Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Month Five

Time is literally flying by! 
Five months has come and gone in a flash
it's so exciting and heartbreaking.

We really did have a great Winter Break. 
The girls played and got along for the most part
and we got out of the house most days.

Five days (including Christmas) was spent with our friends in
Santa Fe.  That trip will get it's own post.

While Noelle is at her ballet class, we usually walk the neighborhood.
This day these two love bugs snoozed in the stroller.

 This one ran ahead, stomped snow piles, and snacked on oranges.

While Noelle painted her little sissy's toenails...

This little sissy looked on and can't wait for the days
when she gets to join in on all the fun.

Our ward had a super fun Santa Activity!
Noelle and the babies were happy to sit on the Jolly Old Man's lap.
Noelle told him that she wanted A LOT of Littlest Pet Shop's under the tree. 

 Madeleine wanted nothing to do with him.
"I no care of I don't get a bike.  I don't wike him."

The girls had so much fun...
they never stopped moving!

Except for a little Pin the Nose on Reindeer...

Noelle helping a sister out...

Someone cut her hair. 
I went looking for her and peeked in
the office, there she was cutting away.
Oh.My.Gosh.  Please NO!
She assured me all was well because she
put a towel around her body to keep the hair off.
Luckily, shorter hair suits her well enough. 
We have several more cuts to get all the 'holes'
matched up.  No doubt, all scissors are out of reach.

Look at my little bath time helpers!
Bathing all four of them is a lot for this Mama.
Especially the babies.  The other one is always screaming mad.
So, I just put a washcloth on each of the girls laps,
and they held a baby while I lathered and rinsed them.
Not perfect, but it worked!

I finally decided going out and getting a real Christmas tree
wasn't going to happen so we dug out the old ghetto fake one in the garage.
I was the only one who had a problem with that thing, so I guess it was fine

The girls were so much fun, we loved every second of it!
Given the ugly tree, I kept all my pretty and special ornaments wrapped up.
This little stinker could not be trusted...


Mama stayed up late getting 26 stocking stuffers ready for Noelle's class.
Reindeer Feed
Caution!  May cause flight in reindeer!
 (bags are actually filled with this)

 Noelle's class party was a perfect definition of organized chaos.
26 kindergartners, parents, siblings, it's a lot!
I always leave there feeling like I need a Valium.
But Mrs. Berglund keeps it all together and am so glad she invites us.

Big sisters having fun and baby sister's expense. 
I am sure there is  A LOT of this in our future.

We had some cold afternoons and the park.
We have to burn all the energy off somehow!!
Noelle always plays, plays, and plays some more.

We didn't have gloves for this baby girl and she was not happy about it.

These two stayed snuggie and warm.

We finally got around to making Christmas Cookies.
Noelle begged for three solid days.

 Had fun at Wednesday half priced bowling. 

After Christmas it was finally some one's birthday!
We kept things low key because she was getting a
big party in a couple weeks.

After a fun day playing at home and watching unlimited cartoons, 
Daddy came home early and we headed out to eat at Red Robin.

She loved them singing to her and eating her sundae.

Someone else had a her own love affair with Mac & Cheese...

Then we went home for cake.
Another child persuaded by Daddy to get a Costco cake.
She thought it was fantastic. 

 After a completely uneventful New Years weekend,
Daddy got to have Monday off, too!
After a yummy lunch at Chipotle (Yesssssssss!)
We went to the Zoo to renew our passes.
It was a great family day.

 And these two got cereal for the first time.
Big fat fail.  They hated it!

Just for a little bonus...
clean and smelling divine after a morning bath.