Saturday, June 3, 2017

Quality Time with Quints

I apologize for the delay!  As you can imagine, things are busy. Thank you so much for the support and love you've sent our way.  I'll use this post as an update and then do another with some deeper thoughts.

As you can imagine, the kids are growing by leaps and bounds. I'll start with our oldest, Ava Lou, as we call her.  Ava Louise is a HUGE fan of smiling and solid foods.  She reminds me of Buddy the Elf.  Smiling is her favorite.  



Here is Ava with Merle, one of our au pairs, having some afternoon silly time.


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Clara is certainly finding her voice.  Clara is also developing into QUITE the Daddy's girl.  She absolutely adores Michael (as do all of our children).  When he comes in from work, she is one of the first to recognize his voice and demand his attention.  Here they are on our Mother's Day picnic at Cooper Vineyards.


Clara is also very good at playing with her siblings.  She loves to be in the crib with her sibling.  Here she is sitting with Izzy. 
Izzy and Clara (L to R)


Camille (Millie) is our funny girl.  She is the master of the side eye and her smiles just make my life better.






Millie is by far the most "caption able" of our children.  What do you imagine she's thinking here?  

And next is Luke.  Luke is the wild man.  He's just discovered he can roar, so he loves standing on your lap, holding his arms out wide, and roaring.  He's our Dino-Man.  We love it.  Luke is also very tender with his sisters.  When Izzy had an ear infection last month, Luke was one of the first to cheer her up.



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Luke naps well, especially in Mommy and Daddy's bed!



Luke is a Daddy's boy.  He absolutely loves hanging with Papa Bear.




Luke also loves hanging with his sisters.  Here he is having Bumbo time with Millie.



Isabelle (Izzy) is our youngest.  She's the party girl.  She loves to stay up late, especially when she can spend time with our Swedish au pair, Jess, and her friend Jennifer.  Izzy is such a social girl.  She loves being around other people.  Izzy unfortunately had two ear infections this month and had to do a series of antibiotic shots, which was absolutely no fun for anyone, especially Mommy (and Izzy).





In other news, we were thrilled to learn that sextuplets were born here in Virginia at VCU.  As we started to collect items to send to this sweet family, Ava definitely wanted to help Jess as we selected donations.


Thank you for your continued love and support!  We are very grateful!