Sunday, January 30, 2011


Please pray for Sean and Ashley, a couple from the church we used to attend.  Ashley gave birth to their twin boys yesterday at only 24 weeks.  The boys weighed 1 pound, 9 ounces each.  One was 13 inches and the other 12.5 inches.  I don't know any other details, but my heart was literally aching (not a common thing for me) last night when I heard the news.  It's a tough experience to go through, and I cannot even begin to imagine going through it with not just one but two babies.  (And they also have an older son.)  If you could take a moment or two to pray for their family and the long roller coaster journey they are embarking on, it would be much appreciated.


We've been pretty confident that Evelyn could crawl (albeit as if she's dancing the worm) for a while.  However, she tends to just like to scoot around in a small space and then cry to be picked up.  That is, unless there's a big motivator to get her going.  A couple of weeks ago, she found that motivator - leaves.  It was impossible to keep her on her blanket.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sleeping Beauties

A few nights ago, we smelled that wonderful smell that can only be a stinky diaper coming from Elise's room when we went to go to bed.  We went in, expecting her to wake up since her door sticks, but she didn't.  So I ran and got the camera to capture her sleeping.  Note that she sucks on a huge chunk of her blanket (making me very glad that she has four of them that I can rotate to keep them from being overly gross) and that she had gotten out of bed before falling asleep and brought her Crocs back to bed with her.  She really likes shoes.

And for some reason I had to wake Evie up a few days later and discovered her sleeping with her little bum up in the air.  She, too, was sound asleep so I was able to photograph the moment.

Friday, January 28, 2011


Evelyn has yet to get any teeth at this point (though she's been teething two on the bottom off and on for a couple of months).  So since there's no danger of her actually biting off chunks of food, I occasionally let her munch on a carrot stick or an apple slice.  She loves them both.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Evie's First Stroller Ride

The weather has been spring-like here for the past few days so this afternoon the girls and I went for a walk to the park.  Elise has been wanting to walk everywhere we go lately so I decided to go ahead and try loading Evie into the stroller and letting Elise walk instead of Evie in the Ergo and Elise in the stroller.  We headed out before the time in which we could actually go to the playground since it's part of a school so walked all over this big field near the park.  I couldn't believe how much energy Elise had to walk and walk.  She's also very chatty when she walks so it was fun hearing all she had to say.

And Evie?  Well, let's just say that for the first half of the hour and forty five minutes we were gone, every time I would check on her in the stroller, she was grinning.  She absolutely loved it!  I sent Kit a picture on my phone and he did a double-take when he realized it was a picture of Evie and not Elise.  She's getting so big!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I finally got around to starting a spreadsheet the other day where I have one column listing words Elise says that aren't quite accurate and then another column translating.  Here are some of my favorites...

Water (recently retired L)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Photos: September through Mid-January

Given that I wasn't even sure Blogger would let me upload the close to 200 photos in this post, I'm not going to chance it by trying to add any captions.  But here's our last few months in photos!