Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Happy Hump Day.

Today is a new day...That's what Chloe likes to say now. Everyday is another day. She has a very good perspective on things. When the going gets rough, I try to think about life and how fortunate I am.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Baby Birds

This is our new favorite thing to do! We are like baby birds trying to get comfy, cozy in our beanbag nest. We love to climb and tumble. We love laundry baskets and our beanbags. We can ALL fit in both, although we fight for the space sometimes.

Spring is in the air. We spent the day yesterday landscaping our hill! The girls enjoyed hanging out in the stroller and Chloe "helped plant" bushes and seeds.

Silvie added her name to the "I am walking" list. She took her first steps on Saturday night and was so very excited!. Jocelyn is getting really good now! She has been practicing a lot. Farrah still not quite sure how to make her legs work, but I think she is getting closer! Chloe is getting ready for her dance recital on May 18th! She is going to be great! She has been watching and practicing a lot! If you would like to see her performance, please let me know so I can order you a ticket.

Think Spring!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Our First March for Babies!

What a GREAT morning we had! The weather was nice it didn't rain! The walk began at City Park and went through downtown. It was 6 miles! Yep, we made it the entire way! HAHA. Our team this year included Matt and myself, Chloe, Jocelyn, Farrah and Silvie, Grandma Pam and Grandma Val and Aunt Ande. We hope to build an even bigger team next year! The girls loved strolling around, taking in the view. There were lots of people walking. We were able to meet up with some friends. Heidi and Ed and their Triplets. Their girls are a month younger than our girls. Heidi was admitted the week before the girls were born. Her girls were born the week after we went home. It was so good to see them! I sure wish we lived closer!
We were also able to visit the "Angel of Remembrance" she is in City Park and she stands in memory of all the Angel Babies, taken from us too soon. It was really beautiful. We placed a rose in memory of our 4 Angel Babies and in memory of those close to us who have lost an Angel Baby. May God bless you and keep you safe until we meet again! You will forever be in our hearts. Being there and participating in the walk really touched my heart. We are so very blessed, our girls were two months early, and they are beautiful, healthy, perfect little girls. We count our 4 blessings everyday. I cannot imagine our lives without them. Yes our hands are full..but so are our hearts.
Thank you again for all of those who sponsored our walk! (Gma Pam/Papa Steve, Gma Val/Papa Dave, Aunt Ande, Susan, Anne, Michelle, Marlys, Kathleen, Judy, Lyn, Peg, Lauren, Jane and Heidi/Ed.)

Friday, April 18, 2008

March for Babies

Tomorrow is our first "March for Babies". We are very excited to be a part of such a wonderful organization! The March of Dimes does so much for so many babies born prematurely and for babies who are sick. A special thank you to all that sponsored our team. Hopefully next year we will have even more team members.
It's crazy to think that at this time last year the girls had only been home a little more than a week. Time goes by so quickly.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

It is WARM today!

Happy Hump Day!

We had a fun day today! It was about 75 degrees...lovely day! We took advantage of it. We took a stroll to the park and around the neighborhood. Received lots of attention, mostly starring and pointing, I guess we are getting used to that. Chloe got up close to a duck at the pond. We even saw a "woodpecker" not a "turtle dove" in our yard! Ask Matt, he will explain...

They girls loved wearing their new sunhats...thanks Great Gramma. We had all four girls in swings at the park today. They loved it, as you can see in the photo.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Happy Tuesday

We are planning for a walk today! Hooray! It is 50 degrees right now, so hopefully it will warm up a bit!

Monday, April 14, 2008

The First Post...

I have wanted to begin a blog, and am finally finding a few extra moments here and there. Usually at 11:00 pm but I always have been a night owl. Well, before I had kids anyway.
Matt and I are doing well, Matt is working a ton! "Keeping our streets safe" as we like to say. I have been working hard too, being a Mommy. I get paid with lots of smiles, kisses hugs and love, that's way better than any paycheck, I think. Almost 6 years we have been married, and 4 bebes later...
Enough about us...I know you would rather hear about the "little beauties".
Chloe is 4 going on 17. We celebrated her 4th birthday at Chuck E Cheese. She had a Barbie Island Princess Cake, thanks Aunt Dee! Chloe is a GREAT" Big Sissy". She loves to help Mommy (most of the time) she helps give fallen buttons (pacifiers) gets diapers, wipes and she even shares her toys! She is attending preschool and taking a Ballet/Tap class. She LOVES dance! She is a born performer! Always dancing or singing and is a great actress too. She loves clothes and shoes (like Mommy). She is a "Social Butterfly"always making new friends. She is the most affectionate child you will ever meet. She is a true GEM. Mommy's Girl!
Matt and I and of course, Chloe too, welcomed 3 baby girls into our hearts on March 11th, 2007. That was when our somewhat normal lives, became, well, not so normal. We learned we were expecting triplets on Sept. 7th, 2006. WOW! After 33 weeks of pregnancy, 8 1/2 of which I spent "living" in the "Mother/Baby Unit" at UIHC, our family doubled. Jocelyn Pearl 4lbs 12 oz, Farrah Grace 3lbs 9 oz, and Silvie Mae 4lbs were here! The trio spent 24 days in the NICU. They had very few issues. Jocelyn and Farrah were on oxygen for a short time. Feeders and growers as they call them in the NICU. We brought all 3 home together on April 4th, 2007! We needed a bigger house instantly! It was so wonderful to finally have everyone home.
Matt was away at the Law Enforcement Academy from Sept 4th to December 7th. WOW, that was a long 3 months! I guess we are even now. Thanks to The Grammas! They were here with extra help while Daddy was away! Congratulations on being "Official" to the Daddy.
We survived the first year! Matt and I are closer than ever. We learned that we can do a lot more than we ever thought we could! Some things are getting easier and others more challenging. As they say on Jon & Kate: It's a crazy life, but it's our life and we wouldn't trade it for anything."
We celebrated the Triplets' first birthday On March 11th. THEY LOVED CAKE! They were not sure of all of the people at our house starring at them though. Farrah was especially upset when it was cake time. Too many faces and cameras flashing. It was a great day and felt like a huge milestone had been reached for them and us too.
We celebrated with a party on the 29th. We had to reschedule because the entire crew was sick with the flu...YUCK!
Jocelyn is so very close to walking! She is the adventurer/risk taker! She stands alone and smiles from ear to ear. She has taken a few steps. I think she will be running soon!
We have also named her the "bully". She picks on her sisters!
Farrah is the "little tiger" she is the Mommy's girl for sure. Daddy says she is going to be the "bookworm". She stands and crawls VERY fast. She also is the one that seems to get picked on the most.
Silvie is the lover! She is the sweet one! She would cuddle all day if she could. Loves her Daddy and Grammy! She is also crawls and standing. I think she too will be walking soon.
We are all happy and healthy, and it doesn't get much sweeter than that!

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