One Year Portrait – a little late!

For those of you in quad withdrawal, I wanted to share the portraits we had taken of them after they turned a year.  Just a quick post – I’ll update with what they are up to soon, I promise!

We took them to Picture People, which took over from Shooting Stars in our local Buy Buy Baby.  I was so disappointed!  I always had great experiences taking Easton to Shooting Stars (and I took him a lot!) and I am not a big fan of Picture People.  But they had this great deal, so I did it.  I had to just choose one photo, which is TOUGH, but really, there were only a couple I liked so it wasn’t too bad.  I did go back and purchase a second one, which you will see below.  *A little note to other moms of little ones – interview photographers and see their work first!  Find one you like that is competent with a group of little ones and stick with them!  The girl we had was so slow, and you have to be fast with one year olds!  She was trying to set each child, and actually expected them to stay while she set the rest!  Are you kidding???

Despite this, we managed to get a good photo of the babies in their birthday outfits, and they are super cute.  No smiles, but they are all looking and not crawling away, so that’s a success in my book!

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(L to R) Hayden Victoria, Brody Wayne, Emerson Renee & Deacon Robert

This is the one I just had to go back and buy – seriously one of the best outtakes I have ever seen!!

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It really just captures the essence of the quads, don’t you think?? 🙂 I just love it – makes me smile because some days, this is just how it is!!  And if you don’t laugh at it, you will cry.

Hope you enjoy the pictures – more to come soon!

Easton Turned Three!

I can’t believe my little (big) boy turned 3!  Really, I can’t believe he’s ONLY 3 because I just can’t even remember life before him.  Not that I’d want to.  Easton is just – he’s my heart.  I love him so much I can’t even describe it.  He is the most amazing little being and every day (even the rough ones) I’m amazed that I had a hand in creating this wonderful boy, and even more amazed that I’m lucky enough to be his mom.

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So this little big boy remains off the charts, and weighs 42 pounds for his 41 1/4″ height!!  We always figured he’d slow down at some point, but that doesn’t seem to be happening.  Guess we are looking at size 13 shoes and special ordering long length pants like his daddy!  He’s meeting all his developmental milestones appropriately, and is a healthy kid!  Who could ask for more?

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Easton has started preschool twice a week.  It took him a week or two before he was comfortable going, but now he’s running into the classroom no problem!  There are 8 boys in his class, and his teachers seem really impressed at how good of a group they have and how well they get along.  Yay!  I look forward to projects coming home (where will I store all these finger paintings???) and participating in all the school activities.  I love this stuff!

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Easton is also taking swim lessons at the Y now.  Mommy or Daddy go in the pool with him and he is learning to be comfortable in the water.  He’s great while clinging to Daddy!  Hopefully going every week will help him.  It’s nice for him to get out!

On the home front, Easton is slowly getting used to all these babies taking his stuff.  It’s hard for a 3 year old to share what has always been strictly his!  But he is working on it, and we are trying to give him plenty of Easton time.  Easton is also in a big boy bed now, which is great!  The transition was simple, and now he sleeps in a full-size bed with his big boy comforter.  So cute!

We had a nice little party to celebrate Easton’s birthday, and he had a blast!!  We did a train theme, with sort of a fall twist.

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Sadly, that post took me a month to finish!!  I was having trouble with one of my photos, and it was such a cute one I really wanted it in the post.

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Hope you enjoyed it!