Pretty as a picture?
Grandma "Meem" Reed
got the girls cute matching outfits in Minneapolis. I thought
it would be cute to get their photos in them by the Christmas
trees, which we'd just decorated. The girls, as usual, had
other ideas about whether or not that was a good idea.
needs to smile?"
swallow my lip if you clench your teeth, Emma."
proof it was impossible to get both girls to look at the camera
a pretty decent photo… at least as good as it was going
to get that day!
Emma started taking gymnastics
lessons at Chow's Gymnastics in West Des Moines a few months
ago. She loves it and does great! She's
even one of the best in her class on the balance beam and
trampoline – not that I'm biased at all!
She wasn't so sure about dance, because she
didn't like tap lessons. But jumping on trampolines? Now that
she loves! :-) Another
girl who also takes lessons at Chow's is in contention
for the Olympics. Read
the feature about her in the Des Moines Register…
We had a quiet, and wonderful,
Thanksgiving with my mom and brother, Jake.
me another one, Uncle Jake!"
not sure I like this apron…"
I REALLY don't like this apron!"
Jake… help me get this dumb thing off!"
girls loved cuddling with Meem and Uncle Jake
loved the cool new Dora blanked Meem got her; Emma got a Disney
Princess blanket that she loves, too
Play with your food
The girls know that food can
One of Jenna's favorite things to play with is the toy food
for the girls' toy kitchen. She likes it so much, she decided
to climb into the tub of food one day.
Troy made the girls "funny face" breakfasts one
morning. It might not do wonders for their cholesterol, but
it sure did make them smile.
"Wow, does my dad make cool breakfasts!"