Fly On Our Wall

So I have been in a bit of a blogging funk lately. I won't make excuses but will try to do better. As you can imagine, we get lots of comments/questions when people learn that we have four 7 month olds...yes they are already 7 months....almost 8! A popular one is "how do you do it?" or "I can't even imagine!" So I thought it would be fun to give you a little insight on just how it is that we do it. Before we get to that, I would like to thank all of our volunteers that have come in the past and are still coming to help us. Y'all are the best! It is such a blessing to have family and friends that are so eager and willing to help out. By far, the busiest time for us is the evenings. Our nightly routine begins around 5:45 or 6 with supper...spoon feed each baby, then we bathe each baby, then we give a bottle to each baby and then its down for the night...usually around 7 to 7:30. The babies are sleeping 11-12 hours every night...boy, are we counting our blessings! Three nights a week we have regular help from volunteers, Alicia, Cindy, Ms. Becky & Mr. Rusty. They really are troopers hanging in with us during the busy times! The other four nights are usually just the two of us, but occasionally we have the grandparents or other family stop in to help out. On real crazy nights, we might have to call in for reinforcement :) On the night of this video it was just me and Nick. Initially we did this so we could look back on it years from now, but then we thought we would share our nights with you...in a nutshell of course. The whole process took about an hour and 40 minutes. Don't worry, the video is only 3 minutes long and put to a little Kenny Loggins for your viewing pleasure! Enjoy!

Oh by the way, the babies aren't quite ready to feed at their quad table. They are still a little wobbly at sitting so we make a bigger mess than necessary. It won't be long though. Also, I don't usually dress the babies on the sofa, but did it this night just for the video.

This is our normal now. We don't even think twice about it. We love it!



It's Gameday!

It's finally here. The first LSU game of the season! We taught our kids to be Tiger fans before birth - if you remember, I had a LSU flag hanging in my hospital room in Phoenix. Sloan, Rocco, Madden and Jagger have all predicted victory for the Tigers against Washington tonight.

So in honor of the big day, we sported our LSU attire and there also was a special dish on the menu (besides the Huskies, of course!) The babies bleed eat purple and gold!

Little Tiger Madden

Our Golden Girl Sloan

What is it? Butternut squash with sweet corn & Blueberries with apples....Yummy!

Daddy and his 3 future Tigers (Madden, Jagger, Rocco)

The boys watching Gameday

Sloan's ready for kickoff...too bad she will be long asleep before it happens!

This was Madden's reaction when daddy told him he couldn't go to the game this time

Hope everyone enjoys this Saturday full of football! GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!



Honest Scrap

It seems as though I was nominated by my friend Sandra for the Honest Scrap Award! The idea is to share 10 honest things about yourself that your blog readers may not know about you, and then pass the award on by nominating 7 others to do the same thing. I usually don't do these sort of things, but thought it might be fun....

1. I am a reality TV junkie. I'm such a sucker for all those shows! I love getting nice and cozy on the couch for a hot date with Jeff Probst or Chris Harrison...just doesn't get much better than that! Hey, I'm not proud of it but they told me to be honest, right?

2. There have been some occasions where I have gone to bed without bathing, but never have I gone to bed without washing my feet! I HAVE to have clean feet before hitting the hay. I don't know...just helps me sleep better or something.

3. I always pick up my trash in a movie theater. It's the polite thing to do.

4. I LOVE music...all types of music. If only I could carry a tune!

5. Sundays are the day I look forward to the most. The ultimate family day....church, huge home-cooked meal at GGs and Big Pops, and Sunday afternoon naps! For the longest time, I really believed everyone napped on Sundays. I think I was in high school before I realized that some people actually did other stuff than napping on Sundays.

6. My greatest joy in life is being a momma. I still consider myself a rookie (like forgetting to bring a diaper bag with me to Jagger's eye doctor appointment, leaving Madden exposed too long while trying to find the diaper cream and the poor guy pees all over himself, and well, you get the picture!) I can't wait to grow as a mom and watch my kids grow!

7. I love to laugh. One of the reasons I love Nick so much is because he makes me laugh. And we laugh a lot!

8. I'm not the best housekeeper. I do what it takes to get by but truth is, I would much rather spend the time on the floor playing with the kiddos...we don't get these moments back! So what I am saying is...if you want to come over for dinner sometime just don't eat off my floors :)

9. I like a good cry. Not the real-life kind but the kind that when you cry from watching a tv show or a movie. And I'm not talking about a small tear in the eye...I like the kind where you are sobbing uncontrollably and your husband is looking at you like you are some kind of freak! I just feel so good afterwards. Weird, I know!

10. I deeply cherish my girlfriends and our relationships. We have been through lots together and they are the greatest. I hate talking on the phone though so I make time for the girls at least once a month. I wish it could be more often though!

There's mine! Now, let's hear from...

Jac from The Tubre Quads
Misty from The Urech Quads
Kami from The Crisanti Quads
Maria from The Carlsons
Suz from Steece's Pieces
Suzy from Four by Two
Enjoli from the McDaniel Family