Monday, September 22, 2008
My sister Amy and her husband Isaac came up to Big Bear on Saturday, just to spend the day fishing and hanging out with her friend Megan, Megans two daughters and Isaacs nephews. They stopped by to say hi and hang out a little. We took them along with the quads out for a ride. This was the first time all four babies were out on the boat. This picture is the only one with big sis Brittney because she had to go back down the hill for school.
Auntie Beth with Brooklyn
Some cousin bonding time - Connor and Devin
Connor, Cousin Hunter, Dylan, Auntie Beth and Hailey
Brian, Steven and Hunter got to take the jeep out for some off-roading. Some pics of the beautiful views on the trail.
One of the kids favorite spots. The playground. The only down side is it is right next to the lake, with no fences or anything to keep them in. So inevitably, we ended up down by the lake and in the water.
Its great they still fit back to back in the baby swings.
Brooklyn giving Daddy her most fearsome growling face for asking her to come back.
"Ok. Dads got the camera, Moms got Connor. You run left. Ill run right. We can both make a break." Hailey and Dylan plotting the great escape.
Kiddos in the lake. Clothes and all.
Luckily our room was just a walk away.
After the long weekend, everyone left except our little family and Auntie Beth. We took the kiddos to the Moonridge Zoo. The only alpine zoo in California. They help injured or sick animals that would not make it in the wild any more. This was the first outing to a zoo and the children enjoyed seeing the animals. Alot of the animals were sleeping, since we went in the middle of a warm afternoon, but the ones that were awake the kids pointed at and laughed at their antics.
Behind us are the bunny slopes of one of the places we like to snowboard during the winter. They look so bare without the snow. Cant wait to get the four little ones up here someday!
Dylan loves to check out all the other quad blogs out there.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
I made the mistake of letting them sit on the coffee table a few times. They were having such a blast. Dylan started spinning around and around and everyone else wanted a turn. Well I'm paying for it now. At least a few hundred times a day,(ok, thats a little bit exagerated) I hear myself telling one or the other, "Tables are for putting things on. We stand on the floor" while helping my little monkey down off the table.
We had Brooklyns crib given to us by one of Brian's co-workers, so hers is different from the other three and has these wonderful drawers on the side for more storage, which also doubles as a climbing aparatus for little monkeys. So as soon as I found out Brooklyn had managed this amazing feat, I switched her to Connors crib and Connor to Brooklyns. Connor, being a little bit bigger than Brooklyn, had not yet accomplished the crib climb. But Connor was not to be outdone. Brian had to wake Connor up from his nap the other day and walked in to find Connor snuggled up with the lamp. He had climbed up enough to grab hold of the lamp and show us he had some skills too. (The lamp was promptly removed from grabbing distance)
One day we had finished breakfast and I was around the corner changing someones diaper. I walked back around the corner and found Connor had climbed up the highchair and was sitting on top of the counter helping himself to a banana. Since then the highchairs have been roped around the kitchen table to keep anyone else from getting any other ideas. Even so, when it it time to eat, all little monkeys love to climb their chairs. Ahh, toddler independence. And so, I stand close by to help if needed. Sometimes they still allow me to just put them in, other times I am told very forcefully, they will do it themselves, thank you very much. Hailey has even started grabbing the buckles to help snap them together.