Friday, September 10, 2010

A Reunion, a dog, a few less letters…

The Graf Quad Squad had a busy last week.  Last Friday, we headed west to God’s country, Colorado.  Moni worked the night before so we left around 5 in the morning.  Before we got to our cabin, we stopped in Colorado Springs so the kids and I could meet the newest member of the family.  Moni’s sister, Emily and her husband, Andy had their first baby, Veda Maxine, around a month ago so we stopped there for lunch and to visit.  The kids were all very happy to meet their new cousin and acted pretty decent.


We got to our beautiful cabin in Lake George, Colorado late that afternoon and the kids, Moni, and I were all ECSTATIC to get out of our van.  We spent Friday evening waiting for the rest of our cabin mates (Kelly and Russ, Courtney and Jason and Solomon, Aunt Gloria, Mom and Dad, Ryno, and Lainie and Adam…it was a full cabin) and exploring our lot of land.  Saturday morning we ate breakfast and went to check in at the dude ranch owned by my Dad’s uncle that we were having the reunion.  It was great seeing so many long-lost cousins, aunts and uncles.  Everyone was excited to meet the squad, and the squad was happy to see everything…especially the dogs at the ranch.


Sunday was full of activities.  There was the family picture, the kids had a carnival, and I had to embarrass myself in horseshoes and 3 on 3 basketball.  Monica spent the day wrangling kids and laughing at me trying to regain the athletic form of 10 years and 50 pounds ago.  My personal thrill was the kids getting to see Uncle Bill and Aunt Armella.  They made a surprise visit.  They are my great-aunt and uncle from Colorado who have always been my personal favorite since I lived there from the age of 4-7.  We aren’t going to be able to make a Denver Bronco trip this year, and not getting to visit them along with our Schwartzes is what will bother me the most.

Monday morning we made the trip home and the kids were so excited because we had been telling them that the day after we got home we would go get their new puppy dog.  My friend, Wendy, works at a vet clinic and they had a boxer pup that they had nursed back to health.  He had suffered from anemia and had parasites and wasn’t supposed to make it.  When she was telling me about this dog, I couldn’t help but notice the parallels between him and my own kids.  Forrest and Danna had been praying for a doggie for the past three months so I figured it was time.  (Now they pray for Champ).

We brought Champ home on Tuesday and he has adjusted very well.  The first day he was a little overwhelmed I think, but here we are, three days later and he is playing with all of them (when he isn’t sleeping, which is a lot) and already trying to eat us out of house and home.  The kids are doing great with him and love having him come in the room and wake them up with me each morning.



(This is one of their favorite games to play with him.)

As for the letters segment of my title, they all got ahold of our computer and now we are also missing the buttons for the letter e, the space bar, the tab key, and 2 other keys I don’t ever use so I don’t know what they are.  This is to go along with the letter c that they pulled off a couple weeks ago.  No one to blame but ourselves, but it makes typing a lot harder.  We’ll see you guys later.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

You never realize…

How much you use the letter c until Danna pulls it off of the keyboard.DSC00923

How much 4 toddlers can destroy a house in a matter of 10 minutes until you leave the room for 11 minutes.

How much laundry you go through with quadruplet toddlers until they need an outfit change after each meal and trip outside.DSC00915

How many times a toddler boy pisses himself until you start potty training.

How much they look up to you until you start hearing phrases that you use all the time coming out of their mouths.

How mad someone can make you without even saying a word until you walk into your spotless basement to see it wrecked after one morning play session.DSC00921

How many teeth a two and a half year old has until you count them on the bite marks left on another two and a half year old.

How nice it is to be able to take a shower until you are forced to make a decision between a shower and a nap.

How nice it is to take a nap until you are forced to make a decision  between a nap and a shower.DSC00901

How small 6 tons of gravel looks, but how much it actually is until you move it 30 feet. DSC00912

How many pieces are in a board game until every one of them that you have are dumped all over a room.DSC00920

How much you can love something until you are blessed with kids.

With love from the Graf house,

Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

And then?


I thought this afternoon was so humerous that I decided to blog on it. You're not getting any pictures or videos because, 1.) I don't know where the camera is, and 2.) I'm pretty lazy at the end of my days.

Today I took the kids to the zoo to meet up with our long lost friend Aunt Melody. Melody is one of Moni's nursing school friends and was one of our most faithful helpers when we first came home from Phoenix. Melody, and her mother, Marilyn met me and the kids at the zoo this morning for some animal-gazing. Pretty normal morning, especially when the kids asked for Taco Bell for lunch. We went and got them their mexican food that they love so much, and this is where the day took an odd turn. I ordered all of my food with volcano sauce and all of the kids' and Moni's food with mild. The restaurant missed the mild part of the order, so before naps we had a wrench thrown into our day.

