Monday, July 30, 2007


Here are the promised shots of Rachael trying out some new food. This was her first experience with peaches -- she liked them, honest! It was just that initial sweetness that brought on these expressions!

See, she really did like them! We got a smile!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

What the girls are up to...

Grace and Rachael enjoyed themselves at Vanessa's mom's wedding, they (and their cousin, Savannah) were so well-behaved! Even when Chris and Jerry (Vanessa's brother-in-law) had to clean everything up, Grace entertained herself by running through the tables ("the path") because a snake was chasing her. Then she'd tell us that her pets were lost in the woods, and she'd spend a good bit of time finding them and putting them where they belonged. She kept herself busy the entire time! Thank God for her active imagination!!

Rachael is now eating baby food, and loving every minute of it! We hope to get some pictures of it soon, but she doesn't do those funny faces for long, she's quick to get used to the taste and then she wants more and more! When Chris fed her, she was taking hold of his hand and pulling the spoon toward her mouth!

Grace started swim lessons earlier this month, and originally Vanessa was taking her and saw poor little Grace screaming and crying for the first two lessons. Then, a total blessing -- Chris' mom volunteered to take Grace to the lessons so Vanessa could stay home, and let Rachael have her nap. Since then, Grace has become a little fish! Vanessa met Grandma (Chris' mom) at the pool today, and Grace was going under water voluntarily and swimming by herself! It was so great to see! We hope to have pictures of that up as well!

Where does the time go?? Here's a look at Grace at 6 months, and Rachael now at the same age!

Monday, July 23, 2007

The Wedding

More to come, but for right now, here is one of the rare shots (rare for all 4 of us to be in the same place long enough) of our little family together at Vanessa's mom's wedding on Sunday!

It was a beautiful day, all the girls (ours plus their cousin, Savannah) behaved so well throughout the ceremony and the reception. It was a great day to celebrate!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Impatience at 6 Months

We may be going this weekend to get "real" pictures done for Rachael since she'll be 6 months this Friday, but today I had them in little matching outfits and just couldn't resist snapping a few photos -- what's even better, they cooperated! Grace has been quite the ham when I've had the camera out, and I'm finally getting something other than the surprised look out of Rachael! Enjoy!

I love these girls!!! Oh, and some of you have said you've tried to comment but were unable to, I think I figured that out now... Try it, and if you still can't, just send me an e-mail!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Happy 4th!

We had a full 4th of July, and here are 3 pictures worth sharing!

Nana (Vanessa's mom) with her Florida granddaughters:

Grace helping Rachael get ready for their picture together:

Grace & Rachael say, "Happy 4th of July!"

Hope everyone had a safe and Happy 4th of July!

Monday, July 2, 2007

Total Grace

This is 100% Grace right here -- she asked me to get the camera, she posed on her own. We're in trouble, people!

The latest "trick"!

Why is she smiling like this?

Because she can do this all by herself:

Chris says that she's been doing it for a while now, but not until today have I seen her sit up unassisted for long enough for me to feel confident enough to try to take a picture of it! Hard to believe we're already here with Rachael -- she's going to be 6 months this month!!