Monday, November 27, 2006

Abigail and Sydney were fortunate to spend the entire Thanksgiving week in St. Louis with Great Grandma Dee, Grama and Papa, and Mama! Grama drove more than 10 hours on the Sunday before Thanksgiving to pick up the girls--another amazing display of a grandparent's love! Brad joined the family for the long weekend on Wednesday night. The girls enjoyed their time with their grandparents, and Rebekah enjoyed the QT with her Mama and Grandma. Sydney and Abigail enjoyed many days at the park, walking around town, and shopping will all of the girls. Check out the "Sculpture Park" pictures, magazine readers (rippers) pictures, and soccer chicks pictures (they really are kicking balls now!) on Flickr.

Other news of note: today was the girls first day at Mother's Day Out, and all the teachers gave them a thumbs up! The girls were able to play outside on this unseasonably warm day, and they painted a snowflake and reindeer with their hand/footprints. Sydney's 'Daily Information Sheet' says she "hated her hands in the paint [and was] very good today." Great job, girls! Of course, Mother's Day Out will take some getting used to--neither of the girls took naps this afternoon. The teachers said that the girls would not lay down for naptime and played out in the hall while the other kids slept. Ha Ha! We predicted it would happen that way!

Friday, November 17, 2006


We are so proud...

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Abigail and Sydney had a very nice visit from the Greats today! It is always nice to have visitors and is even more special gift if they are great grandparents. Plus, it gives the girls someone to play with other than Rebekah.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

The Quercus palustris in our front yard produces copious amounts of leaves each year (although not the beautiful oranges, reds, and yellows that I've seen around town), and we usually have a full carpeting two or three times a year. Before hauling the pile away, we gave the girls an opportunity to run and jump and throw the leaves everywhere--but they just sat there, perplexed. I suppose that we should not expect so much out of these first time experiences. They did enjoy being fully engulfed by the leaves at times, and, of course, enjoyed holding and munching on them. More pictures on flickr...