Sunday, April 30, 2006

breakfast birds (4)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Sydney and Abigail looked like baby birds this morning...

Saturday, April 29, 2006

First time in the big bath

First time in the big bath
Originally uploaded by Adventures With Glissons.

The girls loved to splash around in the big bath on Thursday. Hopefully, bathtime will feel like less of a chore and more like playtime for the girls from now on.

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Thursday, April 27, 2006

The past few weeks have been very busy around our house. It seems like life is flying by and enjoying it all is an afterthought. The girls were sick a few weeks ago with cough and running noses but seem to be doing much better now. Brad took a trip with the guys to the Buffalo River this past weekend, and Abigail wanted to go with him so much that she flung herself out of her crib and onto the nursery floor! During her morning nap on Saturday, Abigail must have been really excited and either pulled herself up or pushed her back against the crib to the point of standing. Rebekah and her parents were there to check for broken bones, comfort, and make sure she was okay. Sydney slept through it all! The girls will be 10 months on Sunday, and we think that this is the most fun stage so far. They are happy girls with lots of smiles. Abigail is becoming more mobile and more confident in her crawling. We had to buy a gate last night to keep her in or out of the sunroom. The above picture with all of the toys is sort of a joke--they weren't really playing with them all at the same time, but I thought it was funny that we could almost fill our great room with all of the 'educational' tools for our girls development...Oh, but we still are not afraid to buy them new things to broaden their horizons--they love their new swing in the front yard.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Did anyone hear what the Easter service was about this morning? I can't remember since I was wrestling a Miss Sydney Lane through out the service! It's okay sweet Sydney, Mama and Daddy should have known that 9 1/2 month olds and church don't mix. I'm sure Tim Woodroof was inspiring.

As you can tell from the church story, we have some active babies! They are both needing attention more than ever now to remain happy, although there are times that they play without assistance and are just great. The activity had us thinking that we should be looking for gates and baby-proofing the house soon--because Abigail took her first crawl steps this weekend! She was in a good mood after an afternoon meal on Saturday and felt the coordination kick in. We set up her favorite book (to chew on, not read--not yet) for motivation and she shuffled her hands and knees four times to reach it. We are so proud.

The pictures above are from the Bicentennial Mall, downtown Nashville on Saturday, the girls enjoying their Easter baskets this morning, and of the fam at Grandma and Grandpaw Speake's for Easter lunch. Whew--I'm tired.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Visitors! Nana and Papaw Glisson dropped in to see us this afternoon ...who am I kidding, they were here to see Abigail and Sydney. It is always good to spend time with Great-Grandparents and hear stories about their lives. I also love to hear about "Nitro's" antics--get it? Nitro Glisson. Papaw was given that name in the Navy. We couldn't get her going this time, but to hear my Nana giggle is one of the funniest things in this world and worth the price of admission. Whoa--side stitch funny. Question: where have the past 91/2 months gone...

Friday, April 07, 2006

For our faithful blog family, we apologize for the lapse in posts. It has been a crazy week fighting the girls' first colds. They seem to be on the mend, though. I (Rebekah) thought I would let you in on what Sydney and Abigail are doing when they feel good enough to play. Abigail is in the pink and yellow and is really trying to crawl. Both girls scoot backwards all over the floor and are beginning to play with the idea of moving their hands and knees at the same time. I have a feeling that my days of leaving the room knowing all will be the same when I return, are coming to an end. We welcome the changes, though, and are trying to enjoy every stage to its fullest.