Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy 3 Month Birthday Party!!!

Today is Macy's 3 Month Birthday! We were so blessed to get visitors for lunch!!!! My cousins Heidi and Jed stopped by on their way to Lynden for Easter break this week. Jed, Luke and the triplets got to meet Macy for the first time! Heidi saw her the day she came home from the hospital and had to leave for Wenatchee the next day and hasn't seen her in person since.

My cousin Heidi is an AMAZING woman. She is the mother of 4, one 4 year old boy, Luke, and triplet baby girls who are 17 months old: Annie, Abbie and Ellie. Heidi has been SO encouraging to me my whole life, and especially since the girls were born. I was there with Heidi when Annie was brought home from the hospital (the last baby to get to come home) and bonded in a very special way with all the girls that weekend taking care of them sooo tiny. I remember feeding them 2 oz bottles, changing diapers, getting them dressed, helping with bath-time, putting them down for bed, basically helping mother them and driving home with my mom saying, "I KNOW I could do ONE." It's because of Heidi I feel so comfortable with Macy and have from the start. She is truly Super-Mom and handles her insane life with grace, organization and a smile. She has been such a wonderful confidant, mentor, prayer partner, and friend. She is one of the most generous people I know in every way and I love her more than I can explain. Everyone that hears Heidi has triplets always says, "I can't imagine how she does that." I can imagine. I've seen it. She is incredible!!! Truly God does not give us more than we can handle and I don't know many woman who can handle what Heidi does!Ellie and Abbie checking out Macy for the first time...
My cousin Jed holding Macy for the first time! Jed reminds me of Gabe in many ways. He has a heart of gold, super loyal, can be sweet beyond measure and reads people instantly. Jed is a teacher too, and we went to college at the same time, both at WWU for awhile! I've always loved my cousin Jed. He calls me Molls... About nicknames, this week Gabe and I were in the car, delirious from yard work and Macy made some noise in the background. I said, "Oh, Meggie..." Gabe looks at me and goes, "Who the heck is Meggie?" I was so embarrassed. I forgot my daughter's name. Who does that? :) Jed says he's going to call her that all the time now.
Daddy and Macy on her 3 month birthday!
Annie Jane. Annie is almost walking, she is taking steps! Praise the Lord! She is a darling little girl, her looks (especially her nose) reminds me of a cabbage patch doll. She is tiny, the smallest of the girls and has a very sweet disposition. Heidi says she's getting a little more attitude now, but I don't believe it. :)
Annie and her Mimi, my Aunt Sharon.
Abbie Leanne. This baby is my Mom's namesake, and Heidi, who share that middle name! So special! Abbie is the friendliest triplet and has a smile and laugh that you can't resist. She is very funny and cuddly and has been from the very begining!
Abbie posing!
Here is Ellie Shea: A Mama's girl and veeeery curious! She wants to see everything, go everywhere and get into everything! Ellie unpacked Macy's diaper bag when they were here thing by thing. Heidi says she is a bit of a hoarder and gathers all that she can hold and carries it all around the house all day!
Little Miss Curious looking out the window!

LOVE these pics I got of Luke with Macy. Luke is a very special boy. He was the only baby around for quite awhile and got all the love, attention, adoration, etc all of us could lavish on him. I declared him the perfect baby and it took YEARS before he could do anything to tarnish that thought!!!! We all adore Luke Douglas and still think he is the cutest boy in the world! He was darling with Macy today! Couldn't wait to meet her, hold her, and make her smile. Macy loved Luke, too!
Luke holding Macy all alone for the first time... Precious. Look at his hand! Sooo gentle! This wasn't prompted at all! I love it!
This is a "Framer." What a boy, I tell you, what a boy. :)
So now for the hilarity. Here are "The Girls" and their very first photo shoot!!! I had to just post all the pics I took since you can see the faces change as they get their wiggles out!
If only I had a video of Sharon getting these girls to laugh. It is one of the funniest things you will every hear. I'll do it this week, I promise. Look at Macy's face!
Starting to get antsy, gotta change it up!
Ellie, checking out Macy, like, "Who is THIS girl? Don't we have enough in this house?"

All in all, a very fun afternoon. I'll be at the Hougans helping a lot this week and plan on having lots more pictures to post! Day one of a hopefully super fun-filled week!!!!


  1. The triplets have grown so much since the last pic I've seen of them. How fun to get all these babies together. Have fun this week!

  2. What a fun post! I can not imagine 3 17 month olds. I just can't. I'll be praying for you all this week! :-)