Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Love, Handsome, and Adorable

Grandma Pookie bought the kids these outfits and Audrey and Hannah are finally old enough to wear them. We think they looked just as cute as could be. Audrey is wearing the purple "love" outfit and Hannah is wearing the pink "adorable" outfit.

Christmas Day 2008

This year we had the kids take their time opening presents, so it lasted all day. Everyone had so much fun. Isaac, Audrey, and Hannah all enjoyed playing with each other's gifts as well as with their own. Greg and I really enjoy Christmas day so much more now that we have kids to share it with.

Audrey is surrounded by her stocking stuffers.

Isaac loves his new cars.

He also loves his new drum set. He especially loves to play it when Mommy and Daddy are on the phone!

Hannah used this box to pull up to standing by herself for the very first time.

The aftermath!

Monday, December 22, 2008

We have to stop watching the news so often

Isaac has a stick that he likes to use as a pretend microphone. Usually, he just uses it to sing songs to us. The other day, he decided that we needed to interview one another. He thought it was so much fun to answer questions into the microphone. What really got us laughing was when out of the blue he grabbed the phone and said "Now, back to you guys!" I think we will have to start limiting ourselves to newscasts after he is in bed.

Audrey is getting so big

Audrey is working on learning to stand up. She tries so hard and it is very cute to watch the process. Both Audrey and Hannah are getting more teeth. Before too long, they won't be babies any more.

Isaac is excited about Audrey trying to stand. He also likes to show off his amazing abdominal strength.

Isaac takes pictures with his toy camera of the momentous occasion.

She's almost there.

She is so proud to have made it to standing.

It looks painful to see how she stands on her feet, but we are sure she will stand on the bottoms of her feet soon!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bed Time

Our kids have been sick most of the week, so it was no surprise to us that Hannah was ready to go to bed early last night. Greg and I discussed it and we decided that since Audrey still seemed like she was ready to play that we would let her stay up for a little longer than her sister until she was tired. Greg wrapped Hannah up in her blanket and let all of us say goodnight to her. As Greg took Hannah up the stairs to bed, Audrey started screaming. Hannah started screaming once she was put down in her crib which is not her usual reaction. So Greg wrapped up Audrey and took her to bed as well. Audrey stopped screaming as soon as she was wrapped up and Hannah stopped screaming once Audrey was in her bed. We were really shocked, but now we know that Audrey and Hannah cannot be taken to bed at different times. We had no idea that bedtime was such a big thing for them to do together. I guess it is just one more thing Greg and I have had to learn about having twins.

It's about time

I know that it has been too long since I have posted pictures, but I finally found some time to download from our camera. We have had a busy couple of weeks. We had a wonderful time in Omaha visiting Beccy and her family for Thanksgiving, but you have to check out her blog to see pictures. Here are a few random pictures of our kids being cute. I love how much fun Isaac, Audrey and Hannah have together. It is wonderful to see them play with one another.

Isaac really wanted to hold Hannah all by himself. They both really enjoyed it.

Isaac is showing me how gentle he can be with Hannah.

Daddy holds his kids. That makes everyone happy!

Music with Mr. Marty

A few weeks ago a group of moms from our church invited Mr. Marty the music man to come to our ministry center to play music with our kids. We had a really good turnout even though it snowed a lot that morning. All the kids seemed to really enjoy themselves and Isaac still talks about it.

The kids doing the helicopter dance.

Mr. Marty made the kids laugh so much playing with this piece of paper.

Some of the kids...

More kids...

I love this picture of Alana and her girls.

Visit with Uncle Otis

The Sunday before Thanksgiving we went to Uncle Russ and Aunt Debbie's house to visit with family because Great Uncle Otis was in town. It was good to see everyone and enjoy catching up on what has been happening in their lives.

Uncle Otis

Uncle Otis, Aunt Dottie, and Audrey

Ethan and Debra from Isaac's point of view.

Audrey and Hannah wore really cute sweaters that day. I love this picture.

The BIG Game

As always, Greg spent the Saturday before Thanksgiving watching The Game between OSU and Michigan. The kids enjoyed watching the game with Daddy.

Isaac and Daddy watch the game.

Audrey and Hannah eat stars while watching the game. (They also slept through a lot of the game.)