Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A - You're Adorbale

As with most families, our weekends in both May and June were packed with weddings, first communions, christenings, and shows! One of the shows was the annual dance show put on by the dance school the girls have been attending for the past year. This was their first dance show.

I will leave my commentary on the dance show itself and preparation for the show for another time.  I will say, however, that the "guidelines" were a bit much, especially when dealing with 5 year-old triplets.

If you are the father to a girl, you probably understand the feelings I felt while watching my girls perform on stage.  My daughters make my heart sing each and every day, regardless of what is going on. A smile.  A giggle.  Their questions.  Their energy.  It all makes me so proud.  Yes, I am blessed.  Seeing them all "dolled-up" and dancing on stage was just priceless, however.  Totally priceless.

Video recording and picture taking were not alowed at the actual show so this clip is actually from the rehearsal, which was the day before. Their instructor(s) stood behind the curtain and directed them - that is why the girls are looking to the side at times.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gymnastics Show 2012

This was year #2 for Alicenne, Anna and Emily in the annual gymnastics show put on by the local academy they go to.

I am sort of disappointed in myself for not moving to a spot where I could get better footage of the girls performing - I feel like the clips I got last year are so much better.  Oh well.

Allie is in the front row, center.

Anna is in the front, right.

Emily is in the rear, closest to the camera.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Countdown until...

...Allie, Anna and Emily start Kindergarten - only about two and a half months.

...we take a mini-family vacation  - days away!

...the first summer session at school ends for me - about three weeks!

...our return to Disney  - about two months away!

I took the girls to the local feeding/ petting zoo the other day.  Here are a few pics:

Anna is still afraid of the animals = nopictures of her feeding them!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Return of The Bobblehead

I got a couple of early Father's Day gifts on Friday from Allie and Anna.  They made them in school and I love 'em!


Friday, June 8, 2012

One in Five Hundred Thousand

My posts, as they have been for the past week or so, will continue to be less frequent for the next few weeks.

I am taking three graduate level courses this shortened summer semester in an effort to complete the MBA program by August.  And the three classes are fairly heavy: Intermediate Accounting, Advanced Corporate Finance and Strategic Management.

Presentations and team projects have been, as expected, a significant part of the program and this semester is no different.  I have to do a 20 - 25 minute case-study presentation next Thursday night.

So...with the time I have NOT doing school work, blogging is not at the top of my list - especially with the spring/summer weather upon us.

I do have some video almost ready, though.  Stay tuned.

Sarah showed me a video clip on Yahoo which is currently trending about a couple in Pennsylvania who had identical triplet (boys).  The doctor says in the video " in five hundred thousand chance..."

I guess I'm not sure how or why some of these births make the news and others don't...I said to Sarah that around the time our girls were born, there seemed to be a few that made the news.  But not ours.

Time for bed.  Sarah and I have an extremely rare night out tomorrow night.  One of my nephews is tying the knot.  A local wedding so we will not be staying overnight.  Good thing because Sunday will be a busy day for this family!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Tonight's post has been interrupted by my class and Boston Celtics playoff action.


Sunday, June 3, 2012

A Commencement, some anger and a little bit of vomit.

Sarah was right in saying that my attending the graduation ceremony on Friday was somewhat anti-climactic.  I finish up the MBA program in August so there is still some work to be done.

I'm glad I went to the graduation however.  And even more happier that Sarah, Allie, Anna, Emily and Sarah's mom Sheila were there too.  Sure, the process of bringing three 5 year-old girls and having them sit through an event for "adults" was a trying experience.  But, they got to see the place where their daddy has been going to for MANY nights after work.  The girls got to see the place where daddy was while they were being tucked away to bed.  The place where daddy was when Allie would say "I miss daddy" to Sarah in a boo-whoo kind of voice!  Thanks for coming guys!

Friday (the day of the graduation) was nice weather-wise too.  Saturday was a wash-out, though.  We stayed home most of the day as a family with the exception of a trip to the local Target for a mini-shopping spree followed by bread sticks and pizza from the in-house Pizza Hut they have.

In other news...Sarah & I spent most of today following Allie & Emily around with a puke bucket.  No Anna, though (yet) - thank God.  They are all sleeping soundly right now - Sarah & I hope a restful night of sleep will help their resilient little bodies bounce back in the morning.

Even though the girls' tummies were upset, we were able to keep our plans of visiting Abigail today.  She should be turning 6 tomorrow.  They all picked out a balloon for Abigail.  Allie a pink dolphin.  Emily a butterfly and Anna picked a Snoopy balloon.  We also cleaned things up a bit and planted some nice flowers for our little angel.

While we were at the cemetery today I kept hearing an air horn but didn't give it much thought until Sarah told me it was coming from some kids who were "hanging out" at the cemetery.  I was not happy. AT ALL. Unfortunately both Sarah & I left the cemetery filled with anger.  We actually stopped the car and I told the young man (punk) in so many words to wise up.

A mass is being held for Abigail in the morning.  Our little angel.  Taken from our arms but not our herarts.