So I realized it's been a very, verrry long time since I posted. Last one was in Spring and it's definitely winter now!! Our backyard is inches deep in snow! But that's right, OUR back yard! Let me do a brief catch up for all those not on facebook and haven't been able to keep up, I'll add pics later.
So much has changed! The twins are now 2, Terrible Two's and fantastic at it, although the next person who tells me 3's are worse might get smacked ;-) Forget walking, that's just to slow, they RUN everywhere! They chase us, the dogs, each other and just plain run! They talk and make noise all the time,so loud! Since my last post so much has changed! The best and my favorite thing is we bought a house! No more apartment and walking dogs at nigh in the ice! Our house is fantastic, the neighborhood is wonderful, it has 7 lakes and in the summer all we have to do is walk across the street to go swimming, which we did. And in winter, like next week, we can cross over and go ice skating and sledding. A lot for this Texas girl to digest.
The neighbors themselves are so wonderful, and we actually went caroling in the snow with several of them. For those of you I've known forever... quit laughing. I seriously did and enjoyed it! We have made some great friends, and this year feel more at home than last year for sure. For all our friends at home, we miss you, and to ease your minds Chris has saved our moving boxes downstairs so we will have them "someday".
Other changes, the girls have grown up soo much! Their favorite word is no, but you have to say it it "no no no no" and shake your finger for the dramatic effective. They are way to smart for their own good! They really plot against us, it's obvious and then turn around for hugs and kisses. There's not much they can't say, they repeat everything and know what they are talking about. They still love animals, although Paige got stuck on moo and to her every animal says moo. She is mostly the sweeter one, she gets 2 of everything and takes it to her sister. She is for sure a daddy's girl. Ella is mine and is freakishly smart. Her hair is so long, not sure where that comes from! She can also stare you down like nothing else, you cannot beat her.
They still love Tiger and both know what toys belong to whom.. Ella gets Taggie and the blue bear,Paige is Hippo and the pink bear. The also have babies and baby strollers that the love and race around the house with. They are constantly asking to "jump jump" which means the trampoline in the basement. As far as eating the most noticeable thing is Paige and what her favorite Aunt Lizzie dubbed "Paigecakes". I have never seen someone her size eat so many pancakes! They are both growing and doing great. They love their new house and they love the kids in the neighborhood. Particularly the 2 next door and 2 down the street. And they have made several other twin friends. Once again we had 3 birthday parties, one here (did not know we knew that many people in Michigan already), one at the Herring's and one at the Pilger's (my side).
Chris loves his job, they had the coolest work Christmas party today, all about kids! It was so family oriented and fun. We had a blast!
Christmas will be extremely different this year, for the first time there will not be Christmas at Grannie and Papa's, an almost 60 year tradition, but I'm not to sad because they and my parents are coming to stay with us. Can't wait to to see Ella and Paige on Christmas morning!
We have sooo many things to be grateful for this season, even living in Michigan ;-)
PS If you don't get a card from us, it's not because we don't love you, just because I dropped the ball and didn't order any or get a pic. Next year!!