My So-Called Blog

Who knew it would be so difficult to keep up with day to day happenings in the Lambe household!  Man, you would think I had school-age kids home for the summer with how busy we’ve been around here.  Truth is, I have quite a bit to report so I will just use this post to play catch up.  I apologize in advance if it is a bit lengthy, but we do use this blog as somewhat of a baby book and I would regret not getting these firsts written down. Hmm..where to start? That’s easy.

Look Who’s Walking?!?

That’s right, the little Lambes are ALL walking.  Sloan was first to walk a few days shy of her 15 month birthday. (Please be nice and not point out the fact that that was over TWO months ago and I’m just now posting!)  She had been taking unassisted steps for over a month before but never more than 5 or 6, and then one night, she just walked right across the room!  Needless to say, she is loving this new found independence.  

2010-07-17“Look at me Momma!”

So Sloan was first, and then about 3 weeks later, it was…Rocco, Jagger and Madden (all a day or two or three apart.)

2010-07-171Rocco, Madden and Jagger showing off their skillz!

Like I mentioned, Sloan had been practicing her steps for over a month when she decided to start walking so she was a little more graceful than boys.  Seriously, I don’t know if we have ever laughed so hard watching the boys try to walk.  I would sit on the couch and just take in the scene…three miniature drunk men staggering, stumbling, falling down all over the place.  What I loved the most about it was that they were LOVING it!  It was like a new trick.  ‘Konk my head on the brick floor…doesn’t matter…get up and try again!’ laughing the whole time.  Here’s a little snippet of their trial and error…

Our life is completely and forever changed now that we have four walking babies toddlers! Yikes!  Just like with every milestone, we never cease to praise our Lord above for the miracles that they are and the joy that they bring into our home.

Walking? What Next? Swimming?

Yep.  You read right.  The little Lambes graduated from their first swim school.  Last year, a close friend of mine enrolled her daughter, who is about a year older than mine, in a “first splash” swim class.  She told me all about it and I had to check it out for myself.  I was amazed at how well these young kids were doing even only after 2 weeks.  Since my parents have a pool, I knew we would be in the water quite a bit and thought it would be a good idea to expose them early hopefully making them more comfortable in the water.  Our lessons were the first two weeks of June (a month and a half ago…ahem..be nice) and it was Mommy & Me class (or in our case…Daddy, G.G., Grandmama, Nanny, Big Pop or the mail carrier – as long as he’s available!)

The class started off very slow..easing the kids into it. They learned how to blow bubbles in the water, kick their feet, move their arms and they even got to go underwater.  I must admit, half-way through the course (on underwater day) I started to question if the class was the right thing to do.  Although Sloan did great from day 1 – totally fearless that girl, the boys didn’t love it…at times they only tolerated it.   Well we stuck it out, and boy, am I glad we did!  All four are totally comfortable in the water...more than comfortable, they absolutely LOVE it!  They will go underwater with no problem whatsoever.  Rocco’s favorite thing to do is blow bubbles.  Madden loves to kick; he does it in the bathtub even.  Jagger and Sloan just love it all! 

IMG_5553  Looking good on Show Off Day!

IMG_5559Nanny and Sloanie

IMG_5560Jagger, G.G. and Rocco

IMG_5562Grandmama and Madden

IMG_5564Look at her go!


Scan_Pic0002 Sloan even poses for camera underwater

Scan_Pic0003 Jagger – not too sure!

Scan_Pic0004Rocco – even more unsure I think!

Just so I’m clear, by no means are they swimming independently, but they are very comfortable in the water and I believe they did learn things that will help them learn faster to do so.  The class was definitely a success in my book!

Madman Update

IMG_5810Nothing but good news to report! Madden had another checkup in June.  There were no changes in his condition and actually his heart rate was a tad bit higher than it had been, still low for his age but an improvement still the same.  He still remains asymptomatic even with his condition of complete heart block. The doc was so pleased at his appointment that we aren’t scheduled to go back until September!  We are still praying daily for the Lord to heal his heart and praising him for this good news.

Whew!  Now, I feel better.  I still have some more updates coming your way like our first family vacay and first haircuts! Stay tuned.



The Newbie

So, many of you have read about my recent "momcation" with 15 of my closest Quad Momma friends. This was the 2nd annual quad mom trip. Since the first one was only a few weeks after we arrived home with our precious preemies last year, this was my first trip with the girls and I was considered one of the newbies. I must admit I was a little hesitant being a newbie and knowing the incredible bond these girls had already developed but I was so giddy to finally meet these ladies who have been such a source of inspiration and encouragement to me over the last 2 years. Man, they weren't kidding...the bond is immediate. I don't know if I have ever experienced that sort of thing. TRULY amazing. The entire weekend was everything I imagined and so much more.

Thank you so much AJ, Beth, Casey, Charity, Gen, Heather, Jac, Jenn, Jenna, Kelly, Mari, Misty, Moni, Sandra, and Suz for making this weekend so much fun. I loved sharing every minute with each of you and can't wait to do again next year...and every year after!!! I love you girls so much!

I also want to thank my wonderful husband, family and friends for making this weekend happen for me. Nick, G.G and Big Pop, Grandmama and Grandaddy, and Nanny Alicia & Cindy - thanks for taking such good care of the kiddos while I was gone. Y'all are awesome! I'm so blessed to have you in my life.



Happy Birthday Kami!

In the early years of our relationship, I thought Kami was over sensitive. I now realize that Kami has the biggest heart of any person I have ever met! She is the best wife and momma imaginable – she amazes me daily! She is beautiful. She’s my best friend. She is wise. She is witty. She is not selfish. She keeps me grounded. Did I mention she was beautiful – she is!

Kami, I hope you have the best birthday yet! I look forward to everyday with you by my side!

We love you!
Nick, Sloan, Rocco, Madden and Jagger


Holy Momcation!

16 Best Friends
Front (left to right)
Back (left to right)

mom·ca·tion [mom-key-shuhn]

a period of suspension of all mommy duties, usually used for rest, recreation, or travel; recess or holiday: 16 moms of Quadruplets met in Austin, Texas for a 5 day momcation
a part of the year, regularly set aside, when normal activities of wiping bottoms, administering time outs and referring to yourself in the third person are put aside
freedom or release from preschool activities
an act or instance of vacating with 15 best friends who are collectively called mom by 67 children

Quad Mommas 2010

We, as always, had the time of our lives and encourage all of you ladies to do the same. When you have unconditional friendships like these, life is so much sweeter. We can't wait for next year!