Friday, July 27, 2012

When Naptimes Are Wonky...

... I blog! The girls keep taking mini naps today and waking each other up, and now I have them both well on their way to dreamland. I can't think of a better time to blog! :) Of course, by the time this thing actually goes up, it will probably be tomorrow sometime. {And yes, this is going up the day after I initially started working on it.} That's how things get done around here these days. But I'll chip away at it while I can.

First of all, I would like to present The Evie Show! Evie is the star of two videos today.
The first shows what happens when you put rattles on her feet. But what's a video of one girl without a cameo from the other? Luckily Tamsie makes an appearance in her jumperoo at one point. I apologize in advance for my voice, which I am never a fan of hearing on a video. I'm including this one because it's pretty typical of our daytime activities right now:
Also, this one just melts my heart every time. It's Evie saying "Mama." Tamsie decides to close out the video with a cry.
And now, may I present... The Tamsie Show! Tamsie growls constantly these days, all day long, and now she has started growling words. Rather than saying "Mama," she usually prefers to growl it. I set out to capture this on video today, but anytime I'd start to record, she'd stop. She generally just stops and smiles when she realizes she has an audience. This is the best I could do. You won't hear the "Mama" growl until the VERY end, but here it is:
OK, so I JUST got this video that shows it off pretty well:
And now it's picture time!

Twins can discover innovative ways to play with toys that were designed for one baby at a time!


Haven't I seen you around here before?

Tamsie reaches up and provides Evie with some free entertainment.

Evie thinks she'll check it out now.

Tamsie ran her first fever ever this past weekend. We took her to see the doctor to confirm that she didn't have a UTI (because of her kidney issues), and thankfully she didn't - it was just a little virus! Of course Evie caught it the next day. But in this picture, Tamsie was the sick one and Evie was cheering her up. I have a video of this that I put on facebook, but I'm refraining from adding yet another video to the blog today!

Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh!

And she's done.

Poor Evie's face developed a little rash while she was under the weather. We're thinking it must have been related to the fever. I'm just glad both girls recovered so quickly! :)
Earlier this week we went to visit our friends Rachael and Ben and to meet their new addition and our girls' newest buddy, Caroline! We met these sweet friends at church in Louisville, because they had also moved to town for seminary. Now Ben has graduated (yay!) and is serving at a church near Collierville, and we are so excited to be back in the same town with them!

I do realize this is the most socially awkward photo I think I've ever posted (and I do realize that's saying something), and I so should have just asked Chris to take it for me - but I think he was busy changing Tamsie at the time. There was some Tamsie-related reason why he couldn't. I just wanted to show off how huge the girls are in relation to us these days. They are some stubborn things, and they can be hard to hold when they want to squirm around or when they don't want to be held! However, it seems they want to be held more than ever lately. Separation anxiety has started to set in, and they want to be by their mama (said in a growly Tamsie voice) all the time. This is certainly a challenge when there are two of them!
Other recent updates that I failed to take pictures of:
* Melissa came and took some gorgeous pictures of the girls with lollipops - and then turned two of them into the lovely blog header you see up at the top of the page! I will try to include some funny outtakes next time.
* Becky came for a visit last weekend, and we had such a good time hanging out and going to the Trolley Stop Market and Muddy's. It was just like old times - complete with my lack of directional skills and yes, a Starbuck's trip too! I don't think it's possible for us to hang out and not go to Starbuck's. After all, that's how we became such good friends in the first place - hanging out at the Starbuck's at OBU! I just love that girl.
* This weekend we'll be hanging out with Chris's family!

Well that's all for today. Happy Friday, everyone! :)

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