Thursday, November 27, 2008

Granny Gwen & Grandad Kipp Come for a visit!

This past weekend we were blessed with a wonderful visit from Reed's parents (a.k.a. Granny Gwen and Grandad Kipp!). They flew in on Thursday afternoon and stayed till Monday morning. It was such a wonderful visit and I know that the girls really enjoyed being spoiled rotten by them and not having just to play with mommy all weekend.

During the weekend Grace sprouted 2 more teeth (that makes 8 in all now) and showed off her mad walking skills by pushing her lawnmower to help her walk for the first time and Kaylee started that the day after they left...

We had our own Thanksgiving feast (everything Gwen and I whipped up from scratch in 6 hours) and the girls loved their candied yams, mashpotatoes, stuffing, turkey and for desert homemade ice cream! They were in food heaven!!!

We also all made it out to the Manassas battle fields where the Battle of Bull Run was faught. And we made it into D.C. and viewed the space museum. Other than that we just chilled at the house and tried to stay out of the cold and wind. Here are some of the moments we caught! Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A week of firsts!

I finally got the girls bathroom done and I couldn't be happier with the way it turned out!!!! It was a lot of fun. I finally got on it b/c Reed's parents are coming in for a visit and this is also the guest bathroom.

Also the girls had their first trip to church this past Sunday. Our new friends across the street, Pat & Neil, invited us to thier church. It was nice getting out and having someone else take care of the girls in the nursery for once. The church was nice, relaxed and small but I don't think it will be our church, it was a little evangelical for me and not enough of a message. We are going to be looking for another one to attend.

Otherwise we are all just enjoying the cooler weather and looking forward to our first visit from our family back in Texas and our first Thanksgiving with the girls! I have been letting them practice self-feeding so that they will be ready for Turkey Day!!! Yum Yum!

Reed and I just finished being sick with some sort of bug so I am sure the girls are about to get it any day now... Not looking forward to their first cold but it's gotta come sometime I guess.

I have also finished the girls room. I had a hard time decorating it before they were born b/c I was so big and decorating is not really Reed's forte, so when the girls were born I thought I would get their room done then but we found out we were moving so we stopped any attempt to decorate. But now 18 months later, since we found out we were having twins, their room is done... What do you think? I think all it needs is a rug and it will be 100% done!!!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Fun!!

Things are cold but beautiful around here. As you can see from the first picture fall is in full bloom! The picture is what I see when I look out my back door... pretty good view huh? I am sure the trees will be bare soon and full of snow hopefully.

We hope to take the girls out one more time to get one last fill of the fun leaves! For now we are busy getting our house really ready for it's first guest come mid November, Reed's mom and dad, and we couldn't be more excited!

The girls are just growing like weeds and popping out teeth like there is no tomorrow. Kaylee is getting her second set of bottom teeth and Grace is getting all 4 of her top front teeth all at once. They are handling it like rock stars and not even complaining about the pain (lucky me, I know). And they love testing them out on our new coffee table... poor thing doesn't stand a chance.

They are both now standing for up to a minute all by them selves and they get really excited when we clap for them! They also love, love love the camera. As you can tell in the pictures we took of them this weekend that they are big hams in the camera. Also they have finally graduated from the baby tub to the inflateable tub to the big tub! I hope to get pictures of that soon.

Other than that enjoy the pictures...