I forgot to mention in last night's post that we and a few friends are having a huge garage sale this Saturday (8/29/09) here at our house in the parking lot! I'm affectionately calling it my "Mommy Going out of Business Sale!" We're selling a TON of baby/toddler items as you can well imagine! There are beautiful clothes for both girls and boys ages 0-12 months as well as 4 like-new bumbo seats, baby bathtubs, baby bedding, Boppy pillows and covers, a super comfy gliding rocker w/ ottoman, bouncy seats, swings and much, much more including furniture, books, maternity and ladies clothing, etc. The sale runs from 9 am to 2pm RAIN OR SHINE so come and check us out!!! If it does rain, pull into our parking lot and you'll see signs directing where all of the items are being displayed. Be sure to check out my nephew Augie's Lemonade stand where he will be selling some yummy lemonade and his world famous peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies! Tell all of your friends and a special shout out to you pregnant ladies! For those of you who aren't familiar with where we live, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you our address as I'm not comfortable posting it on the internet. Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at the sale!
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Since finding out about the babies and selling our great house in Moon Township, John and I have been seriously looking for a new house for over a year now. We've looked at what seems like hundreds of houses both online and in person. We just couldn't find a house that had:
1. the details we were looking for
2. in our price range and
3. that could comfortably hold all 7 of us (Lord, I feel like the Van Trapp family from the Sound of Music just saying that!)
So, in late June of 2009 we decided to build a house right here in the same township where we're currently renting and today, we broke ground! What an exciting day! Luke has been talking about this for weeks now. Luke, being a HUGE fan of construction vehicles, has been asking me daily "Is Bob the Builder going to start the foundation today???". So, of course, I took him up to the lot and let him watch the bulldozer dig. You'd of thought today was Christmas from the look on his face! We took some pictures and I'll try to download them and share over the next few days. The house is scheduled to be finished around the end of Nov./early December. What an exciting time for our family and how thankful we are to be building this beautiful house that will be our family's home for many years to come!
So...here we go...a couple of random recent pictures from our wild, wacky, wonderful world...
The heat got to me recently on one especially humid day so I threw all 5 kids in the pool and bathed them in the great outdoors with the help of Daddy, Poppy and our awesome Diaper Darling, Sue Wright! It certainly was an adventure but also a great way to clean all 5 kids at the same time! They had a great time!
Claire (in the box) and Elizabeth having some fun...
Our dear friend and fellow Zion Lutheran Church member Jodi Fitzgerald is a local hairstylist. Jodi came to the house and gave all four babies their first haircuts! The babies were SOOOO good! (did I mention that I fed them a million treats and let them watch their favorite video - Baby Bach - over and over the whole time to distract them!?!) Thank you SOOOOO much to Jodi and her kids, Mitch and Jennifer, for taking time out of their busy summer schedules to swing by the house and give the babies their first snips! We love you guys!
Elizabeth post cut!...
(L to R in back) Mitch, Jennifer, Jodi and the posse...
Johnny and Kate with their new do's!
Elizabeth and Claire stylin' with their sassy new cuts!
Daddy doing triple duty! Oh yes he can!!!
Johnny first thing in the morning...honest to goodness...he wakes up this way EVERY DAY!!! There's no better way to start the day than one of my little man's sweet smiles!
My two best buddies....Daddy and the Lukester riding the tractor around the back yard mowing some grass! Luke is in love with this thing!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
OK....so 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 you...my 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 :)