Sunday, January 15, 2012


Since the girls' Great-gramma Stell lives in Florida, it is always an opportune time for her to see the kids. Poppy and Olive are such a joy to her! They love when she reads to them and tickles them. Aunt Sandy was visiting Gramma Stell, so she got to enjoy the kids as well.

Gramma reading to Poppy

As always, it's nearly impossible to get both kids in a picture.

Beautiful beach scene

Pictures and Videos from Christmas

This Christmas was very different from last year. Olive and Poppy actually understood that they were getting presents "from Santa." A month before Christmas, we introduced their Elf on the Shelf, Crunchy (they named him). So, they anticipated Christmas for a while, and finally Santa came! I cannot express the joy that I felt watching their excitement as they opened presents. There is no comparison in the world.  Poppy and Olive even like to look at these pictures and videos from Christmas day. I hope you enjoy them, too!

Poppy opening Cootie

Olive examining her Play-Doh


Twin dolls

Skippyjon Jones doll and book

Elmo's Tickle Hands

Poppy's favorite gift... the dolls

Olive's favorite gift... a fuzzy puppy

Loving Mom-mom's new work of art

Me and Olive sleeping

What a spread!

Jill's aunt, uncle, and cousins enjoyed Christmas dinner with us.

Goodnight, Christmas.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Forgot a Video

This was supposed to be in the last post...

We are in Florida!

Where have we been, you ask? We are in Florida visiting Mom-mom and Pop-pop.  It's so easy to get caught up in the activities and forget to blog. Our annual trip has been a blast so far. We'll be here for a few more weeks. Here are pictures from before Christmas.

Arrival (Olive)


 Getting acquainted with their bed and reacquainted with their dolls!

 Mommy and Olive

 Olive and dancing Santa

 Olive and Poppy

 Poppy looking into an ornament

 Our new favorite place, Ghirardelli


 Off to the beach


On our way to see Santa

 Jill and Mom-mom



 Me and Poppy

 Olive and Pop-pop