Sunday, February 15, 2015

Quadruple the Love 2015





We hope that everyone had a very happy Valentine's Day! We definitely spent our day making some simple, fun, family memories. After sleeping in (the babies slept until 8:00 AM), we all woke up and spent some time snuggling in Mommy and Daddy's bed. We then had a breakfast of french toast, yogurt and bananas before getting dressed and loading up in the van. We had a few errands to run, so we headed into town and knocked those out. Then, the search was on for Mommy's anniversary, Christmas, birthday, and Valentine's Day present. Yup, I waited a long time but I finally get to scratch one of the things off my want list. (Don't judge! When you've got four babies, gifts are definitely a luxury and we don't get them that often.) 

So what did I get you ask? I got a Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine Starter Bundle. I've been wanting one for ages to make all kinds of crafty projects for our home and for the babies. Did you see the t-shirts we wore for the quads birthday? A friend with one of these helped me to design them. She also made me the sticker that's on my car and has done a ton of projects that I'd love to have. Not to mention, every time I walk into Hobby Lobby or another craft store, I'm overwhelmed by all of the cute prints. I've got so many pictures of them on my cell phone so I can create my own, much cheaper versions. The walls in the babies' room and playroom are pretty bare. I can't wait for my machine to come so that I can fix that! While we tried to buy the machine in Corpus, one wasn't to be found as most of the stores were sold out and the ones that did have it, only included the machine vs the whole bundle found online. So I decided to wait a few days for it to arrive. Now I'm constantly on the look out for the FedEx truck!


After the errands in Corpus, we took a quick drive to check out the beach and then drove over to Port Aransas for a couple hours before heading home, feeding the quads a late lunch, and loading back up to knock out some grocery shopping. Since the quadlings have started table foods, our grocery bill has quadrupled! These kiddos can eat! We're always trying new foods but I try my best to stick with healthy options. We go through a gallon of milk every two days! I told Adam yesterday that we really need to be on the look out for a good, used refrigerator to keep in the garage so I don't have to load everyone up and go to the grocery store every other day. Along with that, we'll probably be on the lookout for a used washer and dryer soon as well. 


$260 and plenty of stares and comments later, we were loaded back up in the van and headed home. Adam and I got everyone out and for the first time, we gave them free reign of the downstairs while we made dinner together. What would you expect other than to have all four in the kitchen with us at our feet in only a matter of a few minutes! Adam made a pot of spaghetti while I shredded carrots and cheese and cut up pears for the quadlings. When it was done, the six of us all sat at the quad table and enjoyed our spaghetti! I can honestly say, while not the most romantic, it was definitely one of my favorite Valentine's Day dinners ever. 



I had five Valentine's Day dates!


When we were done, we shared bath duty and got all of the babies ready for bed. Since they didn't really nap all day, it was only a few minutes before they were soundly asleep in their bed. We enjoyed a few minutes alone sitting on the couch eating ice cream and just relaxing once the kitchen was cleaned and the quad table wiped down. 

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