VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Triplets from across the country came to Virginia Beach this weekend for the National Triplet Convention.

The convention has been held at different locations around the US. But this is the first time the group is in Virginia Beach.

The convention’s director Kim Jones said it's a way for triplet families to connect.

“People in generally when they see triplets, especially identical triplets, there’s usually a triple take and they ask: Oh, are those three twins? And it’s like no, that would be six children,” Jones said.

She's the mother of 23-year-old triplets — Kahlil, Ahmad, and Malik — who have grown to become mentors to many of the younger siblings at the convention.

“Being triplets is pretty cool. You always have your squad with you,” Ahmad said.

“Yesterday we had a conversation about growing up as triplets. What it’s like. Some of the stuff that’s not so fun, some of the good stuff.”

Families spent the weekend exploring the boardwalk, taking photos at the famed Neptune Statue.

Triplets convention Virginia Beach
Triplets from across the country came to Virginia Beach this weekend for the National Triplet Convention.
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Children and teens do activities like scavenger hunts while the adults can attend parenting workshops.

“It’s a busy house, we had a lot of fun, it’s a lot of love," Jones said. "Three times the love, three times the fun, and three times the expenses!”