The He­witt triplets turn 1

Baltimore Sun - - MARYLAND - Pho­tos and ar­ti­cle by Amy Davis

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.

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