Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Babies are never sweeter...than when they are asleep! Although, I jest--there is some truth to that statement. It is when they appear at peace and when Mama and Daddy can do normal adult things. I know what you may be thinking, but I am talking about the dishes, laundry, cleaning, etc. I hear the girls waking up, so I must go...but I thought you'd enjoy the pictures (S,A,A,A,S,S). Sydney enjoys her gymnastics moves, and Abigail is starting to 'cruise'--mostly from couch to coffee table to Exersaucer.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Our apologies for the lapse in coverage of the Glisson girls...but we have been moving to the beat of a different drummer over the past week--a rock-n-roll drummer. We have been on the go--to St. Louis then on to Kirksville, Missouri for Rebekah's sister's graduation from Truman State University. Way to go, Miranda (with honors)! We spent approximately 24 hours in Kirksville and hung out in her apartment with her friends as you can see in the last picture. This was for sure the coldest May graduation that I've ever been to--I kept cracking Canadian jokes. We had to bundle the girls and the grandmas for the outside graduation on Saturday and everyone stayed warm. Mama and Daddy stayed extra warm as we wrestled the girls through the entire ceremony--10 month olds are not supposed to sit still, don't you know? Brad traveled back to Nashville and worked a little on Monday, and Miranda, Rebekah and the girls came back Tuesday. They enjoyed a relaxing day with the grandparents and the great-grandmas--Gramma Deanie, Papa Mike, Great Ginny and Great Grandma Dee. Everyone was happy to be home Tuesday--the girls were able to play with the toys that they had forgotten about and were able to get back into normal sleep patterns. In Kirksville and St. Louis, the girls would sleep until 2, 3, or 4 in the morning and would then want to be up to play. Average sleep for parents each night: 4-5 hours. We are wondering how the trip to the beach in a few weeks is going to go...The top two pictures are of the girls 'playing' with their Auntie Miranda this morning while Mama went to the doctor to take care of the tendonitis in her wrists/hands. It is very nice to have Miranda around...dinner was great tonight, too.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

We are on the other side! After sleeping on Mama Sunday night, Sydney's recovery quickly took the turn for the better. She is now crawling around the house and her normal self again...she loves to play with our kitchen table chairs for some reason. I read that babies look at the same item (i.e. the chair) in so many different ways that it remains interesting for a long time--just as Sydney has done for the past week. Abigail is crawling faster and is more curious about things--the fireplace screen, plugs and cords, and pulling up on things. It feels like a zoo sometimes--but the zoo is fun, right?

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Sick Babies

Sydney did not escape the wrath of the unnamed sickness and is exhibiting a textbook case of "fussiness." She won't play or be out of Mama or Daddy's arms for more than a minute and will not lay horizontal in any case. Not even sleeping. Rebekah had Sydney on her chest for most of the night last night, and we are all tired today. Abigail is feeling better and back to her normal crawling routine...

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Growing Up Fast

The girls' physical development in the last two weeks has amazed us. As you can see, Abigail is starting to pull up and can keep her balance for a while on the coffee table. Sydney has been crawling in small spurts and has almost mastered the alternating hand-knee-hand-knee motion.

This past week was a tough one for us--sickness. Abigail was not herself Wednesday and Thursday and had a significant fever. She had to be held almost all day and didn't want anything to do with playtime. We were up with her for 3 hours or so in the night as well--it has been a long time since Daddy had to be up caring for a baby in the middle of the night! Sleep is overrated though. Sydney showed symptoms of sickness yesterday and also had a fever. It seems that everyone is better or getting better today. Just those little interruptions in our regular schedule can easily wear us out...but, of course, we wouldn't trade it for the world.

Monday, May 01, 2006


I love being a dad!