Over the past year they have become a more interconnected and cohesive group! Each of them (including Quin) is keenly aware of where the others are and what they are doing. I love to sit and watch them interact!
With that being said, one thing that I am truly in awe of is the triplet's individuality! I don't think three children born within two minutes of each other, could be more different. (Then we throw Quin in the mix, and she is even more different!). We try to encourage and celebrate their unique personalities.
What amazing little beings all four of my children are - I am so lucky to have been blessed to be their mother!
Here is a snapshot of where each of the triplets are today...
Within hours of birth:
1 year old
2 years oldEllery is my most serious child. She is a watcher, and takes EVERYTHING in. She is not a risk taker, and has to do things almost perfectly before she is willing to try something in front of others. She is the most shy of the three, and is currently going through a stranger anxiety phase (and takes much longer to warm up to males). Ellery is a problem solver, and loves to do puzzles and read books. She also LOVES to color - she has perfect pencil grip (something this teacher momma is proud of - ha!). Even though she is serious, she loves to have fun and dance around with the others.
Within hours of birth 1 year old
2 years old
Gianna is warm and friendly, and so sweet! She is the mother hen around our house. She watches over the others and lets me know when something might go wrong. She is by far the best at helping us pick up. She is a lover - giving kisses and hugs to all of us at unexpected times... I just love that! She also loves to read and take care of her 'babies', but her favorite activity is dancing! She loves music and rhythm! She stops whatever she is doing at the faintest sound of a beat - and she is actually very coordinated, yay! She is very good at imitating others and is a quick learner.
Easton Within hours of birth: 1 year old
2 years old
And then there is my little man... he melts my heart every time I look at him (they all do really!). There is just something about a boy though! Easton is his own little person, and has his own agenda. It blows me away how much 'boy' there really is in him! He loves wheels, building blocks, riding toys, pretend tools, his vacuum, running, climbing,... Easton is non stop! He is definitley the peanut of the bunch - but I think it has a lot to do with the fact that he is go, go, go! He loves to laugh, and playfully tease others. I can totally see him aggravating his sisters in the very near future with his silly and teasing ways!
Once again, he did not want to keep the birthday hat on for the camera. But, every time the camera was put away, he would grab the hat and go! Silly Monkey!
The only therapy that the triplets are receiving is weekly speech, at our house. Their verbal skills are definitely behind, but I am sure they will catch up over time! All three of them talk, just in their own little languages - and... they totally know what each other wants (Quin is great at understanding them also).
Thanks again to everyone who has hung in there with us for the second year of the babes lives! We continue to be blessed with amazing family and friends!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY BABES - I love each of you so very much!