Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Kennedy Elizabeth

I wanted to wish Miss Kennedy a very happy birthday. I can't believe our sweet little girl turned 6 today. WOW! Times really flies by when your loving life. She is so full of life, and always makes you smile.
She is still very much into dancing and loves her BLING! I can't imagine where she gets that from.
She is out of town visiting her mamaw & papaw martin this week and attending VBS, but will be home this weekend, so will be able to celebrate her birthday. In just a few short weeks she will be going to first grade, that just doesn't seem real. So "nennedy lou bop" have a wonderful birthday. We love you.

Saturday, July 11, 2009


Watch out world we officially have two walkers in the house. Cooper and Ella have taken off. I can't believe it. I really thought Casen would be the one to walk first, but apparently Cooper and Ella had other plans. Cooper had been taking steps, and then one day out of the blue Ella backed up against the couch and took off walking.
They still tumble down, but 95% of the time they are walking everywhere. You might ask yourself what does that mean for us, well......... Let me tell you, that means we now also have climbers! They can walk and climb! Lucky us! HA! I will have to admit, it is very nice having them walk, especially when we are going from one place to the next. Like in the house or out to the car. I'm sure I won't be saying that once they don't want to be held anymore because they can walk, but in the meantime it is great to see them developing so wonderfully.
Casen isn't too far behind on walking, but he is such a "mama's boy", he would actually have to get off my hip and get down to practice walking. Cole is also doing an awesome job, so good in fact that ECI will not discontinue seeing him after August. They said he has worked out his "issues" that his low muscle tone was causing. That is wonderful news for him. He can stand by himself, and will take a few steps with a little support under his elbows. Before long all of these lil' stinkers will have on their "boogie shoes"! Stay tuned for the "part 2 of our road trip/4th of July post!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

4th of July weekend/first road trip PART-1

Yes, you have read that correctly. I am gonna have to post this in three parts due to all the "excitement" that went into our 4th of July weekend and 1st road trip. I took lots of advice from my fellow quad moms on taking a road trip. I got to packing first because clearly that was going to be the biggest challenge of this whole adventure "I thought" (more on that later) I put all 6 kids outfits & pj's in a big ziploc for each day. I did the same with their swimming attire.
Then I put 4 booster seats , 4 pool floats, diaper bag for road, toys, snacks, movies, GATES, runabout stroller all in the garage to load up the next morning. Thankfully my mom had gotten 4 pack n plays for us, so we didn't have to worry about packing that. We got up Friday at 6am, Jeremy loaded the Expedition with all "the STUFF".

I was busy changing babies and feeding them breakfast so we wouldn't have to stop and feed them that meal on the road. That is a note to self good idea. Last we loaded the kids and finally ourselves!

It started off a great ride, the babies fell asleep and slept for a couple of hours, except for ......yep, Casen. He wasn't about to miss a thing. HA! But he was so good, he never fussed at all, not even after his poop mess.
However, Haiden (who has HORRIBLE migraines) started complaining of a headache, so we gave him his medicine and hoped he would be able to sleep his headache off. WRONG!!!! That will be in post #2.
We did make 3 stops along the road: one to change Ella's poop diaper, then Cooper's poop diaper, and last to change Casen's poop diaper and clothes. Yes, ladies & gentlemen he POOPED all over himself and his car seat. You can just imagine the stink that came from that mess.HA!

However after 5 1/2 hrs on the road we made it to Mamaw's & Papaw's house. We got unloaded and were ever so glad to be out of the car.
We went straight in to "baby proof" the house with the gates. Unfortunately, my poor Haiden was not getting any better from his migraine, so he went to lay down and Jeremy and I just plopped ourselves down. Funny you would think after being in the car for 5 1/2 hrs, sitting would be the last thing we would want to do, but we were ready to just PLOP!
I have to say all in all the road trip wasn't bad at ALL!
Stay tuned for the 4th of July post, which will be part 2~

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A sneak peek

This post will be a short sneak peek at our 4th of July. We will be going on our first road trip as a family of 8. We are spending the 4th with my mom at her house. I took this picture of the babies the other day and realized they were all in red/white/blue. This will have to hold you until we get back from our trip with the REAL 4th of July pictures and all the fun stuff we will being doing. Until then..............
They crack me up in this picture, no one is looking at the camera. Poor Cooper crying and Casen's look on his face is PRICELESS! He is like "I didn't do anything to him"!

Father's Day!

I honestly think there should be a blogger award out there given to the person that is late on blogging EVERYTHING! Ok enough with pour me!

We spent father's day here at the house. Jeremy was still working everynight on the shutdown at work, so he slept most of the day. That's ok, cause our daddy works hard and he brings home our groceries, so we won't complain. When he got up, I told him let's give it a shot and put the babies in the big pool. I had went out earlier that day and found the floats with canopys. Of course I could only find 3 that matched. Oh well! He aired them up and I smothered the babies in sunblock, and if you look close enough at some of the pics, I didn't rub it in good enough, or got way to much on them. Well, techincally I don't think I could put too much sunblock on them. You get the idea! Some of them look like they had powder poured on them. They had so much fun. Ella loves the water, so much that she wants to just "jump" right in. We also got a visit from Nonnie & Popo on there way back in from out of town. I went to visit my dad and before we knew it our daddy had to go back to work. We really enjoyed our time together. I know some of you are asking yourselves why Kennedy & Haiden aren't in any of the pictures? That is because they were out of town at my mom's house. They spent the week there, and were flying in town the next day with my mom. So Jeremy got to celebrate father's day twice!

Dear Jeremy,
You are such a wonderful husband & father. I couldn't ask for a better man. You unselfishly give so much of yourself to be able to provide for our family. I love the way the kid's faces light up when you come in from work, and all 6 go running for you saying "daddy's home". Then one by one you give them their individual attention, and they just smile and look you in your eyes. Ah, it melts my heart. Our children are so lucky to have you and be able to say your their daddy. You are someone I admire and have so much respect for. I know sometimes life can get crazy, but having you as their daddy & my husband, ANYTHING is possible. I love you and hope you had a wonderful father's day and look forward to spending so many more with all of you.