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Monday, April 26, 2010

It's a Freak show!

Well, Spring is here and we've decided to get out of the house more. Our usual hot spots include the park and stolling through our neighborhood. We visited the Easter Bunny a while back if you all remember. This past weekend was my birthday and Brian decided to take me on an overnight adventure without kids. It was wonderful. He also got us in to take family photos on Sunday. I was super excited. We all got new outfits and hopped in the car. You would think by now we'd be used to people starring and making an idot of themselves. People seriously freaked out. A guy in Dicks Sporting Goods said "I'm sure you have some good days...have a really good day today." The idiot said this as I was about to go into the pouring rain. Our pictures turned out ok...I'm not like OMG look at this! It's more like these are cute but.... Overall it turned out to be a wonderful birthday.

As the freak show continues...this time in our house. Drew has been in an entertaining mood. Last night he got out his sing a long ELMO and was singing into the mike and bopping around. Too cute!! The babies are doing great. We are all finally healthy. No more oxygen or feeding tubes for Maddox. No more coughs, snotty noses, gunky eyes or anything. I'm knocking on wood right now!! I don't have much more to share. It's been pretty quiet and normal here.

Hugs to all!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Oh the Places You'll Go!

Yesterday was a wonderful. Drew and I went to the zoo. We saw everyone from the movies there. Melman, Alex, and Gloria from Madagascar; Frankie and Lenny from Shark Tale; and Nemo. We took lots of pictures and rode some rides. Drew still loves the monkeys, but was fascinated by the walrus. We were sad the penguins were off display. They were making repairs to their tank. :(

Today we've been outside in the backyard. Its been tough for me to sit out very long. The quads are a bit fussy today. I haven't quite figured out why yet, but I try to make them as comfy as possible.

Friday Brian and I are going out for some much needed alone adult time. Headed to the Spring Multiples Banquet. I'm not sure what the rest of the week holds for's my birthday and Brian has the weekend off. The possibilities are endless. Next month Grandma and Grandpa are coming from Wisconsin, but in June we are making our first trip to their house for a few days. I'm excited for my family to meet them. Before we know it, we'll be making a trip to Disney!!

It's now time to venture out to the front yard!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sleep Tight!

A few nights ago I said to Drew "sleep tight!". He looked at me as Brian walked towards his room, with him in his arms and smiled. A couple of minutes later I hear Drew playing in his room, he yells out his door "Mommy, sleep tight!". As I was putting him down for nap today he looks at me and said "It's not dark, no sleep. Sleep tight!" He didn't end up napping until 4 hours later, but when he did fall asleep he did sleep tight.

While we're talking about sleep...let me tell you something exciting. The quads have finally slept through the night. Twice this week!! When Drew started sleeping through the night, I would go check to see if he was still breathing. With these guys I lay in bed and wait. It's very exciting to know these guys are starting to sleep that long. Brian and I have also noticed some other very exciting things this week with the babies. They love the toys that dangle above them and Parker LOVES ELMO! I guess I'm glad we have like 6 ELMO videos. They have all been grabbing toys, batting at them, and laughing like crazy.

We've starting doing circle time in the afternoons a few days a week. We sing songs, read books, and do make faces at each other. Emma has decided she doesn't really like circle time, Parker likes patty cake, Jack likes the music and Maddox loves books. Especially Green Eggs and Ham. Personaities are really coming out, it's fun to see. I'm loving almost everyday of being a stay at home mom. There are those days I'd like to hide!

I hope you all had a good weekend. Love and Hugs!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A day in the life of quads!

Well, it's Saturday and I thought I would take you on a quick journey of a day in our house.

The babies are almost sleeping through the night. We get up around 4am for a feeding and go back to bed. We get up again between 7 and 8 for another feeding. Most of the time we all go back to bed, but there are those days when we do stay up. Today we all slept until 10am!! Parker crawled in bed with me around 8:30 and thats where we slept. Daddy crawled on the couch and when I got up him and Emma were sitting face to face smiling at each other. That's Daddy's little princess.

Drew got up and him and I went and got some Fruit Loops with chocolate milk. We love it soooooo much! After we finished breakfast he helped me get the quads dressed. By then it was a little after 11am. I went and made bottles while Daddy and Drew played. Brian and I fed the babies and Drew watched Snow White. Brian got ready for work and Drew played Lucky Ducks. As Brian was leaving Drew and I had to stand at the front door honking back at him. It's our daily ritual when we are home and awake when Brian leaves for work.

After Brian left Drew and I decided it was time to clean. We vacuumed first. When we vacuum Drew and I have to play trains. He has a Thomas flashlight that looks like the one on the vacuum and we crash into each other. It makes vacuuming fun and interesting. We also mopped the floors, scrubbed counters, did dishes then made lunch. It is now 2:30pm and we are sitting down before a nap and the next feeding for the quads. They have managed to sleep between this feeding. Although Jack and Maddox have just awakened and are now playing on the floor together.

It's a busy day, but when you can incorporate your toddler into the chores to make it fun and your babies are all sleeping or playing together on the floor it makes it quite managable. It's now nap time for Drew and time for me to go make some bottles and change babies. We're heading to the park tomorrow for Aunt Stacy's birthday...hope to post some pictures later.


Sunday, April 4, 2010

The Bunny Hop!

The Easter Bunny found our squad last night!! Drew had a tough time going to bed. I think he wanted to see the Easter Bunny. He was thrilled to see that the Easter Bunny brought him a fishing pole so he could go fishing with Daddy and the Alvin and the Chipmunks Squeakquel. We watched it twice today!!

It ended up being a beautiful day and it was our first full day outing as a family. We over packed by a mile, but better safe than sorry. I blame Brian...he packed the diaper bags and the car!! We spent the day in Marshall where Drew hunted for eggs, we took the babies on a long walk, and all relaxed on the patio while eating cheesecake. Drew loved it...he ate a whole piece by himself.

We look forward to more full day outings now that RSV season is ending. We love to be outside!! He hope you all had a wonderful day too.


Thursday, April 1, 2010

Bunny Hop

Hello family and friends!

Well we made our first real public outing. We've been out and about but only to doctors appointments. This time we went to visit the Easter Bunny. Drew was excited and when we arrived he didn't say more than two words. We were able to get the quads photographed too. Brian and I had to visit the bunny too. We had to giggle at all the people freaking out when they saw us walking through the mall. We even heard some lady freak out in her car with the windows up! Geesh...I didn't think we were a freak show...we just have a lot of kids. :)

Drew has been very silly lately. I think the summer like weather has him energized. Brian was able to get his JEEP up and running, he absolutely loves it. The best part is, it has reverse. We no longer need to follow him around to back him away from the fence. He has already been to the park numerous times...such a monkey. Brian and I are well entertained by him.

The quads are getting big! Parker is almost 10lbs. Jack and Emma are not far behind him. Maddox has finally hit 7lbs!! He has not had his feeding tube in over a week and his taking his bottles really well. He's still on oxygen at night and nap. He doesn't go back to the pulmonologist until Sept. so we have to keep going with the breathing treatments and oxygen until then. The babies are starting to really makes my day when they smile at me like that. Jack and Maddox are starting to scoot. Well, Jack is practically crawling. He's going to be the busy one who keeps me running. Maddox just goes in circles. Parker and Emma are taking their time, but do roll over. They are both recovering from a little virus. Well that's all the time I have for now. It's getting to be jammie time and dinner time for the squad.

We hope everyone has a safe Easter!!