Friday, December 29, 2006

Look what Santa brought

Look how generous Santa was this year.
We finally got fed up repairing the jeep and decided it was time to get a new vehicle. Figured we may as well do it in style.
The kids love it and want to ride in the truck all the time.
The best part is, Bob wants to run errands, any excuse to drive the new truck and he is gone.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Christmas again

We celebrated Christmas with Bob's family today over at his brother's house. The kids all had a ball and enjoyed even more toys. Queta picked out the noisiest gun I have ever heard for Caden. I am already plotting my revenge for next year. ha ha ha
Bob's Mom was in town so it was really nice.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Happy 5th birthday Spencer

Where has the time gone?? My baby is just growing up too fast. He amazes me every day with the things he comes out with and how smart he is, I am so proud of him!!
We had a party here at the house with a few of his friends.
It went well and they all had fun. We played pin the tail on the donkey and decorated balloons with sticker faces. After lunch, the cake and the presents we went outside and broke opened a pinata. All the kids enjoyed that. I made sure that ALL the candy inside left with the kids.
We just stayed home and played with his toys the rest of the day.
He got a sponge bob cd player and when his favorite song "Numa Numa" would come on you could not hear the tv over his singing, it was hilarious.

When I put him to bed last night I told him that he would not be 4 anymore and that when he woke up he would be 5. He looked at me strangely and asked if I was going to turn a clock in his tummy when he was asleep. I love kids perspective on things.

Click here to enjoy Spencer's day

Monday, December 25, 2006

Happy Christmas

Sydney keeps saying "Happy Christmas", not Merry Christmas.
We had a great day today. We were teasing the kids before we came downstairs and asking if they thought Santa had come or not. We looked out the window and the carrots we left for the reindeer were almost gone and the water was tipped over, that just added to their excitement.
We came downstairs together and they just flipped out at the presents. They tore into them immediately.
Caden got kind of tired opening presents and wanted to play with the toys he just opened. Spencer thought opening was the fun part. Grandpa gave him a digital camera and he took pictures of EVERY toy he opened. Peyton could not get enough of opening presents either. She just hung on to all her stuff and opened the next one. She was surrounded and no one was allowed to touch her stuff. Sydney thought the whole present thing was great.
Everything they opened we had to open the package and take all the parts out. There were toys EVERYWHERE.
We had a wonderful turkey dinner for supper (minus the gingerbread house dessert) ha
I forgot to throw it out last night and they noticed it it was deformed right away. Bob told them that Rudolf ate the trees and licked it, they believed him. We read the letter that Santa left for the kids too, he even mentioned that Rudolf ate the house.
The best present for us was to watch the kids faces as they opened their presents.

Chick here to enjoy a photoshow of our Christmas fun

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Visions of sugarplums

Merry Christmas Eve to everyone!!!!
We have been doing our last minute running around as usual today. We made our first gingerbread house. The kids really got into decorating it and it turned out great!! I think they ate more of the decorations than they actually put on the house though.
We baked some sugar cookies for Santa and and wrote him a letter and drew him some pictures. We left milk and cookies out for him and water and carrots for the reindeer. Spencer must really think he is hungry as he left a bunch. We let them open a present tonight too......flashing toothbrushes. We sang Christmas carols and then read "Twas the Night Before Christmas" and tucked all the littles ones in bed to have "visions of sugarplums dance in their heads". When we came downstairs we discovered the dog had EATEN all of Santa's cookies, I was not impressed. Then I came into the kitchen to find what was left of our gingerbread house. He had eaten all the trees and a bunch of candy and there was lick marks all over it. Needless to say he is outside now. Bob and I are going to finish wrapping and put the presents out for tomorrow morning.
Wait...........I think I hear Santa coming.

May Santa bring you all you desire for the coming year!!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006


The kids just love the Christmas lights. We took them to see a light display tonight. They just scream in delight and want to stop everytime we see lights. They have to point out all the characters and shapes to you too.
Spencer is so excited about Santa coming he can't stand it. He told Bob that he and his brother and sisters were getting toys, Mommy was getting a new computer (I wish) and that Daddy was getting coal. ha ha ha
We have been working on our advent calendar and its almost done. We have a print out of Santa and everynight we have added a cotton ball and when his beard, moustache and hat trim are done...........its Christmas!!!!!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Night night

The little ones have decided they no longer need naps...sigh!!
They will not stay in their cribs at nap time anymore. They get up and jump in each others beds and empty the dresser and closet. I have to be guard dog outside their door and issue threats to TRY to get them to stay in bed. I guess I need to face reality and realize my babies are done with their cribs and need to move on to big beds.
I thought they had finally gone to sleep this afternoon as all was very quiet in their room. I go in to discover Sydney and Caden laying on the floor as far in the closet as they could get and Peyton removing blankets from the closet and covering them up. They must have had 10 blankets each. When she saw me she immediately layed down too and said "night night".

