Sunday, February 27, 2011

Adventures at Chuck E Cheese

The six of us loaded up yesterday and went to see Lauryn perform in her dance competition in Concord. Cameron loved watching them dance and the others did too but they weren't as happy to just sit and watch the performances. Lauryn did a great job and earned two 1st place and 2nd place overall! We were so proud of her!

After the competition we headed south to Chuck E Cheese. The place was packed and the quaddlers did awesome waiting in line until it was our turn. We had a quick bite to eat then off to play for a couple hours. The time flew right by as they were having so much fun. Matthew decided that he was bored playing so he decided to pick a couple fights. Ben had to pry him away from one kid that he tackled to the ground while he was trying to kiss. Another time he pulled Matthew away from a kid that he had pinned in the corner trying to kiss. I can't wait for the day someone kicks his butt, he thinks he is so funny attacking his sister and brothers all the time! Brady spent much of his time flirting with some little girls and going on the slide. Aubrey and Cameron had a great time playing in the big climber with Emma and Lauryn.

I had a little amusement watching a singleton mom push gigantic stroller in that little play area with a huge purse on one shoulder, a humongous diaper bag on the other and trying to chase her toddler that was around the same age as the quads. We literally walked in there with us each holding the hands of two babies and a small backpack of gear.

The ride home was long. Ben and I were both exhausted and it was 7 pm before we headed out from our final stop. Luckily the babies all stayed asleep enough that we were able to change their diapers and put them into bed and for the second day in a row they stayed in bed until 6:30 am! That is sleeping in to us when we are used to them being up by 5:30. I am not counting on it but I would love if this trend kept up!

Ready for our road trip!
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The dancer!
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Pig Pile on their buddy Matty!
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Mommy and her fav four at Chuck E Cheese!
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Daddy and his rescue crew on the fire truck!
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Playtime!
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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Bedtime Routine

4 little monkeys in the tub!
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"Stop taking pictures of me Momma!"
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Matthew causing trouble splashing everyone!
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Brady was not impressed by the splashing!
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Cameron is thinking...we either need a bigger tub or less kids!
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Showing off their Mohawks!
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Time to brush our teeth!
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It's Aubrey's turn to take care of the toothbrushes!
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Ready for some sleep!
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Just kidding!
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Speaking Quadanese!

Stealing the phase from a fellow quad momma, the babies have been having a ball talking to each other all the time even though I don't understand most of what they say to each other they obviously do because if one babbles the others know exactly what he or she wants and goes, gets it and brings it back to them.

Cameron is my least vocal and has even lost a lot of words the past month but he completely understands directions you give him or the other quads give him. Aubrey sits on the recliner, aka her throne, and Cameron caters to her every whim. Yesterday she asked for a blanket and Cameron brought her every single blanket he could find in the whole house!

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The words I am able to translate from Quadanese are so cute to hear them say!

blanket = bankie or bankbet
thanks = danks
please = peas
kiss = mah
Brady = Bayde
Cameron = Cam or Keeemm
Aubrey = sees, sissy or Aubee
Matthew = Matt
slipper = sleeepah
up = bup or upa upa upa
cup = bup, cupa cupa or baba
Chuggington = chuggy
supper = suppy or suppa
garbage = gargage
yucky = ca ca
Mylee = Mymy
Makalyn = Kalyn or KK
Konner = Kakar
Tanner = Tann
Uncle = gunk
go to bed = go go
get out = gout
get in = gein
banana = nana
color = collah
snack = nack
bath time =dat time
naughty = nawnaw or nawie

The list could go on and on but I can't think of anymore right now. I will end this post with some pictures of brotherly/sisterly love...or rather Matthew trying to kiss everyone and them trying to get the heck away from him!

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

So sweet!

It melts my heart listening to the babies call each other by name! Matthew will say "sissy", "Baydy", and "Keemm", Brady says "sissy", "Matt", "Cam"., Cameron says "Sis" Aubrey says "Baydy" for all three boys...mostly "no Baydy!" I love it!

They are so smart! They are attempting to say many new words every day and try repeating us all the time. Sometimes two word sentances come out and it shocks me that they are big enough to do that! All four of them know the normal body parts like eyes, ears, nose, mouth, teeth, tounge, cheek, hair, belly, butt, hands and feet. They love to hear us sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and try to sing along while doing the hand motions. I love watching them wash the "spiiiidur" out and listen to them giggle about it!

Imaginitive play is a big thing right now. They pretend to cook, drink and eat with their kitchen set. They dress up with the dress up toys and they like to hide things, especially their sippy cups, and bring them out when you least expect it...like after you have searched the entire house for the past hour. I am loving this age!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Swimming in the winter!

The quaddlers and I have been going especially stir crazy being cooped up in the house this winter so we decided that we would bring them to the indoor swimming pool at the Rec Center in Colebrook to splash around. They loved it especially having the Styles family join us and provide some added entertainment! I love the fact that it is donation only and that we can bring floats, life jackets, toys, etc and that they have all sorts of fun things there to play with in the water. They loved the fact they could climb in and out of the kiddie pool unassisted and had fun in the big pool with us as well. Aubrey usually will whine in the bath if anyone splashes her but she was having a ball and even fell into the water in the kiddie pool a couple times and got up and kept playing. We definitely will be going back soon!

My handsome little men!
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My bathing beauty!
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Fun in the pool!
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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Tiny tornados!

Brady has discovered how to open doors! All four of them have been trying to get the door to the bathroom open for a couple weeks now but today the little monster succeeded. I was looking all over for him this morning to give him breakfast when all of a sudden the bathroom door opened and Brady yelled "BOO!" He apparently opened the bathroom door, went in, closed it and had a field day unrolling the brand new roll of toilet paper.

The boys seem to think the way to get something they want is by pushing, hitting, and rolling on each other. They turn our living room into a scene from WWF! Sometimes they will just push each other over for the fun of it.

Within 5 minutes of getting up from nap all four of our downstairs rooms are turned upside down! I wish that I had a fourth of the energy that each of the boys have. Aubrey is much calmer than they are, she will sit on the couch and look at books or play with her babies while the tornadoes swirl around her! I guess that is my reward for putting up with her diva attitude!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Playing in the snow...take 2!

After dressing the quaddlers up (there were 3 of us dressing us this time so it took less than 10 minutes) we took them out to play in the 45 degree weather this afternoon. All four of them got into crawling around, climbing on the climber and going down the slide. Even Miss Aubrey enjoyed it...until her glove came off then the world ended!

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