Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer Visitors & July 4th

In an attempt to get caught up I am going to do one post for this summer. We have had so many visitors com and go, I don't know where to even begin or where to end. I do know that for most, it is the middle of summer, but for summer is winding down and all I can think about is going back to work (August 3rd) and not spending every day with my kids. With that in mind I am trying to get caught up on everything before I go back to work. I'll tell you a little about our visitors this summer.

Our first visitor this summer was Krista. She used to live here in Florida and we worked together in Kindergarten. She also lived with Nick and I. She was our roommate for a year, but then she got engaged and moved back to her hometown in Ohio, got married and just informed me on her visit that she is expecting in January! We are so excited for her and her husband. So,....when we got back home after our visit up north, she was here! She was staying with another friend, Jolene, and then came to stay with us.

Jenny, Jolene, and Krista playing with the babies after the beach.
Krista laying around with Sarah and Ava.
Our dog Zelda sporting a pair of the babies sunglasses that Nana got for them. Doesn't she look so cute?
Krista feeding Lily some cereal.

Look what Daddy did to Luke while he fell asleep!
Krista holding Sarah.

While Krista was here, my cousin Ashley (Uncle Jay's Daughter) was down visiting as well. She came in on June 19th. She stayed with her dad, but came over daily to help out!
Ashley feeding Lily her bottle.
Krista attempting to feed Ava.
Mommy feeding Luke. He'll eat anywhere, in any position. As long as the bottle is in his mouth!
Get used to it happens a lot! Krista almost lost her lunch over this one! Sorry, I laughed. She didn't think it was very funny!

Lily trying out the walker for the first time.

Krista guessed it, Sarah...are you seeing a pattern? We don't play favorites here!

Ashley playing with Sarah.

I thought this was hilarious! Luke is watching Nascar. We're not Nascar fans, but my Uncle was over watching it. He is even wearing his camo!

Krista and the famous Quad picture. Do I really have to tell you who is who?

We had a nice visit with Krista. We just relaxed and enjoyed each other's company! She is a natural and will make a wonderful mommy. She left us on June 23rd. We miss you and can't wait to see you again with a baby in your arms!

On June 24th, I took another trip to the airport to pick up my friend Laurie, her daughter Camille, her sister Amy, and Amy's daughter Jenna. They stayed at a resort by the beach, but came over to visit and help out everyday.

Ava, Lily, Jenna, & Camille.
Everyone playing together.
Laurie & Luke
Jenna playing with Lily.
Camille and Ava.
Lily and Jenna. Lily has a thing for sticking her tongue out. She's cute anyway!
Ashley and Sarah. She loves to be tossed in the air!
Everyone having fun in the babies lair!
Ava & Ashley.

Camille, Amy & Lily. What a face!

Jenna & Luke. That boy is always happy!

Below is the cutest video! It's Laurie and Amy playing patty Cake with Ava & Sarah. Don't forget to hit the pause button on the music before you hit play so that you can hear.

One night , I actually got dressed up a bit and Nick and I got to sneak out for dinner. We had a great time. Me & Laurie.
Jenna & Amy.
Laurie & Camille.
Me & Nick.

One of the days that Laurie and the girls were here visiting, they helped with the bathing and gave Nick and I a break.
Laurie dressing Lily.

Amy & Jenna bathing Luke.

Camille helping her mommy dress Lily.

Mom Mom (my mom) keeping Ava occupied while the others are bathing and dressing.

Camille and Laurie bathing Ava.

Laurie, Camille, Jenna, Amy & the Quads.
We had a nice time with the girls. Thank you for all of your help. We were sad to see them go. They left us on June 29th. I'm sure we have not seen the last of them! We miss you!

We've started giving the kids snacks. They seem to enjoy eating Mum Mums.

They have a few different flavors. Our kids like the vegetable ones. The melt almost instantly when they touch their mouth.
Sarah & Lily eating Mum Mums
Ava eating a Mum Mum
You know Luke loves food. He's almost done his Mum Mum.

We had a few more local visitors come on July 2nd. Two girls I work with, Bridget and Sandy stopped over for a visit. Bridget is having a baby in October, so I offered her some of the many things I have.

Bridget & Sarah, Sandy & Lily.
Feeding time. Sandy & Sarah, Bridget & Luke.

Great Uncle Jay (my Mom's brother) comes over frequently for visits. He says "I've come to see my kids". He has a great time playing with them!

Lily and Great Uncle Jay play blowing raspberries game!

Luke gets excited when Great Uncle Jay comes over!

The develpomental therapist that comes over to check to see how the kids are doing told us to put a cushion on the floor and let them practice kneeling up on it and grabbing to pull up on it! They love it!

They are now acting like siblings. They are already fighting over toys!

Ashley playing with Sarah.

Mommy & Daddy finishing up feeding for the night. Don't we look exhausted? It was a long day!

Fourth of July

Also on the 4th of July, we started trying to drink out of sippy cups. Luke and Ava seemed to pick up on it fairly quickly, but Sarah and Lily didn't like it so much.
Lily was unsure what to do with it all together.

Great Aunt Jeri (my Dad's sister) & Luke
Melissa, Great Uncle Jay, & Ashley
Melissa & Ashley having fun with the kids.

Melissa with Luke and Lily. Yes, Lily is sitting up. She can sit up...if you put her in that position.
Time to dig in. Get your grub!
Melissa, Jay & Ashley with the Quads.
Great Uncle Hank & Jeri with the Quads.
Happy Fourth of July!


The Murray Crew said...

Mama, you are doing soooo fabulous! I cannot believe how much you've accomplished this year! Wow!

Could your babies get any cuter? I could eat them with a spoon. Great job getting them to eat little snacks and try out the sippies so early! Good going mama! Holler if you need anything!

Cochran Quads said...

Thanks for all the pics!!! Precious, precious babies!!! Rock on with the sippies and starter foods, they'll be drinking out of wine glasses and eatin steak in no time!!! Love Ya Woman!

Stephanie said...

Wow..sometimes that the only way to catch up! You guys have been super busy, but looks like alot of fun!!
They are just adorable!!

jag said...

Good times and great pics! Glad you and Nick made a little escape for a bit! Good for you. It charges the ole batteries. Loving your do by the way. Did you do something different?

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