Tuesday, November 27, 2007

We made it!

We made it through our first fight with the stomach bug. Our poor girls felt sick for an entire week, and one night was especially eventful because all three girls in the house were throwing up all night. Good thing I have such a great husband who took good care of all of us. Jenna just wanted to snuggle with her Daddy, and Lydia was my little cuddle bug for several days. We're glad they feel better, but we loved our time with our snugglers.

Despite our sickness, we made it to Arkansas for a fun Thanksgiving with AJ's family. Unfortunately, we got four people sick after being around our girls--sorry guys!

We had a great time playing with cousins, working in the kitchen with Grandma, playing games, and watching football!

It seems that the girls traded personalities during their sickness. This was Lydia's constant frown for over a week, which was very unusual because she's usually the smiley one. Jenna is enjoying her days in the spotlight while she waits for her sister to get her smiles back. Another highlight of our time in Arkansas was our trip to the Christmas tree farm. Here's one more sweet cousin picture of the kids in the wagon we used to haul the tree to the truck. We love you and miss you already!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Nine months...and we're crawling

Jenna and Lydia are now nine months old, and they both crawled (well more like inched like a snake) for the first time on Sunday. We could tell they were beginning to want to move, so we got out the camera before we really encouraged them to try. Jenna tried first and did a great job. Lydia remembered that she and her sister are identical and decided that Sunday would be a good day for her to crawl as well. She also got her second tooth on Monday. This is Jenna's toothy grin that I caught on Sunday.

We're looking forward to Thanksgiving Break! We are going to Arkansas and will see lots of friends and also have several days at AJ's parents' house. It will be fun to watch the cousins play together.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

October Highlights

We've had a good month with both of our families coming to visit, time with friends and MCA students, and enjoying our girls.

My parents came the weekend we returned from our New England trip and helped me get re-organized while AJ was at a state cross country meet. We discovered that the girls have enough hair to put into a small bow, and Grandma made them halos to wear with their angel gowns. It was a fun and productive weekend with them.

Jenna (L) / Lydia (R)

Jenna (L) / Lydia (R)

Ben (AJ's brother), Maggie (Ben's girlfriend), and Sarah (our friend from Camp Travis) hanging out with Jenna. They came out with AJ's parents for a weekend. We played lots of Speed Scrabble, some cards, and enjoyed meals together and plenty of talk time.

Playing cards--one of my highlights of the weekend.

Grandma with Jenna (L) and Lydia (R) wearing their cute outfits from Aunt Alissa.

Four of us squeezed on to one couch to look at pictures. Lydia was sitting on my lap, and just kept touching Grandpa's arm to tell him how much she loves him.

The girls are still not interested in crawling or pulling up, but Jenna is beginning to roll all over the room when I set her down. Jenna has been full of tricks this week: pulling her sister's hair, biting Lydia's fingers, and just rolling around until she finds something to get into. Here's a video of them trying out their new favorite toy.