Granny and Poppy stayed for a few days at the beginning of the week and helped ring in the new year (well, truth be told everyone was in bed by midnight!) They even stayed with us one night so Mommy and Daddy could go out with Aunt Kristen and Uncle Mark. We had lots of fun with them as always and have asked about them every day since they left. When Kitt and Garet woke up for the first time after Granny and Poppy left, it hit them that all of our holiday company was gone. Garet replied, “It’s just us?!?” Kitt and Garet seem to be getting back into their normal routine but Ryan is still not back to her normal sleep routine. Mommy is very hopeful that she will start sleeping better very soon. Kitt and Garet go to the “big girl” gymnastics class now without Mommy. They are doing great! We are also starting a new routine of having dinner together at a table every night. This might seem strange to have as a “new” routine but it is not something we have been good at doing in the past. Additionally, starting today Kitt and Garet go to big church with Mommy and Daddy for the first part of the service. They did great and seemed to enjoy it. So many changes and new things that are prefaced with something related to “big girls.” Speaking of big girls, Ryan is getting quite big. Mommy weighed her last night just out of curiosity and she is over 19 pounds already! She has added apples and green beans to her diet as well. There are not a lot of pictures this week but hopefully you will enjoy the ones there are.
How proud Granny is that you are “getting” to be big girls – going to big church with your mommy and daddy and going into gymnastics without your mommy being in the same room. And, look at what a big girl Ryan is eating regular food. I think it was a fantastic idea that your mom converted the sun room into a small dining room for the whole family. I thought it was great that Granny and Poppy could join everyone at the new table arrangement. Are those new socks (fromSanta) that you are wearing? They are quite stylish!!!! Isn’t it great that Aunt Kristen lives so close that she can visit you often? Have another great week. Granny loves you and prays for you every day. Kisses, Granny