Friday, May 25, 2012

Friday, November 19, 2010

Trying to Update...

There are SOOO many posts I have wanted to do, but believe it or not, I just have not had the time. Please bear with me as I try to get them written/published (many are started as drafts, but not published) I realize they will be out of order, but I am going to try to fix that when I get caught up (I hope!)

Westrick Pictures

For my parents' Christmas present this year, my siblings and I decided it would be nice to have a photographer take a few pictures of our new expanded family. We thought it would look nice to all wear clothes in the browns, creams, and orange colors and I just LOVE how they turned out! (I apologize for the small sizes, I am unsure how to change that)

My parents with their four grandchildren (L-R - Lilly, Griffin, Addison, Cooper)

Our family of 5:
My favorite sister and family, Becky, Ben and Cooper:

You know you're tired when...

You fall asleep in the Exersaucer :) Lilly really is asleep here, even though you can see her eyes just a little (apparently this is how her Grandma Judy sleeps also)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Roll along...

We've been perfecting the ROLL lately!! Here is Lilly in mid-roll. She can go in any direction - left, right, to belly, to back...she is EVERYWHERE! Her little body twists and turns in some very strange directions. Al was playing with them this morning and she started scooting around. He said that if she would not have been on a blanket, she would have been across the floor. LOOK OUT! Griff is doing pretty well on rolling from belly to back in either direction, but has not really seemed interested in going from back to belly yet. It is quite comical to watch him as he tries to go over feet first, raising his lower torso about a foot off the ground, but then ends up rolling over by tilting his head and following that :)
And then we have Addison. She is just so content wherever she is. When we put her on her belly, she just plays there for awhile. She CAN roll to her back, just choses not to as much as the other two. She shows no interest in rolling to her belly from her back though.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

First Smiles :)

Getting the first smile from each of the kids completely melted my heart! After so many sleepless nights, the first smiles made me forget all of the sleep deprivation and any frustration encountered. If these do not make you smile, I am not sure what will :)

Griffin - August 14
Lilly - August 20
Addy - August 31

Fall Pictures

I had not really given much thought to getting professional pictures taken, but recently had my mother-in-law and grandmother-in-law (is that how you say it?) ask about them and show interest. The appointment was made at Portait Innovations in Perrysburg for the babies and their cousin, Wade, to have their pictures taken on a Sunday afternoon. I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous about how it would go with three 3-month olds and one 16-month old, but to my surprise it went very well! All four of them cooperated and the pictures turned out VERY cute! They took many pictures together and individually, and even with Al's grandparents. I was so excited to get the pictures back and get some pictures hung up in my house (I have not taken time to order pictures yet...YIKES!) Thank you so much for this fun afternoon!! I do want to mention that the pics did in fact turn out better than the ones pictured after they did some editing such as remove photographers foot from pics. Since they took 120-some shots, I will not put them all on here, but will show a few of my favorites:

Go Buckeyes!! The dolls were a last minute grab of mine as we were going out the door. I wasn't sure if we would be able to use them, but I am so glad I brought them. I thought they looked very cute with the babies.
Great-Grandma & Grandpa Starkey with Wade and triplets:
Playing in the leaves:
Cousin Wade looks so grown up!