Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Roaming around the neighborhood

With the weather so nice & the girls so active, I have taken them by myself!!!! on walks around our block. They LOVE it! If you ever come to my house becareful of saying words like walk, shoes, outside. Hysteria will ensue! I will say it takes as long to get them ready, as it does for the adventure. Though, they do love their new walking shoes. I mean a girl needs the right shoes for each outfit & event! And if it seems walking puppies would be easier, it is!

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Roaming around the neighborhood!

Monday, December 29, 2008

A little catching up

I promise to have more pictures & a better post up soon. I wanted to let everyone know that JuJu was chosen as a success story by ECI this year. ReadyStart, the local ECI program, wrote an article about her on their new blog. They had to for confidentiality reasons use another name, but since I'm the MOM, I can say who it is!!!! I truly cannot say enough good things about the team of therapist who have worked with JuJu from ECI. Her other miracle worker is Ms. Sally and ALL of the staff at Integrative Pediatric Therapy. JuJu has seen Sally Fryer since she was 3months old for Craniosacral Therapy. The combo of ECI, the cranio, JuJu's inner drive and all of the prayers for her, have created the miracle that today keeps me on my toes (and my hair grey!).

THANK YOU to ALL of you with all of the nice comments on the pictures of the girls & our family. One of the members of our local MOMs of Muliplies group, Carey Lynn of Carey Lynn Photography did the photos. She will tell you for each person in the shot is how many she had to photoshop to get all of us in one picture! The pictures came out great.

As for Christmas, the girls LOVED it! Rayne's favorite new word is "prezin". River took no time in figuring out how to get into the presents and all packages that now come to the door are assumed to be theirs! Favorite toys of the day: noisy magic fairy wands, m&m's (they are my children, of course chocolate would be in the top 5!), a walk on piano keyboard, and the stuffed animals from Noni. And like most 2 year olds~ the wrapping!!!! Oh, the anticipation!!!!! Santa! Presents! Chocolate & Coffee! Oh wait, that is for me! Hehehehehehe

I don't think they knew where to go to first, but were mostly in awe that they got behind the gate!
The musical keyboard. It truly should come with a bottle of motrin. Skye LOVED to jump from key to key. Rayne was content with a stroll, and JuJu couldn't press enough different spots at one time! River analyzed it and then tried to dictate, sorry direct everyone.

Noni & Pop-Pop with the girls. It was so awesome having them here on Christmas morning.

And before I forget.........CONGRATULATIONS to both of my brothers!!!!!!!
Jeremy & Natasha announced they are expecting!
Travis proposed to Angie and she said yes!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas "jammies" preview!

On Friday we had a crazy fun day. I tried the girl's new Christmas pajamas on, hung the stockings, and before you knew it, a ton of pictures were taken! A huge thank you has to go out to Ms. Emily! Part of it was her idea!
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My Montage 12/20/08

Water Puddles

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Photo TAG

Here is how it goes!

1) Choose the 4th folder where you store your pictures on your computer

2) Select the 4th picture in the folder

3) Explain the picture

4) Tag 4 people to do the same

NO CHEATING! (cropping, editing, etc!)

This is Minew. The picture is a perfect example of his personality. I love this cat dearly. He went to live with my niece when we went to PHoenix to have the girls.
I'm not going to tag anyone, but feel free to do it also!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Monday, December 8, 2008


Well as I was finishing the last post, the weather warning started showing up on the tv, so like a good girl scout I decided to pay attention. GOOD THING! The tornado sirens went off about 5 minutes later! I had already started de-cluttering our "safe zone" and even threw in a flashlight & some books. I was looking to see what else would be significant to throw in and how to get the girls in there by myself. So I threw in my purse when the siren went off! Oh, did I mention Beau is out of town!
Well, I now know I can get 4 kids out of bed, carry 2/herd 2, usher the dog, grab blankets & binkies, and corral into the safe zone! Oh yeah, and pray to GOD! All of course while my four angels are screaming their heads off. Oh, except JuJu, she was still not completely awake yet. It is alittle humorous now, but they were screaming so much & I was trying to keep them calm, that I couldn't hear the all clear. I could hear the tower giving out some sort of announcement, but not what it was.
The tornado didn't touch down and all is now calm. I think I will NOW have a glass of wine, or 2 or 4 or....... Who am I kidding?

Taking it easy & talking up a storm

We have had a language explosion here! Full sentences, new words, gestures, ect. It is almost scary. I asked River where was something, and she goes "here it is". Rayne & Skye are counting to 13! And the four together point out and tell you what's going on in the Pooh movie now. The cutest thing is the care of their bears & dolls. And dressing! (and undressing....) Skye is putting on socks by herself and Rayne is putting on her own jackets. JuJu has managed to master undoing her diaper underneath her pj's. We now know to look and see if there is any off centered lump. She thinks its hysterical and will stand in front of you to do it.
This last week we have been laying a bit low with some minor colds & one ear infection. Because of this we have discovered a new pasttime-coloring! We love to color now. And it is mostly done on the paper. Well, the walls could use a fresh coat of paint, or 2.....

Now this is definitely the way to watch "Pooh".
One cookie, two cookie,..... oh! and the stash over by the pillow. I "shared" really well today.
I don't think green is my color, do you? Also, who do I talk to about getting a more comfortable chair?
Is there anything sweeter than a sleeping baby? She was so asleep when I took this.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Going to see Santa

Santa: part 1

Skye, Rayne, River, & JuJu with Mommy & SANTA! All of us on the Polar Express !!!
More pictures & the craziness that surrounded getting these very adorable pictures!!