i put a crudely drawn circle around my fouresome.
harrison's in a checkered shirt and the girls have on purple polka dot skirts :)
Their age group, the 2's, only came out on the stage for two songs and I think only Harrison sang a couple of words. The girls cried most of the time and Kailey progressively picked up steam as she started repeatedly wailing "mammaaaaa, dadaaaaaa"—which was clearly heard by all during the quiet pause in between their pair of songs. Yep, that's my girl right there in front with tears streaming down her face!
I hosted a play date for our fellow quad buddies later that afternoon. We had so much fun! I cannot tell you how well all eight two year olds play together. It was pretty peaceful the whole time and my quad momma friend, Amber, and I were able to enjoy a large glass of wine together. I made crock pot ranch chicken, steak fries and green beans for dinner and it was a hit for everyone!
I had just settled down onto the couch after our pint-sized guests had left, the kitchen had been cleaned and my own crew had donned pajamas and gone to bed. I relished a sip of wine then exclaimed to my husband, "No where to be tomorrow, nothing to get up and rush around for! Ahhhh!"
"Uh, babe, aren't you doing Santa pictures tomorrow with the kids?"
"Crap. Yes. Yes I am."
Thankfully my mother-in-law had planned to come help me out with that endeavor and we ended up having a great afternoon! The kids slept late and we didn't eat breakfast until 10am—not an uncommon occurrence in our house right now. By noon, everyone had finally been dressed, put their shoes on, kept their shoes on and been loaded in the car. We headed to our nearby mall for photos with Santa and I was relieved to see there was no line since the holiday school rush hadn't started just yet. The kids played in the faux snow in the winter wonderland display before we were ushered on to the bench with Santa. Three out of four liked the powdery white stuff, but when I asked Kailey if she wanted to get out of the stroller and play in it, she quickly muttered no and snapped her harness back on!
Trystan's face is my favorite part of the whole photo. She just looks pissed. Which is actually the exact same expression she had last year, too. And I had to join Santa because Kailey and Logan were going nowhere near his lap. Meanwhile Harrison thought everything was all great fun and did just fine.
After photos, we ate Chick-Fil-A in the food court, stopped off for diaper changes, then headed over to the play area for some run-around time. Then it was on to Bath & Body Works for a delicious Confetti Cupcake candle and Twisted Peppermint body lotion, followed by Macy's where Grandmommy spoiled the kids with some new fleece pullovers and a few other cute clothing finds. It was her first time to get to shop with the quads, something she'd been wanting to do for a long time!
The next morning, our former nanny came over to watch the kiddos for a couple hours so the husband and I could enjoy a morning time date. We started off with breakfast at La Madeleine, followed by a $1 movie showing of The Maze Runner.
Later that afternoon, I took Kailey with me for a run to the library and she was thrilled to "go bye bye with momma." For all her crazy ways she is my little lovebug. :)
This morning, Sunday, started off early as I arrived at church in time to volunteer for the nursery during the Sunday School hours. Which meant at one point I simply sat and rocked a sweet sleeping baby for 30 minutes! Easy peasy. The husband got the kids ready—I'd laid out clothes, socks, shoes and breakfast—and brought them up to meet me at church. They went to the children's class and we headed into the service. After lunch at home, my mom decided she'd love to take two of the girls back home with her for the day so Logan and Kailey piled into Meemaw's car and away they went!
The other two went for down for their naps in a different sibling's bed and I took off for a late lunch date with some close gal pals and two of their adorable babies. More sweet cheeks loving!
The husband and I have enjoyed a very low-key evening at home with Harrison and Trystan. Two toddlers is such a piece of cake when I'm used to four! Everything is so calm and quiet. They've eaten dinner in the living room with us and we're all hanging out watching some Christmas shows on TV. I think the other two are headed back soon, so I'd better start getting things ready for bedtime...
Happy Christmas week!