I am already starting out my holiday season behind on blogging. Here's a picture summary of the last 10 days or so.
Reagan has started sleeping with a lovey and it's so cute. Luckily, we have an abudance of them handed down from her big sisters. She is on her 3rd cold in the last 6 weeks, but she is sweet as can be. When we were in Chicago, I had several relatives and others who spent time with us ask if she was always this happy and well-behaved. Yes, yes, and yes! I think God knew that after having twins I needed an easy-going smiley baby.
George had the day off before I left so we headed over to the park that Matt and Sarah visited with Rachel. The morning started out rainy, but by the time we finished our picnic lunch the sun was out. Hannah and Kate had wet bottoms from going down all of the wet slides, but that's what a change of clothes is for, right?
My parents graciously paid for Sarah and I to go with them to Chicago to visit my brother and sister-in-law. My sister-in-law, Amy, planned one of her baby showers on a date when we could be there so we were able to see family from St. Louis and join in the baby festivities. It was a quick and whirlwind weekend, but so much fun. Hannah and Kate stayed at home with Daddy, who was secretly busy working on our bathroom vanity cabinet. These are some pictures from the baby shower.
Since it was chilly in Chicago, we got to break out our cold weather clothes! She was such a snuggle bunny.
My sister-in-law is a veterinarian. They have one dog and four cats. I'm not a huge cat person, but these cats are very sociable and not mean. They grew on me. I thought this was a sweet picture of Maddie and Dexter snuggling with each other. By the end of the weekend Maddie found herself being very protective of Reagan. Anytime Reagan would cry, she would go look for her and just kind of follow her. She'll be a good big sister to baby William.
We had a great Thanksgiving. We spent the day at George's parents' house. My parents were on another mini-vacation. George and I then went to see the latest Twilight movie to give us something to do until the shopping madness started. We braved Wal-Mart for a couple of things and then attempted Target at midnight, but saw the line stretched out to the main road and decided to go home. I went back at 6 a.m. and got everything that was on my list to get at midnight. I shopped at a couple other places, too. Now, we are gearing up for Christmas!
Dizziness, chills, fever, sweating, nausea, fatigue...any of those symptoms ring a bell? If they do, then you just might be a Hannah, Kate, and Reagan addict. For those of you experiencing withdrawal, allow me to kindly put you at ease with our latest cuteness.
The following set of pictures is what happens when Mommy, Hannah, and Kate go to Busch Gardens and leave Daddy home with Reagan. He assures me that she actually fell asleep in his arms and he just put her on the floor to take some pictures. He says that he had a lot of fun with her.
And this is as close as Reagan has come to crawling. She gets up on all fours and rocks back and forth. I'm really hoping she puts off the new skill until after our trip this weekend. I was looking forward to a "relaxing" trip of not having to chase around children and not having to fly with a baby who wants to get down and roam the airplane. You can see how far she scoots herself away from her toys though.
And these are pictures from this morning.
Thr proud big sister on the right is potty trained. For those of you who are on facebook, you know this already, but I haven't shared it with my blog audience. She just told me one day that she had to poop so we ran to the potty and have had only one accident in the last 2 weeks! Woohoo! Now I am only buying diapers for one big girl butt.
George has been on this cooking/grilling kick in which he has been experimenting with stuff he has seen on some grill show on PBS. Yes, my husband is a PBS junkie. A couple of weeks ago he made this Philly Cheesesteak on the grill. It was delicious. He has also made quesadillas on the grill and they were yummy. (It's a shame that all of my time at the gym is spent just working off one meal.) On Sunday he went fishing and caught one huge grouper, a medium sized grouper, and a small mackrel. He fried up the grouper last night for fish and chips. It was so good. He even made his own tartar sauce and the french fries were made from potatoes. Can't say that it was the healthiest meal, but it was well worth it!
And a cute video from Kate playing peekaboo with Reagan this morning. Reagan is not a giggly baby so any time we can get her to laugh more than one syllable, we try to get as much as we can out of her.
Hope that satisfies your craving until probably next week.