The Little Things Thursdays: Installment #5

You guessed it, it is time for The Little Things Thursdays again!  I just love doing these posts because it captures the snippets of our daily lives perfectly.  Here’s what we’ve been up to this week:

1. Rylin is not quite ready to roll over, but she began tolerating tummy time really well!  She will stay on her tummy for at least 10-15 minutes without protest and pushes up on her arms.  She is also sitting up with minimal support rather well.

This is an odd camera angle, but I had Rylin supported by my leg.

This is an odd camera angle, but I had Rylin supported by my leg, and took the picture myself.  The pink pacifier looking thing is AMAZING.  It is a RAZ- Berry teether.  Everyone except Harper has been gnawing on it all week.  Harper doesn’t like it because he still thinks it is a pacifier. 

Rylin is rocking tummy time!

Rylin is rocking tummy time!

2. Harper doesn’t care about rolling over either, but he thinks he may want to scoot away!  When on his tummy, he also pushes up on his arms, but kicks his feet and pushes back a bit.  In other news, Harper started cutting a tooth and boy did he have something to say about it!  He’s been extremely vocal about his displeasure with this new tooth.  Orajel is amazing stuff!

Notice the green ball to the left of this picture, that is where Harper started!

Notice the green ball to the left of this picture, that is where Harper started!

3. Nisey brought a Jumparoo over and it is Sydney’s new favorite past time.  That girl LOVES to jump.  She seriously jumps with enough force to get a bit of “air”.  While jumping she giggles and grins the entire time.  The other babies have given the Jumparoo a spin, but could take or leave it.  Sydney being the quirky girl she is found a way to get around a bit too.  Instead of scooting on her tummy, she inchworms backwards when laying on her back!  I attempted to record this, but of course she was too camera shy to demonstrate.

It was incredibly hard to capture Sydney smiling in the Jumparoo because she moves so fast in it the camera blurs most of the images!

It was incredibly hard to capture Sydney smiling in the Jumparoo because she moves so fast in it the camera blurs most of the images!

4. Mason is a man on the move too.  He’s been kicking and pushing while on his tummy enough to get a bit of locomotion.  He can turn around from one place to another and often tries to nap toys from siblings.

Hmmm, looks like someone is headed under the coffee table.

Hmmm, looks like someone is headed under the coffee table.

5. With spoon feeds we’ve accumulated new gear and have zero storage space left in our kitchen.  George snagged an old microwave cart from his dad and re-purposed it.  He sanded it down and re stained it from blonde to a deep espresso.  We then bought several yards of fabric and made panels to go around the bottom and conceal the clutter.  We store it in the dining room, but can roll it into the kitchen as an island.

Look at all the clutter we can hide now!  The cart was a different color before, but I forgot to snap a picture.

Look at all the clutter we can hide now! The cart was a different color before, but I forgot to snap a picture.  The basket on the top contains snacks for our helpers.

6.  My hands have begun taking an elderly appearance in recent days.  I wash A LOT of bottles, wash my hands a bazillion times a day, and slather hand sanitizer all over them too.  At one point, my knuckles started cracking and bleeding.  I began using thick moisturizers and wearing gloves to bed.  Crazy, I know, but I was desperate.  Then, Mom had some great advice.  When I wash bottles, I now put a little Aquaphor on the dry spots before gearing up with my handy dandy kitchen gloves.  It has worked wonders!  Just as I figured this little trick out, I have four fewer bottles to wash per day.  With all the spoon fed calories the babies take, they started refusing a bottle.  We’ve officially gone from our original eight feeds (total of 32 bottles) to just four bottle feeds (total of 16 bottles)!  This means we can probably toss bottles in the dishwasher from time to time too.

This stuff works wonders!  Just don't put it on the palms of your hands, ONLY the dry spots.

This stuff works wonders! Just don’t put it on the palms of your hands, ONLY the dry spots.

7. Our blog reached over 100,000 hits this week! Thank you for keeping up with our shenanigans in quadville.  We just love getting feedback from our readers so don’t be too shy to share.  We hope to bring smiles to your face, laughter to your day, and maybe even inspire you from time to time.

HUGS!

Amber

9 thoughts on “The Little Things Thursdays: Installment #5

  1. Oh my gosh you forgot to tell us you dropped a bottle…yayayayayaya!!! The containment of your munchkins has ended! We are mgetting closer but we still are staying close to the spots were I put them. It doesn’t surprise me that Harper thinks the tether is a paci. Keep up the amazing work momma!

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    • I did forget to tell you about the bottle! We dropped it in a different way than I expected.
      I think we better start looking into gates around here! Eeks! It does look like a paci, but is cool if they gnaw it. We later found a tooth in Sydney’s mouth. All but Rylin have one now.

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  2. Wow, they are just growing so fast, and getting cuter all the time. You are also doing an awesome job, I guess I should say “you’ll” since it is a team effort! Keep up the good work!

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  3. It has been great to keep up with you through the blog! Everytime I see a new post I scroll through right away to see the pictures, then I go back and read.
    Glad to see that everything is going so well!!

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  4. Last fall I read a blog post of Kelle Hampton’s Enjoying the Small Things http://www.kellehampton.com/2012/10/everybody-plays.html where she went to CA and did photography of consumer testing (by little ones) of the new Infantino and Step 2 lines. They had an Infantino Go Ga Ga teether that all of the babies loved. It’s a cute little monkey and is available at Target. Our great-grandson received one when he was 7mo old and has found it helpful with his teething. It’s easy to hold and gnaw. =) Perhaps it would be helpful for MoM and DoM.

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    • Thanks for sharing! Her photography is stunning and I love her cause. I need to order some, or four of those teethers, they look fun! We have a lot more teeth coming our way.

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