Hello. My name is Monica Graf and I'm a quad mama blog-slacker.
Our crazy quatro.....Pi-man, FoFo, D, Zinski
I'm dreaming of a white.....Easter?!?! Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
Fo-west Fudd....Weady to go hunt wabbits.
Such a little lady
It doesn't matter what it is, if one of the other 3 has something that looks even remotely fun, Pius will try to steal it. He has a special fondness for hats and will keep saying and signing the word "hat" until he can be distracted.
I don't know WHY they stood out in the crowd! Surely the wagon and warm jester hats are not to blame.
The 2009 MS Walk's Team Selenke (can you spot all 4 of the quads?)
Gettin' some Gramma Vicki love
Cousin Steph and husband Cole brought these super cool Cars chairs over the other day, along with MORE awesome Usborne books and storage bin shelves for the kids. I love, love, love when they run out of storage space because we score BIG! Thanks again for all the great stuff Steph and Cole.
This boy loves him some books! Pius will walk up to you, grab your hand, place a book in it and park himself in your lap. Not reading to him is NOT an option! Sidenote: Notice how he "W" sits? We always try to correct his legs when he does this because sitting this way is not good for the hips.....but knee-walking (which he still does often) is actually good for his hips. How does that work?
It's so rare to actually capture a Laine smile on camera. He's like a clam that closes every time he catches wind of the camera. Frustrating!
Pius, on the other hand, can ham with the best of 'em! We used to say Forrest could charm his way into selling a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves. I do believe the charmer title belongs to Pius now.
Long gone are the days of setting them all in line for a picture without them scurrying in 4 different directions. This is a typical attempt at a group photo. Gone in 60 nanoseconds.
And what caused all the scampering away and commotion during our photo shoot? Our OUTDOOR kitty somehow snuck inside while we weren't looking. Talk about a raucous! The kids loved it, so we let her stay in for a few more minutes. Don't you just love how Pius still has the bunny ears on (that boy is a "hat" fanatic, I tell ya). And yes, Forrest likes to open the wipes container and suck on several of them at a time. I hope he's not a toilet paper eater later.
Getting ready to head to Mass. Check out our new carseat configuration. Danna's still in her infant seat on Laine's right side. And before anyone gives unsolicitated advice on carseat safety, we feel these seats are very safe. While we know about the research that shows rear-facing seats to be ideal, it just isn't feasible at this time. So, unless you're willing to fork over the cash for outrageously expensive Britax seats (times 4), we'll just be grateful for the ones we have.
Laine and Angela (Uncle Ryno's girlfriend....I know, we're surprised she hasn't kicked him to the curb yet too). Our 2nd stop on Easter was at Uncle Jim and Aunt Renee's house for the Selenke get together. The kids had so much fun playing with their cousins (and a different set of toys).
In true Danna fashion, she is sitting alone reading a book to herself. These are the times that she is truly her happiest. And that's spilled water on her dress....not drool (for once).
Billy and his mini-me....right down to the pursed lips and and gaze. I kid you not, Forrest is a spittin' image! Don't you love the artwork on his hands?
Danna spilled cold water all over her dress, so she borrowed Ronin's spare shirt. Danna was exhausted and grumpy by this point, so Aunt Mollie gave her lots of cuddle time.
And he's spent. I wish I would have captured the little pool of drool Pius left on the chest buckle. How uncomfortable does that look?!
After we got back home, we got the kids fed (for the 5oth time that day) and bathed. The bath water was a nice murky brown/blue color when we finished. It felt good to wear them out with a full day of activity, and I'm sure they were just as excited to see their beds and blankies as Billy and I were!