The Michaels' Quads

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Friday, December 19, 2008

10 Months Old!!

Where has time gone??? We have had a busy last couple of weeks!! Reese and Gavin are crawling everywhere!!! They are new best buds, it's so cute. Maggie is starting to chase after them, but also enjoys hanging back with Lauren. They have been exploring new parts of the house and love looking out the window!! There's been a few times when they've tried crawling through the windows:) We also added another feeding to the day!!! We are at four bottles and two meals. They're all doing so well and seem to love all foods, I know that will change!

M,R and L playing by the back door

L and R by the window. Lauren has really started talking up a storm. She and Reese have the best conversations!!

Gerber was so generous to give us 50 coupons for free 12 2-packs of baby food. I was having trouble getting it all myself so a few friends helped me out. Here are the boxes of baby food sitting in our kitchen. Reese is so excited!! THANKS Janan, Karin and Brenda!!!!


Gavin loves crawling to the front window and licking it. He might be the next Ralphie :)

Reese and Maggie

Gav and Reese looking out the front door. Jon ran out and took this pic.


M,R and L trying to get the bag of wipes!

We have gone from two stocking's to six!!! We LOVE it!!!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We spent it at grandma and grandpa Samuels' house. That is the quads first road trip. They did awesome!!! They adjusted like pro's!!! It was so nice to get away and for the babies to see something else besides our house!!! RSV season can get us a little couped up.


Lauren and Gavin doing a little reading before the big road trip!!

We are loaded up andready to go! We left on Wednesday and Jon came on Thursday so that he could clean the carpets. It was LONG overdue with four babies.

I love the angle of this picture taken at grandma's house. Jon and Lauren are watching Gavin.

Grandma and Grandpa Samuels

Happy Thanksgiving!!
(Reese, Gavin, Maggie, and Lauren) The girls watching Baby Einstein before bed!
They are so cute!!
Today we received the best early Christmas present. Our dear friends Mr.and Mrs. Hurliman made this shelving unit for us!! It is so nice to be able to organize everything and get if off the floor, since everyone is becoming very mobile!!!!
THANK YOU MR. HURLIMAN!!!!



Friday, November 21, 2008

What a 48 Hours!!

Things have been happening around here!!! We are so excited because the quads have reached some huge milestones!!!!

1. LAUREN IS ROLLING OVER!!! She can roll over her right and left sides. She can also get her legs up from underneath her to begin crawling!! Yay!!

2. Gavin started crawling, actually army crawling. Reese smiled at him so he decided to go toward her to grab her face, but much to his surprise she got him! He turned right around. It was so funny!!

3. Maggie and Gavin have become great eaters. They started off pushing their tongues out but now can't wait to eat!

4. Reese is talking up a storm. She has such an outgoing personality!!!

This video shows everyone in action!!!

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Have a great weekend!! Jon and I are going on another date night!! Aunt Kassie and Uncle Clint are going to babysit!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We have a had a great week!! Aunt Kassie has been begging for an update so here it is! Our days fly by.
Here is a typically day at the Michaels:
6:00-6:30 Wake up
6:30 Morning bottle
8:00 Breakfast (oatmeal and a vegtable)
8:40 Baby Einstein
9:00 Morning nap
10:30 -11:00 Wake up
11:30 Bottle
12:00 - 1:00 Play
1:00 - Afternoon nap
3:30 - Bottle
4:00-5:30 Play
5:30 Bathtime, Books and Bottle
6:30 - All are in bed :)

We are so blessed. Jon and I have great sleepers!!! Love it!

Lauren started wheezing last week so we took her to Dr. Marshall. Everything looked great (of course I was totally thinking RSV) she just put her on a nebulizer, as needed. We started at four times a day. Lauren does awesome with it!! She is such a trooper!

I love playing on the floor with my babies!

Grandma Samuels with Maggie and Reese


Gavin is working on sitting up. I thought this pose was so cute!

Aunt Kassie and Jon getting ready for bath time. This is one of our craziest times of day. As you can see they are all over the place.

