Tuesday, June 26, 2012

June 23rd through June 26th

Day 175 | June 23, 2012 - Saturday
The family went shopping for a few last minute outfits for our trip to Boston...can't remember the last time we'd been to the mall.


Day 176 | June 24, 2012 - Sunday
I purchase some bangles to wear to the Hindu wedding we are attending but I'm not sure Paige will let me take them...she played with them for hours.


Day 177 | June 25, 2012 - Monday
Finding time to do anything for myself is easier said than done. I so wanted to get some quiet time and go out for a mani/pedi but with all four kids home that was soooo not going to happen. So I did them myself...I feel so pretty when my toes look pretty.


Day 178 | June 23, 2012 - Tuesday
Paige N E V E R lets me put her hair up in ponytails or clips but today she walked up to me with one in her hand and asked to "do pretty" in her hair. She left it in there for over an hour...she looks so much older. 
My baby is growing up.

Friday, June 22, 2012

June 21st and 22nd

Day 173 | June 21, 2012 - Thursday
Paige loves being around Kelsey...she really can be sweet sometimes. Today I caught her feeding Kelsey some crackers--she's like a little mommy.


Day 174 | June 22, 2012 - Friday
Finding activities to do indoors is always a challenge--outdoor activities can get overwhelming with all four kiddos. I found modeling clay while shopping one day and thought it would be fun for the girls. Connor even joined in!

Day 172 | First trip to Aquatic Waterpark

In addition to our annual passes to Seaworld, I also purchased passes to their waterpark right across the street called Aquatica. I was a little nervous taking the girls and wasn't sure of the fun everyone would have but it turned out to be a great experience. Unfortunately, it rained the entire time we were there so any chances of drying off were gone. Can't wait to make it over here again! Hopefully it will be beautiful and sunny so I can take more pics.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

June 17th through June 19th

Day 169 | June 17, 2012 - Sunday
Happy Father's Day!
Not enough is said about how much dad's do for the family now-a-days. They are more involved in the care and everyday activities of their children then ever before. The best example of that is Pete. After working an 11 hour day he always comes home to his girls and gives each and every one of them special, individual attention, helps with bath "tubbie" time, getting jammies on, giving Paige and Bree their meds, and putting the girls to bed. I love him for all that he does and there's nothing more amazing then watching the girls' faces light up when daddy walks in the door.


Day 170 | June 18, 2012 - Monday
The first attempts at crawling have proved successful! Miss Kelsey is on the move and even though she may only move a few "crawls" at a time it will be soon when she'll be off and there will be no stopping her. 


Day 171 | June 19, 2012 - Tuesday
On our way to Bree's weekly PT session I put the GoPro on the dash to catch a few images of the new seating configuration. Since Miss Paige can't keep her hands to herself, Bree has moved up to the middle row and Paige is front and center in the third row (for optimal visualization!). Plus there's the awesome rainbow halo...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

June 15th through June 16th

Day 167 | June 15, 2012 - Friday
Sharing snuggles and eskimo kisses with daddy, Paige can be loving and sweet when she wants to.


Day 168 | June 16, 2012 - Saturday
My girls work hard and I have Kelsey supervise all their work. Paige loves to help me clean and sweeping is one of her favorites...now if I can just get her to get it all in the dust pan!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June 14, 2012

Day 166 | June 14, 2012 - Thursday
Spending everyday in the house was getting to be monotonous...yet taking out all four kiddos can be scary. I decided to be brave and headed out to Barnes and Noble for a little playtime and reading. Bree loved playing at the lego station and Paige wandered the toy aisle. Kelsey even got in on the fun and read one of our favorite books. The kids were great (with the exception of Paige running off every two seconds) and all in all it was a wonderful afternoon.

June 12th and June 13th

Day 164 | June 12, 2012 -Tuesday
Bree thinks it's hilarious to be "naughty" by climbing up on chairs. She knows she's not supposed to be up that high because she may fall (she has no startle reflex and will not brace herself in a fall). She'll climb up and in her quite little innocent voice say " I a naughty naughty girl mommy!".


