Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SLACKER MOM! I'm feeling like an incredible slacker these days. I feel SOOOO bad when we're out somewhere with the babies and we see someone we know and they say "oh we just love reading the blog and hearing what the kids are doing and see all of your pictures". UUUUGGHHH. I haven't written on here in so long and it's so sad because the kids are growing up so fast and doing so many new and exciting things which I guess is half the reason I have no time to write, but not a good enough excuse. As you can imagine, the quads have no baby book. I've tried to make the blog their baby book so that one day, I can show it to them and remind them of just how truly special our family's story is. But I've really slacked lately so to little ones...when you're reading this 20 years down the road....I'm sorry for not being a better storyteller once the first year passed :)

I swear that Luke has grown over 6" in the last 6 months and his vocabulary now rivals that of a 50 year old. He is so fluent in his speech and he talks with such expression. I just can't believe that my firstborn is 2 1/2 and will be starting a 2 year preschool class this Fall called Small Steps. I am beyond thrilled for him. I can't wait for him to get out of the house and be his own person - instead of just always being referred to as "the quads big brother". Luke really loves the babies although last week, he was playing with his pal Ms. Barb while Mom and I took the babies on an outing to Target and when we left he said to Barb " babies to bother me!"

Tolerating the babies is sometimes hard work for Luke because 3 of the 4 area always crawling on him, playing with his toys, etc. Maybe this is why he has such a soft spot in his heart for Kate. She isn't crawling yet so she can't get to his things :) But, Luke is always kissing Kate and asking to hold her on his lap. It just melts my heart.
Kate is really starting to hold her own. We recently switched from formula to Pediasure so that she can try to put on some weight more quickly. She seems to like it so far despites it's icky sweet taste. Kate now weights about 17 lbs, 12 oz. and just feels bigger. She is desperately trying to crawl or at least move herself around like the others. She's starting to pull herself on her hands and knees and rock and little. She also likes to stand beside the couch or the activity table and stretch out. The progress with Kate is slow, but it's progress nonetheless. I looked at a picture of her the other day that is on the dry erase board in our house. The picture is of Kate exactly one year ago. When I see this picture and where she is today, I just can't believe how far she's come. How lucky we are to have her...
August 5, 2008

Claire, John and Elizabeth are doing exceptionally well. All three of my little buggers are crawling, cruising around furniture and getting into as much trouble as a 13 month old possibly can! Claire has mastered crawling and has begun to stand on her own for 15-20 seconds. Claire LOVES to squeal at the top of her lungs any chance she gets for any reason - happy, mad, sad, frustrated, etc. It makes no difference - she just loves to hear herself scream! Elizabeth is the bubbly party girl. She bounces and giggles and loves to make silly faces. Unfortunately, though Elizabeth has a dark side that comes out if you try to steal her toys. She has quite the wicked bite which both Claire and John have experienced all too often. I'm still trying to figure out how to break this nasty habit - and I'm sure the others are hoping I find the solution soon! John is so incredibly sweet - and active! He crawls EVERYWHERE and I do mean everywhere. He'll crawl over, under, around, on top of just about anything to get to something he wants. That includes crawling under the quad feeding table to get all of the left over snacks that have fallen on the floor after meal time. We call him "Hoover" for his vaccuum like skills :)
We've taken a bunch of pictures lately but just haven't had time to download them so we'll do that soon and be sure to post some of them on here for everyone to see. Thanks to you all for checking in with us! This slacker Mom is off to bed...the little rugrats will be up in about 7 1/2 hours!


Tina said...

You are forgiven - LOL!!!

It's lovely to get an update but hey I can't even begin to imagine how busy you are. I struggle with 3 kids all different ages.

Time goes way too quick and our babies do grow up so quickly so enjoy every moment you can with them.

Look forward to seeing some updated photos.

Anonymous said...

Slacker?!? You're a mom of 5. You're putting the rest of us mommies to shame! If you're a slacker, I hate to think of my title! ;-)
Glad to see the update and that all are well!
Love and Prayers,
Lori, Jim, Abigail and Nathaniel

Tana said...

Awww, I'm so happy to read this today! I've missed you guys so much! I agree with the above comments! I'm a mommy of ONE and couldn't keep a real blog if I tried! HA! You're amazing!!!!

Elizabeth / Mt. Lebanon said...

You have never been a slacker! Molly pointed out to me the other day that I haven't written in the girls' journal since JANUARY! And I don't have the good excuse you have.
I'm glad you post when you can. Hopefully I'll get to see you in person some day!