Grandma giving Lauren a bath. All of the babies LOVE their baths!

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Here is Gavin trying to sit up. Here you go Aunt Kassie!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Halloween

We had our very own pumpkin patch!!! It was so nice here, Jon and I were able to take the babies outside for a wagon ride. They LOVED it!!!! We had our own little Halloween party with both sets of grandparents, Aunt Kassie, Great Aunt Ginny and our friend Kori Gettel!!! We had so much help Jon and I were able to have a date night while Grandma and Grandpa Samuels, Aunt Kassie and Gettel put the babies to bed. Thanks guys!!!

Jon in the backyard pulling the little pumpkins all around for their first Halloween!!! The wagon was a gift from the Broach's, our babies love to ride in it!!!!

Maggie fell asleep on Gavin during the ride.

This is Gavin at the end of the evening. It is so hard to be the big brother!!

Reese enjoying her time!!

I love this picture with Gavin's arm around Maggie while she is taking a quick nap on his shoulder.




Jon and I with our four little pumpkins!! They look so excited:)














Friday, October 31, 2008

The quads had their well checks this week. They are doing so well!! Dr. Marshall said today again how well the babies are doing. We are just sooo blessed!!!!!

Their current weight and height:
Gavin: 16 lbs 4.5 oz. and 27 1/2"
Reese: 15 lbs 10.5 oz and 27"
Maggie: 16 lbs 5 oz and 27 1/2" (yes, she has finally passed Gavin)
Lauren: 12 lbs 5 oz and 25"

They started their RSV shots!! Yay!!!! They will get those every month until April.

Last weekend my best friends came to visit. We had so much fun!! Here are some pics from the weekend! They brought them the darling outfits they are wearing. Thanks Misti and Megan!!!!












Wednesday, October 15, 2008

New Update


The quads are doing just great!! I can't believe how time flys. I took some 7month pictures a few weeks ago. I still have not had them professionally taken. I need to get on that. We have a good family friend who has offered to take them, I just need to get on the ball and contact her. Here they are:



Maggie
Lauren


Lauren is off of her oxygen!!! We are so proud of her. She is just doing amazing. She is so much happier without it!!!! Thank you for all of your prayers. They have def. been answered!!!
Reese
Gavin


Gavin before a bath.

Lauren playing the piano.

We are trying to finds lots to do around the house since we are home bound now that it is RSV season. I am still coaching cheerleading, so I get to get out a few times a week for that. Sorry it has taken so long to get pictures up!!! I am really going to try and do better!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Getting so Big!

The quads are doing so great!! They are getting so big!! Gavin is rolling all over the place and Reese rolled over for the first time today!! Yay!!! I love getting to know each personality, they are so different. Here are a few updated pictures. Enjoy!!!

Gavin's first time in the exersaucer


Gavin playing with Lauren
Circle of friends :)
I love this one of Gavin and Maggie holding hands.


We love our shirts Mrs. Bree and Mrs. Roehrig!!! Thanks so much!!
(Gavin, Maggie, Lauren, and Reese)





Sunday, August 24, 2008

Mug shots

Ok, so you are most likely thinking Tiffany goes from never blogging to now everyday! We are getting to such a wonderful schedule at home. I have to thank Katie Fulton for this awesome book she introduced me to. It is called Healthy Sleeping Habits, Happy Child. It has been amazing!!!! We now have a sleeping schedule!!! Yay!!! The quads take two naps a day in their cribs and one down stairs in the living room. We do our last feeding at around 6:30-7 p.m. and then put them to bed!! It totally works and they are much happier babies. We were trying to keep them up longer so that they would sleep later, man we were wrong. They still sleep until at least 6:00 a.m. !!! We are usually waking up Reese and Gavin at 6:30!

Yesterday we had a thunderstorm, here are the babies watching the rain and lighting from the living room window. I ran outside to catch this pic. It might be hard to see but we thought it was so cute.




We also decided to take a few mug shots. We had a few minutes to kill before story and bath time:)
Lauren
(She is off her oxygen while she is awake and during feedings)

Reese

Gavin


Maggie