Now, to give him a little credit, he was running a 103 degree fever yesterday (ongoing today) so I'm gonna go ahead a blame that one on some sort of febrile hallucination. Very Willy Wonka-esque. I can totally see the importance of NOT using lead-based paint!
Forrest is so darn cute. I had to share this little jewel, too....
Onward we go to my sweet, soulful Pi-Man....
We had been having beautiful Kansas weather last week, so the kids and I took full advantage and got outside alot. I took them on Choo Choo Wagon rides on the gravel roads around the block and then would let them play around on the back patio before going inside. We live outside of town in a "sort of country setting" but not really country. We also have a kitty cat. That kitty cat is a very good mouser. Well, on one of those aforementioned patio excursions, I was chasing kids around when I caught Pius reaching for something from the corner of my eye. I whipped my head around, screamed, practically dropped Danna, made it over to Pius in record time and slapped his hand away from the item he was just beginning to pick up. Brace yourself, folks.......This is pretty hardcore nastiness. Lo and behold it was an adorably cute, tiny little gnawed-off mouse head. I guess kitty cat was saving that little delicacy as an offering to her owners. Needless to say, that little incident ended our outdoor excursion for the day and Pius got whisked inside for an immediate scrubbing. In true Moni fashion, I later went back out and took a picture of Pius's little toy, but decided against posting it here. It's pretty gruesome and I'd hate to be responsible for giving someone nightmares. Of course, if you're in to seeing that type of thing, just leave me your email and I'd be happy to send you the pic! Instead of the mouse pics, I'll just post some from prior to our little incident.
Forrest trying to get to the ever-elusive kitty cat. He chased her all over the yard that day. She's good about letting them get close to her, maybe letting them pet her once and then trotting away to keep them on their toes.
Laine also makes me wonder sometimes. I know we've said it before, but that child will put ANYTHING and EVERYTHING in his mouth. I mean, seriously.....you'd think after the first 200,000 times he puts a piece of paper in his mouth, he'd know that it doesn't particularly taste good. It doesn't stop him from trying it again. Laine's favorite place to play is in the corner by the sliding back door and the loveseat (behind the curtain sheers). A couple days ago, I had my camera out and was taking pictures of the babies playing (like every day). I got one of Laine playing in his favorite spot and when I went to review it, I zoomed in on the picture and thought I saw something in his mouth.
So I look up at him and, sure enough, see that he's chewing on something. I go over to fish it out of his mouth and this is what I found....
GEEZ LOUISE! I know this kid is tough, but tough enough to eat glass? How did we miss something like this?! It looked like a piece of frosted glass and I had no idea where it came from. I check his mouth for any signs of bleeding or other shards, but fortunately, didn't find anything. Then I scoured his corner and under the loveseat for any more pieces. Nothing. That boy could find a needle in a haystack....and then would promptly put it in his mouth. I guess all's well that ends well.
Between Forrest licking walls like they're candy, Pius playing with mouse heads and Laine eating glass, I assume Danna decided her brothers already met the quota for odd behavior at the Graf house. Between her big brothers and overprotective daddy, that poor girl doesn't have a snowball's chance in hell. She has the "You aren't the brightest crayon in the box, are you?" look down pat and flashes it often.
The Look.....complete with lip curl.
In other news, we have some updated (well about a month old now) weights and lengths from their 14 month check-up to report. The stats are as follows:
The only picture I was able to squeeze in at their appoint. Check this post by Suz for how a typical pedi check-up with quads goes. Dr Chavez was looking at Pius's crooked feet. Bucko (in the background) went with Billy and me to lend a helping hand.1/22/09
Pius - 23 lbs, 6 oz and 30.25 inches
Forrest - 23 lbs, 3 oz and 30.5 inches
Laine - 20 lbs, 13 oz and 29 inches
Danna - 17 lbs, 3 oz and 27 inches
Pius all fuzzy-haired and wide-eyed after his bath (can you believe this guy almost played with a mouse head?!)
Danna Banana is the only one NOT on the growth charts yet. Getting closer, though! It's crazy to me that there is a 6+ pound difference between our biggest and smallest. What can I say....the boys can put away some serious grub.
The Petite Princess
Despite popular belief, she DOES smile alot. She's just picky about who she shows it to!
Time to check out the new carseats for the boys! It passed the Forrest inspection.
Well, I'm off to tend to kids. I'll save the rest of the stuff I have brewing in my head for another day.
P.S. If you haven't already checked it out, take a look at Jac's Moni Post for my birthday. It has alot of background into on how we met. She's such an awesome friend! Thank again, Jaclyn!