The Michaels' Quads

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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

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Lauren Loves cheerleading!!

WE have been having such a great time these past couple of weeks. They are really showing their own personalties. Gavin is so layed back and loves to play and roll around on the ground. Reese has a mind of her own. She loves to have your attention. Maggie gets her feelings hurt very easily, but is constantly smiling at you. Lauren knows what she wants and if she is not getting what she wants she will let you know. Jon and I have also noticed they are really starting to notice each other. They will smile and laugh at each other. This morning Reese was trying to hold Lauren's hand!! It was just so sweet. They just love each other so much!


Gavin loves rolling around!
Watching Baby Einstein
Reese does not love getting her picture today, she is so cute!
They are cheering on the USA during the olympics! They loveing watching it on TV.

Last week Aunt Risa came to visit and we discovered that Lauren loves cheerleading!!! Yay!!! Aunt Risa would do cheers and Lauren would laugh and at the end she would say "again!" Here is a video of it.

video



Sunday, August 3, 2008

Celebrating 6 Years in Chicago

Wow! What a weekend Tiff and I had. I have to say I have the sweetest wife in the world. On our anniversary (7/27)Tiff suprised me with 2 Cubs tickets vs. the Pirates for this Saturday. It gets much better than this, Tiff's friend, Andrea, works for the Cubs and was able to get us on the field to watch batting practice including a few snapshots in the dugout. During the middle of the 5th inning a message popped up on the scoreboard: "Happy Anniversary - Happy 6 Years Jon & Tiffany Michaels." Talk about a dream day for me! I can't forget to say "Thanks, Andrea!"

Also, thanks to my parents, my sister Kassie, and our great friend Kori Gettle for watching the quads while we were gone. You guys helped make everything possible for us this weekend.

Okay, after the game we traveled to downtown Chicago and bought tickets for the Sunday showing of the play Wicked. We were lucky enough to get 9th row. From downtown we went to the suburbs/Oakbrook and had dinner/dessert at the Cheesecake Factory followed by some shopping. To wrap up our perfect day we went to the Westin to relax, swim, and get a good nights rest. Our rest was so good we slept in until 10 a.m. Sunday. Something neither of us have done for a very long time.

On Sunday we made our way back downtown for a little more shopping and watched the play Wicked. Very cool musical/play. One of the best we've seen! From there we traveled home to see the kids. I think they grew over night!

In the dugout at Wrigley Field


Batters circle

We made it on the scoreboard!


Tiff just looks like a Cub fan!