Thursday, December 28, 2006

I scared myself ...

A couple of nights ago, I was sitting in the nursery rocking Jackson to sleep when I looked down and saw that Jackson was covered in bruises. I jumped up and ran with him into the family room for better lighting ... imagine my relief when I realized that I had covered him in lipstick!!!!! See, I don't leave the house much anymore and hardly ever wear lipstick so when I kissed him all over his face, I left lipstick behind!!!

Christmas pictures

We finally got around to opening our gifts about 9pm Christmas evening! Don't think that in future years our children will let us wait that late!!!!! Al and I never even got around to wrapping our gifts for each other ... about 7pm, I looked over at him and said that I didn't think we would get around to wrapping and opening, so did we just want to tell each other what we got? And that's what we did! We are now enjoying our visti with Daniel, Joana, Heidi and Mom. They will be here until January 2nd and Dad will be joining us on Saturday. The 4 of them are headed off to see Auburn in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's day. Al and I will not be joining them ... no babysitter and the kids just are not ready for their first football game yet!
The Five of us!
Quenta and babies (William up top).
Al and his boys (Jackson up top) Al and all 3 (Jackson up top) Al and Jackson
Al and William
Al and Addison
Quenta and Addison
Jackson and William
Quenta and William
Quenta and Jackson
Jackson and Addison
Quenta and William

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone! Our children gave us a wonderful gift today ... they all went to bed last night between 8:30pm and 10pm and slept until 6am or later this morning! Dad got to sleep all night and Mom only had to get up once to pump! Wow ... we feel rested!
Hopefully, by the end of the day, we will post a picture of our entire family by the tree. But, we wanted to get a couple of pics up for those of you checking out the site today. As for gifts, Al and I have not even exchanged gifts yet today. The babies didn't ask for anything, so we got them what I wanted them to have :) We have started Christmas collections for them. Addison received her first Swarovski snowflake and both boys will be collecting Christopher Radko Nutcrackers (my mom got one this year and we bought the other one). We will post remainder of the gifts just as soon as we open them all!
Al and I are getting ready to sit down to our own Christmas dinner. We are having ham, home made mac-n-cheese, cornbread stuffing, greenbean casserole, sweet potato casserole and frogs eye salad. And yes, it is just the two of us. The babies are getting fresh breast milk! It doesn't get any better than this!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day.
Al and Quenta
Jackson, Addison and William in their Christmas outfits!
Addison asking why we insist on dressing her up like an elf.
William who doesn't seem to mind being dressed up like an elf.
Jackson ... not happy!

Jackson coming in to wake Mommy up!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

How they have grown ...

Dad and Addison 12/24/06. Check out those cheeks! Quenta and Addison in September 2006. That is an IV in her head! Al and Addison 10/07/06 ... they day she came home from the hospital. Quenta with Jackson and William 12/24/06. Quenta with Jackson in September 2006. Al with William in September 2006.
For those of you who may not have followed the progress of the babies since their birth, hopefully these pictures will give you an idea of how small they were. It is hard to remember them that small ... and they seem like giants to us now. As a reminder, they were born at 33 weeks (that's 7 weeks early for all you guys!). Both boys were 4 pounds and 5 ounces and Addison was 4 pounds 11 ounces. God has blessed us with 3 beautiful, healthy children.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Typical Saturday morning ...

Good morning all! Glad it is the weekend! We have been hanging out today trying to get a little work done around the house in between feeding and changing babies. Christmas is just two days away and the only gifts under our tree are from our parents and friends. Al and I just have not had time to do much shopping this year. Wonder why??? :)
Here are some photos from today. The babies almost seem to grow before your eyes!!!
Jackson, William and Addison hanging out with Daddy and watching Baby Einstein!

Addison wondering who Baby Einstein is anyway ... and haven't we seen this one before?

Our happy little man ... for now anyway ... Jackson!

He is looking like such a little boy ... William

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Catching up on pictures you need to see

OK, so I am still figuring out how to use this blog. These pictures are in reverse order of how I wanted them ... but oh well! The most recent pictures are at the bottom. Enjoy!
Our little angel ... Addison.
Jackson kicking his sister! Boy is he impatient sometimes!
Addison on "tummy time"
Mommy and Jackson having a moment. Trying to nap but Jackson was having none of that!
Jackson looking cute!
Free formula! Thanks to Similac and Tracey at Dr. Robbins office!
Christmas tree shopping at Home Depot. Quenta's Mom pushing the babies.
William ... looks like he is thinking "why me?" Thanksgiving 2006
Quenta and Addison! Just because!
Bottles, bottles and more bottles!
Addison practicing "tummy time"!
Jackson looking cute in his Pooh outfit! Addison asking us to pick her up ... Who does she think we are? Enterprise?

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Well hello everyone! This is something new we are trying to help keep everyone informed of what is going on with the babies. We hope that posting pictures and updates on this site will help us keep everyone up-to-date and that we will have time to keep up with the site. This photo was taken on November 9th, 2006. We had a photographer (Marquette come out to our house and do a photo shoot. She was wonderful to work with and the pictures are incredible. We would definitely recommend her to anyone in the DFW area. Please note that all pictures by Marquette (and they will be labeled as such) on this site are copyrighted by her and used with her permission. If you would like to order any of the pictures from Marquette, her prices are reasonable and you can reach her at the above web address/link. Chunky Update: As of 12/18/06, their weights are as follows: William 12 pounds and 13 ounces Jackson 12 pounds Addison 11 pounds and 14 ounces All are healthy and doing well! Thanks! Al and Quenta