Thursday, August 21, 2008

A Day to Rest

A few weeks ago,we spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon after church remembering Gods instructions to the Israelites to have a day of rest. The pastor's sermon centered on this topic and it was a great reminder especially with Brian working so much and me with the kids, that we need to just stop and rest. In this case our "rest" was to take the little ones to a park. We had a great time, enjoyed getting out and just being together.

Enjoying the swings with Daddy
Hailey loves to swing. The faster, the better.

Brooklyn - Are these girls identical twins, or what?

Brooklyn getting her balance after an exhilarating swing

Connor always seems to be searching for something
"Higher, higher, higher, higher" - Connor
Hailey lost her swinging partner. Dylan doesn't go for the fast stuff for to long.
Brooklyn and Dylan
"Just checking, I can climb this, right?" - Dylan
"This stuff is fun" - Hailey
Dylan loved the slide so much, he had to give it a little kiss.

"I think I can, I think I can." - Connor
And the race is on.

When we made our way from the swings to the slide, Hailey promptly hauled herself up, grabbed on to the sides and pulled her way all the way to the top. Of course, everyone else had to follow suit. I don't have children, I have little monkeys.
And Connor takes the lead
Hailey and Connor

Its Good to Grow

The kiddos are growing. Thats right. We've gained inches and pounds. Yay!! The munchkins had a doctors appointment in the beginning of August and we got some new stats.
Connor: 6 teeth (four on top and two on the bottom), 31 inches and 23.1 lbs
Brooklyn: 6 teeth (four on top and two on the bottom), 29 inches and 14.7 lbs
Hailey: 6 teeth (four on top and two on the bottom), 29 inches and 18.9 lbs
Dylan: 8 teeth ( four on top and four on the bottom), 29 inches and19.6 lbs

We love our yogurt!
Dylan again
Big Boy Connor
Little Wookie (Brooklyn)
Hailey Bug

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Lake Perris

A few weekends ago we spent a wonderful afternoon and evening at Lake Perris. Auntie Beth's friend Nick was coming out from Los Angeles to spend the weekend, so we thought it would be a good time to get the boat and jet ski out and have some fun. The whole Jarrett family was able to make it, except for big sister Brittney who already had plans to attend her boyfriend Jakes' sisters' wedding. We thought it would be wise to let the little ones get in one nap before heading out. So while they had their morning nap, we packed everything up. By the time we were ready to leave we had also given them lunch, put on swim suits, lathered on the suncreen, loaded up in the Burb and they were ready for nap #2. So they slept while we drove and then had a blast the rest of the afternoon.

Uncle Steve, Auntie Beth and Hailey
But I dont want to get off the boat - Hailey with Nick
Let me out. I want to water ski!! Hailey with Auntie Beth
Auntie Beth and Hailey
(Hailey was the only one who got to go out on the boat that day) Uncle Steve and his son Devin
Next year it will be the quads out there

Opps. I did the same pic twice.

We love dirt!

Mmmm! Yummy! - Connor

Hailey's on a treasure hunt


Brooklyn, Connor and Dylan

I get to keep playing in the dirt? Yay!! - Brooklyn

My handsome hubby, Brian

Digging for treasure - Connor

The Jarrett Family

Left to Right: Grandpa Walt, Grandma Nancy holding Brooklyn, Brian (Daddy) holding Dylan, Me holding Connor, Nick, Auntie Beth holding Hailey, Uncle Steve, Auntie Heidi holding Devin, Hunter

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Doin' Laundry

Silly Hats

Playtime in the backyard

Connor, Dylan and RoxieHailey
Grinning Dylan
Dylan and Connor
Lil' Brooky

Friday, August 15, 2008

July in a nutshell. Or not.

Ok. Here is July in a nutshell. We spent the week after 4th of July at Capistrano Beach. We have a time share and go just about every year. It is amazing to look back at last year and see how small the kiddos were. They were just 5 months then and we weren't really able to do much with them. This year, what a difference. Of course anytime we took them out you get the inevitable questions. "Are those two sets of twins?", "Are those all yours?", "Quadruplets, you have your hands full!", etc.... Well we had a blast. My sister-in-law Beth and I took them down 4th of July afternoon. (we figured they wouldn't like the fireworks yet) Brian had some things to finish up at home and came down later that night. Yes, it takes two cars to fit everything that we need for the week. This picture is after loading half of it into the Burb already. The cage was full as well as the space behind it to the wall. Brians brother Stephen, his wife Heidi and their two sons Hunter and Devin came down for the week end. We had a great time at the pool and beach. This was the kids first time in a pool. It took them a little bit to warm up to it, and then they loved it.

Auntie Heidi and Connor

Auntie Beth with Hailey

BrooklynThe whole gang - I think we took up half the pool

Brooklyn, Dylan and Brian - Aren't they too cute?

"Come on in sis, the water's great!" - Dylan

Brooklyn doing the stinkbug
Hunter, Devin and Heidi

We had beautiful days for our time at the beach. Many thanks to Stephen and Heidi who are always a big help with the kids when we are out and about with them. While Stephen watched his two kids, Heidi, Beth, Brian and I took the fab four to the waves for their first time in the Pacific Ocean. They had an absolute blast. In true Hailey fashion, she wanted to be set free to ride the waves. She has no fear, its kind of scary. Dylan and Connor took a few minutes to get used to it and then didn't want to come out. Brooklyn, just like twin sis, took right to the water, lauging and splashing. One onlooker said they looked like little turtles heading out to sea and they enjoyed watching us try to keep up with them. I'm glad we were there for their viewing enjoyment. They are still putting everything in their mouths and keeping the sand out was the hardest thing of all.

"Pretty please. Just one more ride on the waves?" - Brooklyn
Dylan (sporting a little sand moustache), Hailey, Connor and Brooklyn
"When no ones looking, I can sneak back in for a little more spash time." Hailey
This sand is just too much fun.
Hailey thought vacation was the perfect time to begin walking. She was right on the verge and just got the hang of it. It was so cute. She was walking back and forth, back and forth just giggling, so proud of herself. Well, the rest of the gang couldn't let Hailey be the only one walking. She started a little spark. Once the others saw her they all started trying harder. The week after we got back Connor started walking and the week after that Dylan started. Those two walked just like their personalities. Connor started with very large wobbly steps and Dylan with small, short, precise steps. Connor is very layed back and Dylan very intense. Now Brooklyn before had no interest in walking. We would hold her hands to help her and she would just let her legs collapse. Not the case now. She wanted to walk whenever possible. The week after Dylan started walking, she pushed herself up and took 3 small steps. That was at the very end of July.
I have more pictures to share, but I will leave that for another post. This one got very long. Now I can finally catch up and keep up. Hopefully:)