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The Girls have been so enjoying the holiday season. It has been so much fun experiencing it with them. They LOVE all shows that are Christmas themed. And I know they are paying attention. The other day they found a Santa toy, where Santa is stuck in the chimney. River was so distraught over this & kept saying the Reindeer in my room could pull him out & help him. Sure enough, there was a Reindeer ornament in my room. She was a bit disappointed when her theory didn't work, but was confident that "Daddy fix it! Daddy will help!" (yeah, I rank real high around here). They have also LOVED having the Christmas tree up. But for now, here is alittle of the day to day around here. This picture should explain why some emails may never be answered or received. DO YOU SEE ALL OF THE FINGERS???? This is also why there are so many video montages. The girls LOVE to watch & dance to them.
JuJu seeing how much toilet paper can fit in the toilet.
Yep, the whole role!
Good thing Mommy knows alittle bit about plumbing & has a plunger near by. Only an inch or so of water on the ground... No worries. A few towels, and a good mop. All is new.
The girls are still missing Halloween & decided to carve an apple after lining up the left over jack-o-lanter stickers. The butter-knife didn't give the look they were in search of & quickly abandoned that project.
Here is an attepmt of getting a picture of the girls together.
This is the best I could get with all 4 looking.
Aren't these expressions a priceless?
Here are the girls a year ago in the same sweaters. Actually, I just bought the same set of sweaters in a size up.
I know this pictue is alittle late, but it is our Thanksgiving Turkeys Hand prints.
Thanks Ms. Lisa for doing this project with us. I will treasure it always.
I'm so excited to share our Christmas card with ya'll! I'm picking them up tomorrow and will hopefully have them out by this weekend. We had the very talented Betsy of Betsy Marie Photography take the pictures this year. It was such a pleasant experience and the pictures came out wonderfully! I still have to pick out the pictures & order them. It sooo hard to choose!
You can see two of the "dancing" pics above. Those pics are some of my favorite. You truly can see each of their personalities captured perfectly. And they look so grown up! sniff, sniff.
We got a early treat this year when it snowed on Wednesday ( I'm alittle behind as usual). The girls LOVED IT! Though we are still mourning the loss of the snowman. Even the snowman cookies, marshmellow snowmans, snowman movie, ect., have not completely dulled the pain for all over his loss ( he melted by the end of the day ). It is a bit sad at times when they go to the back window looking for "NOOO-MAAANN!!!!!!!!" . (it is a very fun & easy activity.... pretzel sticks, marshmellows & whatever fun candies to make a "snowman". we even put them on a plate & sprinkled powdered-sugar for a full "snow" effect) Hmm....do I make a snowman like Mommy showed us, or do I just eat it the goodies????
However, I'm very grateful that some of our neighbors now have their Christmas Decorations & lights out and one of them has a huge Snowman which the girls LOVE to go visit & tell hello too. We had started walking with the girls everynight and with all the lights now, it has gotten to be alot of fun & very entertaining for them. I will just say you don't want to know what it takes to get out the door with all them especially with it really cold right now...sheesh!
HAVE YOU HEARD?????? One of my extremely hardworking, dedicated, and downright fabulous fellow quad mommas and friend, Casey Gerwer, has put her creativity and drive to work and started an online business. Tomorrow on Cyber Monday http://www.designedforbabies.com will be open!!!
Check out their gear for Moms, Dads, babies, kiddos, expecting moms and grandparents! They also have custom diaper bags/handbags, developmental toys and much much more! I know we will be ordering some Christmas goodies from the easy to use site!
PLEASE TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND PASS ON THE LINK!!!!!!
The Girls even got to be apart of the business by modeling some of the shirts that will be offered by DESIGNED FOR BABIES! Rayne showing off her runway technique, all the while safely guarding her new lollipop! Water, water everywhere! The location for the modeling shoot was at one of our favorite places to walk, so the Girls had to go look in the water for the "big, orange fishies". It is at the Shops of Legacy. Our models chillin' after a hard photo shoot. Yep, that was hard work! I hear the Christmas photo session she has us booked for is even crazier!
ps. sneak peak at Betsy Marie Photography for some of the Christmas photos... scroll down on the link & you will see the girls. The black & white is one of my favorites!!!! Can't wait to see the rest! Betsy also did the photography for Designed For Babies
The party went so much better than I could have ever hoped. The girls, their friends and even the parents all seemed to have a wonderful time. Again, I couldn't have done it without the help & support of my mom, Beau, Emily and my quadmamas. Watching the expressions of delight on each of their faces during the party already has me thinking of their next one. So now you know when & where the party was (previous posts), here are the photos from it finally!
While we were setting up Ms. Courtney came to visit us before she went to cheer. The girls adore her! Ms. Rayne
Noni giving Skye a hand.
