Tuesday, September 8, 2009

We Love Cheetos!!

Cheeto puffs are now loved by the quads. I was trying to find something different to give them for snack one day and said a few Cheetos won't hurt! They were snarfing them down like they hadn't eaten in days! Ricky was working on his yummy Cheetos .

Heath could snarf a Cheeto down by the time I got to Leah to give her one. Gimme more!

Miss Picky loved the Cheetos (of course she did, it wasn't a vegetable)!

Tyler would shove the whole thing in his mouth. Thankfully, no choking.

Heath and Ricky working on their Cheeto puffs.

Leah and Tyler getting cheesy faced too.

Monday, September 7, 2009

August Picture Overload; Part 2

Tyler and Leah with Aunt Barbara.
Ricky with Uncle Bud

Bud and Barbara were in for the weekend to come to a Cowboy Church conference in Whitney. They were able to stop by before they had to head back home on Sunday. Love you guys! Wish we were able to see you more!

Jenna pushing Heath around in the little wagon. After this, the boy got busy pushing the wagon around himself. He did it all afternoon! Wore his little legs out!

Leah and Heath playing with the ball blower/popper. They like to lean over the top where the ball pops us and feel the air blowing in their face. All the kiddos figured how to work the thing mighty quick. They also like to stick other toys and pacifiers and even their hands and arms down the tube too.

Obsessed with Little People.

I never thought that the babies would already love playing with the little people this much. A friend of ours, Mrs. Cecelia brought the quads her grankids farm and we had the house and more figures from when Jenna was younger. Glad I kept them, because everyday they will lay on the floor and play for quite some time. Ricky likes dumping them out of the container I keep them in. Randy will get a pile of them in front of Leah and then she knocks them all over the place. Randy calls her a little tornado.

Mass destruction in less that 60 seconds.

These kiddos can tear up a room quick.

He-Man pushing the lion. This is his favorite of the push toys and most of the time he pushes it sideways, whatever works!

On 8-11 Heath started clapping. He loves pat a cake. By the end of the second week in August, he was finally crawling up on all 4's. I switched him to whole milk on his birthday and he started saying"cack-cack" for duck. Kristi was watching the babies for me on the 26th so I could work and she got Heath to tickle Ty. By the 31st He was becoming a little dare devil and letting go some. His balance is no great by himself yet, but it will come. He just laughs and pushes your hands off of him. He's so trusting, knowing your going to grab hold of him.

Tyler resting his tush on the ball while he plays at one of their activity tables.

Tyler started getting his 3rd tooth (top right front)in around the 16th of the month and the next day I caught him shaking his head "no ". By the 31st, he was getting his 4th tooth in on the top left front. Ty-Man been crawling all over the place and climbing on everything too. He's been quite talkative and playing with new sound he can make with his mouth. But of course one of things he likes to do best is spit or blow spit.

Heath, Leah, and Tyler getting a ride from Daddy on the blanket.

Mama's boy, Ricky.

Ricky started clapping the 12th of August and the next day I switched him to whole milk. On the 15th I noticed his 6th tooth coming in, top right side. I finally caught Ricky saying Mama on the 19th. He's been standing this month on his own for a minute or so. He's going to be the 1st to walk. You have to watch or he'll bite ya, I have the bruises to prove it.

Ricky destructing the basket of bibs.

Just about everyday, the boy gets into the bibs. And if he isn't then one of the other ones is.

My crazy little girl!
Some days she's just plain wild!She's still being a picky eater. Eats better some days. She not big on textured food yet. Alot of it she spits right back at ya. She's been crawling on all 4's about the same time as Heath, around the 11th. She got her 3rd tooth coming in on the 23rd, the top front left one. On the 26th she waved bye-bye to Randy when he left for work. She was actually trying to be sweet to Heath on the 29th and was trying to hug him when he was crying. Too bad he didn't care for it! But, it was still so sweet! Then on the 31st she decided she wanted to get in on the tickling and started tickling Heath. She's been throwing some good fits, rolling around in the floor, stiffens up and gets beat red. Quite entertaining, at least she's not biting..yet.

Jenna pushes Heath around on the lion.

Tyler and Leah playing with the money jug (too bad there's not more in it-lol!).
All of them like to get behind the door and mess with this jug. Alot of times they are trying to chew on the top. Everything is a teether these days.

Little Miss Thang!I told ya'll Baby D is for Diva!

Heath, Leah, Ricky, and Ty looking and talking to Daddy through the window.
In the mornings I raise there blinds,and they love standing at the window. Sometimes they get to see their Daddy as he pulls up from work. They thought it was quite entertaining but quite couldn't figure out why they couldn't get to him through the window.

Leah on the move while Heath uses the table to cut some teeth.

Could use a little help here. Just a little stuck Tyler?

I found the paper, now where are my presents?!

I'm trying more table food these days like eggs, bananas, green bean bites, yogurt. They love yogurt. They love homemade rolls, pancakes, macaroni. I've waited longer than I did with Jenna, She quite eating baby food around 9months. With them being preemies, I've been more cautious, afraid they may have trouble, but they liked everything so far. Leah of course is another story. She's going to take a little longer transitioning to table foods. The boys eat pretty much anything. Of course some days like things better than others, but what kid doesn't. We've had another awesome month and a great birthday!