Only in Texas

I took the kids out this morning and we ran into a little festival where they were shaving ice to make snow. They were all thrilled and wanted to play in it.
It was 65 degrees here today so I am sure you can tell where this story is going. The crushed ice began melting in minutes and Peyton immediately fell into a 2" deep puddle. I dragged everyone out of the deep slush and was then pelted in the head by a slush ball. I was soaked. The kids were getting hit too by the older kids throwing it. My camera even got nailed. None of the kids were having fun. We got out of there as fast as we could. I asked them later if they wanted to play in the snow and they started chanting "no more snow, no more snow". Spencer told me he doesn't like pretend snow because its too wet. ha ha ha
We did get to see a couple of reindeer though which made up for the "snow"ball fight.
We then had a picnic in the park and they thoroughly enjoyed that.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Letter to Santa

Spencer wrote his very own letter to Santa this year. It was just too cute for words. He told me exactly what he wanted to say and I told him how to spell the words.
I will translate in case you can't read it.
"Dear Santa
I love you
I want some toys
No coal
We have been waiting for a reply and got one. Spencer was absolutely thrilled that Santa wrote back to him. Just click the letter to make it bigger to read.
I just love Christmas through the eyes of a child.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Fun at the library

I took the kids to the library this morning for a puppet show. Santa was there for a visit afterwards too. They loved the puppet show, all you could hear was giggles. Peyton was thrilled with a puppet that looked like a princess and let everyone know that she was a princess. ha ha ha

Saturday, December 16, 2006

The 3 of us are 3!!!

Happy 3rd birthday to my "babies". I can't believe they are 3 years old already.
We had a great day, we spent the morning playing and then we had some friends over to celebrate. All the kids love to have company so they really enjoyed their party.
They got TONS of great gifts, thank you everyone!!!! Peyton was thrilled with all her princess stuff. It suits her personality so well. Caden loved his cars and tools, he is such a boy. Sydney is easy to please and loved all her stuff from princesses to dogs to dolls.
We got them a v-smile game and they are doing pretty good with it. We have to sit and help them, but they are really getting the hang of it.
They really enjoyed having us sing happy birthday and blowing out the candles. The cake was huge hit too.

Click here to enjoy their party

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Christmas tree farm

We took the kids to High Star Christmas Tree Farm today with my local multiples group, the kids loved it. They all sat on Santa's knee and there was NO crying this year. Peyton was not really happy, but didn't cry or push him away. They all hugged him as we were leaving too. We took them on a wagon ride to check out the trees and let them walk around in all the trees too and they thought that was really neat.
I took them for haircuts later............I should have done that before the pictures.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Christmas decorations

We have our decorations up now. The kids just LOVE them. Caden's favorite is the singing wreath that he just keeps activating over and over again!!!
I was just thrilled to see their little faces and how excited they were!!
They still stand at the tree saying "look at this Mommy" and pointing out ornaments.
Spencer was thrilled to be the "big boy" and help Mommy put the ornaments on the tree.
I had to take our stockings down though as I had another blog entry flash before my eyes as Peyton grabbed one and tugged on it. I could see her pulling the cast iron holder down on her or someone else's head. I will just wait and put them up on Christmas Eve.
Now I just need to get Bob to put the lights up outside.

Friday, November 24, 2006

Sydney's cut

Poor little Sydney has a big infection in her cut now. I should have thought of getting her some antibiotics when she got the cut from Peyton's teeth. I was too worried about Peyton's swollen face though and thought that Sydney was fine. Well now Peyton seems to be on the mend except for some bruising and residual swelling.
Sydney's face got really swollen yesterday and is now oozing "gooey stuff" as she calls it. Her face is so swollen she looks pathetic, she may even get black eyes from the swelling, really bad between her eyes.
The cut is opening up a little bit from the swelling, but hopefully not much more!!!
I called the Dr. and we have her on antibiotics now and I am just praying it does not worsen or turn into cellulitis!!!
She hates to have me clean it and tells me "you all done mommy, it hurts!" She doesn't mind the warm compresses though.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope everyone had a great turkey day!!
We went to Bob's brothers for lunch and spent the day. The kids really enjoyed it as there were other kids to play with. Lunch was great and we were stuffed.
I am so thankful for my wonderful family!!!! (Accident prone as they may be!!!!)

