Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Fabulous Five

Thank you all for the sweet emails and prayers about my Nanny. We are doing ok. Saying goodbye is never easy. She was a wonderful lady and I was blessed to have her in my life.

Wow, what a year this has been. I have a lot to share but not much time tonight as I am cranking out some Puddin Pops to be shipped this week. So, I will have to save some stuff for later in the week when I have a little more time. (HA!) But for now...

Last week the babies turned one... WOW... it seems sort of surreal that my babies are ONE year olds! Where did the year go?!? Walk with me down memory lane for a bit...

This is the Fabulous Five, as they have been affectionately dubbed, in March 2009.

The babies were 3 weeks old, the boys were 1 year and 8 months old and Puddin was 3 years and 5 months old. Whew! (this is also the time in which hubby and I became serious coffee drinkers!)

September 2009.... Everyone is growing and changing!! The babies are 6 months old and oooze personality! The boys seem to big here... so much older than they actually were. And Puddin, well, she loves being the big sister and seems pretty proud of her brood!

The babies are 6 months old, the boys are 2 years and 2 months old, and Puddin is 3 years and 11 months old.

Moving ahead to today... March 20th, 2010. What an amazing year it has been! Lots of thing shave changed, but one thing has not. Sweet, precious Daisy STILL does not sleep through the night consistently! Yes, we love coffee here!! This picture was about the 16th one of out 20 that I shot and getting everyone to look at the camera and look adorable at the same time is, well, a challenge!
Everyone is bigger... more mature.. ha! 4 are still in diapers, although 2 are slowly coming around to the idea that using the potty really is the best way to go. Puddin still likes being the boss the big sister and she is working on learning to read.

The Monkeys are still hysterical and make me laugh every day... if they are not hugging or kissing me, they are cracking me up. Monkey Do's favorite thing to say these days in "Heeeeeyyyyyy, wait a minuuuuuuute!" And Monkey See said his favorite thing about today was "pwayin all day wit Puddin, Monkey Do, Bud and Daisy". (he used their real names, of course- but it was such a precious thing when he said it!)

And the babies... well, they are the babies! They are sweet as sugar and while they still are babies, hubby and I agree, things are getting a bit easier... just a bit though. They are wanting to keep up with their siblings, and for the most part they do hold their own. Daisy is cruising around furniture, laughing, singing, saying ma-ma, da-da, and bwu-duh. Bud still prefers to crawl over any other means of travel, unless he's on my hip. He has no desire what so ever to walk. None. He knows how to get his way and can pitch a fit like none I have ever seen before. He says da-da and ma-ma. He smiles a lot and can make me laugh with his silliness.

Puddin is 4 years and 5 months, the boys are 2 years and 8 months, and the babies are 1 year old!

And Hubby and I, we get a little more sleep these days... a little. We have more messes to clean up... a lot more. We are working really hard to get in a date night once a month, at least. And we still really like coffee!!


Mommy said...

Look how much they have grown! Precious babies! Hopefully some day soon you can cut back on the coffee. ;-)

Benton Family said...

Such absolutely beautiful kiddos! I am blessed to be friends with their sweet, sweet momma! Love them all...really want to kiss their cheeks in that last picture! :)