Thursday, January 24, 2008

I'm not allowed to cut these bangs!

Yes, I have been given strict orders from Daddy to not touch the girls' hair. It is driving me insane! I've been buying little bows like crazy, trying to get them out of their faces!!!! I sure hope their bangs grow out quickly!

Austin's new way to walk!

Lately, Austin has been walking with his hands behind his back-it's the weirdest thing. I am not sure where he got it from, either! But he places them behind his back, and sometimes the hands go down the pants ( !) or he just plays with his fingers!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Matthew Thomas..........filling out sooo well!

Just wanted to "show off" my little guy a bit. He is filling out soooo well-can't believe he's getting sooo big! He has taken his first steps this past week or so. He takes 3-5 steps at a time now-very very wobbly, and then falls on his butt. But he seems to be determined. He is my last baby crawling!!!!!!!

Emma's devil-ish face!

I finally captured the look of Emma when she's in her ornery mood! She scrunches up her nose sooo darn cute-you just want to kiss her! :)

We LOVE our hand me downs!

Thanks to our good friends, the Zerilli family, (who have triplets by the way), the girls get lots of extra clothes to wear! :) This is one of the outfits that was handed down to them and it fits them sooo perfectly and was sooo comfy for them today! We're sooo lucky to have such good friends! Thanks, Brandi and Micaela and Juliana!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Can you believe............

this was ONE year ago???? Time sure does fly...............

Monday, January 7, 2008

Oreos for dessert!

So, we allowed the babies to kind of "go wild" tonight on dinner. We had chicken, parmesan noodles, and peas and beans. Matty loved the noodles! Afterwards, we gave them each an Oreo Cookie. OMG-they loved it!!!!! And my Katie, well, she spent most of the time "inspecting" the Oreo, and then scraping all the cream out of the cookie. She's sooo funny! :)
PS-Our bath tub was super dirty tonight!!!! :)

Nicky did sleep with the NY Yankee Bear.........

Nicky spent Friday night with my parents. He was sooo excited to sleep over Nanny and Poppy's house. On Saturday, he ended up getting them to buy him a new outfit at Old Navy and a new Giants winter coat from Modell's (along with a new hat to match and a pack of socks!)................and he soooooooooo wanted this bear. After much convincing on NIcky's part, Nanny and Poppy bought it for him if he promised to sleep in his own bed with it. Well, Saturday night, he did sleep with it, but in Mommy and Daddy's bed! :)

"I don't want to sleep in my room!"

Warning-this is what happens when you let your baby sleep in your bed!!!! When he does have to sleep in his own bed, he makes himself cry uncontrollably because he can't be in yours!!!!! I have sooo learned my lesson with the quads. No sleeping in my bed (unless you are sick!).............Oh, Nicky gave me a run for my money tonight trying to get him to sleep in his own bed. He did, but definitely after some crying and many, many, many hugs and a few renditions of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star by me! :)

Things they are interested in............

You know, we go out and spend all this money on all these fancy toys, and this is what kept my Matty occupied for such a long time today! One of the older kids was cleaning up the living room, and put this green ring on the closet door knob instead of in the toy box. Well, Matty was fascinated for such a long time with this. He tried and tried to get it off, and finally, he gave up! Sooo stinkin' cute! :)

Friday, January 4, 2008

Mommy's Big Bear!

Look at those beautiful eyes! Austin is such a good boy! He is still soooo sensitive and non-confrontational. It's amazing how this young, their personalities are already forming. Austin loves to be on the couch with the rest of us-he laughs and laughs when he gets to run back and forth on the couch. He thinks it's hysterical! Everything is "dah"............he says it in different ways to let you know what he wants. And............he's even been caught picking his nose lately! He's been walking around the house, with one finger in his nose as he walks. I have to say-it is fu nny to see! :)

Thursday, January 3, 2008

What a GREAT big brother!

Nicholas is really a great big brother. He is ALWAYS trying to play with the babies. He does sometimes get a little too rough, but it's all in good spirits. He loves to try and "tackle" the babies, but he always cradles their heads in his hands as he wrestles them to the ground. He really is good with them. And they adore him! Austin and Emma especially-wow, they laugh and laugh when they see him coming! They know they're in for a good time! :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Matty, Matty, Matty!

So, we took Matty to CHOP today for his follow up NUtritionist appointment. The GI doc thought he might be "malabsorbing" and that is causing him not to gain a ton of weight. Well, the blood and stool tests came back and everything was virtually normal. Some things were a little off, but nothing that would indicate malabsorption. So, we are back to the drawing board. The Nutritionist said that for Matty to begin to catch up, he needs 1100 calories/day. Now with his Pediasure ALONE, he is taking in at least 1400 calories/day! And this is not including all the table foods he eats. So, it seems like something is not right somewhere. But, the good news is he is continuing to grow on his own curve. He finally made the growth chart for his adjusted age of 12 months. He is in the 5th% for his HEIGHT. But as for his WEIGHT, still below the charts, but following his own curve. If he continues on this growth curve, he will hit the curve around 2yrs old. Not too shabby for being 2 months premature....................and holding up all the babies while inside of me! :) He looks just fine to me!