First off, lets talk about Halloween. We didn't actually take the babies trick or treating on Halloween, but we did take them to our church's annual trunk or treat activity, which was loads of fun. Fortunately, we didn't have to buy any costumes. Tyler wore his costume from last year willingly, and Daniel and William wore Tyler's costumes from his first and second Halloweens. Allison wore a costume a church friend gave us before the babies were born, and Alexis wore the cutest handmade elephant costume that our friend Amber made for her oldest daughter and loaned to us. On Halloween I did take Tyler around the block and the babies stayed in with daddy to pass out candy. Here are some of the pics of the festivities:
|Lexie the Elephant|
|Allison the Kitty...very appropriate!|
|Tyler the Shark|
|William the Dragon and Daniel the Monkey|
|Tyler found some chicks...it was hilarious!|
Next...The big birthday!
The quad's birthday fell on a Friday and their party was the next day so we decided that we would do their smash cakes at home on their birthday to contain the mess since their party was being held somewhere else. Let me just tell you...it was HILARIOUS! Lexie picked at her cake and William took a while warming up to it, but Allison and Daniel destroyed their cakes and all that was left was about a handful in the highchair.
|Front to Back: Allison, Daniel, Alexis, William|
|William's Final result|
|Daniel and his "Precious" LOL!|
|Allison and her massacre|
|Lexie...this is about all she ate before rubbing icing in her hair and throwing the cake on the floor.|
Their party was the next day and we had a very interesting start to our day...no power. Fortunately we were able to shower but that was all. So we made our way to the venue to set up and enjoy the electricity.
The party was a lot of fun. The kid's Granny, Aunt Aprile and Uncle Bo, Uncle Lee and Aunt Anne, adopted sister Nikki and her mom Tami and sister Ashley, our friend Michelle, and our good friend Shannon came with her girls, Addi and Grace, and her mom and dad, Miss Mary and Mr. Jerry, came to have fun with us. Everybody was so generous and brought the nicest gifts for the kiddos. And Tyler and Addi got to have a blast running the halls and dancing to Rio playing in the hallway.
|Allison giving Nikki kisses with Lexie and Ashley|
|Addi and Tyler|
|Allison and Granny|
|Aunt Aprile and Lexie|
|Lexie enjoying some cake and Allison begging for more!|
|Allison getting more cake..."faster daddy!"|
|Uncle Lee and Lexie|
|Miss Shannon and Gracie|
|The babies playing in the tissue paper from their gifts|
|Uncle Bo, Aunt Aprile, and William eating cake|
|Nikki and Daniel having cake|
Finally....their 1 year checkups! They have all grown so much. Here we go:
At birth she weighed in at 2lb 6oz and 14.75". At one year she weighs 17lb 14oz and is 28.75" long! That is 15lb 8oz of gain and 14" of growth! What a big girl.
At a year she has 6 teeth, crawls like a champ, climbs the stairs, is cruising around, and climbs on everything. She used to be my puker and didn't start eating solids a full month or more after the others. She is now one of my best eaters!
At birth, Allison weighed 3lb 2oz and was 16" long. At a year she weighs 20lb 7oz and is also 28.75" long. She has gained 17lb 5oz and 12.75"!
At a year she is just barely cutting her first tooth...finally! She crawls, loves her kitty, cruises, screams when she doesn't get her way, and has the cutest, cheesy grin! She is kind of a picky eater compared to the others, but she gets by. LOL.
At birth, Daniel weighed 3lb 7oz and was 16" long. Now at one, he weighs 21lb and is 28.5" long. He is my shorty! He has gained 17lb 9oz (?-fuzzy math) and 12.5"!
At a year Daniel has 6 teeth as well, can climb the stairs, loves his bib, sucks his thumb, cruises around, tries to say words, and is the sweetest of the sweet! He is my BEST eater...what a chow hound.
William has always been my big boy, born at 4lb 10oz and 16" long. He is now 25lb 3oz and 30". He has gained 20lb 9oz and 14"!
At a year, William has 6 teeth as well, crawls, cruises, knocks everything over (HULK SMASH!), throws himself back, likes to headbutt, and has the sweetest smile! He loves to eat whatever we give to him!
No, it wasn't Tyler's birthday, but he has survived the first year of being big brother to quads. At 4.75 years old, Tyler is still my first baby! He is such a big boy. He helps where he can, usually throwing away diapers, picking up empty bottles, and playing with the babies. He is so smart. He draws better than most adults I know and has very good penmanship for a 4 year old. He wants to be in the middle of everything we are doing especially if the babies are getting attention. We love our big boy!
There you have it! :P