Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy Halloween!

I hope you're not expecting the cutest Halloween costumes ever...cause we didn't get the girls any costumes. Sorry. We talked about different ideas but just never committed to doing anything special. We did get a couple small pumpkins for the girls. I started carving them last night. I'll finish today and post the pictures.

I wanted to say that I always have good intentions of posting more often but find that it's so difficult to find time. Lately, the girls have been getting up more and more in the middle of the night so when they finally do go to sleep, we find ourselves jumping in bed so we can get as much sleep as possible. That was always my blog time. We really appreciate everybody that checks in, looking for videos. I always say this but we will work hard at keeping this updated. We have so much to share...just not as much time to share it all.

The girls have been working hard. We are working to get those naps down and moving bedtime up to a more reasonable hour. It's not easy! Lisa is a trooper as always. She has infinite patience and it's really paying off. Last night was a tough night but the previous 2 or 3 nights in a row were really much better.

The girls are doing wonderfully on the floor. Alyssa is still rolling over with ease but it's not as frequent as it was. They both will tolerate being on their stomachs and holding their heads up for quite a long time now. Katy will flip over from front to back once every couple of days (usually by accident) and Alyssa will maybe once a day...but she knows how to do it so it's whenever she wants to really.

Laughs are still few and far between. They are VERY happy babies but just aren't laughing yet. TONS of smiles! Yesterday actually, I was sleeping and heard the girls struggling to go back down so I walked in to pick up Alyssa to try and calm her down. When she saw me, she gave me the BIGGEST smile! It was so funny to see her go from upset, fussy little baby to "HEY DAD!" It was hard not to smile back and encourage her since we were trying to get them back to sleep.

So that's going to have to be it for today. Sorry I don't have more pictures to share right now. I just got back from the gym and am pretty pooped. By the way, I've lost 49 pounds since the girls came home in May!! 49 POUNDS!!!

Okay, I lied. I found some photos from their half-year birthday party that some of Lisa's old co-workers through for the girls.

Sorry about the red eye on this last one. I haven't gone in and fixed them up yet.


Anonymous said...

"First times" only happen once and each should be treated as unique and very significant. Make time to record and celebrate each and every one" Also sleep is over-rated - make time and enjoy!!!!

Anonymous said...

Okay, for Christmas ALL I want is an enlarged version of the first picture. The two of them looking at each other is priceless. PLEASE Andy and Lisa: Get that picture for me....or just send it email and I'll do it. I also think Mammaw would love it. ILY (4)!!!

Anonymous said...

Your girls really are just darling! The chubby cheeks are the best. Sometimes I check this site with my twins before they get on the school bus, and it always makes their day.

Congrats on 49 lbs. down, Dad. I feel like a schmuck now because I keep losing and gaining the same 5 lbs. Sounds like going to the gym might be your secret....maybe I should follow suit.

Laurie in OH

Kara said...

Great pictures. I too didn't dress my girls up for Halloween...definitely next year. I love the picture of the girls bundled up. They are getting big and seem to be doing well!!