Mr. Cuteness! Isn't that the most precious smile? The Hickey Triplets. Candace and I were pregnant at the same time and have gone thru the adventures of having multiples together. The Steece's Pieces. Suz is one of the quadmama's and one of the sweetest people I know. They came all the way from Ft. Worth to join in the fun! THe Sattler boys. Heartbreakers in the making! Kelly & I met at PAMOM on our first night there & have been friends ever since. She is one person who can always make me smile. And her boys are ALL boys! It is so fun to see! Ms. River climging away. Suzanne & Marcy, in the background, came to see the girls in action after hearing all of the stories from Beau at work.
One of the many activites that had for the kiddos.
Can you believe all of those kids? Crazy! But so much fun. Oh, and the lady standing in the back, that is Beverly my college roomate. She came with her 2 beautiful daughters. Cupcakes & ice cream...is there anything better? From the look on Andrew, he enjoyed them too!
Lucia and her mom come to class with us every Friday and it was so fun having them at the party with us! Skye sitting with all of the boys.
After the party at Little Gym, we headed home to feed the Birthday girls something besides sweets.
One lesson learned during the continued celebrations at the house..... turn off the fan before you let go of the balloons. Oops! Hey, its not really a party till something is broken right? (well, in our case it was several, but who's counting?) Aunt Liz helping the girls with some of the many, many, MANY presents the girls got. Everyone was so generous and we are truly grateful! The girls opening their present from Daddy the day after. A rare moment indeed, all four sitting nicely together and even, more rare...playing together nicely for more than 2 minutes!
The Girls' birhtday started out with a dash across the hall to go see NONI! She arrived the night before to spend the weekend and celebrate with us. Of course, Noni loved being surrounded by her "quaddies" and the girls LOVED getting into the guest room & jumping on the bed while she was still in it. So after a quick cup of coffee and some pancakes for everyone, we took off to Little Gym! TA DA! I'm THREE years old! Can you believe it? I can't! Even Noni got into the action. Noni has not missed one birthday with the girls yet. She even arrived at the hospital only a few hours after they were born. Having MY Mom be a huge part of the life of my girls means so much to me. Beau & I truly would not have survived those first few months without her! Or my Dad for his support in letting her be with us all those weeks! THANK YOU NONI & POP POP!!!! It made the day extra special for all of us having her here!
I'm going to party ALL DAY LONG!!!!! WOOHOOO!!! Hmm..... where should we do lunch? It is OUR birthday. Do you think we need reservations? We went to "moleeeeee"! Was there any doubt????? ( For those new to the blog, that would be BLUE GOOSE Resturant. It is known as moleee, short for guacamoleeeee)
Well, now that I'm three , I'm going to use the knife too! Me & Monkey (aka Skye Monkey Princess)
Lunch was fun and the girls enjoyed having Noni AND Daddy join in the queso & guac. Did you notice the shirts? I was so excited to find them. AND FOUR of them! It is not as easy as it would seem.....
The girls were so cute ALL day saying "it's my birthday! where's my party? Will we get cake?" It didn't help when they went with us to Party City to get more supplies. I had a mild panic that there would not be enough decorations. (Did I mention that I was at Walmart and Target until they closed the night before still trying to put the party together? HA! and still felt the need for more? I guess that's what happens when you literally wait to the last minute!) Anyhoo...... It took forever to get them down for nap, but once they finally went to sleep Noni and I went to work to get things ready. Party favors, snacks, picking up the cake & cupcakes. Beau was sent to the store and to clean the van! By the time that was all done, we were ready for a nap.....however it was the beginning of "party time"!!!!!!
The girls woke up to hair & make-up (it was their party afterall!) and then THE DRESSES! I had bought the dresses for Halloween with full intention of using them for their birthday party. Well, the girls have been wanting to wear them everyday since Halloween and were so excited to get to wear them again. It was all I was hearing about from 2 of them...."where's my dress? I want my dress! I neeed my dress!!!!!" (Can you guess who that was????)
Waiting for photos with Noni while still all fresh.
Everyone look at the phone! Yep, got it! (Rayne-always properly accessorized & prepared!)
This was the best we could get. There is only soooo much cooperation from a three year-old, especially with a PARTY to go too!
No pictures please......
Why are you still clicking that camera Mommy? And what is that thing Noni has in her lap????
Well, that would be the "special" party favor! I'm so glad you asked...... It is a "Fairy Marshmellow Wand"! (these were a HUGE HIT! Found the idea off another blog that referenced the book Fairies Cookbook by Barbara Beery. Of course, I got the book after the party and Mom & I just sort of "winged it". It was amazing how close we really were to the recipe! You will be seeing more things from this book in the future. LOVE IT! and she has one for Tea Parties......hmmmmm, next year????)
The Cupcakes....Mm, MMMMM, mmmm!
Even the girls helped set up their Party while we waited for the guest to arrive....
Up next: THE BIRTHDAY PARTY!!!!!! (I know this is taking forever, but it will be sooner than later. Promise!)