Things were kinda crazy with holiday prep/family visiting so we have another two week combo post.

Miles pops out not only tooth number 2, but also number 3. Miss Abby still shows no signs of teething, however she is starting to kinda-sorta crawl, which basically means she picks a knee up and worms her way up an inch or two, and then somehow spins herself around in a circle. We are starting to see some preferences for toys – Miles really likes what I call his “weeble wobble” toy and the toy mailbox. In fact, any time I close the mailbox door, he reaches and opens it. Abby, quite stereotypically, seems to favor the phone. She also seems to have an affinity for music. We took them to church and she watched our mouths intently. During Christmas Eve service she decided to try it out for herself and bellowed a 4th verse to “Hark the Herald Angels Sing” that went something like “ahhhhh ahhhhh ahhhh!!!!”

Each week they become more interactive with each other. Miles grabbed a toy out of Abby’s hand and this time it made her cry. Later, while playing with the border of their alphabet mat, Miles made another attempt and Abby simply switched the piece over to her other hand. The mat boarder became a source of much entertainment this week  –  My dad gently tapped Miles in the face with it and he giggled hysterically. We also introduced bubbles and it made Miles so excited he appeared to hyperventilate.

Of course the most significant thing this week was the babies’ first Christmas. They are obviously a bit too young to really enjoy it so this year was more for the adults. We dressed them up in Christmas jammies, cute Christmas outfits, watched them “open presents” (aka eat the paper) and had another family dinner that they enjoyed much more this time around.

On my end, it appears that I’ve managed to injure myself yet again. *sigh* I’m still limping after this weekends’ long run from pain in my hip/rear. Here’s hoping its nothing major and something I can prevent happening again with some more frequent core and hip strength/flexibility stuff.

Pic overload time!

  • We do some last minute shopping with mom
We goin' shoppin
We goin’ shoppin
  • We have nakie baby play time
The first rule of nakie baby play time? Don't talk about nakie baby play time
The first rule of nakie baby play time? Don’t talk about nakie baby play time
  • Abby is all smiles for grandpa
I love Grandpa Santa
I love Grandpa Santa
  • They pose in their Christmas outfits, because really, we don’t give them a choice
Ho ho hope you think we're cute
Ho ho hope you think we’re cute
  • The stealing begins early
Gimmie that bow
Gimmie that bow
  • Family photos required, of course.
Mom, this is NOT comfortable
Mom, this is NOT comfortable
This was the best of several attempts
This was the best of several attempts
  • We open Christmas presents
Oooh paper. I can eat this?
Oooh paper. I can eat this?
Opening presents in our Christmas jams
Opening presents in our Christmas jams
  • We take our first bath together
What?
What?
Ooooo. Water
Ooooo. Water
  • Miles takes his teething out on my sweatshirt
Nom nom nom
Nom nom nom
  • And he lets me know how he REALLY feels about my driving
I sleep holding onto my "oh sh*t" handles
I sleep holding onto my “oh sh*t” handles
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