The Hewitt triplets turn 1
How did Trip, Finn and Ollie Hewitt, the identical triplets of Hampden, get ready for their first birthday party? While their mother took care of the party details, their father loaded them into the family Honda Pilot for an hourlong drive/nap.
It’s all part of the careful planning required of the triplets’ parents, Kristen and Thomas Hewitt Jr. While the boys slept, Thomas, who works at the Maryland Transit Administration as director of service development, took care of some business by driving city bus routes that are being redesigned.
After the nap and a quick meal, the boys arrived at Hampden’s Cafe Hon, pulled in a three-seater red wagon by Kristen. The New York Rangers hockey-themed party for about two dozen guests was a chance for the Hewitts to thank family and friends for their support.
There was a lot to celebrate: The boys each weigh more than 20 pounds, and are well on the curve developmentally for their age.
And all three are on the cusp of walking. They like every kind of food (except for Finn’s aversion to eggplant), and enthusiastically devoured (and wore) their birthday cake.
Reflecting on their very challenging first year as parents of triplets, Thomas commented that it has enhanced the couple’s relationship, “making things a lot stronger.”
Having healthy and happy boys is a major accomplishment, but Thomas observed: “It’s only one step in a very long journey.” Each milestone is emotional, Thomas added, because “We don’t plan on having any other kids!”
Parents Thomas and Kristen Hewitt of Hampden offer the boys their first taste of birthday cake after Kristen blows out the candles during the celebration at Cafe Hon in Hampden.
Kristen Hewitt of Hampden pulls the triplets home in their three-seater red wagon after celebrating their first birthday with family and friends at Cafe Hon.