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Swimming in early December

Swimming in early December

Sebastian prepares to jump in the water but Dad won't hold up the safety net! Christmas swimming lessons eliminated the need for a net!


Sisters

Sisters

Even from a very young age Sela and Carys have had a special bond.


Let the games begin

Let the games begin

Sela gives Jasper a taste of what he can expect when she grows up by pulling at his bib while Carys looks on.


Jasper in early December

Jasper in early December

Jasper, as always, startled and concerned by the camera's flash.


Carys in early December

Carys in early December


Sebastian at school

Sebastian at school

Sebastian plays at school.


Goin' on ah awliday!

Goin' on ah awliday!

Early December Sebastian practises for one of his many upcoming holidays.


Causeway Bay

Causeway Bay

During a tram party Charles snapped this pic of Causeway Bay at about 9 pm.


Chater Square decorated for Christmas

Chater Square decorated for Christmas

During a tram party Charles snapped this pic of Chater Square in Central.


The Terrific Trio

The Terrific Trio

From left Tess, Lita and Mila proudly hold Carys, Jasper and Sela at the Union Church Christmas Eve service.


Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve

Carys and Jasper fall asleep during and after their 6:30 pm bottle at the back of Union Church's sanctuary.


Santa Jasper - ready to roll!

Santa Jasper - ready to roll!

Santa Jasper waits in his stroller just prior to the convoy heading up to the Queen Mary Hospital NICU for a Christmas visit.


NICU Nurse & Jasper

NICU Nurse & Jasper

After attending Church, the six of us and Lita marched off to the NICU to wish the nurses on the night shift a Merry Christmas. The nurses in these pictures both cared for the triplets and were delighted to see their progress. We also took a Christmas treat offering of brownies and egg nog.


NICU Nurse & Sela

NICU Nurse & Sela

After attending Church, the six of us and Lita marched off to the NICU to wish the nurses on the night shift a Merry Christmas. The nurses in these pictures both cared for the triplets and were delighted to see their progress. We also took a Christmas treat offering of brownies and egg nog.


"visions of sugar plums danced in his head"

"visions of sugar plums danced in his head"

On Christmas Eve, an exhausted Sebastian fell asleep while watching the original claymation Christmas Classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."


Santa Seb

Santa Seb

Sebastian plays Santa by carrying Christmas goodies to Mila and Lita.


The Amah Brunch

The Amah Brunch

For three years Tess and Charles have held an Amah Brunch on Christmas morning for domestic helpers in our building who have no real place to celebrate Christmas. After feeding the triplets and Sebastian, Tess and Charles cooked an enormous feast of bacon, eggs and toast. About eight amahs joined Mila and Lita in their Common Area. The event was especially important to us this year considering that most of our visitors had selflessly volunteered their time to help us care for the triplets on weekends and evenings. Their help is much appreciated... thank you! (Sebastian also discovered he loves bacon.)


Jasper on Christmas Morning

Jasper on Christmas Morning

Japser holds his mouth open hoping that food will drift in!


Sela on Christmas morning!

Sela on Christmas morning!


Santa Sela & Nilda

Santa Sela & Nilda

Santa Sela and one of her biggest fans, Nilda, have some fun during The Amah Brunch.


Delighted Sebastian

Delighted Sebastian

This is the first year Sebastian truly experience Christmas. On Christmas morning he walked into the living room, took one look at the loot beneath the tree, and exclaimed "wow!"


Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

One of our friends baked Christmas cookies for all the kids, including the triplets, who attended Christmas dinner. Sebastian was delighted - he ate Sela, Jasper and Carys' cookies on their behalf!


Jazzy J!

Jazzy J!

Bundled up warmly, Jasper plays in his exersaucer while Carys looks on.


Snow Bunny

Snow Bunny

Sela, held by Mila, stays warmly wrapped to fight off the cold spell.


Seb Swims

Seb Swims

During the Christmas vacation, Sebastian took two weeks of swimming lessons. The daily practise was ideal. He quickly became water independant and advanced to "Tadpoles" in January.


Ready for the elements!

Ready for the elements!


Sebastian's Art

Sebastian's Art

Sebastian brought home this delightful artwork from school... we couldn't light the candle for sentimental reasons!


Christmas Kids

Christmas Kids

From left Jasper, Sebastian, Sela and Carys survey The Tree on Christmas morning.