Its hard to believe summer is over already!!! The days flew by with hundreds of feedings and diapers--each day seemed to blur with the last--almost felt like the movie Groundhog Day!! haha...
Mom is back up during the week and helping us out while we are at work. We have been lucky enough this year to have two volunteers--Sally and Linda--offer to spend the entire day with them on Mondays so that Mom has an extra day back home. I'm sure she is happy to have an extra day to relax and catch up on rest! Tina also helps us all day on Wednesdays--she has a natural talent when it comes to babies--somehow she manages to get work done while she is there too--never ceases to amaze me the things she is able to get accomplished! Theresa comes to us for part of the day on Tuesday...she has such a calm and relaxed sense of being that she brings with her and I swear the babies feed off of it.
We also hired someone to fill in the gaps we had in finding help this year. Amanda comes to us 4 days a week and we couldn't have found a better person--she does so well with them and doesn't appear to be overwhelmed when they start crying--an important attribute when looking for someone brave enough to take on the task of five babies!! :)
We also have a couple highschool girls-Allison and Kyleigh- who will be spending a few hours a week with us after they get off of school--they are great with the babies as well and its nice to have young legs to help mom take the babies up and down the stairs--they aren't getting any lighter!!
The babies have been learning new things everyday it seems. I have some of the cutest and biggest milestones posted with some more to come--its hard to get everything caught on video!!
See these pictures larger on the page titled Looking Back.