All is well in the house of many children. Natalie is officially crawling and pulling up to stand. Rebecca is still scooting around, but man, she is fast! Much faster than Natalie crawling. Rebecca will stand if you set her up, the same with sitting, but she can't get her chunky self into the positions herself yet. Natalie has 2 bottom teeth, and Rebecca has 2 bottom and 2 top. They have starting eating little finger foods like Cheerios and these Gerber puff things. We are working on waving, but instead of waving back, they just crack up and wiggle around when we wave at them. Very cute.
John is loving preschool. His best friends are Nicholas and Ellie. I love that he is starting to come home with little stories about what they did each day. Apparently today they took a train ride to the zoo. John drove the engine. And Kathryn stopped crying. I don't know why she was crying, but he told me she stopped. :) He is really getting into imaginative (is that a word?) play. He will tell me that he is Natalie and I am Rebecca and then we lay on the floor and crawl around. He has lengthy pretend phone conversations that are hysterical. It really sounds like he is talking to someone. The other day GG asked him a question while he was on his play phone and he put his hand out and said "Just one minute!" Whooops! I guess he's heard that a few times...I can't imagine from who though... For his birthday in a few weeks we are dropping the babies off with my mom and sister so Mike and I can take John to dinner alone and then go to Build A Bear. I think he'll really like making his own stuffed animal. I also think he'll really like having some alone time with us. Whenever I tell him we are going somewhere he asks "Just Mommy and John?" Keep your eyes open for some super cute Christmas cards in your mailboxes soon. But until then, here are a few pics.
Kind of an odd expression, but it's not often that John requests I take his picture, so of course I complied.
Rebecca helping me decorate the house for Christmas.
Natalie was crawling around, and when she sat up she found herself under the tree. It was really funny watching her look around and try to figure out where in the heck she was!
John moving the ornaments he put on the tree up a little higher so his sisters would stop taking them off.
2 seconds before I took this picture they were both smiling and babbling, but the second I stepped back to take the picture they freaked out. Don't you just love Natalie's drool bib on her shirt? Lovely.