As Spring shouts its symphony of showers, Jenna & our garden of babies thrive & grow- I can't believe they are 9 months old now!
|After the babies eat dinner I often put them in a "4-square". If it's a bath night, they go straight to the bathtub from here. If it's not, we let them watch us play Candyland :-)|
|Jenna & Lauren playing before bedtime|
Jenna continues to be a great big sister. She is nearing the end of pre-school and (snif snif) is VERY excited and ready for Kindergarten next year. She loves to play outside and insists that short sleeves, capris, flip-flops & no jacket are just perfect to wear for a sunny 45 degree day. I am always telling her to add layers and she politely tries to argue, "But mom... I am a warm-blooded girl, remember?" She is very good at riding her bike and I predict those training wheels will be off very soon. Oh, and she loves worms. She is such a girly tomboy!
Hannah got a bottom tooth this weekend and is the only one so far who can sit unsupported well. She is starting to get her belly off the ground so crawling will be soon! She LOVES to eat finger foods, and the wagon wheel puffs are her fahvorite. Hannah has taken to growling (yes, growling) just for the heck of it. She is very curious, very social, very intense (meaning very happy or very angry!) and very adorable.
|Going for a walk! Hannah protests loudly when waiting too long for anything (she thinks she is an only child) so we always load her last. Since we load the back seat last to prevent tipping, she always sits in the back.|
|"Of course I am a princess- see?"|
|"Ooooh....Lauren, beautiful hair bow!"|
Lauren does not have any teeth yet but I think one will break in a day or two. She can sit unsupported about a half minute and laughs the best deep, hearty belly "HA HA!". She doles out that laugh for things like when I lay on my back and use her as a weight for ab & triceps exercises, when I kiss her neck, and when I lotion & squeeze her feet to name a few. Lauren loves to nap & has an overall happy demeanor. Several occasions I have had 4 (yes, 4) crying and upset children for whatever reason (not naming any names...) but I can count on Lauren to give me the happy smile I need to get me through that moment. Every time this happens I kiss her and whisper a, "thank you, sweet girl" in her ear. Lauren rolls and shimmies and scootches like a ninja. Yesterday I put her on her belly on the living room floor by Hannah. I went to the computer for a couple minutes to upload photos & edit them, and then I checked on the babies. No lie- Lauren had moved about 20 feet. Yikes! Time to put up the kiddie corral!!! Here is a picture:
|She was so proud of herself!|
|"Mom, Tanner & I will help you fold laundry if you give us another ride!"|
|Sandwiched by his sisters!|
|Someone needs some prune juice. Or privacy.|
|Arching his back in discomfort. Poor little buddy!|
|Play time with daddy!|
|What a happy, handsome little man!|
|After a walk. Tyler is #2; Poor Tanner (#3) is sleeping in the most uncomfortable position!|
"For thou, O Spring! canst renovate
All that High God did first create."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, May-Day
|Wild Flowers Blooming--- Happy Spring!!!|