We calmed them down with extra drinks and everything was fine. They went down for their naps pretty well and when I got them up is when everything went off track. They started "talking" and playing around 3:45 and I went to get them up. They had taken their window cover (a decorated piece of plywood that fits perfectly over their window to keep the room dark) off of the window. I walked in and here is the conversation (I apologize if you've heard the story).

Me: "Who touched the window?"
Laine: "The boys."
Me: "That is very naughty!"
Pius: "That is very good."
Me: "No. That makes Daddy very mad."
Pius: "I don't want to fight right now, Daddy."

And he walked out of the room. I'm not going to lie. It pissed me off a little that he walked off in the middle of our conversation, but it was a pretty funny response.

Anyways...we came out into the front room and changed diapers. The boys wanted to go downstairs and play, so I "opened" the basement and they went down to play. Danna and I stayed upstairs and watched some Sprout channel. I went downstairs to check on the boys (after 10 minutes) and they were in the laundry room. I went in there and all three of them had detergent scoops and were covering each other in laundry soap. Of course, Laine got some in his eyes and he was crying and saying, "Laine has chemicals in his eyes." I brought him upstairs, flushed his eyes with water, and calmed him down.

Danna had decided to go downstairs, and Laine wanted to go back down there so we went down there to play. When I got down there, Danna had decided to pull EVERY book of the shelf and throw it on the floor. Really? Danna, you can only read one book at a time. I picked them all up, reshelved them, and looked for the boys. Laine and Forrest were still downstairs with us, but then I heard a chair being dragged upstairs. SH*T! Pius had come upstairs and gotten into the bag of tomatoes that our neighbor had just brought us. No big deal right? Well Pius had decided to take one bite out of 7 of the tomatoes. In the meantime, Laine had came up to see what Pius and Daddy were up to. So I cut up two of the tomatoes for them to eat. While I was cleaning up the tomato mess, Laine had finished his and decided to go back downstairs with Danna and Forrest.

It was way too quiet in the basement so I went downstairs. Forrest and Laine decided to start peeling wallpaper in the basement. They peeled a good 10 feet of wallpaper in the basement. Really? When Moni gets home I'm not sure who she is going to yell at or the kids. I honestly said to all of the kids...."NO AND THEN!" They were not being bad kids, they were just being SO ornery. It was like I had a house-full of two-year-olds....oh yeah!

They continued to bounce off the walls until bedtime, at which time this is what they each wanted to pray for (in their turn):

Danna: A doggy
Pius: Needles
Forrest: Another doggy
Laine: A swimming pool party

With love from the Graf house,
Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

What’s Going On Here?


To the few of you left reading the blog...ha ha, here in the Graf house it has been a whirlwind of a month. I started potty-training with the boys, Danna is getting dismissed from Rainbows and talking up/screaming up a storm, Moni started a full-time position at the new Via-Christi/St. Teresa Hospital, and I took up full-time Daddy Day Care. I will give you a profile on each of us and what we are up to these days.

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I quit the Oasis Lounge a couple of weeks ago, but will still fill in when they are in a bind and I am able to. With Monica going back full-time (and making pretty good money) it just made more sense for us to have me stay at home. I could go find a job and turn the check around to daycare times four, but that would have us spinning our wheels, and we would not fully be in on this very important time in the kids' lives. I have not NOT had a job since I was thirteen, so it has been an interesting experience and will continue to be an interesting time in my life.

Monica has been able to charge her battery with a couple vacations in the past 2 months before she went back to full-time. She went on her annual quadmom vacation at the end of June with some other quad mothers she has gotten to know very well over the past four years. A week and a half after that, her little sister Emily gave birth to her first daughter in Colorado Springs. Emily asked Monica to be the Godmother and Moni was honored and happy to be there for the birth. Right after Monica came home from the Springs, she started full-time at Via-Christi/St. Teresa not to mention she still had a week left of work at Wesley hospital so she doubled up on jobs for a week, so her plate has been stacked pretty high.





Pius James has become quite the performer. He LOVES attention. He usually starts off pretty bashful, but after he sees he can command the stage you have to watch him sing, swing his baseball bat, play catch, run bases, throw anything, eat, etc., etc., etc. Like I said, he LOVES attention. Another thing Pius loves is the San Francisco Giants. I am not lying even a little when I tell you the story of the Giants being on during an afternoon about a week ago. He sat and watched a full 2 innings with me (which is a lot for a 2 1/2 year old). He knew when we were pitching and he knew when we were batting and cheered accordingly. Pius knows how to get something he wants. He will go ask every adult in the house until he gets what he wants. He is freaking adorable and he loves to make people laugh or clap.

