What we've been doing

We had a busy and fun-filled weekend.  Saturday, we attended a wedding - our sister-in-law Shelby's sister - and the girls went with us.  It was outside (yes, August in Georgia = HOT), but everything was beautiful.  The girls did well, despite the heat and the challenge of being still...which is getting increasingly difficult for them as they do like to move.  They are still not crawling - they are doing everything but - and they are constantly getting themselves stuck in weird positions and not quite able to get out.  They get frustrated, but it won't be long until they can get unstuck without our help.  

On Sunday, we celebrated their 1st Birthday (which was July 1st, just a few days after we got back from China), hosted by Jonathan's cousin Andy and his sweet wife Lisa.  There were lots of friends and family there and the girls had their very first birthday cake.  LilyKate had no problem tearing right in, but Eleanor was a bit timid and I had to feed her a little before she really got into it.  They were so cute in their handmade cupcake dresses (not by me) and they took it all in...the singing, the cake, the presents, and all the attention.  We went in the swimming pool, which they absolutely love, and had a fabulous time. Unfortunately, our camera battery died and we only got a couple of pics, but I know other people were taking pictures, so I hope we can get copies.  I know, we're lame.

So far this week, we have been laying low, since it's so hot and muggy out.  I can't wait for some cooler weather so we can get the girls outside more.  We look at them every day in wonder and awe, that we have been blessed as their parents, and that our lives have changed so completely in the seven short weeks since we became a family - forever.  

LilyKate and her Daddy

LK got under the Entertainment Center

Eleanor looking at me from under the coffee table

They love to stand and hold onto this chair

Who, me? (E)

Silly Girl (LK)

Sweet, sweet girls

Smiling at Daddy

Our first wedding as a family of four - hot, but happy

Still gorgeous, even when hot and cranky (LK)

Baby gang signs (E, LK)

Do you know who's who?

About to blow out the candles (E in blue, LK in pink)

Laughing with Great Grandma Irene (LK)

Eleanor and her namesake and Great Aunt

Being silly before bathtime (E, LK)


  1. You are not lame, you are parents of twins...batteries and the likes are just not at the front of your mind. Oh how I miss the non-mobile days at times. We would find them stuck in odd places too. The best was when they would get stuck wrapped up around each other and get each other all upset :)

  2. I can't take it! They are way too cute!!!! Keep feeding those pics!!!!!

    Doreen in Montreal Proud single mom to Faith-Jiangxi & Mia-Sichuan

  3. Oh, they are just too adorable!! Love the pictures of them both, You did great taking the pictures!

    Alyson LID 01/27/06