Monday, December 31, 2007

Beautiful girls!

Daddy's friend from work stopped by this week. She was sooo nice and gave the babies a ton of clothes for Christmas/birthday. Here is one of the sweaters she gave the girls-sooo pretty! I love dressing them alike. I wonder when this is going to end??? I guess when they really start talking and getting their own opinions! :)

Friday, December 28, 2007

I love this picture of Matty!

Matty is doing sooo well these days. However, he has become quite the Mommy's boy lately. He doesn't let me get too far at all without the whining beginning. He loves to be picked up and placed on the couch (Austin can climb up himself!)-but he loves it, he gets sooo excited and has this endless smile on his face. Sooo cute! My little newborn (as Tom and I call him) is really growing up!!!!!

Santa DID come to our house!!!!

As always, the kiddos were allowed to open just one present on Christmas Eve. That present is ALWAYS new pajamas!!!! Nicholas seems to forget that every year, and he spent the day wondering what could the present be??!!!! So, here is a pic of all the kiddos with their new pj's on, about to go to bed to wait for Santa. And he did come! All of the Wilke kids must have been very good this year, as Santa left many, many presents!!!!! Thank you Santa Claus!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Christmas Eve!!!!

Just wanted to show you all.................with one year old quadruplets, this is how our group photos are going lately...................................Merry Christmas Everyone!!! (PS-And I am behind the camera singing "Jingle Bells" really really loudly and still, these are the best shots I got!!!!)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

It's been a YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just realized since Emma came home!!!! 12/19/06!!!! Wow, where did the time go? It is sooo funny how much she has changed but yet how little also she has changed. I mean, obviously, she is one year older: walking, talking, and getting into trouble! But she is still so much the same-the same personality! She loves to be the center of attention, and definitely bosses the others around. She knows what she wants and goes after it. Nothing or no one stops her. And it reminds of when Tom would hold her in the NICU and call her "pretty girl" and she would SMILE! She loved being called Pretty Girl and still does!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

My big, big Surprise Katie girl!

Here are some older pics of Katie that at times, I'd rather forget, but I like to look at them to show me how far she has come. And of course, I had to add an older pic in.................
Anyway, the reason I am getting so nostalgic (sp?)is b/c my Katie took her first 3 steps yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My little surprise baby is starting to walk! Today for the EI therapist, she walked 7-8 steps at a time before falling. I am so proud of my surprise baby...........

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Matty said, "mama"

FINALLY!!!!! I was shocked! Out of the blue, on Wednesday, Matty started saying "mama" and "baba"............not necessarily knowing what they mean, but saying the sounds! This is a Major deal for Matty, b/c the physical therapist has been working on this a long time with him. I am sooo AMAZED that he is doing these sounds. I'm so proud of my little boy!

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Here comes Santa Claus........with his hands full!

I know we didn't have our "Christmas attire" on, but Nicky was soo excited to see Santa Claus at the mall tonight, I could not resist. Emma wanted no part of Santa-she wanted her Mama!!!! :) The boys were so laid back and going with the flow..................Nicky made sure Santa knew exactly what he wanted. And he made sure he told Santa he had a GREAT report card!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

O Christmas Tree!!

So, here is our "half" decorated Christmas tree............Tom and I decided it was not worth decorating the bottom half of the tree, b/c we would just be fighting off the four babies!!!!! And we can't forget my "modest" Nicky...............complete with underoos and his school uniform socks! Gotta love little boys...................

All bundled up for SNOW!!!!!

Well, here they are: all bundled up for the snow! I am missing a pic of Austin, as he was swooped away by Marc and Lexi before I had a chance to take his pic! Gotta keep these babies warm this winter!

Monday, December 3, 2007

13 months old!

Ican't believe it's been even a month since their 1st birthday! Yes, they are already 13 months old. Amazing how time truly flies. They are all doing so well-I feel sooo lucky every morning I wake up.
Emma continues to be our ringleader. She is beyond walking, practically running! She has two bottom teeth finally! She mimics me, saying a variety of consonants and vowels. She still loves to play hide and seek: she hides behind my sheer curtains, thinking I cannot see her. She's all smiles while behind them. Then she bolts from the curtains and runs towards me laughing her butt of. She is still so inquisitive and gets into everything. She is sooo naturally curious.
Austin is walking. He is not as sturdy as Emma, but he does walk well. He is such a teddy bear. And we have dubbed him "the avoider." He doesn't fight for anything he wants, he just avoids. If Emma is trying to grab his sippy cup, instead of getting in a tug of war with her, he just turns his body away from her to keep drinking. So funny to watch them interact with each other.
Matty is putting on weight. He weighed in at a whopping 17.5 lbs today! :) He is surely getting there...............He still loves to be held by me, and his new thing is crawling on the couch. He loves being on the couch with me. Matty is cruising along the furniture, but no walking yet. He will walk with one of those walking toys, but not on his own. In due time.............
Matty is making more sounds. He says "lalalalal" and "yayayaya" along with "dadadada".........I'm sure once he starts talking we won't get him to stop!
And my Katie girl. She is such a good girl. I keep wondering when she's going to get some devil horns! :) She is almost walking-she just won't take that first step yet. She stands for minutes on end, and almost does a crawl/walk...............crawls, but with her butt way up in the air...........again, funny to watch. She says all kinds of consonant sounds, too. She is such a good, sweet girl. She never yells, unless something is wrong. When she wakes up in the morning, she doesn't cry like the rest of them. She'll just sit and play in her crib, or sit and suck her thumb, as content as ever. She amazes me daily. I can't wait to have her swallow test done in February-I sure hope there is progress!!!!