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Huge boo boo

Poor little Peyton seems to have gotten the worse part of the injuries from last night's fiasco. I thought it was Sydney who had it bad.
Peyton's lip is HUGE and black inside. I called the Dr. and the dentist this morning and they tell me there is nothing they can do even if her teeth fall out, since its so swollen we need to wait. I certainly hope her teeth don't fall out!!! They are not loose or anything so I am hoping. The dentist did tell me they may turn grey from the injury, that just breaks my heart. I feel so bad for her. She can hardly eat and is VERY pathetic when she tries to smile.
The inside of her lip, gums and roof of her mouth are black bruised and very sore looking.
No one slept last night either. Peyton got up about an hour after going to bed because her mouth hurt. I tried to feed her a popscicle, but she didn't want it. It was already swelling, the bruising didn't show up until today though.
Sydney then decided to get up and complain about her head, which was fine!! Then Caden sensing he was alone in his room got up too. I got NO sleep then and Sydney peed in my bed too!! sigh :(
We are giving both girls motrin today. I just hope that makes some of Peyton's swelling go down.
I am trying to feed Peyton soft food as it hurts too much for her to eat anything else. I would do anything to take this from her!!!!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


The kids are at it again!!!
Peyton and Sydney smashed into each other tonight and are wounded once again. I was just finishing with baths and was drying Caden off. I hear screams coming from the bedroom and the girls are sitting on the floor yelling, obviously just ran into each other while running. I go to kiss Sydney to tell her she is ok and my face is wet? I look and she is COVERED in blood and its running down her face. I look at Peyton and she is covered in blood too. I run to the bathroom and get a washcloth for Sydney to hold on her face and grab Peyton and am splashing water on her hands and face to see if she is bleeding too. She isn't, its Sydney's blood that is still pouring out of her forehead. I tell Spencer to run downstairs and get Daddy and tell him to come upstairs right now. He comes back moments later with diaper wipes. See previous post about Bob and you will understand why he didn't come. He was in a drugged stupor on the couch. lol
Poor little Peyton had to fend for herself while I stopped the bleeding on Sydney's forehead. No one has diapers on yet either!!!
I bring them downstairs and lay Peyton on Daddy as she is still upset. I now get a chance to look at Sydney's forehead and really assess what is going on. She has a huge gash on her forehead (made by Peyton's teeth). I decide to steri-stip it closed myself instead of visiting the ER. The Dr. told me when we were there with Peyton that the steri-strips I had put on her would be fine. I made him glue it anyway since we were there. He told me no need to come back if it happened again and I was comfortable doing it myself. (who knew it would be so soon.) When I was done putting the steri-strips on Sydney she looked at me and said "I beautiful now Mommy!!" How cute is that?
I drugged them both with tylenol and put them to bed.

Peyton's fat lip


Bobby had his tooth pulled today at the oral surgeon's office. He had versed so doesn't remember much of it. The Dr. said the tooth just shattered so it took awhile to get all the pieces out and that you could see into his sinus when he was done.
He hadn't eaten since the day before and we got home around 4:30 and he took two vicodin. Needless to say it knocked him on his butt. He couldn't even stand and was dizzy.
Now that I am controlling his medicine he is much better. I gave him 4 motrin last night and he even ate some crackers.
Hopefully he will be recovered very soon.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Lighting of the doves

Our good friends Sharyon and John invited us to the "Lighting of the doves" ceremony tonight. Its a local light display that opens for the holidays. We took the kids and met them there. It was really nice having some extra hands to help us too......thanks guys.
We got to see Frosty the snowman and get a picture, Peyton was terrified of him though and wouldn't go anywhere near him.
Then we saw Santa and he read us "Twas the night before Christmas". Could he have found a longer story...........we each had a kid perched on our shoulders so they could see him. lol It was so cute to see their little faces when Santa came out.
They got to see fireworks as well after the story and they all wanted more.
There was even a big snow hill for the kids to slide down. The line up was about a 1 hr wait.......only in Texas. ha ha ha

Monday, November 13, 2006

Craft class at the library

I took all the kids to the library today for craft time. They were all REALLY good and well behaved. I had visions of being thrown out of the library for being noisy. lol
We met a friend and her two children there as well. (Spencer's friend Tanner from pre-school) They did turkey shrinky dinks and thought it was very cool.

It was so funny to hear the little ones chanting "shrinky dinks". We put magnets on them and hung them on the fridge. That didn't last long as they want to play with them.

top: Spencer's and Peyton's bottom: Sydney's and Caden's

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Fall festival

We took the kids to a fall festival today and they really enjoyed it. They played golf, basketball and a bunch of games like bean bag toss and fish pond.
We took them on a little train ride too. Peyton's favorite part was the snow cone.