Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Spectacular Spectacle

A day in the life gets even better thanks to our friend, Suz ( we now have a much more efficient hands-free feedings! These little contraptions look a little crazy but work wonders.

Noah & Sophia

You may have noticed in the picture above that Noah's bottle is as big as he is! He is eating more than all of his siblings at about 5 - 6 oz. a sitting. We figure he's either a binge drinker or just making up for lost time. Either way, we'd better let the Aggies know of his skills so he might get an honorary ring. ;)
Noah Says,"I'll grow into it"

Sophia Reading to Her Brothers

Finn & Noah

Finn is always put to bed the same way you see Noah there - wrapped tight and next to his brother. Every time we go in there he's somehow come out of his blanket and finds his way to the bumper.

It's been a while since we've been out of the house and we were getting a little stir crazy so yesterday we decided to take a field trip to Target so we could get some errands done and the babies could get a change of scenery. A trip to the store has now turned into a side show act. Lets all face it, even when we see one new baby out and about we all take a minute to check them out, look at the mom to see if she's in one piece, give her a congratulatory smile and are on our merry way. With four babies it's just natural that people have got to know more. It's too much for just a smile or nod and on with their shopping. Chris and I planned ahead and brought one double stroller and then held one baby each in a baby bjorn, which cut down on the gazes. Still, wondering around we would hear "Oh, Twins!" and then a few seconds later they would have a very astonished look on their face as they realized we were each carrying another baby with us. One gal said to her friend as she's staring at us approaching her, "Look - twins!" The friend says, "No, I think it's four." Gal replies,"Where are the other two?" The friend, "The parents are wearing them." Another lady came up to me while I was looking over a few Christmas cards and stares for a moment and then asks "Are these all yours?" I wanted to reply, "No, I've been collecting them in each of the aisles hoping no one would notice." But instead, I just nod and say, "Yup, and my husband has one more in the next aisle over." Her eyes were as big as saucers.

That's how we roll...
(Finn's in the Baby Bjorn)

Even better is when we headed to the baby section. Here you'll find new moms battling one new infant and you can see the tired look on their faces. We approach and they almost go white. One new mom came over and patted me on the back and could hardly say a word. I feel like this is one of our public services, helping these moms get a sudden burst of new energy knowing the only have one bottom to wipe.


Anonymous said...

I love those hands free things!!!! You have to let me know where you got them!
The quads look great!
Love, Casey Gerwer

Anonymous said...

" shall rejoice in all the good which the Lord your God has given you and your household." Deuteronomy 26:11
So bottle holders are a good thing (smile). They all look as cute as can be, as usual!
In Christ,

Kristi said...

We never bought the bottle holders, but now I'm thinking we should have! We still prop our trio, but we just use blankets. Which can be a big pain in the rear.

The babies are looking great!! And our littlest guy could keep right up with his brother and sister too, and he's only about a pound less than his little sister now! Grow Noah grow!!

Gibson Twins said...

We used the Podee bottles until the babies were about 7-8 months and they did well with those at the time but with only having twins the only time we had to use them was mostly in the car or in the stroller. Hands free is the way to be :)

Anonymous said...

I, too, would have to stop and look, but I just love babies! Enjoy every minute of it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh - what an absolutely wonderful way to start the day - to check your site and see more pictures. I am still chuckling with your stories. I can still remember the freedom I felt the day I could just say to my daughter (who is now 24) "Let's go" - and off we went - without having to pack toys, clothes, food, etc.....I can't even imagine getting 4 kids ready for an outing!!! Way to go Noah.......

Anonymous said...

You guys had me rolling with your 'collecting the babies in the aisle' comment. I also had to smile at you looking at Christmas cards...mine are still not out :)
Have a great week and thank you (as always) for the updates and pictures, great way to start MY day! Love ya, Tina

Lisa Johnson said...

I feel the same way as Tina!! I was laughing so hard I was crying with the "collecting babies' comment! I had fun with the babies today and I'll send some pictures over soon.

Suzanne said...

awww! soooo glad you guys got the bottle holders! aren't they life-savers! sofia's tutu is just adorable! thanks for the site! glad yall had fun getting out of the is CRAZY isnt it?!

Suzanne said...

awww! soooo glad you guys got the bottle holders! aren't they life-savers! sofia's tutu is just adorable! thanks for the site! glad yall had fun getting out of the is CRAZY isnt it?!