Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We had a very merry Christmas and hope that you all did as well.
We are incredibly blessed!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Funny Paige

When I went to transfer the pictures of the kids at our church's Christmas party from the camera to the computer, I also found these pictures I had forgotten about. Last week the kids were helping me move some things around in the garage, including our beach bag. The kids started poking around in it looking to see what all was in there. Paige found a pair of swim goggles she played with for a bit.

That evening, Rod and I told the kids to go get undressed and ready for their baths. Paige went to take her clothes to the laundry room (which is right next to the garage.) When she came back, what did she have on?


The goggles of course!



In fact, she wore them the entire bath


Such a funny kid!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

More Christmas-ing

We have been thoroughly enjoying this holiday season. While it can be a bit tiring for Mom and Daddy, the kids are such great ages! They have really enjoyed all of the Christmas activities we have done this year. Last weekend we went to our church's Christmas party. It was a lot of fun and there was plenty for the kids to do. They had dinner, crafts, games, a Santa's workshop... We had fun helping the kids, but I didn't get many pictures.


our niece Ana and the kids with St. Nick



Father Mario read the story of Jesus' birth from the bible to all of the kids


the kids with Father Mario

(well, except Julia. She and Rod had wandered off...)

While we have loved all of the Christmas events we have attended, it was nice to reflect on the real meaning of the holiday.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Santa Lunch

This weekend my multiples group had our annual Santa Lunch. We were really looking forward to it. It is always a nice event and the quads are at such a great age this year. They are really enjoying all of the Christmas preparations and were eager to talk to the big man.


Everybody was ready to go!

Once we got there we all ate lunch.

Paige


Izzie


Will (practicing for GQ)


Mommy with Drew

The kids met with Santa and they did a great job! Nobody was too afraid. They all went and climbed on his lap. Some even told him what they want for Christmas.


Once all of the kids had a chance to sit and talk to him, Santa went to leave. Well, once he stepped off of the stage he was swarmed by my kids. The wanted one more minute with Santa.



Not sure what they're telling him here...


but he was wonderful and listened to every word!



The family


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Saint Nicholas Day

Today is the feast day of Saint Nicholas so you know what that means-- Last night he visited and left treats for the kids!! Somehow this year I was unprepared. Really unprepared. Like running to the store after the kids were in bed last night kind of unprepared. Oh well. Everything got done and the kids had fun this morning. It may have been hectic for Mommy, but St. Nick's day was still a success!



I know that traditionally the gifts are left in shoes,


but we cheat and use the kids' stockings.




Drew showing off some of his goodies

(nice bed-head dude!)



The girls have been playing with their little bitty princesses all day.


When I was uploading these pictures I realized that I don't have a single picture of Will from this morning. He was the first one awake and had emptied his stocking before I even got the camera. After that, he had to go to school :-( He certainly was happy to come home this evening to his new toys!

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Christmas Parade

This weekend out city held its Christmas Parade and Walk. The weather was absolutely perfect! A bit cool to really feel like the holidays, but warm enough to be comfortable. We took the kids a met up with some of Rod's family. We all had a good time!



Back Row: nephew Evan, sister Laura, Aunt Connie, Paige and Rod


Front Row: niece Ana, Julia, Izzie (turning to see if the parade had started), Drew and Will




The girls had the best seats in the house!


(This picture cracks me up!! The girls are pulling the guys faces up and the resulting expressions are hilarious. I probably shouldn't post it, but Rod never reads this blog, so- oh well!)

The kids loved the parade!!


There was a marching band




And plenty of floats


(everything was lit up, so my pictures are terrible, but it was very pretty!)

Then we walked around and enjoyed some of the activities the city had arranged.



They had cut-outs


(Izzie-Snoopy)




Delicious cookies-- With green frosting!


Julia (aren't those eyes too much?!?)




a big train display




and a couple of historic homes were decorated and offering tours




The crew on the porch of one historic home

(Will had gone off with his cousin Ana at this point. Some Nickelodeon star was there signing autographs. Will had no idea who she was, but wanted to be with Ana.)




It was a lovely night and such a fun kick-off to the Christmas season!