1st Day of School

Jenna Beth, My 2nd Grader! Jenna started back to school on 8-24. she's now a big old 2nd grader! She really wasn't ready to go back until we went to meet the teacher night and were able to bring her supplies, see her desk and new room. Her teacher is Mrs DuBose, a familiar face from church. Jenna was happy that she was in her class. This year 2nd grade is actually departmentalized. Each of the 3 2nd grade teachers will be teaching a subject; math, science/social studies, reading/language arts. All three teachers are very sweet and everyone seems to like the idea of switching it up. All has gone well the first 2 weeks. Ashley is busy running cross country and cheerleading. The Jr. High's first game is this week, Sept. 10th. Our schedules are filling up again!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Don't be Late, it's Time to Celebrate!!

This was their birthday invitation that I made for the quads. You'll have to excuse near the end, I was running out of ink! I made chocolate cake and cupcakes and then bought sugar cookies for anyone who may not have liked chocolate cake! Yes, I decorated the cake. I was very happy with the way it turned out.

Pa and Heath. Heath is still not looking good and awake yet.

Ricky and Aunt Missy. Missy and Wes were in from New Mexico visiting at just the right time!

Leah checking out her future boyfriend. Toni has identical twin boys, Kash and Wyatt and I still can't tell them apart. That's Emily to the right, Jenna's BFF and MoMo holding Leah.

Leah already loving the bling! She's trying on Lisa's necklace and eyeing her earrings. Lisa was one of the babies NICU nurses who we stay in touch with and gets to visit us from time to time. We were so happy that Lisa and her husband, Steve could join us to celebrate.

Lisa made these diaper cakes for each of the babies and put a cute little pair of Converse high tops on each one.

This is Randy's grandmother, GiGi with Heath.

Her we are singing Happy Birthday four times for each of the babies.

Ricky chowing down on cookie #2. They were nearly as messy as the cupcakes.

Tyler with cookie in both hands, he doesn't want to run out.

Heath shoving some in too.

Leah showing us her mouthful of cookie!

Granny cutting up the cake to serve.

I'll have this chewed through in no time!

Tyler crawling up to get a better look.

They all loved the Fisher Price activity tables they received.

This paper doesn't taste as good as I thought.

I'm holding back tears as I look at the onsesies Anna Belew made for the babies. Each one had Miracle 1 of 4, 2 of 4, etc.. with their name, birth date, and how much they weighed.

Heath playing with one of the toys.

Miss Thang is all smiles today!

We had a wonderful party with our dear family and friends. Thank you to everyone who came and those who couldn't and sent well wishes. Thank you everyone who sent cards, gifts. and diapers! This Mama was glad to see more diapers! The babies were so precious and well behaved for having to get up early from their nap. Thanks again to everyone who has continued to keep us in your prayers!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to You, You, You, and You!

I can't believe the quads first birthday has been here and gone! The year has flown by here in quadville. Sorry its taken over a week to get these posted. the week after their birthday I was a little worn out from the festivities and Jenna started 2nd grade! the 18th was a happy but very emotional day for me. During the day I would just look at them and start crying. I'm truly amazed how far they've come this past year. We are 4ever blessed!! Nana ordered them a mirror with what I call the ballerina bar so they can practice standing while they look at themselves. The bar has also become a very large teether. Its quite entertaining to watch them look at themselves and play in the mirror.

Would ya gimme a minute! I still have to brush my hair!

Randy holding Heath and Tyler, Leah, me and Ricky.

Crisha Black made these onesies for the babies first birthday! She always does an awesome job! Thanks again Crisha! Ricky all smiles.

Granny and Heath

I was trying to hold Tyler still long enough for a picture.

Princess Leah. Her crown didn't stay on long. The boys thought they needed to help remove and eat it.

On their birthday, we did a mini party so they could have their cupcakes and open presents from us.

We got so tickled at Tyler. He was all excited, crawling all over the boxes and presents just a hollering and laughing. he got over in the corner behind them and was happily playing with the bows and ribbons.

Ricky wasn't real sure about all the festivities at first. he finally decided banging on the boxes and eating paper and bows was pretty fun. Leah's watching me play with their piano. Soon as we got it out of the box she was happily playing.

Tyler also enjoyed sitting in the bags with the tissue paper and ribbons!

Since her crown had to be put away we added a little ribbon to her outfit.

Heath wants to help remove the ribbon! Watch it sista, they're after you again!

Heath intently staring at the lion push/ride toy. he hadn't ever seen a lions nose light up and then start roaring and singing!

Hmmm good!

Sweets for the sweet. The girl forgot all manners and dove in!

I think I'll try not to get my hands dirty and just go face first!

Tastes good and squishy in my hands!

I couldn't believe how they demolished their cupcakes! On Jenna's first birthday, she just picked at it a little. These kiddos dove in like I hadn't fed them all day! There was nothing let but crumbs! Stupid me never thought about putting something under their table to catch the mess!

We had very blue boys at the end. It was EVERYWHERE!


Boy, my gut is full now!

What did you say is in my hair?! And on my face, and on my...

They went from the table straight into the bathtub! And after I got them all cleaned up the bath water was a lovely shade of blue with a whole lotta cake in the bottom! We had a great day with the kiddos with the big party still ahead on Saturday.