Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thankful Week

I guess I better get around to my weekly post.  This weekend is almost over.

Not a lot went on last week.  At first I thought we had no appointments whatsoever.  I was so excited to have a therapy free week.  And then I remembered last Sunday morning in the shower that I just hadn't written down her physical therapy appointment.  She has it every Tuesday at 9am.  I guess one appointment in a week isn't too bad but I really was looking forward to that completely free week.  But PT went fine.  It was so long ago that I don't remember much happening. 

Wednesday afternoon we headed to Charlotte to Drew's mom's house.  We spent Wednesday night there.  Thursday morning I had grand plans to get Drew's sister, Anna, to take our pictures for our Christmas card and we woke up to rainy and foggy weather.  We had to skip the pictures but we headed to Drew's dad's house for our big Thanksgiving lunch.  We celebrated with GrandBob and Suzette, Mimo and Aunt Anna, Uncle Ed and his girlfriend Jamie, and Jamie's parents, Richard and Lorrie.  A good meal and good time was had by all.  It turned into a beautiful day so we were able to get our Christmas pictures taken and Aunt Anna managed to capture 2 where everyone was looking in the correct direction and smiling.  An amazing feat!  She only had to take 63 pictures to get those two.  Not bad, ha ha. 

Friday morning Mimo and Anna and I braved the crowds and went Xmas shopping while Drew and Bob watched the kids.  I managed to get a few more presents so all was good.  Crowds don't bother me so I don't mind going shopping on Black Friday.  And yesterday I was able to meet my best friend, Carrie, in Greensboro for lunch and shopping while Drew watched the kids.  I got a few more presents and I'm really closing in on finishing my shopping.  Yeah, it's not even December!  I do appreciate my wonderful hubby watching the kids so much lately so I can get out for a little me time.  It does the mind and body wonders! 

Enjoy the pictures....but not the 2 good Christmas pictures :)  Gotta wait on those!

The kids love pushing the chairs around the kitchen.  This day they pushed them to the gate and looked all cute while sitting in them!

Lindy still isn't sure about Boo Boo Bear, but she is warming up to him by sitting with him.  Or on him.

We see who won the battle though.

Last week's church outfits.

I guess her braces aren't so bad if she willingly tries to put them on!

Silly boy on the couch.  This didn't last long.

Cute kiddos.

The kids LOVE these 200 foam blocks.  I don't love the fact that Will figured out how to unzip the bag and dump them, anytime he wants.  Basically whenever your back is turned.  But he has been building some awesome structures so it's neat to see. 

Someone else in our house likes the kids' chairs!

This is from Wednesday at Mimo's house.  The rocking chair they are sitting in is their great-grandmother's chair from when she was a little girl.  It was Mimi's chair, Mimo's mom.

Will is as tall as Drew!

Such a sweet picture.  Perfect height windows for him to gaze out of.

Lindy hanging with Uncle Ed.

Little E and even Littler E.  For any non-Wake fans, #31 was Eric Williams' number, also known as Big E. 

Lately when Will is on the changing table he'll throw one leg up and rest it on the other leg.  It immediately reminds me of a picture from when he was first born.  Of course I had to find it for comparison.  The first picture was taken when he was 19 days old and weighed 2lbs 4oz.  I don't know what he weighs today, probably 24+lbs. 

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful For.....

Today we are thankful for GrandBob and Suzette.  GrandBob and Suzette are Drew's dad and stepmom.  GrandBob and Suzette have come in very handy at all the Wake Forest football games this fall.  They help entertain the kids before the game by walking all around with them and playing with them.  More importantly they help entertain and hold them during the games.  We love that the kids have started a tradition of going to the football games with their GrandBob and Suzette.

We are most thankful for the love they show to Lindy and Will.  They have been right there sharing in every milestone the kids have conquered.  GrandBob thinks the sun rises and sets on little Willy Will, but he is also the first to tell us how pretty and amazing Lindy is.  We can just feel the love they have for our kids and it's special to see.

We couldn't have made it the last two years without the love and support of GrandBob and Suzette.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thankful For...

Today we are thankful for Mimo.  Mimo is Drew's Mom.  Mimo has been especially helpful when it comes to watching the kids while Drew and I are away for weekends.  We are thankful for a grandmother who willingly watches the kids, usually by herself!  She is also great about coming to help Drew on the weekend if by chance I am away.  I know the kids love their time with Mimo and I know Drew appreciates the help.

Who loves Lindy?  Mimo loves Lindy!  Who loves Will?  Mimo loves Will!  And love Lindy and Will she does!  From spending the night the first night the triplets were born to spending the night a couple weekends ago, we know she'd do anything for us and the kids.  Her love for our kids is obvious.  She is just as excited as we are when the kids do something new.  Mimo is also really good about remembering Adam, which means the world to us.

We are lucky to have a Mimo in our lives.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thankful For...

Seeing as it is the week of Thanksgiving, I want to highlight some of the people Drew and I are thankful for.

Today I'm thankful for Nana and Papa.   Nana and Papa are my parents.  As much as I wish my parents lived around the corner, unfortunately they don't.  And although they live up in Ohio, we still get to see them every couple of months.  They descend upon our house for a weekend full of lovin on our kids.  They dive in and feed, and read, and play with the kids.  It's obvious the kids bask in the constant attention they get when Nana and Papa are around.  Will especially loves having a willing person to read him books! 

Nana and Papa have always been a constant support system for us.  My mom is the first person I call when I'm having a horrible day with the kids.  They are the first people I call when one of the kids has accomplished a new milestone or done something funny.  From the poems my mom wrote every month of the kids' first year to the things my dad has built for the kids, we know how much Nana and Papa love our kids. 

We will miss seeing them at Thanksgiving this year, but we want them to know how thankful we are to have them in our lives and our kids' lives!