Monday, November 30, 2009

Hope everyone had a blessed holiday. Chris' parents were in town so we had a great time with them. They babysat for us so we could go on a long awaited date night, as well as a hike the next day. Chris' dad also cooked dinner for us every night and it was wonderful! We can't wait for them to come back at Christmas!

Chris' dad made us some clams one night. Alex was very excited about them and took his clam shell to school the next day to show it off.

We also made trips to Atlanta and Summerville to see the great- grandparents. The girls did really well on their trip to Atlanta (we drove during their normal nap times).
Here is visiting Mamaw in Summerville

Natalie and Nana

Elisabeth and Papaw


Alex helping me out while I ran to get something!

Thanksgiving dinner with my family

Elisabeth and Grampka

Anna and Grammy

Chris watched the girls while us grown up girls planned our Black Friday shopping

Elisabeth is checking out the Kohl's ad for Black Friday

Here are two really cute videos (at least I think so)
One is Anna blowing rasberries while visiting Mamaw
The other is Alex making Elisabeth laugh

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

We finally decided to take the girls on one of our family's favorite things to do... hike!
That is the great thing about the stroller- it is able to go off-road really well, too. It basically has bicycle tires.

It is not too easy to push up hills, though! I definitely get a work out pushing it around the block.

Anna is now able sit up fairly well for a little while at a time.

Anna has also discovered her feet and finds them pretty tasty.

Natalie sitting pretty

We are feeding them daily rice cereal and then also have tried bananas and sweet potatoes so far. So far they all enjoy eating. Anna gets really messy because she always wants to hold the spoon, too and that doesn't work too well. Elisabeth is by far the cleanest and does the best at eating. Natalie after every bite needs to suck her fingers or bib, so that ends up being a huge mess as well.
As excited as I was to introduce the girls to solids- I'm realizing this is also a lot more work- feeding them the food, cleaning everyone and everything, plus still having to do their bottles!