Saturday, August 30, 2008

Picture Perfect!!

So today we went to sears to have the first professional pictures taken of the kiddos. It was CRAZY!! This was the first time I had ever attempted to take all 5 kids out together. Thank God my mother, sister, and friend were all there to help. Colin got his pictures taken while we changed all of the babies then we did the group shots, just the babies, and then individual shots of the babies. By the time we were completely done, picking out the pictures and everything, we had been there for FOUR HOURS!! Colin was crying because he had no nap, the babies were screaming, and Cooper had thrown up all over my friend Carra. I love the pictures, but if I had to do this more than once a year I would go insane. Here are a few shots, I hope you enjoy.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

August in Review......

Well not a whole lot to report today. I put a video slide show together to showcase some of the moments in August. The babies are 3 months old now and starting to interact much more. They have all started smiling and are trying to coo. Colin is becoming more interactive, sometimes to interactive, he tends to be a little rough. All in all, a great month! I hope you enjoy the pictures............

View this montage created at One True Media
My Montage 8/28/08

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

HELP HAS ARRIVED!!!!!!


The "Milk Maids" are here. Thanks to Misty Urech, a fellow quad mom who recommended these to me, I can now feed all 4 at one time. I just got these bottle props today and have only used them once, but I think they may be a life saver. I now feel like I can somewhat handle a feeding by myself. My mother has been staying with me around the clock and family and friends have been coming over to help with feedings, but maybe now we can all have a break. All 4 were fed and burped in about 40 minutes and it felt AMAZING!

Sam, Cooper, Addison, and Ethan

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It's Official, They're Engaged!!!!!

My sister Jenny and her boyfriend Ryan have been dating for about 41/2 years. They finally decided to get married. They picked a date, venue, band, photographer, florist, etc..... all that was missing was the ring. There was no way to really surprise her since she already new it was coming, so we had to go about it like it was a normal day. My mother and I were responsible for setting the scene and my aunt came along for the fun of it. It was a normal Thursday night and they decided to go to dinner, nothing unusual about that, and while they were gone, we secretly went into the house and set the mood. Flowers, candles, balloons, rose pedals, chocolate, and of course the 1 1/2 carat rock to put on her finger. It was so fun and exciting and I don't think I had been that nervous in a very long time. Everything went perfect and of course she said yes!



Colin's First Day In The Yellow Room...

I am a little behind on this post, I feel like I've had a busy week. Colin had his first day in the yellow room this past Monday. I can't believe he can start kindergarten next year. He was very upset that he had to leave the 3 year old room where his best friends, Caleb and Kennedy, had to stay behind. When I picked him up he was very excited and said he loved playing in his new room. I am thrilled that the transition was so smooth. Here are a few Pictures of my not so little boy.......



Monday, August 18, 2008

Like Father Like Son!!!

Casey was getting ready to walk out of the door yesterday when Colin got a hold of his microphone. Here is his rendition of the Alphabet song........
video

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Just the Six of Us......


So Casey leaves tomorrow. His band will be traveling to New Jersey for about a month to record a new album. As fabulous and as exciting as this is, I am pretty nervous. I have the pleasure of staying home with all 5 kids. If any other quad mom has any suggestions on how to make this possible please let me know. I am trying to figure out how to take my son to school, feed the babies, and still find time to do dishes and laundry. Thanks to family and friends, mainly my mother who spends every night with me, I feel like it is sort of doable. The guys are really excited and have been writing in the studio all week. Check them out and listen to their music at http://www.cavomusic.com/ There is also a link to their myspace page. Let us know what you think. Oh, and I am normally the last person to ask for help, but if anyone is up for some feedings and diaper changes while Casey is gone, all are welcome.

Monday, August 11, 2008

2 Months Old


The kiddos had their 2 month checkup a couple of weeks ago and all is fabulous. Other than Cooper and Sam having a bit of reflux, they are all growing appropriately. As far as percentages, their heads have made it on the charts, big brains of course, and only chunky Ethan's weight is in the 5th percentile. They are growing like weeds...
Cooper - 8 lbs 11 ozs
Sam - 7 lbs 11 ozs
Ethan and Sam
Ethan - 9 lbs 15 ozs
Addison - 7 lbs

Back to the Begining

For those of you who don't know, On May 27th 2008, Casey and I brought 4 new bundles of joy into our lives. Our family of 3 very quickly turned to 7. The pregnancy was some what difficult, as any pregnancy would be with multiples, but the delivery was flawless. St. Mary's was awesome. The entire staff of doctors and nurses were incredible, you kind of have to be to put up with me for that long. I was 33 weeks and 1 day gestation and had all I could handle. So after 10 weeks of bed rest and a lot of medications we welcomed the tiny clan.



Cooper Alan - 3 lbs-12 ozs

Samuel Ray - 3 lbs-2 ozs

Ethan Michael - 4 lbs-8 ozs

Addison Marie - 2 lbs-14 ozs

First Time Blogger

Hello All,

I just created this blog and have no clue what I am doing. I am a mother of a wonderful 4 year old boy and a new mother of 11 week old quadruplets. I hope you enjoy following up on our new and exciting lives. More to come soon!