Some of my Quad Squad ladies were very talented seamstresses. One of them, Shirley Couger, made these outfits for the kids just before their first Christmas. Each was in their own color and had their initial embroidered on the front bib. (Pierce's is dark purple, though it looks black.) Molly's had an added ruffle with lacy edging.
Snow play was exhausting because, to begin with, we had to find so much gear in order to go out and stay warm, and then actually put it all on. Once they were set and out the door, they had to stay out for a long time. That much worked couldn't go underutilized. I couldn't possibly let them back in until all 80 of their fingers and toes were too cold to stay out any longer.
My mom, Mrs. Robinson, was a language arts teacher at the same junior high school that I attended. Her classroom was next door to another English teacher also named Mrs. Robinson. They were both in the seventh grade hall, not far from the front office. I didn’t have my own mom for my English teacher. I had the other Mrs. Robinson, who was very nice and I enjoyed her class. I can still remember her voice and face from the days she patiently taught an unteachable kid like me.
When the kids attended a charter school in early elementary school, new rules came into play halfway through the school year and the students had to start wearing uniforms. They were were supposed to be from Lands' End, which was incredibly expensive, and we were told that someone might check labels so they weren't supposed to wear knock-off brands. I love the clothes from that company, but to buy an entire wardrobe (even a skimpy one) times four wasn't in the budget. But! The school worked with the company to come up with ways for families to earn credit for Lands' End merchandise. That was right up my alley, turning my leg work and man hours into needed commodities. The program was to sell gift cards and a portion of the sales went to my credit. So I went to work. And many friends and family helped out. A lot of people bought a lot of gift cards. They'd buy cards to places where they already shopped (like for groceries) so it was a win-win-win-win. I earned a LOT of Lands' End bucks.
This morning with snowy and cold weather all over the nation, I thought it would be fun to look back at a snowy day when the kids were five. We'd had about a foot of snow, then the sun came out (like it often does soon after storms in Colorado) and we all went out to play.
I thought it would be fun to post some pictures of past Christmases. This way I'll have time to Christmas shop and wrap and prepare and you'll still get to see some of our life of quadruplet fun!
’Tis the season to visit Santa and whisper in his ear all your Christmas wishes.
The Christmas Nativity pageant at church Christmas Eve. The kids were two years old, almost three. They wouldn't do it without us close by. Jason is in the maroon solid robe and Cheri is in the striped robe.
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Life with Quadruplets
As a mother of quadruplets, I've had plenty of crazy experiences raising "supertwins." I blog a lot of memories about my kids. Sometimes just my thoughts on things. I get those sometimes—when my brain works. Which is about one third of the time.