Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall Fun at Conner Prairie!

We are so lucky to be so close to so many great family fun places. We visit Conner Prairie for their Annual Headless Horseman Event. There were games, food, haunted hayrides, music, story time, and much much more. Needless to say it was fun for all of us!
These kids love to run! Any opportunity for some good old fashioned sprinting and they are all in!




Operation on an Alien.

Henry and Sophia

Edi and Sean

Henry, Sophia, and Edi




Sophia and Edi playing with Daddy.


Our kids are not big sweet eaters. Because they were premature we have always tried to get them to eat the healthy stuff to make them grow. We have recently started letting them try some not so healthy foods. This was their very first Elephant Ear and Pumpkin Roll. 
Sophia would not even taste it. She wanted some wheat crackers.
 Edi and Henry liked the Pumpkin Roll and Sean ate about 3/4 of the Elephant Ear.

Sophia, Edi, Henry, and Sean

Edi, Sophia, and Henry snuggling to stay warm.

Sean, Edi, Sophia, and Henry...seriously crazy kids!

Sean, Edi, Sophia, and Henry
We have done so much stuff lately the kids wake up every morning and ask me what fun thing we are going to do today. I think it is time to take a little break. It is getting cold outside and Mommy is getting very tired. :o)  It is great that the kids are old enough to enjoy doing things but man is it a lot of work. It is still a little stressful when we go places. It is nerve racking to try to keep track of them in a crowded place. We usually dress them in the same color so we can see them more easily. It doesn't really work though when they all have coats on. I have often though about tying balloons to them so that I could spot them easily when necessary...I know I know it sounds crazy but it just might work! ;o)
May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.
Psalm 19:14

Get Well Papaw!

At the beginning of this year we found out that my Dad has Thyroid Cancer. He has had two surgeries in the last few months and he is getting ready to have another surgery soon. It is so heart breaking to watch a parent go through something like this and to be faced with their mortality. My Dad is a MAJOR part of my life, I love him so much! He is so proud of all of his grandchildren and they all love to spend time with him. We are praying for a full recovery but we know he has a long road ahead of him.
Papaw, Edi, Sean, Sophia, and Henry.
Before his surgery the kids made him some cards! They had just learned how to trace their hands.

Edi tracing her hand.

Sophia and Edi

Sean tracing his hand.



My Dad's health is in God's hand and we are believing in Him for complete healing!
In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Psalm 5:3

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Summer 2012 Part 1

We packed this Summer full of activities. It is so much easier to do different stuff with 4 year olds. We slowly tried to stop using their strollers and wagons this Summer. Losing their wheels has been a bit of an adjustment they like to ride more than walk but they are just getting too big! We will start next Spring completely ride free!

The Summer consisted of Parades.

Sophia, Sean, Kerigan, Caymen, Henry, and Edi.
 Countless trips to the Zoo. I do mean countless, I have no idea how many times we went to the Zoo. I just know it was a LOT! We all love to go. The like the animals but toward the end of the Summer they were spending more time in the playgrounds and the water play area than with the animals. And lets not forget our ride on the carousel. Yup, everytime. Did I mention that none of them will actually ride on the animals. Nope, they do not like to go up and down so they just sit on the bench and ride around. My kids are weird.
Sean, Edi, Sophia, and Henry checking out the animals.
Sean, Henry, Edi, and Sophia waiting ever so patiently at the Dolphin Show.
 The Dolphin Show is an important part of every single trip to the Zoo. Don't even think about trying to skip that. You will be sorry when it is time to leave.
Henry, Edi, Sean, and Sophia counting the ducks.
 Another favorite spot is the Indianaplis Children's Museum. All kids love to touch stuff and our kids are no exception. Wow,  a place they can go and touch EVERYTHING. Talk about 4 happy kids.
Edi, Henry, Sophia, Sean playing in glassworks.

Sean, Henry, Edi, and Sophia scuba diving.

Sophia waiting on her order.

Sean making Sophia's food.

Edi, Sophia, Sean eating outside the Cafe.
Henry... well just Henry.
Celebrating Birthdays is also at the top of the favorites list. They do not even mind that it is not their Birthday. Just mention Party and they are in!

Happy Birthday! Sharon, Brad, Olivia, Kayann, Amanda, and Kylan.

New Beds! The kids got their new bunkbeds. We decided even before we brought them home that we would wait a few months before we stack them. Just a little peace of mind for Mommy and Daddy.

Edith and Sophia trying our their new beds.

Sean, Edi, Sophia, and Henry helping Daddy put their beds together.

Something else new this Summer, rides, lots and lots of rides. They were so excited to go to the Indiana State Fair. Seriously though a small forture could be spent here with 4 kids. I could not believe how expensive the rides were. It was over $10 for all of our kids to ride just ONE ride.
But totally worth it! Check out those HUGE smiles!

Sophia and Edi.


We also attended the NICU Picnic for St. Vincent Women's Hospital were our kids were born. We met up for a picture with some of our amazing Quad Friends and the Doctor who helped make it all possible!

A whole lotta quadruplets!