Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Thankful for the People in our Lives

Today, I did an interview with a lady from the Lafayette Journal and Courier.  This was my 4th interview since the quads were born, but the first time that I got emotional (yes, I cried) during the interview.  There were many of the same questions:  How did you react when you found out you were expecting four?  What is the most difficult part of raising multiples?  How has Lilya adjusted?  and the question that got me...Do you have a lot of support?
Yes, I've been asked that before and have answered without getting choked up, but this time was different.  I think maybe it's because we are here 7 1/2 months later, and the love and support that we have coming in is still as strong as ever.  How do I thank the people who donate time, money, baby items or all of the above.  In a world where there seems to be so many bad people, I sure feel blessed that we know so many that are wonderful.  I only wish there was a way that I could give back to them.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's Christmas Time

Wow, I have not been as good at this blog thing as I'd like to be.  I can't believe that Halloween was the last time I posted.  I have so many posts saved (Things I'm Thankful For), but never posted.  I am a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to writing, and tend to read them over and over again, and not post.  So, here it goes, one that I'm going to post without reading and trying to fix it first.

I took the kiddos to see Santa last night.  Again, so thankful for Anne.  She met us there, and helped things go as smoothly as possible.  Thankfully, even at 7 months, the babies seemed to be ok with him.  Benjamin and Harrison sat on his lap while I held Jaylyn and Oscar.  Lilya stood next to his chair...very careful not to get too close.  I knew the lady that was taking the pictures, so she offered to take individuals of the kids with him.  It will be so nice to have them, and by the time each baby took a turn, Lilya had warmed up and took a turn of her own.  She told Santa that she wanted a baby doll and a rattle for her sister, Jaylyn.  So sweet of her to think of her babies.  I can't wait to post the pictures that were taken.  Until then, here are a few pictures of them in their Christmas outfits that I have taken.  Hope you enjoy!

Benjamin's first look at the lights.

Jaylyn looking so cute wrapped in lights.

Harrison is pretty curious.

Big Sister, Lilya, is quite the ham.

Love Oscar's bright eyes!

These could be the cutest little elves ever!

Benjamin, Harrison, Oscar, Jaylyn and Lilya