Thanksgiving fun in the leaves at Grammy and Papa's.
Chore time after Thanksgiving at Grandma and Papa's.
This last month since Thanksgiving has basically been one illness after another. This seems to be our new way of life this winter. Luckily though nothing has been something we couldn't overcome and we just consider it more stimulation for their immune system. We had a wonderful thanksgiving with each of our families, promptly followed by two long illnesses. We were so thankful just to be able to celebrate this holiday with our families this year. It seems like last Thanksgiving, when we were homebound, wasn't that long ago. We have had several big milestone achievements lately. Since Thanksgiving we have given up bottles!! Yeah! This was a long time coming and was a huge step at our house. The girls don't use pacifiers so the bottles were their relaxation to go to sleep at night while we rocked them. We had a rough couple of days, but overall it went better than I thought. I think it was harder on mommy than it was on them.
We wore our first pigtails. It was fun to finally have enough hair to get up on each side. Too bad the girls only leave them in for 10 sec. And if one actually leaves them in the other one will promptly remove them! Thanks girls! It looks so cute so I will continue to try and persevere. Any hints on how to get them to leave bands and bows in their hair?
The girls had their first slumber party with my best friend's daughter, Natalie. She is only three weeks apart from them on their adjusted age so they are perfect little playmates. Natalie did so great when she came to play and spend the night. The girls really had a lot of fun and wore each other out. They slept in the latest they have ever slept that next morning. Maybe we need Natalie to come sleepover more often!Renna has started loving to dress up in hats, aprons, scarves, glasses, etc...it is so cute.
We have one drawer in the kitchen that they are allowed to play in. We keep some aprons and kitchen stuff that they like to play with while I cook. One evening I was cooking dinner and this is the fight that was going on! They love sitting in the drawer and Renna couldn't wait for Reagan to get out to have her turn. A little sisterly fighting!!
Renna has also become a climber and loves getting up on the chairs and trying to get onto the table. Reagan doesn't seem interested in climbing yet, and she doesn't need to because Renna throws everything down for her to play with. Both girls love playing with their babies and trying to feed them and swaddle them. It is so cute.
Renna loves walking around with two babies. My guess is because this scenario is totally normal to her. Don't all mommies have two babies at once?
Reagan is going to be my little reader and writer. She loves reading books and studying things. She is my serious girl but also loves to cuddle and snuggle with her mommy. Since she has been so sick she has really been attached to me and I love every minute. The girls have most recently been battling Strep throat. My poor Reagan has been the sickest with two days of 106 fever!! That is enough to make any momma a nervous wreck, after two visits to the doctor we were assured she likely has strep with a concurrent viral illness. So we are staying in this week to hopefully recover and get well before Christmas.Renna has started loving Ozzy. She loves to ride him, she is getting in some cowgirl practice for the horses this summer! Poor Ozzy, he is so sweet and never gets up, just lets her sit and ride.
Renna doing more Cowgirl training. This child won't keep a bow or hairband in her hair but will wear the cowgirl hat for hours! She also likes wearing my boots which results in many falls.
Adam made me post these pics because he is so proud of his little ladies eating ribs! While I was starting to clean up dinner he decided to let them chew on the bones...yummy!!
Reagan loved the Ribs and the Baked Beans as you can see.
We passed another big milestone, we moved to our forward facing carseats tonight!! They have still been using their little baby carseats because we were waiting on our little Pickle (Reagan) to reach 20lbs. She weighed 19 lbs. 15oz. at the dr. this week so that was close enough for us. We took them to look at Christmas lights tonight to see what they would think. The enjoyed it for a little bit but got tired. I think they were a little freaked out at first to be facing forward. I can't get over how big they look in these seats. I guess they are really not my tiny babies anymore!