It has been WAY too long since I last posted. My goal was to post twice a month. I have fallen way behind. I have no good excuse except for being busy with the girls. Everything is going really well here. I can't believe it, but 2 of the girls are walking. Chloe was the first one to take a step or two, but now she and Payton are walking across the living room. They are still very wobbly, but they are practicing and getting better everyday. Jillian has taken a few steps, but she still prefers to crawl. However, she LOVES to watch her sisters walk and can't help but laugh at them when they fall. It is hilarious. I have a video of this below, it isn't as good as seeing it live, but you can hear her laughing. It seems like every time they do something cute, we run to get the camera out, but we are always too late. Over the past couple a weeks, they have really gotten into hugging and kissing. We LOVE that! The cutest part, is when they hug and kiss each other.
We haven't done too much outside of the house lately. We had a relaxing Mother's Day. Mother's Day marked an extra special time for us. Last year my Mother's Day gift was all the girls making it home from the hospital. So it has officially been 1 year since the girls came home. This year, the best gift ever was getting to sleep in. Mark and the girls got me a charm bracelet that has the girls birthstones on it. We took the girls to an outdoor mall and had lunch and just walked around. On the way home, we decided to take some back roads and ended up seeing a manatee in the water. That was a really cool bonus!
They are getting so big now! I don't even want to guess what they are weighing now, but they are certainly eating us out of house and home. Mark and I are almost taking nightly walks up to Publix, conveniently located across the street from our house. It is easier to put the girls in the choo choo wagon and walk rather than load them in and out of the car, plus it is more fun for them and good exercise. We have also been spending a lot of time at the park in our neighborhood. The girls love to swing. They are still small enough for 2 of them to share one swing, but not for long.
Another one of the videos posted below is of them playing in the in their inflatable pool. Uncle Conor bought them a HUGE pool for their birthday. One night I decided to blow it up in hopes we would use it the next day. We still haven't used it outside, but they LOVE to play in it. When we put it out, it takes up the entire living room. Most of the time we leave it in the hallway up against the wall. They still climb in it and have a blast bouncing around. Enjoy the pictures and videos. Some of them a pretty old. The beach pictures are from their birthday weekend in their new swim suits and sunglasses. We haven't been back since then. I hope to have another post up before the end of the month.
Jillian playing on the beach with Chloe
Eeeewwhhh!!! I think I just ate that sand stuff they told me not too!
Payton is finally eating everything! : )
"Happy Mother's Day!"
Chloe always eating with her feet reclined
Do I have something on my face?
Payton loves her baked beans
Payton saying "Cheese"
Payton and Sammie
Payton and Rich at the Beach
Rich with a new girl "Payton"
Grandma and Grandpa Royer at the beach with the girls
Sand Castle complete...here comes Jillzilla!!
Daddy and Rich's sand castle fort
Jillian chillin with her shades on....what a beach babe
Payton and Anne at the Beach
Jillian and Chloe having fun at the beach
Jillian and Chloe snack time
"I think this is how they were doing it"
"Hey is it okay if I play with this fort?"
Daddy and Rich building the Fort
Payton "I can help too!!"
Jillian giving raspberries
Chloe playing with her beach toys
Whoo Hooo!!! Chloe smiley girl
Chloe eating her Cheerios
Pretty girl Chloe
Daddy and Payton enjoying the beach
Payton playing in the water
Jillian splashing in the waves with Mommy