Speaking of schedules, the girls are 100% committed to their 8 pm bedtime which has been awesome. It gives me some time after they are down for the night to relax. I wish! More like, it gives me time to pick up the house, wash bottles, make bottles, fold laundry, make lunches, etc. etc... Oh well, it beats trying to do all of that while the babies are awake! Lia is still my champion sleeper, usually sleeping anywhere from 10 to 12 hours a night. Mya and Ava are still not 100% on board. Lately they have been taking turns sleeping through the night. When they do get up, it is usually a quick change and feed and right back to bed 15-20 minutes later, so we can't complain too much about that. I definitely can't complain because I still have Mom and Dana each helping with overnights a couple of days a week so I am usually well rested for work.
We have started baby foods the past couple of weeks. I was hesitant with as busy as we already are, I just wasn't sure how we would fit one more thing into their schedule, but it has been working out so far. So far, we have tried cereal mixed with applesauce, squash and bananas. They seem to like everything, but we are still spending a lot of time scooping it back up off their chins. It will just take a little practice to learn to eat from a spoon.
|Everybody just hanging out being happy, then...|
|Mya scoots around and gears up for one of her powerhouse kicks.|
|"Come on, let me have my fun!"|
|Matt and Audrey|
Another big deal around here is that Noa is now a TV star! I think that I have mentioned that Noa is a bit of a dinosaur nut. Well, check out how he managed to turn his news interview about T-ball into the Noa Dinosaur Show!
Noa just had his last day of summer school on Friday, so he has a little bit of time off until his real first day of kindergarten. This summer school program is awesome because I feel much better about him going to school now and I know that he will be prepared and confident on his first day.
Simone has spent the summer so far doing what most pre-teen girls do...hiding from her parents. She has spent the vast majority of the summer hiding out in the "cave" in the basement, only emerging when threatened. She has done a better job of helping with the girls lately, especially when grandma or nana are here. She has actually even changed a few diapers! She enjoys picking out their clothes for nana, although I am amazed at how she manages to find something not pink to put on them every day!
Well, duty calls (ie babies scream), so I hope everyone has a safe and happy 4th of July! Here are a few more pictures from the past month.
|Lia - wearing my first attempt at making a tutu|
|Ava, Mya, Lia|
|Mya, Ava & Lia - Tummy Time before they start screaming|
|Ava, Lia and Mya - Happy 4th of July! - decked out in red white & blue|