Friday, February 25, 2011

Madi and Logan and Lizy OH MY!!!

With reinforcements visiting we finally made it to the Dallas Zoo. We started off the morning a little late as we decided to change up how we were going to transport the children around all day.  Brandon and my brother Jon took apart two of the choo-choo wagons to fit into my vehicle (I need a mini-van badly) and we threw in a stroller for Logan.  Logan is able to nap if needed in the stroller, however next time we need a better plan for the girls.  Since we took the wheels off the choo-choo wagon and had to put it together once we arrived the front wagon was not too happy with us and kept coming apart.  My big toe has a scar to remember the occasion forever, thankfully Brandon and Jon had on shoes that were able to help the situation.

Thank you Jon and Debie for taking your camera and for all the great pictures from our day and the weekend, I love them all.

Logan at the beginning of the day full of energy.


The girls were interested in every animal. They were all adorable in their birthday shirts – THANK you Auntie Casey and Designed for Babies


In the Children’s Zoo we saw FEEEEEEEEEESH!!! That would be fish according to Madison Isabelle. Below Me with Madison, Uncle Jon with Elizabeth, and Brandon with Logan.


“Uncle Jon should I jump or not?”


Madison and Mama, we are either Moooooooing at a Rabbit or Whooooing because we looked up and saw an Owl.


Lizy in awe of the beautiful pony, my goodness Lizy Bear you are getting more beautiful by the second!


And I’m pretty sure Madison’s new obsession is going to be pigs, after I made her leave the ducks she literally drug me back to the piggies – the girls knows what she loves.


The piggies would not move I doubt they would bite…


Lunch break, Uncle Jon entertaining Logan so I could scarf down some very “healthy” nachos.


I wanted to take this little guy home with me, what is one more monkey around the house right?


Madison wanted to see the bigger “Ah Ah’s” what the girls call Monkeys.


I want that one Mama.


Freedom, the girls loved running around all day and I still cannot believe I let them and did not have a panic attack.


Madison found the bigger Ah Ah with Brandon


I love this picture of Brandon and his mini me.



Let me warn you, never stand too close to the rear of a Rhino, when they “relieve” themselves it is stronger than a fire hose!


It’s diaper changing time, how fun!



This does look like he was staring right at Debie for the perfect shot, watch out Jon someone has a secret admirer.


Such beautiful animals…thank you again Debie for all the pictures, love you!



We all had a blast and stayed as long as the little ones would allow.  I think they did amazing for their first visit and we do plan on venturing back often as well and many other places this year.  One more birthday post coming.

Love ~ Amy-Jo

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

We made it to TWO!

Our adventure started over two and a half years ago, here is the link to our first post with the first pictures we have of our precious Miracles Welcome to our Blog.

Two years ago we were here…

Logan, my sweet handsome little man


Our little sweet Lizy Bear


Miss little-bit Madi Belle


Two years later we are chasing after our little 3 pounders still trying to get them to grow.

Time flies when you’re changing lots of poopy diapers, err I mean having fun.  This post is a few days late as our Amazingly Gorgeous MIRACLES turned Two last Friday February 18, 2011.  My brother Jonathon and his fiancĂ©e Debie flew in to spend the fun filled weekend with us.  We did not have a party this year since at least one of the babies have been sick since Christmas, hopefully I will be over this fear next year. 

On their actual birthday we had a busy morning here, Uncle Jon and Aunt Debie flew in and thankfully we had a low key rest of the day.  Playing in the sand/water table was the hit of the afternoon along with the girls favorite pizza - the cupcakes this slacker Mom gave the kiddos were not with the little ones. It was wonderfully celebrating with family!

Happy Birthday!!!!


He just melts my heart all day long…




They really do love each other so very much


Uncle Jon and Aunt Debie –we MISS YOU!!!!!!


Madison is the only child that wanted to cupcakes, our best eater believe it or not.


This is a the Lizy face


How you doin’?


More to come from the weekend, I will try not to overload y’all with too many pictures at once.

Love to you all!!!!  Amy-Jo

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


Let’s start with a belated Happy Valentines Day! I am so blessed to have the most wonderful Valentines that no matter how frustrated they make me keep me smiling and my heart happy.

Lizy Bear


Madi Belle


Mr. Handsome


Logan had his regular follow up with his developmental pediatrician and we are more than ecstatic to be able to say he is showing improvement! Just typing this brings tears to my eyes, Miss Holly saw all of our babies starting in the NICU and still follows Logan today said this is normally when she stops charting progress with age when she has patients with Cerebral Palsy such as Logan does. We still are not able to determine the type of CP Logan has and they most likely will not give us a “type” until he is around 4 years old. Just the fact that she is so happy and proud of his progress and determination makes this Mama more proud of him than I could ever be and I have been so proud since I knew I was pregnant. I love all Four of my children more than words could ever describe, Logan wants to be like his sisters and they take care of him and entertain him day in and day out.

Here are his developmental level results:

Gross Motor: 7-8 Months

Fine Motor: 17 Months

Receptive Language: 13 Months

Expressive Language: 13 Months

A big change from six months ago, we have never shared these results before however for our family and close friends to know the progress we feel it is important.

August 2010 developmental level results:

Gross Motor: 6 Months

Fine Motor: 12 Months

Receptive Language: 9 Months

Expressive Language: 9 Months


The end of January we ventured to Kansas with most of my Quad Momma Besties thanks to Billy Graf. Billy is such an amazing husband, he planned a surprise party inviting all of us and our husbands for the gorgeous Moni!! We had such a great time over the weekend, there never is enough time together. I love you all so very much!

Waiting for the birthday girl and Billy with our hubbys…I can still feel the excitement!

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All of us with Moni…out of 16 we were only missing 3 Mommas.


This is what happens when the girls do not want to sleep and they have their Daddy wrapped around their little fingers.


Hehehe…we did it Izzy (Madison calls Elizabeth this).


Blocks are a favorite right now so I hide them until they or I am ready for my feet to hurt.


Cheeeeeeese, I did it Mama!


Logan helping Daddy build-do not get in Daddys way he is worse than an almost two year old!!!!


With the cold weather and snow we had we did not leave the house for over a week so the girls came up with new things to do besides just destroy every room.


Picnic with some night time animals


I’m ready for the sand, where is the warm weather…we live in Texas right?


Elizabeth had been fighting naps and night time for a while. This is an exhausted Lizy after a fight and making herself sick in time-out falling asleep.


Mama felt bad so she got to sleep in our room. She is so sweet and precious even when she is fighting us.


Play time while sissy sleeps!


Kisses brother…xoxoxo


Elizabeth, what are you doing with Logans shoe?


New snack container, not only that she is also using socks.


Love to you all ~ Amy-Jo