August 22, 2008

Family Reunion



I pulled into the driveway of Greta's parent's place to find the trio standing in the driveway with Ieva and Julija (our wonderful helpers). They had sort of a confused look on their face, and obviously had no idea that I was pulling into the driveway. I got out of the car to somewhat of a cold and confused reaction. The babies had just gotten up from their nap and didn't seem to really understand what was happening. After a minute or two, Niklas ran over and hugged me. Shortly after, Lukas followed. It seemed like 10 minutes or so before Gabbie decided that I was once again worthy of her love and waddled over to greet me with a huge smile.

They have changed so much in the past three weeks. When they left, walking was such a new and challenging activity. Now, it is second nature. Either their little voices changed a little bit, or they just sounded strange to me from not hearing them for so long. Embarrasingly enough, I think their Lithuanian vocabulary has exceeded mine. They are doing so many new things in just a short period of time. they now drink out of a straw, try to eat with a fork, will kick a ball around the back yard and now attempt to express what they want (although unsucessful attempts now yield the dreaded TANTRUM!). Niklas will run across the floor and wipe out. Greta and I will say "Are you okay, Niklas?", to which he responds "OK, OK" in his little midget voice. All three of them discovered the balloon, which they fondly call a boon. They can even signal when they want food or something to drink.

I am enjoying every single second with these little munchkins right now and am completely amazed at what they have turned into in the past year and a half. No doubt, there are new and exhausting challenges. The best part, however, is that they now truly express their love and affection for Greta and I. I have been ordered to tell everyone that the pictures in this post are merely snapshots and are no way to be interpreted as a reflection of Greta's art. More to come...


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I've been checking my e-mail all day at work because Jason said he would be posting pictures today.

The babies look so different! Miklas looks more and more like Greta's family. Gabbie and Lukas look so big!

It's looks like Grandma is getting lots of help in the kitchen. I love the picture with Dalius; I can't believe you got them to sit still that long.

Miss them so much. Give them kisses from me.

Love Granny

Anonymous said...

We love the pictures too! Just wait till you are writing in here about the triplets' first day of high school...that is our day on Monday. Bed before midnight in the SUMMER?! I made extra coffee for all of us. Please keep sending those pictures! We just love following their progress. Lisa D.

Anonymous said...

BTW, did the stroller fall backwards in the jumping pusher picture? That looks like those pictures you see passed around on the internet. Lisa D.