And she already has the front door of her house ready for Christmas.
Most of the trees are now barren, or at least brown. This one doesn't appear to have dropped any of its leaves yet, and I love how some of it is still green.
The little buddies in their last shower gifts to grow into.
Working really hard on learning to crawl! They're so much more contented now that they can roll around and scoot on their elbows to reach every button, toy, magazine, chord, ball possible. Keeps me on my toes!! Katie pulled the phone off the lamp table - thank goodness it didn't land on her head, and is very lightweight! Strangely, though, they're not sitting up yet. The doctor says their hip muscles are tight, so we've been working on exercising them - they giggle uproariously when I put their toes in their mouths.
Also, they're teething - both have two bottoms and Kate is getting two tops. They seem to have their schedules a bit mixed up - teeth and crawling before sitting up!
Emma weighs 13 pounds (she's the messy one, BTW), and Kate is up to 14.5. The doctor thinks Emma needs to see a nutritionist - I can't imagine her being any more healthy or feisty. I think they dream up things to worry about.
Feisty the First got a clean bill of health as far as kidneys go, but she still has the issues in the bathroom that we have to deal with. Kristen goes into much detail in her latest post. We've decided it is a control issue with Miss Feisty, and are going to try to work on her stubbornness by letting her have more ownership of scheduling her trips to the bathroom. The very nice lady doctor had a long talk with her about needing to be on quite a rigid schedule, and it's not going over very well with Feisty. She definitely has a mind of her own - please continue to pray for that mind and whatever is blocking her progress, emotional as well as physical. Thanks!
Finally - a funny story. DC doesn't dream very often, but when he does, it's worth remembering. Last night he dreamed that he and I were on vacation with George and Laura Bush - in fact, we were even staying in the same room - hope it was a suite! He and George were sitting on the bed getting ready for the day (probably putting on their shoes to go out for a run or a bike ride), and talking about DC's conversation with the pope.
I've always thought Laura and I could be friends - we could talk about books all day long - and twins. I hope that they can go back to Texas and enjoy a peaceful life out of the public eye.