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Forrest Michael has finally figured out that he is the biggest and strongest. This has led to a lot of fights. Forrest really is kind of a butthead. He wants every toy, book, and person at his disposal. He will not let anybody play with something if he has already claimed ownership. Despite all of this, Forrest is the absolute best cuddler in the world. If he is in the mood he will sit on your lap for hours and just cuddle. He is a little boy with a wonderful heart, but sometimes he forgets his manners and can cause quite a commotion.

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Danna Lynn has finally become all of the things that we used to joke about. She really is a little B sometimes. Since she has really started talking and communicating with us she sees herself as the princess of the house. If she doesn't get what she wants she SQUEALS like nobody's business. If one of her brothers or mom or dad take something away she SQUEALS. If she can't get to what she wants she SQUEALS. Let me tell you guys that it might be one of the most annoying sounds in the world (think Lloyd and Harry in Dumb & Dumber). Rainbows (our local ECI) was helping us to get her up to speed on her language, but they will be dismissing her after this month's appointment. She is so smart and she really is incredibly beautiful. I'm scared for the rest of the world in a couple of years.

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Laine Ryan is our little bi-polar piranha. He is incredibly smart and sometimes this works against him. The last couple of months he has really seemed to calm down with fewer and fewer tantrums. He gets so mad, and it is hard to get him to "snap out of it" sometimes, and when he is pissed he bites. We have been embarrassed to take his brothers and even his sister once or twice out into public. He bites everywhere on the body including the face and nose. Hopefully that is something that he will grow out of because everything we've tried hasn't worked. On the other side of his personality, he can be the sweetest boy in the world. When he is in the mood he will randomly walk up to me, Moni, his brothers or sister and just give them a kiss and pat our arm or back. Luckily for us he has seemed to be in that mood more often lately.

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And for the most recent weights/heights from their July check-up appointment:

Pius – 30 lbs 6 oz – 36 inches

Forrest – 31 lbs 6 oz – 37 inches

Danna – 22 lbs 8 oz – 34 inches

Laine – 29 lbs 2 oz – 36 inches


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The Graf Quad Squad continues to grow and amaze their family everyday. We have understood all along that with bigger kids come bigger problems. I wouldn't say that is any easier today than it was on day 1 when we were fighting different battles, but I also wouldn't say it is any harder either. All four of them are so sweet (most of the time) and they make Monica and me so proud.

With love from the Graf house,

Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine

Thursday, July 1, 2010

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!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Where to begin?

Hi everyone.  I am truly sorry it has taken so long for us to blog.  I would like to say it’s because we’ve been so busy (which we have), but actually I would have to say that laziness is a major contributing factor as well.  I know the last post of Pius’s rendition of “Jesus Loves the Little Children” was completely adorable, but it could only hold out for so long.  I’m not sure what all has happened since the last post so I will go to my facebook and use Moni’s idea of posting my status updates. I will add commentary where I see need.  Here goes.


Billy Graf Laine decided the joke was on me this morning. After breakfast, as I was applying butt cream after I changed his diaper he cut a gigantic fart and started laughing so hard. He thought it was pretty funny that he farted on my finger. Btw, check our website for the cutest video to date.

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This was the same day as the last post.

Billy Graf This morning at breakfast I said, "Hey guys, guess what?" To which Pius replied, "CHICKENBUTT!" I just had to laugh.

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Billy Graf Danna must have her first hangover. Last night at Patty-poo's party she got into someone's strawberry daiquiri, and this morning she's a little grumpy. You do the booze, you lose little girl.

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Patty-Poo has been a family friend for years.  She is one of the “fat-ladies” and has been like another aunt for my brother and sister and our cousins since we were little.


Billy Graf It's official: Life as we know it, naps, nigh time sleeping, un-grumpy children...OVER! The toddler beds are in. THIS SUCKS!

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This was the morning that we put in their toddler beds.

Billy Graf Once again, my kids AMAZE me. Their first nap and bed time in their toddler beds went wonderfully. They slept and we didn't have to go in the room ONCE. Maybe it's because Moni struck the fear of God into them, but I think they're just the best freaking kids in the world.

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The success of toddler beds is still a hit and miss proposition at our house.

