Sunday, December 4, 2011



After Rodney returned from China, we made a last minute decision to spend Thanksgiving in Nashville with the Harms and Day families. The 13 hour drive, only took us 14 hours, which is saying a lot since Hannah and Abigail both required several stops in the middle of the night. The time spent with family was well worth the loss of sleep! And I only said, "I don't want to drive North for Christmas!" a handful of times. :)

The girls really enjoyed playing with eachother, and Abigail is still asking to go see her cousin. I particularly enjoyed watching the girls play in the sandbox. Ellie was covered in sand, while Abigail was outside of the sandbox carefully using a spoon to dump sand into a container. But they were happy just to be with eachother. I pray that the girls will become better friends with each year.

Evalina and Charlie took Rodney and I out for an early Christmas present/date. My in-laws graciously watched the girls while we enjoyed a delicious meal. It was lovely to enjoy good food and conversation while not having to keep one or both of my two girls quiet and happy!

I am now even more thankful for such a wonderful family.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Hannah is 5 months!

and is...

  • enjoying playing with toys

  • taking better naps in the afternoon

  • still enjoying the sling and the Ergo

  • following her sister around with her eyes. It's only a matter of time before she's truly following her sister. Abigail has a gift for keeping her sister happy!

  • not close to sleeping through the night :(

  • likes playing in the Jumperoo

  • and is still very vocal :)

Thursday, December 1, 2011