May 28, 2013

Summer

The different seasons have different meanings for all of us. I love fall because of the colors and smells and it is probably my favorite time of year. I love summer too but I think I love it more for my kids than for myself. There is nothing better than having the windows open and hearing the voices and giggles of kids playing outside. To me it is one of the best sounds ever and I hope when I get to heaven these are the sounds that I hear.


To me summer is:

Fresh Cut Grass, Swimming, Later Bedtimes,

Fairs, Smores, Sun,

Grilling, Friends Over, School Out,

Picnics, Shorts, Naps Forgotten to Play Outside,

Babies Dressed in Onesies Only, & Otter Pops.

Summer gives us all a chance to be a kid again so take full advantage of it as you suck on a Popsicle or slide down a slip-n-slide. Summer only last a short time; what does summer mean to you?


















We have movers

We use to have four little munchkins who when you would put on a blanket would just stay in one place. At one time we could fit all four on one 3ftx3ft piece of fabric with a toy overhead and they would all fit with not a one caring that another sibling was next to them. Those days are long gone. We now put down a twin size comforter that my Aunt Renee and my Grandma Lorraine made me for my high school graduation and it takes 2.2 seconds for all four babies to roll of said blanket. They now get stuck under tables, twisted in swings, or hung up on a bouncy chair. We often here from the older girls that they need to rescue so and so. One of Tate's favorite activities is to roll off the blanket and paint with his spit-up on the hardwood floor!
Can you spot all four babies?





We also now have sitters; well 3.5 sitters. Rylan only gets a 0.5 because he tends to quickly tell us he does not want to do it and would rather go explore Bailey's bed. Isabella has become our best sitter and she loves it. They often crash on top of one another but they really don't care unless they are getting kicked in the face or having their hair pulled. I love having babies with hair but lately I have wished for bald babies when I am untangling someones fist after they have reached for those oh so tempting locks of hair on their sibling for the 14th time that day.




He didn't get enough for lunch apparently because he was chowing down on his sister's foot.


I think I am ready for movers. Not 100% sure but I think it will be a very fun adventure over the next couple of months as the quads really start exploring their world. I am just hoping it is a long time before they can come find me when I get ready in the morning. All I want is 30 minutes each day to get ready by myself. I have a hard time already with three that the minute the shower turns on a force pulls them into my bathroom. What is with kids and a million questions when one is showering?




We are trying to avoid the baby quarrels that I don't think my Type A personality could handle. Our house is pretty much baby proofed as is so besides going through some of the big kids toys and getting rid of small choking hazards we are ready for the next phase of crazy.
 
Her eyes are huge. They give her a 'stunned' look in every single picture of her.



She is so little. Nine months and just hit 13 pounds!

Finishing up the Q&A post so one last chance to get your questions answered.

May 22, 2013

Preschool Graduation

My baby girls graduated from preschool today. This means two things; 1) they are ready for Kindergarten and are no longer my babies 2)they are home for the entire summer and I no longer get a 3 hour break three days a week. I am not sure which one makes me sadder! Only a parent can understand this.
Waiting for graduation to begin






The girls have gone to The Sunflower School for the last two years and it has been amazing to watch them bloom. They started off as three year olds that held each others hands, sat by each other in circle time, and couldn't write their own name, actually they had just started recognizing their name by sight when they first started preschool. They now write their name legible, know their birthdays, can dial 911 and just simply amaze me with the words they use in their everyday talk. My favorite being 'unacceptable'.





Natalie & Aubrey enjoy going to school. They loved art. They loved watering the garden filled with flowers and veggies. They loved bringing home lemons and pomegranates from the trees in the school's backyard. They loved working in their workbooks and as soon as we got home today Aubrey was erasing all that she could in her book so she could do it all over again.


The afternoon pre-k class

Grandma getting her baby fix

Some lovin' from Auntie


I am so excited for their next step in life: Kindergarten. It does not make me sad only because I know they are ready. They will excel next year and Paul & I are so happy with the school choice we made for them to begin their next academic path. Natalie & Aubrey you have made both mom and dad so proud!
Love those two!

Ms. Kim

Ms. Jen

One of their bff's.



Summer has officially begun in the Lesnau house. Bring on the popsicles, sprinklers and Pandora. We are ready for some summer fun!!
I am still working on the Q&A post so if you have any burning questions make sure to ask them in the comments.
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