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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lots of Smiles!

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It's like she knew I needed her to pose!
Annabelle Claire:  now 11 lbs!


It's easy now getting smiles out of both of them!
Eveleyn Grace: now 12 lbs!!


Always so happy!!!
3 months old!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Girls' First Camping Trip!

Last weekend, my entire extended family went
camping at Prineville Reservoir.  It was the
girls' first real camping trip, and they loved it!
There were plenty of people offering to hold
babies.  My cousin Jessie, holding Evelyn

My cousin Brise and his adorable son Gracin

Nanny and Annabelle

The Roe family stayed in a tent, but during the days,
the girls took naps in my grandparents' trailer
 

We had off and on rain storms the whole weekend.
Everyone had cleared out except for Jim, because
tough guy that he is, he thought he could brave the storm!

Not so tough anymore!

Maybe we'll rethink that decision



My mom with Evelyn, who is packing
on the pounds daily! Both girls
are growing so well!
We also celebrated my birthday while we were there
and I got a new pair of TOMS!!
Daddy feeding Anna things he shouldn't
She would not stop staring at her dad:)

This is my favorite.....she looks like
she just got in trouble!
Happy girl!
Another happy girl!
There's an Annabelle under the towel somewhere!
Oh wow Dad!
What's camping without a fire?
She was full of faces:)
Auntie Kelsi with Annabelle
My little Evie
The sunbonnets came in handy!
Jim, as usual was the favorite of all the kids!
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Both girls have been smiling and cooing at us
so much!! Here's a happy Evelyn!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

2 months and counting!

It has been a while! And when you have
2 babies growing like crazy, a couple weeks
is way too long without an update!

The girls are doing great!!  Jim and I are
absolutely loving this! You always hear 
people say that kids grow up so fast, and
now I understand it.  We are overwhelmed
by Evelyn and Annabelle every day!
They've started smiling and cooing back at
us now and it's so much fun!
At their last checkup, Annabelle was 8 lbs
and Evelyn was 9 lbs!!!  They're gaining a pound
a week.  Preemies are supposed to gain approximately
4 ounces a week, so I think we're on track!


Annabelle is our kid that requires a lot of affection!
She loves being held and I needed to cook dinner last
night, so this was the solution we came up with!

She loved playing pool with Dad and when I came
out to check on her, she was sound asleep, dangling
from his chest:)

Here's the official 2 month picture!
They're 2 very different little girls!!

They posed so nice for mom!

The girls are getting lots of love from their
grandma, who can't go a day without seeing them!

One of my cafe customers, a 92 year old man brought in a gift
for the girls, a hat and pair of booties that were made by his mother
117 years earlier!  I had to take pictures with them...it was
just too precious!  He was sad he had only one set for me.
Such a sweet man!
Here's Evelyn in her antique christening outfit!

Getting Annabelle dressed! She was so happy!

So pretty in lace!

The only time they look like sisters is when you
cover up Annabelle's black hair!

They love hanging out already!
Annabelle is doing her best to catch up to her sis!

Annabelle, another photo shoot with mom!

And Evelyn, the tongue permanently out of her mouth:)

They're such good models for me!
The world's cutest book ends!!

That's all for now! I'll keep it coming.