Friday, June 29, 2012

Little Swimmers

The kids had their Puddler Jumpers all last summer but they never got the hang of them but they provided the safety of a life jacket so we had them use them.  My mom's friends Kurt and Shelley Colby gave us a pool that they were no longer using and now that we have some flat surfaces around our home due to the yard remodel we were able to put it up and start using it.  The rule is you have to have your Puddle Jumper on to step foot on the ladder and we were amazed to see that the boys took off swimming on their own!  Aubrey can do it but she lacks the confidence so far.  I have let go of her a couple times and she does it without realizing then the moment she realizes that I am not holding her she freaks.  She will get it all in good time!



Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ice Cream Cones!

Usually I get the kids ice cream in cups but then they always want to lick my cone so I thought for a little treat we would try cones at home and they LOVED them...especially Brady who finished his and turned to me and said "Hey Mom, you done with that?" and proceeded to finish my cone as well.

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Monday, June 25, 2012

The Ring Bearers and The Flower Girl

When friends of ours, Nick and Elise, got engaged last year they not only asked Ben to be a Groomsman but they asked all of the quads to be in the wedding as well.  Aubrey was so excited to have a pretty dress and the boys were excited to wear their tuxes just like Daddy.  The boys practiced all week on carrying a pillow and walking slowly to make sure that they did not drop it.  When the big day came the boys were hapy to go hang out with Daddy and the boys as Aubrey and I headed to the Carlise Place to get her hair done as well as a mani/pedi...Spoiled girl!
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My beautiful baby girl...all dolled up!
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Posing with Auntie and Lauren-E!
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Me and my Little Lady!
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Daddy and his Little Men!
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Matthew explaining the Ring Bearer duties to his brothers one more time!
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"OK Matt, we got this!"
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Last practice run before the Bride gets there!
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Walking down the aisle...YAY they made it!


After Cameron's fit  over wanting juice caused the domino effect and all four kids were crying mid-vow  I ushered them all  out and they took a break on the lawn until the service was over.
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All dressed up...and no one wanted to look at the camera for a picture!
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The wedding party!
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Here comes the rain!
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Ready to party!
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Dancing fools!
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Brady showing off his moves!
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Yeah...I'm the man!
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Seriously Mom...NO MORE PICTURES!
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THANK YOU NICK AND ELISE ST CYR FOR INCLUDING US IN YOUR SPECIAL DAY!
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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Christmas in July!

Santa hats are still hanging around our house and the kids love to wear them around.  Brady looks like he is practicing to be a Rockette in the Christmas Show with his heels, skimpy costume and Santa hat while Cameron is just goofing around in his Santa hat.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fun in the Sun!

Saturday was a fun day for the kids.  Grammie Diana surprised us by showing up to bring the quads to her house for a couple hours so I could rest my foot up before I was solo for the afternoon with the kids.  It has been nice and warm and now that the lawn is ready for some play the kids are loving it!  Ben filled up their little pool before taking off for the day and they spent the afternoon playing in it and splashing around.





Bumpa came in played for awhile in the afternoon and they loved showing off their swimming skills and having him push them around the yard in their little coupe.  Even Abby and Henry got a turn!
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Bumpa's Princess!
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Fun in the pool!
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Mowing the lawn!
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Playing in the Sandbox!
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Bumpa's Little Mini Me!
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

We followed our Father's Day tradition and hit up the fishing derby first thing in the morning then Santa's Village that afternoon.  The morning didn't start off so well...Brady was a hot mess!  He wouldn't stop crying over everything, fit after fit, but the moment we said we were going to the fishing derby and he would have to stay home with Mommy if he kept it up he stopped and was in a great mood.  He must have passed his torch onto Matthew because he started the second we got to the fishing derby crying about everything, throwing a fit at the prize raffle because he wanted a tackle box, and didn't stop until he we got in the car and he was asleep before we pulled onto the road. 

Luckily the naps did everyone well and we told them that we had a surprise for them all.  We drove to Santa' Village and as we pulled into the parking lot Matthew was yelling very excitedly "We get to go HERE!?!?"  They were all thrilled and we made use of their return policy about coming in 3 hours before the close and get another day for free.  Three hours is just enough time for the kids to ride some rides and enjoy the water park for a bit and it was more than enough time for me to be hobbling around.  I definitely am walking a lot better than I was a few days ago so our next trip we will be ready to explore the whole park...provided that I stop being so graceful! 

Our Father's Day gift to Daddy...he got his wheelbarrel a little early to finish up the yard but we made some thing for him as well!
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Daddy and his Quaddlers!
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Fishing!
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A bunny at Santa's Village...I never really understood this!
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Splashing in the waterpark!
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Chilling out on the snowman!
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Riding Rudolf's merry go round...Brady took pitty on me and chilled out with me on the bench!
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I think the Choo Choo was their favorite!
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