Energetic 3

How do you tame three rambunctionus soon-to-be three year old boys? By putting on their favorite movie: Cars. Their hero is “Lightning McQueen.” Just mentioning that they get to watch a few minutes of it makes them giddy with excitement (especailly Aiden who points at the screen and laughs).

Over the past couple of weeks, they have been agressive with each other. These boys play hard and laugh hard. Aiden has learned how to taunt his brothers and they know that they can’t wrestle him, etc. like they can one another given his delicate condition. Unfortunately, last week Aiden would not stop harassing them and the twins decided they had enough and attempted to make Aiden stop.

We are not sure exactly what happened but think they sat on him and caused the balloon-type mechanism (which secures the G-tube button) to pop. Shortly thereafter, the button came out and he had to be taken to the Emergency Room to get the button replaced before the flesh closed. After six hours or so, they had dilated the opening to the point where they could get the button back in. So the question is, did Aiden learn his lesson…probably not!

In the video below, you can see Aiden doing somersaults, the Trips listening to Elmo, Ethan and Evan smothering Aiden and Aiden singing happy birthday to Amisha. Also, the boys had a good time at Carter Cates‘ birthday party.



Sitting very still and focused

What could possibly keep them so calm?

Lightning McQueen (from the Movie “Cars“)

At Carter’s 3rd birthday!



They love their cupcakes

Ferocious eaters!

Ethan enjoyed going into the water

He smiled but closed his eyes

Getting restless!


It was an explosive Independence Day, to say the least. We took the boys to see fireworks only to realize, they ARE fireworks! It was a fun-filled weekend as Papa, Grandma and Uncle Sachin (aka “Oak”) were in town, the boys all got haircuts and we took them to Going Bonkers.

In the video below, the boys are “driving” at Bonkers and in a later clip, Aiden discovers Grandma’s sunglasses.

Manish has a couple of new gadgets including a HD point & shoot camera and a new cell phone that take HD video. While the quality may not be professional, it is very convenient for quick snapshots and video. We used these on some of the media below which is why some of the images/video are lower quality.



On the way to the barber

Thankfully, they had things to entertain the kids while we waited

Ethan, you are first

He is not into this

Don’t let it get in your eyes

Meanwhile, Aiden entertains Grandma

Just about done

Take a look

He likes it!

Evan’s turn…he chose the fire truck

So serious!

A little scared too…so he holds mommy’s hand

Looks like something from the 80s

Pulled back


Time to snip

They took the twins to the pet store while Aiden got his haircut

Do you like it?

Riding in the car at Bonkers

Kids aren’t the only ones who have fun there

“Oak” shows the boys a Lightning McQueen video on his laptop. They are hooked!