Friday, November 25, 2011

We are thankful!

At the kids school they had displayed several art projects and what they were thankful for during open house. I think our three had the family covered!
Addison is thankful 4 her brothers!
Bryce is thankful 4 mommy!
Collin is thankful 4 daddy!
Collin showing off a painting!
Bryce showing mommy his apple turkey!
Addison showing mommy her turkeys!
Bryce, Addison, and Collin's Hand Turkey's

We hope everyone had a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Ring Dunk

It's a tradition when you receive your Aggie Ring that you dunk your ring in beer. Lindsey kept to tradition and dunked her ring after the game with her childhood friend Dixie. Both girls are not really fans of beer so they filled their mugs with a little less than the traditional 4 beers! The tailgate was so much fun that Bryce fell asleep in Kelcie's arms and Addison and Collin did everything they could not to fall asleep. 
The Dunkin Duo - Dixie and Lindsey
She was extremely nervous about dunking her ring
She did it like a pro
Lindsey and Dixie with their rings
The large group that attended the party to watch the dunkin duo
A happy Bryce with Aunt Alison
The Siemsglusz Family
Kelcie with about 30lbs of dead weight! Thank you Kelcie!
A cute and happy little girl!
Aunt Lindsey!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Aggie Ring Day

An Aggie Ring is a treasured possession among Aggies and when an Aggie completes enough hours to receive their ring its a big deal! Aunt Lindsey received her Aggie ring Friday and we could not be more proud of her! The alumni center was packed with thousands of people as our group of 13 (Lindsey, Travis, Alan, Myrna, Alison, Kevin, Sally, Gary, Steven, Adrienne, and the triplets) attempted to make our way in to watch Lindsey receive her ring. After she got her ring we headed back to her apartment where Travis had a wonderful meal waiting for us. 
Waiting for Lindsey's number to be called
Collin, Addison and Bryce were mesmerized by the crowds of people, the singing cadets and everything else going on.
The Siemsglusz Family as we waited for Lindsey's number to be called
Lindsey and her Dad (Papa)
Lindsey and Collin saying "Gig'em" while we waited in line
Signing for her ring
Her proud dad putting the ring on her finger
A group shot right after Lindsey got her ring
The Ring
The cookie cake and cookies
Addison trying on Lindsey's ring
Bryce thought he was getting a ring too! He kept saying "Bice get wring too". As we went in the people putting stamps on the paperwork gave Bryce and Collin an aggie ring stamp. They were both very proud of their stamps.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Parent-Teacher Conferences

Last week Steven and I met with the kids teacher, Mrs. Schmidt, for our parent teacher conference. She agreed that we have three very different individuals even though they are triplets! These are some of the things we discussed:

  • is very timid yet attentive to what the teacher is doing or saying.
  • doesn't talk much but has recently started saying "just fine" when asked "hello frisky frog how are you"!
  • will clap and dance to participate
  • still "me centered"
  • follows routines and directions 
  • is doing well with using the potty
  • will listen with interest to stories read aloud
  • is respectful
  • has a difficult time dealing with his emotions (a polite way of saying he can throw major tantrums when he gets upset about something)
  • is a pleaser
  • comprehends and communicates well
  • a little more cautious about things
  • did really well at catching and throwing in gross motor (which daddy was very proud of)
  • still "me centered"
  • colored a picture and identified it as a "circle" and the color "green"
  • Mrs. Schmidt said during story time Bryce will sometimes lay down and do his own thing (day dream or what ever) but is never disruptive
  • is fearless
  • confident
  • doesn't like to clean up
  • can gallop, jump and hop
  • communicates the best (out of the three of them)
  • still learning to control his feelings and use his words to resolve conflict (we have had a few problems with biting)
  • for following classroom routines and directions Mrs. Schmidt said "he does his own thing"
  • colored a picture and identified it as a "picture" and identified one as a "leaf" and the other as a "circle"
If you know our children you know that the teachers have identified the three of them pretty well! We are so fortunate to have such loving and caring teachers to take care of our children, the kids love Mrs. Schmidt (Ms. Mit) and Mrs. Connie (Ms. Tonnie) which makes taking them to school that much easier. The teachers have made this transition for all of us a great experience.

Monday, November 7, 2011

School Pictures

The kids had school pictures for the first time and you can actually see their personalities through the pictures we received today.
Addison looks a little shy with a big bruise on her fore head!
Bryce is all smiles!
Silly Collin must have thought something was funny!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

More Halloween Pictures

Here are a few pictures I got from Alan's camera on Halloween night.

Dorothy looks a little lost!
 The scarecrow is ready to get his hat off!
Our ferocious Lion! 
Enjoying a Halloween treat at Grandpa's House

Friday, November 4, 2011

Our big Halloween winner!

The local radio station has an annual Halloween Party and they award prizes for children who are home early from trick or treating. This year we had contestant forms sent home in the backpack so I thought I would enter Addison, Bryce and Collin in the contest for the first time. At about 8:45 (way past their bed time) Bryce got a call from the radio station and because he was on a sugar high he was still awake to talk to the witch and be on the radio.

The witch said we caught this sweet little boy just before he heads off to bed. Bryce is a student at St. Paul's Christian Day School. While she was saying this Bryce was trying to tell her who his teachers were, Mrs. Connie (Ms. Tonnie) & Mrs. Schmidt (Ms. Mit), and he repeated it about 3 times. I finally stopped him and translated for the witch. The witch then asked how old he was and he quickly and proudly said "tree" (3) but he's 2! She then told him he won a $20 Walmart gift card and 2 #1 Sonic meals which is the perfect prize for him. He told her thank you (tank u), she said Happy Halloween and Bryce attempted to say Happy Halloween (I can't even translate how it came out but it was nothing like Happy Halloween). He was so excited to talk to the witch and we were proud of him for actually participating in the conversation. I was a little worried the only thing he was going to say was "Hi Pawpaw" which is what he said when he first got the call before he was put on the radio.
 Bryce with his prize!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

We're off to see the Wizard!

......the Wonderful Wizard of Oz! For halloween this year Addison, Bryce and Collin were dressed as Dorothy, the Scarecrow and the Lion from the Wizard of Oz. They haven't seen the movie but it was one of my favorites as a child. Addison loved her Dorothy dress, its was the perfect girly costume for her, with a sequin dress, a bow and a basket to carry around! Bryce wasn't thrilled about putting on his costume at first but he wore it proudly once it was on and got rid of the hat as soon as he could. Collin was a lion that needed a little courage! He didn't want to put the costume on and then once it was on he kept unzipping it to try and get it off. Friday night we went to a halloween party and about 30 minutes after we got there I turned around and he was sitting on the floor in the middle of the party taking off his costume. We dressed the kids in their costumes several times, we had a Halloween party Friday, Sunday and Monday we took them around to family and friends trick or treating so they got pretty good about wearing the costumes by Monday evening. Unfortunately I forgot to bring my camera Monday and the battery went dead Friday so these are the only pictures I have that turned out half way decent.
The Scarecrow, Dorothy and the Lion (refusing to wear his hood!)
The two Dorothy's at the party a.k.a Lauren and Addison
They had lots of cute treats at the Halloween party!
Aunt Dee with Addison and Bryce enjoying the goodies!
Bryce made a cute scarecrow!
Pawpaw should have been the tin man!
Addison, Collin and Bryce ready to trick or treat!
Collin had trouble keeping the lions nose out of his face but he liked hiding behind the lions face/mane too!

Addison being sweet!