoo, so if anybody wants to go- let me know!