Billy Graf The start of the day had me a little worried, but the boys are settling in. Pius and Forrest are getting a kick out of "tickling" me. Laine has calmed down since our battle over his diaper change, and beautiful Danna is being her typical, content self. Wish the sun would come out so we could go play on our swing set.

April 21 at 9:25am via Mobile Web

Travis, Slim, Stubby, and I put in their kick-ass swing set on a Sunday over here in about 5 1/2 hours.  We had a lot of fun (if you can believe that), and at the end of the night (after a few adult beverages) Ryno, Slim, and I took on the gigantic wasp nest that was our barn.


Billy Graf Someone told me yesterday to cherish all the time with my kids. If the time goes by so fast, then why is it taking forever to get to nap time?

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Billy Graf Of all the shit they did this morning that pissed me off, this is the only cute thing. I took a picture of Pius's new hairdo. He decided he needed some butt cream hair gel. They got a bath, but I can't get it out.

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Billy Graf Is it possible for four 2-year-olds to go 15 minutes without fighting? I have learned that the Graf Quad Squad can not. I'm just wondering if there are any in the world that can do it or if my kids are just a-holes.

April 23 at 10:05am via Mobile Web

Billy Graf Fricken Pius finally got his hair clean, and what did he do? Put more fricken butt cream in his hair. Frick!

April 24 at 10:12am

He still sneaks off to do this every once in awhile.  We have learned, though, that when you can’t hear Pius that means he is up to something that he knows he shouldn’t be.


Billy Graf It's great to hear...kind of...that now Danna is repeating EVERYTHING that she hears. The one of them that was left that I could cuss in front of is no more. Danna now says the word sh*t. Great work Daddy.

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Billy Graf Just got home from the lanes. The kids did awesome. They were so well behaved and I was proud of them. Wondering if I'll keep this feeling. Now for naps.....

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Billy Graf I came into the kitchen from picking out clothes for them after baths to all three boys yelling, "boobies" at the top of their lungs. What's going on here?

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That was one of the funniest random things they have ever done.  I really don’t know where they came up with that.  Seriously.

Billy Graf Today has been GREAT! The kids stayed in bed until their sun light came on. They ate well and did well on diaper changes. Then Danna came up to me with a big smile and said, "kissing monster." It's a game we play that makes her giggle so hard. Plus the boys are doing great at playing together and sharing. I'm a lucky man right now.

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Notice this was at 9:30 in the morning.  I do think I need to update when the kids are being good, though.

Billy Graf I know that when kids are mean to animals that sometimes is a sign of a future serial killer. My question is: If my kids play with june bugs until death does that count?

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Billy Graf This morning at breakfast out of nowhere the boys made a list: no biting, no climbing, no hitting, no scratching, no touching sunshine, no kicking. Danna just said, "awesome." Can you tell the things that Moni and I repeat ALL DAY, EVERYDAY?

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Billy Graf Today is starting off very well. The boys are actually being very good, and getting along. Danna, of course, is being perfect (HAPPY BASE, HAPPY FLOWLER!, her new favorite sayings). We'll see, there is still 3 1/2 hours until naptime.

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Billy Graf Forrest honestly about got murdered today. He has been/is being such a butthole. Pius hasn't been much better. Thank God Laine is being good. If he was being his typical self we would probably have the police over here. And not to leave Danna out, as usual, she is being a perfect princess.

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Billy Graf Sometimes I wonder why I try to rationalize with a 2 1/2-year-old. WHY DON'T THEY GET IT? Oh yeah, they're two and a half.

May 10 at 9:30am via Mobile Web · Comment

Billy Graf Forrest is just like Tom Hanks in "Castaway". He usually insists on falling asleep on the floor beside his bed. What a weirdo.

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He still does this and it has started to cause a minor problem.  Pius and Laine try to sleep on the floor, but they roll around and play and cause problems.  Forrest actually falls asleep on the floor.

Billy Graf We've had our pool table for29 hours and we have already lost the 8 ball. Should've known the boys wouldn't follow the freakin rules.

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Billy Graf The 8 ball has reappeared! Don't know where it was, but the boys were downstairs playing pool and we now have an entire pool ball set. I "LIKE"

May 19 at 11:49am · Comment

We keep losing pool balls, but they always re-appear a couple days later.

Billy Graf Forrest has had 4 meltdowns. Laine has had 2. Pius has pimped them both into a couple of the meltdowns. And even Danna has been a bit of a bitch this morning. This is all in less than 2 hours of awake time. And as I type this, Forrest has started number five. WAKE UP MONI!

