Tuesday, July 29, 2008

My week with the quads...By Yaya (Aunt Natasha)

My week with the quads... By Yaya (Natasha Hartley)
I was amazed by how much they had changed since my last visit this past Christmas. The first thing to stick out were teeth. They all looked so grown up with their mouthful of teeth. Next was the advancement of their language skills. They are now speaking several words and signing. Rayne loves to sing. Almost 90% of her speech is done by singing...lol. RIver loves to play with puzzles. She carefully stacks all the pieces very neatly and then one by one she places them in the correct location on the puzzel board. She hasn't quite mastered putting them in the spot correctly but I was amazed by her organization and memory skills. She along with JuJu have a smile that can and will melt your heart (and let's them get away with almost anything). JuJu... oh my JuJu..She is the true definition of a miracle. The turn around and advancement itself in the last seven months to me have been mind blowing. She is now taking a few steps at a time and acknowledges you (by turning around and looking at you) when you call out her name. She is also speaking several words and also communicates through sign language. She loves to be praised, especially clapping, when she accomplishes a task. Skye...My little couch potato Skye.. is quite the character. She loves to be looked at.. although she does not want you to know that she knows you are watching her. She LOVES T.V. She has the sign down quite well for t.v. time lol... She wakes up signing t.v., when she is in the car she signs t.v. , her world seems to revolve around t.v. When the credits or the menu appears on the video she is quick to let you know that it is time to restart her video. She is a ham. I have also found that the biggest love in their lives right now is "Melmo" (aka Sesame Street character Elmo). The girls are very active and very much into exploring their surroundings . Hats off to Beau and Mist they sure do have their hands full during this wonderful,beautiful part of their lives. I know I tried to take advantage of their nap times to rest myself....oh who am I fooling the girls wore me out...lol... I didnt take advantage I passed out ....I love it though.. I cannot wait till I return again.. Till next time

THanks Yaya!!!! We had sooooo much fun with you here. Next time we promise to have the AC work the whole time you are here! Love, the Girls


Annie said...

Looks like EVERYONE had fun! :)

Where did you get those tutus? Sooo cute!

Misty said...

I got the tutus at Target in the dollar bins up front. They have been worth every penny. They LOVE playing with them. I cna't wait till Halloween now!