Forrest has become somewhat of a bully lately. I think someone told him he's now the biggest and therefore needs to take full advantage of his God-given talents. He's been working on the toy thievery for awhile now, but it seems just overnight he's begun using his brute strength for less innocent personal enjoyment. He'll take things from the other babies just to prove he can. He could care less about the object after it's in his hands. However, up until that point, there is no distracting or detouring him from getting to what he wants. He is, in every sense of the word, a BULLY! Funny, if you switch the U for an I in bully......you get BILLY! Coincidence? I think not. Love you, dear Bill boy!
Despite this minor flaw, Forrest has the uncanny ability to make whatever he was doing wrong, seem right. How could you look at that face and be mad for long?! Little Miss Emma Tubre found this out the hard way. She caught him in the arms of another woman (Uncle Ryno's girlfriend, Angela), but took him back after some fast talking by Forrest (I didn't catch the whole conversation, but I'm pretty sure it went something like, "Dadada-Bababa-squeal
Sure, he sustained 3rd degree burns to his scalp, a terrible headache and vomited 4 times, but he said Emma was totally worth it! Billy could've shot him for selling out Bama for a woman. Then he realized......
Forrest isn't too picky about what goes on his head. Billy could have shot me for this picture, but I'm really just trying to deflate that big ego he's got goin' on right now.
Other pictures of Forrest:
My ornery little man. He's cute and HE KNOWS IT!
The little heathen gets in to everything. Newspapers and coupons are his favorites.
"You know I'm bad. I'm bad. You know it.!"
None of the babies are immune to Forrest's bullying. Laine, it seems, handles it with the most grace. He doesn't let it bother him all that much. In fact, I've been noticing that those two usually enjoy each other's company and have become buddies. Their cribs are next to each other and I always hear them talking through the bars to each other in the morning and after they wake up from naps (many times they'll poke each other through the rails to wake the other up, or pull the other's blankie into their own crib). I tried to catch the jabbering on video, but they caught sight of me. On a funny note, I did manage to catch a glimpse of Forrest's amazing hand dexterity.
Other pictures of Laine:
He's not happy that Forrest used him as a speed bump, but he'll tolerate it.
"Hmmm. I wonder if mom and dad realize I'm not as fat as my brothers and could probably escape through these bars?"
What a stud-muffin!
On to my little Pi-in-the-sky. What a ham! Recently, he's discovered the use of his index fingers and puts them to good use. You'd better watch out when he gets an intent look on his face and pulls out his pointer finger. Chances are, he's gonna try to stick that finger into the closest orifice around. Most commonly.....nostrils, mouths, eyeballs (okay, not an orifice) and occasionally ears. It's so funny to watch. He doesn't use any other fingers and he's very precise about where he wants that ONE to go! I'll try to get video of it sometime. In the meantime, I'm doing my best just trying to dodge "the finger".
Pictures of Pius and his baby blues:
Next up.....Danna Banana. She is still probably the most serious of the group, especially around unfamiliar faces. Of course, you'd never be able to tell that from the pictures. She sees a camera pointed anywhere NEAR her, and she is smiling and talking to the lens. I'm telling you, she's gonna make a career out of it when she gets older. Billy's thinking we've got ESPN's next Michelle Tafoya or Bonnie Bernstein on our hands.
Does the dress look familiar? Thanks, Emma! Those Tubre girls have great taste (except in sports teams)!
So, I had a large roll of pink tulle and tried to think up a use for it. My solution? A pink tutu for Danna! I also fashioned a bow to complete the outfit. Is it too frilly?
"Thumbs up, mom! LOVE the frill!"
The quadlets with Gramma Vicki and Grampa Stubby before heading to their first Bishop Carroll High School football game. Go Eagles!
"Seriously, mom? That's what you call a gate?"
Pius, Forrest and Laine....all trying to play with the same toy. Fortunately, they're all still smiling. Well, we think Laine is. Just call him Maggie Simpson.
The babies with cousins, Maddie and Mia, and Aunt Mollie
On the Billy and Moni front, we're still keeping extremely busy with work and school. Oh yeah....and FOUR BABIES! Thanks to our helpers, we were able to attend our friend's wedding and had a great time. We even got some self-portraits to prove we got out of the house. Congrats, Matt and Carli!Self-portrait, Take 2. Really, one of these days we'll just ask someone to take our picture.
And we wanted to save the most important for last. A very special "Happy Birthday" wish goes out to one of our most beloved helpers, Janet. We hope you have a great day on Friday! Thank you so much for all you do. We love you!