Day 165 | June 13, 2012 - Wednesday
Kelsey will spend part of her day in her pack-n-play ( for safety reasons--namely, keeping her away form Paige and Bree). Now that she is sitting, she is also more mobile and is starting to pull up on things. So, we had to remove the insert and lower her into it...her bed is next!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

June 9th through June 11th

Day 161 | June 9, 2012 -Saturday
What better way to celebrate the weekend then with a few donuts...make that jelly-filled powdered donuts. Yum!


Day 162 | June 10, 2012 -Sunday
She's outgrown her sink tub and now that she is sitting, giving her baths in the kitchen sink are considered play time for Kelsey. She loves when I squirt water into her mouth with the hose...cracks her up.


Day 163 | June 11, 2012
She's a crazy, active, go-go-go little girl and love nothing better than cranking up Pandora and dancing...she'll even catch a little air from time to time.

June 7th and June 8th

Day 159 | June 7, 2012 - Thursday
Guess who found my camera and decided to play around. I found this single image of what appears to be Connor doing a self portrait...busted!


Day 160 | June 8, 2012 - Friday
♫ Schools out for summer ♫
Here are two images--the one on the left is of the kids on their first day of school and the one on the right is of the kids on the last day of school. Unfortunately Connor could not find his shirt but I wanted to dress the kids in the same outfit to see how much they've grown. They went from babies to big kids in just nine and a half short months!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Day 158 | Paige and Bree graduate

Day 158 | June 6, 2012 - Wednesday
Our girls graduated from Pre-Kindergarten today! I can't believe they are leaving this wonderful class after three amazing years. Reality hits as I realize they will be six years old this year. We had such a memorable experience with three of the most talented an patient teachers I've ever met. This is dedicated to those three women...Mrs. Casey, Mrs. Pio, and Mrs. Dietz, we will truly miss you!!!


Sunday, June 10, 2012

June 3rd through June 5th

Day 155 | June 3, 2012 - Sunday
Enjoying a beautiful day with a car ride. The girls were being a little fussy so I decided to sit in the back with them. Just by chance I got this beautiful sunflare as Paige shared a kiss with me!


Day 156 | June 4, 2012 - Monday
Miss Kelsey got her first pair of shoes today. They look so cute with this dress but Kelsey thought it would be more fun to chew on them.

Day 157 | June 5, 2012 - Tuesday
Kelsey's first owie :( She fell over onto a hard toy and got her nose and forehead. She didn't cry much but was snorting for most the day.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Day 154 | Corey's Graduation

Day154 | June 2, 2012 - Saturday
A pretty big day for the Coderre Family...Pete's nephew Corey graduated High School! The ceremony took place at the Phillips Center at the University of Florida in Gainesville. With a graduating class of only 40 or so students the event was just perfect in length and our little monkeys were great. 
Be sure to watch the slideshow at the bottom!

This is the entire graduating class!

Uncle Pete with his nephew Corey

Pete's mom Pauline

Pete's sister and Corey's mom Lisa

Darn boys and their sunglasses...this would have been a good one

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

May 30th thru June 1st

Day 151 | May 30, 2012 - Thursday
Connor asked if he could prepare dinner tonight so I decided to cook the kiddos their favorite, Panko Chicken Fingers. Connor loves helping me make these because he gets to make a mess with the flour, egg, and breadcrumb...every piece was eaten!


Day 152 | May 31, 2012 - Friday
Got my GoPro Hero Naked camera today! Kelsey helped me test it out to see how it worked indoors...doesn't do to well in low light. I don't mind though as I plan to use this outdoors for the most part.


Day 153 | June 1, 2012 - Saturday
 Yep...definitely better outdoors. The wide angle is pretty extreme as you can see Kelsey's hand as I hold her on my hip