Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Best Friends

My kids have built in best friends. I love how their relationships are growing stronger as they are getting older. They really love each other and try to take care of each other.

Anthony, Michael, and Jaileigh

Anthony, Jakob (without shorts), Jaileigh
playing "row, row, row your boat" down the hall

Jaileigh and her baby

Anthony was playing waiter with the sippy cups




Kisses



Michael, Jaileigh, and Anthony with their babies



Michael being a good big brother.







Horsey ride with Madison.
Jaileigh, Michael, and Jakob



Monday, August 30, 2010

Momma Needs A Break!

So Momma took a break . . . . kind of.  Last week seemed really long and towards the end of the week I was running out of steam. I try to clean up (the kiddos help) after each activity so that at the end of the day there isn't total chaos. This day I gave up on keeping up and let the kids go wild.  I think my husband was a little shocked at the mess when he came home. He tells me all the time that I just sit around and eat bon-bons all day. haha!


Notice the laundry basket tipped over, the laundry was clean


Notice the high chairs all over and the empty book basket.



They pulled down all of their pillows and their sock friends and had a little party together.
Jakob, Jaileigh, Michael, and Anthony





The box of diapers proved to be a lot of fun throughout the day. They used it to jump over the couch and to climb on the counters.
Michael and Jaileigh





Here is a view of the playroom area of our living room. Total chaos!



Here they are going over the couch


Here is a better picture of the mess without the kids.



Annie hanging out with mom was clueless to what was going on.


Anthony and Jaileigh hanging out with Annie during tummy time. Jaileigh has Anthony's shoes on.


Annie




Jakob showing Annie how to play Little People






Sunday, August 29, 2010

Cutie Pie Pics

Anthony and Michael are making up after a fight. I'm sure it was Anthony that started it. He has been such a stinker lately.


Michael playing with the blocks



Jake



Jaileigh was watching some kids play. She was so interested in what they were doing.




Jake decided to go swimming . . . .fully clothed.





Anthony hanging out with the fishies



Jakob disappeared and this is where I found him. Under the table "reading" my magazine.





Jaileigh and one of her many looks




chewing on the corn


Modeling Annies bow



as is Michael




I love this picture. If you look closely you can see my hand on Annies hand and Anthony's on top of mine.





Annie working on tummy time


























Michael and Jake were entertaining Annie. It looks like Michael is yelling but I think he was singing. Annie is looking at me like she thinks the boys are crazy.



Today Annie is 3 months old. Happy Birthday!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

1st Real Haircuts!

I said first REAL haircuts because all of the them had 1st haircuts in the NICU right after they were born. In there they all got their sides shaved for PICC and IV placement. It was so sad. Today was a little happier than that but it was still a little bittersweet. Only two of my big babies had hair long enough to cut, Jakey and Michael. I can't believe they are old enough for haircuts! I pretended to cut Anthony and Jaileigh's hair so they wouldn't feel left out. : )

This spectacular event has been documented well.  We took a lot of pictures and I am posting all of them.

Jake is waiting in anticipation. He's really not sure what he is waiting for but he is enjoying the other siblings yelling "UP" because they want to sit by him. He is further enjoying the fact that the other siblings are not getting UP.

You can see how frustrated Jaileigh and Anthony are that they are not UP on the table too.




1st cut.





"WHAT are you doing with those sharp things mommy?"




Michael- He must have known he was next.


The almost finished product.


Jake's hair was so out of control! He has curly hair and it could get pretty crazy. I was so afraid that when I cut it the curl would be gone. I was so happy to see that that didn't happen. He still has his curls. whoo hoo


Michael's before picture. His hair is sooooo long. It can't be styled and he always has wings.







They were both so well behaved during the whole process. I gave them a cup of water to play with and snipped away.

The final product. He was so cute and proud of himself.


Annie the Angel baby hung out with dad while mom did the haircuts. We couldn't leave her out.