The Backstory

Alex and Dan were just your normal artist-composer couple when one day (after 5 years of tryin’) the winds of fate bestowed upon them three darling identical boys. The masthead here is Alex’s art, a logo to represent the three boys as they journey onward and upward. (Those are also their colors – so we don’t confuse the little guys!) It is pure coincidence that the colors appear in birth order! Satchel (orange/yellow) Pablo (blue) and Levi (green) were born on Sunday, November 23, 2008.


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  • 1. Jane Sutherland  |  November 21, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    As one of the grandparents-in-waiting I do wish to say that the parents-in-waiting have been doing a brilliant job of preparing for the arrival of these three baby boys. Whew! The anticipation is thrilling, exhilarating, and a bit agonizing too!

  • 2. shnootre  |  November 22, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Awe {blushes}

  • 3. Carol K. Mack  |  November 23, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Peter & I are in AWE of your amazing journey and are holding our breath and awaiting all good news and send SO MUCH LOVE.

  • 4. elizabeth strick  |  November 23, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    We are so happy for you both and for the safe arrival of your boys. We send much love to you all.
    Elizabeth and Lou

  • 5. Liz Leeds  |  November 24, 2008 at 1:56 am

    As Jane (Grandma) and I lead our parallel lives, news of the babies feels like three more of my own grandchildren. I’m thrilled for you and send buckets of love.


  • 6. Karen Campbell  |  November 25, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Though I’m only the downstairs neighbor and not a relative, I’ve been as excited and pleased about your evolving family and lovely sons as other friends. Our whole building has a unique history of working together and helping out when needed so I don’t expect that to change. The only change may be the diaper count and we’re glad to even help with that.
    One tip to friends bringing gifts with ribbons….don’t take your eyes off the ribbons til discarded. First son, JJ, (the furry one) somehow stole and ate a long piece of fushia or reddish ribbon, which I just scooped wrapped around stool from the litterbox. The upcoming holidays will be a challenge on how high you can place gifts to stay out of reach. (Been there, done that with one of my kitties!!)
    As a former Obs-Gyn nursing supervisor in NYC, I was responsible for managing the care of hundreds of babies and their families but there is nothing so special as new life under one’s own roof !!! Congrats again to you all !
    Hugs and purrs,
    Karen and Oliver

  • 7. Alicia Casilio  |  November 26, 2008 at 5:44 am

    As an identical triplet, I am happy to hear about the start of your journey as parents of an identical three. I am also pleased you you gave your boys very different names, you made the best first step to realizing their individuality…You will be wonderful parents. Best of luck.

  • 8. shnootre  |  November 26, 2008 at 5:52 am

    Thanks everyone for your kind words it’s great to hear from you! Thanks Karen for the great advise.

    Alicia – we’re both so excited to hear from you! You can’t imagine what huge Triiibe fans we are, and I only hope we get the chance to witness one of your projects in person some day. Thanks for the vote of support – and please keep up the great work. You three are heroes to us!

    Dan and Alex

  • 9. abigail  |  January 13, 2010 at 10:38 am

    My name is Abigail Pogrebin; I’m an identical twin and former 60 Minutes producer who just published a book about twins called “One and the Same.” I think any parent of twins will find much to chew on and maybe some guidance as to how to dodge pitfalls of doubleness. I’d love to speak to you about the possibility of a book giveaway, review and/or author Q&A. My email is,


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