Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Hannah did pretty well during the ceremony. I was more nervous of Emma's behavior, but she did okay. Emma just wanted to hold the bulletin up there. Hannah started to get a little antsy and needed her bottle, but then she calmed down.
"You are a masterpiece, a new creation he has born and your as soft and fresh and a snowy winter's morn. And I'm so glad that God has given you to me, little lamb of God, you are a masterpiece."
The words in this song are so true! Bo and I are so thankful for these babies and I am reminded everyday how lucky I am to be a mom.
The service that Sunday went on to remind us about our own baptismal vows and the whole congregation renewed their baptismal vows that day. We had a luncheon at mom and dad's house afterwards for our family and friends. Hannah got some special gifts like a Christening bib, her crucifix necklace, a Christening bear stuffed animal, a silver cup, picture frames, and a cross that says "Child of God" to hang in her room. It was a very special day.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This was us at my grandmother's 75th birthday party. It was the same day as her 3 month!
Christmas was a wonderful time! We spent Christmas Eve with just the four of us. We do presents just from us Christmas Eve to the kids. Christmas morning was a little overwhelming for Emma. My mom, dad, sister and Granny were all there to see Emma wake up. She went to her Mickey Mouse Clubhouse first and to this day the little figures are her favorite part of her Christmas. She loves carrying them around, putting them in her stroller and sticking them on random surfaces in the house. She also got a dollhouse bookshelf for her big girl room and some other little play and bath toys.
Hannah got a toy box and some toys that she can grow to like this year like the Little People Noah's Ark, a play CD player, touch and feel books, and the rolling jungle animal toy.
After that we went to my uncle's house to be with the whole family of my mom's side. We are very rushed and eat a quick lunch, exchange polyanna's, open presents from my grandmother and presents for the babies from my aunts and uncles and then we have to leave early to hit the road to Raleigh.
It got very rainy and ugly so we had a rough ride down, but the girls slept! We did Christmas night and through the weekend at Bo's parents, his sister, brother in law and our niece and nephew.
Christmas is always rushed and crazy. I love how we get to be with so many people that we care about. It was very special to have my grandmother with us this year. It was also special to have Hannah's first Christmas and to see Emma so into it this year.
What a wonderful Christmas that we got to spend with those that we love.