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Billy Graf Moni and I just rode to the Cavo concert with Cavo's lead singer and drummer...yea we're badasses.

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Billy Graf Cavo rocked it. Lifehouse and Daughtry were very good, too. I hope my kids are going to NOT rock it this morning. Daddy was up way too late for any shenanigans.

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That night was so much fun.  One of Moni’s quad-mom friends, Beth, is married to the lead singer for Cavo.  We did go out late and partied hard thanks to Mom, Lainie, Bucko, Dad (our taxi), and Rachel. 

Billy Graf Let's see kids. What do you think for lunch? "Taco Bell", "Pizza", "McDonalds" were the three answers I received. Sorry boys. You get chicken nuggets and strawberries. Do they think money grows on trees?

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Billy Graf DAMMIT! The day was going so well, and then Forrest struck. I'm over the 2 and a half year old thing. Can I skip the next 8 years and just have them be 10 year olds?

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Billy Graf Horrible father of the year award here. Laine and Pius got into a jar of medicine so after talking to poison control I'm sitting in the ER with them. They are acting fine, but better safe than sorry. DAMMIT! I SUCK! Was pretty worried but I'm starting to feel better.

May 28 at 12:17pm via Mobile Web

Billy Graf Got home about 2 hours ago from the ER. The boys are fine. The doc said that the stuff that they got a hold of wasn't that toxic, from what I told him they probably didn't get very much of it, and the charcoal (that the boys sucked down like crazy after a popsicle bribe) would take any of the toxin that they did get out of their blood. Thank God! Thanks to everyone for the thoughts. Scary couple hours for me.

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They wanted to go downstairs and play pool, so I went down to turn on the lights and check everything.  It was all fine.  Laine unzipped a suitcase, got out the medicine bottle, and opened the childproof lid.  Their intelligence amazes me, makes me so proud, but scares the hell out of me sometimes.

Billy Graf Sometimes my kids just amaze me with their incredibly good behavior. Sometimes my kids humiliate me with how they act. I've noticed, though, that it is in the times that they humiliate me that I realize how much I love them because I can give just as mean a scowl at the a** who gives my kids a dirty scowl in church.  They are two and a half years old (TIMES 4), ya dick.

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Billy Graf I don't think today could've started any worse. They've calmed down and I hope it lasts because I'm not in the mood. I WILL allow anarchy today, because I'm too tired.

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Billy Graf My kids just ate an entire box of cereal. I just wish they wouldn't have got half of the cereal and milk on the floor. Who knew that eating cereal could be so freakin messy? I guess their motor skills aren't quite ready for cereal.

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Billy Graf I'm starting to think that I may NEVER get Pius a driving license. On our way home from the zoo (and whenever we drive) he gets pissed when you stop. "No Daddy, drive." "Pius it's a red light, Pius there is a car stopped in front of us, Pius we have to wait for traffic." He really doesn't care, "No Daddy, drive."

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Billy Graf So I should've known that my kids would dip their strawberries into the mustard I gave them for their sausage.

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Billy Graf I just was told the first lie. I heard Laine & Forrest fighting, & then Forrest started screaming. I went downstairs & the boys were all standing together & Forrest had fresh, straight teeth bite marks. I asked who bit Forrest, Pius & Forrest both said, "Lainer." I asked Laine if he bit Forrest & he said, "No. Pi-Pi bite Fo-Fo." He insisted Pius bit Forrest. That vinegar must be working if he's lying.

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Now for pictures:


Pius Cake Face

Pius before haircut.

Pius in tree

Pius since haircut.

Forrest Cake Face

Forrest before.

Forrest in tree

Forrest after.

Danna Cake Face

Danna before haircut AND “ear pretties.”

Danna's Ear Pretties

Danna after.

 Laine Cake Face

Laine before.

Laine in tree

Laine after.

Moni & Beth

Moni and Beth at the Cavo pre-concert acoustic show.  A hot pair of quad-moms.

Us with Cavo 1

Moni and I with Cavo.  (Quad-daddy, Casey, is to Moni’s left in the blue shirt).

Us after concert

Chad (drummer), Stubby (all of our driver), Brian (bass player), Me, and Moni.  After our post-concert partying.

So as you all can see, nothing major to report on, just regular toddler growing up stuff.  The squad’s next big step is potty-training.  I will be starting that in a couple weeks.  Should be an interesting month.  I will try to be better about keeping up, but I know Moni and I have both said that a hundred times.  All we can do is keep trying.

Until next time….

Billy, Moni, Pius, Forrest, Danna, and Laine