Monday, June 22, 2009

a few busy weeks!

Sorry it has been so long since the last post but it has been a very busy few weeks. The kids are all doing great! Abby is loving summer and all of the fun that it brings. She got to go spend the day at the beach with our good friends Ken and Carolyn, they all had a wonderful time and she really enjoyed getting to play in the water and sand all day. Thanks again Ken and Carolyn for spending the day with her. We also got a wonderful gift from the Millers ( an early b-day gift for the babies). An great pool for the backyard. It is perfect for Abby and the babies, and the best part is that mommy and daddy can swim too which is wonderful on those days when the temp is over 100.
The babies are growing by leaps and bounds!We had a dr's appointment last week and there current weights are- Tanner 21 1/2 lbs, Joel 15 1/2 lbs, Wyatt 15 lbs 15oz, Sophia 16 1/2 lbs. I never thought Wyatt would catch up with everyone, but as you can see he is packing on the pounds and now Joel is the the smallest. Wyatt has hit a major growth spurt and is growing like a weed. It is amazing how much he has filled out. I can no longer make fun of his little chicken legs, he is even starting to get a second chin. The bigger he gets the more and more alike he and Tanner look.I don't know what I will do when they are the same size, I will have to figure out a way to tell them apart. He is still the sweetest little boy you have ever met, we call him quite Wyatt because he never cries and always has a smile on his face.
Joel has started getting in the crawling position these past two weeks so I imagine he will be crawling soon. He loves to talk and giggle all day. He has the funniest laugh I have ever herd out of a baby, I will try to get it on camera and post it sometime soon. Joel and Wyatt will both be starting physical and occupational therapy in the next couple of weeks. They are doing great, but are a little behind developmentally, which is very obvious when you com pair them to Tanner and Sophia. The therapist said they are just normal preemie delays and that it will just take a little more time and work for them to catch up, they are having the most issues with gross motor skills (sitting up, crawling, ect...) I know they will catch up in no time, they are tough little cookies. All I know is Tanner better watch out, because I am sure they will be paying him back for the bulling he is handing out now.
Yes, Tanner is a bully ( and yet sooo... cute!) he has decided that he is the king of the play area and because he can now crawl he has the advantage. The little boys get it the worst, he will push them, tries to sit on them, and has even been caught trying to eat Wyatt's ear (did I mention that he loves to eat!) He sticks his fingers in the other babies ears, pulls hair, and just this week has tried to bite a few times, he is testing out his new teeth. The little boys try to fight back, but for the most part mommy or daddy have to come to the rescue. He isn't mean all of the time, he can also be VERY sweet, he loves to give kisses and loving, he does also love on the other babies (usually right before he tries to steal there toy). The biggest thing that has happened in the past week is that the Tan Man has learned how to say Mama (the sweetest sound I have ever heard). Not only can he say mama, but he has figured out how to put his two favorite words together, can you guess what they are? Mama-baba which translates into mommy bottle, again did I tell you how much he loves to eat. His favorite meal these days is blueberries,blackberries and bananas mixed with whole fat yogurt and rice cereal(YUMMY!) For those of you that have babies, you should try this recipe, I swear it is like crack for babies, They LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Sophia is still our little princess. She is finding her voice and likes to see how loud she can sing all day. She has also started to really love music. Whenever I or Abby sing she just loves to sing with us and she has also started bouncing and wiggling when there is music on in the house. So CUTE! Because Tanner and she are so similar in size they do compete with each other quite a bit.She is very good at standing up for herself.Sophia is also starting to army crawl and is getting very close to cutting her first tooth.
It has also been a busy few weeks around the house. Kevin started his new job a few weeks ago and we are trying to adjust to his schedule. Last week we had a new patio put in the backyard along with a sidewalk leading to the front yard and a new front patio. It looks great, I don't know why we didn't do it a long time ago. Abby loves being able to ride her bike from the front to the back again, not to mention that her play house no longer has to be out in the grass. I have also decided to start a little side job selling Discovery Toys. I will put a link to my web page on here for anyone who might be interested in checking it out. Well I hope everyone is having a great week. I have to work on planning a birthday party, Can you believe the babies are almost a year old already!Hope you enjoy the pictures below!

Hugs-- Sarah