Tuesday, January 1, 2008

First Birthday and Ruth Christmas

So much has happened since I last wrote. The girls had their first birthday and experienced their first Christmas. They received so many presents we had to bring a second bag home on the plane. We had a great time with my family and got to spend 10 whole days there. My sister's baby, Brenley, is getting bigger everyday and beginning to smile. Angie just made a blog too.
Here are some pictures from our trip:

Pops reading to both girls. They are really into reading right now, and love books.
Happy Birthday! They were about to open their presents.
Of course, Avery still loves the bows the best.
Birthday Cake! It was so good too....
Atley likes to turn sideways just in case we try to steal her cake. She wants it all for herself.
This was less than a minute after we gave her the cupcake. She went crazy...again!

Wow! Little One year olds! The day after their birthday it hit me that they were not little babies anymore. I feel like one day I wanted to have a baby, then the next day I woke up with Twin One Year Olds!!! On their birthday it was like they were bigger somehow, and a little more gown up. Maybe for the first time I actually saw them as One year olds instead of my little babies. Avery has started crawling up on all fours and she is into everything just like her sister. Atley likes to crawl everywhere and explore all the different rooms. Both girls like to be in the same place for the most part...which is nice for me right now. They are talking up a storm, in baby language. They woke me up this morning laughing in their cribs. They play together and switch toys between the cribs. They must also have a game of "who can throw the paci the farthest." Because when I go in there I never know where I'll find it. I just got 6 more because we are using them and losing them like crazy. Here is a picture of the girls and us when they were devouring their birthday cupcakes.
Christmas Morning eating a banana with Nana.
My brother Danny's girlfriend has a rabbit named Pancakes. The girls loved him.
Pops and his 3 granddaughters.
Avery on Christmas morning, getting excited about more presents!
Me and my niece Brenley.
Avery with her birthday balloons.
Betsy, Lauren and I with the girls.
Aunt Angie and her sweet baby moo moo , Brenley.
After we got home yesterday we received a package with 4 new pairs of shoes. Cute little black and white shoes and pink UGGS! (THANKS MIKEA!) Here are some pictures of their winter boots and cloth diapers:)


Summy V & DawnyT said...

ahhh I can't believe the girls are already 1. these pics are so great, I love how they devour that cake!

looks like you had a great Christmas.

Kristen said...

Shelly, the girls are getting unbelievably cute!! I can't believe they got Uggs!! ha, ha.

Hope you're doing great.