As I talked with Abigail at lunch today, she was animatedly discussing something when she mentioned a list of people that included her "brother". So here's what happened next:

Me: Abigail, did you say "my brother"?

Abigail: Yep

Me: But you don't have a brother yet.

Abigail: Yes I do

Me: Oh really?

Abigail: Yes, I do. His name is Isaac.


We lost our first pregnancy to miscarriage, but had already picked out a name - Isaac James.

November Photo Album updated

I haven't had a chance to edit photos or come up with a witty post...but there are lots of new pics in the November Photo Album.
(Also got some videos up in a Video Album.)

Here's a slideshow of the November Album:

Eliana pictures

For some reason, Eliana was the subject of most of the one-twin-at-a-time pictures from this week. She is working hard on getting her fingers into her mouth, and it appears that she is going to be our little thumb-sucker.





Wasabi the cat







Kris (who lives with us - she's the one behind Aaron in the last photo) and Sky (her fiancee') recently got an adorable kitten named Wasabi. Abigail has been eager to meet her, and this week she finally got her wish. Wasabi came over for a visit and Abigail had tons of fun playing with her and trying to coax her out from under the furniture.
(And in case you are wondering - Abigail was playing dress up with one of my nightgowns. Hence the funny-fitting "dress".)

Abigailese

Abigail's language skills have improved rapidly over the last few months, but she still has her own idea of how to pronounce certain things. Here is a short list of some of the sayings we find especially cute:

I do my byself -------------------------(I do it by myself)
Ah-Hog --------------------------------(hot dog)
I not yike it gock ----------------------(I don’t like it dark)
Timmy-tame-o ------------------------(tomato)
I have a froat --------------------------(I have a sore throat)
Ella-nana ------------------------------(Eliana)
Foff ------------------------------------(moth)
Bwin-ah-boon -------------------------(balloon)
I have a got ---------------------------(I forgot)
Nissue --------------------------------(tissue)
Checkup ------------------------------(Ketchup)
Chicken -------------------------------(Kitchen)

Sisters

Joelle in stripes, Eliana in polka dots, Abigail...well, you know which one is Abigail!

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Super cute

Joelle in red, Eliana in yellow




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Smiling twins, and check out the Oct Album

If you haven't checked it lately, now would be a good time to go take a look at our October Web Album on Picasa. I just uploaded a bunch of photos, including a series of smiling shots of both Joelle and Eliana. Here's a sampling to whet your appetite:

Eliana



Joelle



People always ask us if the girls are identical or fraternal. We don't technically know for sure (we'd have to get a DNA test to have proof.) But can you look at these pictures and tell me that they are NOT identical? It seems like the more they fill out and get chubby, the more and more they look alike!

It's getting chilly

For the first time this season, Abigail had to put on a hat and gloves to go play outside. It's starting to get cold around here!

First time painting - Video

First time painting







New front door and new stove

Thanks to a generous gift of Home Depot gift cards, we now have a new front door (one that actually opens and closes correctly!) and a new stove (with an oven door that closes all the way and stays shut!) Next on the list...replace the yucky kitchen carpet.





Intercessory dancing

Abigail spent a long time dancing while we were listening to an intercession set on the IHOP webcast. This video is a little longer than usual (about 4 minutes), but I love to watch her dance so I thought I'd share!

Eliana and Joelle

Good Helper

Playing in the sink

Playing in the kitchen sink is one of Abigail's favorite special activities. The first day that I let her clean the sink and wash some plastic dishes, she spent over an hour and a half playing!!!

 
 
 

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The Babysitting Crew

 

Our babysitting crew, for our first date night with non-family babysitters. Joe & Jamie (with son Levi), and Russ & Shanon (with daughter Esther), along with Abigail, Eliana, and Joelle.

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Abigail sharing dolly with her sisters

 
 
 
 

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Abigail getting ready to nurse dolly

 

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Joelle Cooing, Smiling, and Spitting Up

Eliana Smiling and Playing

Web Albums

Alright - the "picture of the day club" has ceased to exist in it's previous form. I will still try to post when I can, but I'm just lucky to have time to take pictures at all. Finding time to get them on here is just not going to happen very consistently, I'm afraid.

So, for now - ya'll can check out the monthly photo albums that I have posted on our Picasa Web Album page. I will add photos there as I upload them to our computer. I will not always post here when I do that, so check whenever you'd like.

Here are direct links to the albums I have up so far:

August
September

Check out the previous post for a slideshow of some of the highlights from those two albums.

Pictures I've been meaning to post...

Playing with Daddy

video

First twins photo shoot at home




Joelle

Eliana

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