Life can get pretty busy with two little ones, but oh, the joy of synchronous naps!
Vanessa seems to be more interested in Nana's hair tie than in the camera during this picture.
Ah... Elizabeth felt much better after getting dry.
Elizabeth had her first bath Friday night. She lost her umbilical cord today so she can get her belly button wet in future baths. But as she could only be slightly subermerged during her first bath, it was a little chilly for her. Vanessa observed her cold, wet, and understandably unhappy sister a little nervously.
Yesterday, we had visits from several friends -- John and Liz, and Greg and Christina and their two kids, Nathan and Cora. My sister Heather and brother-in-law Terry also came up to visit.
Cora enjoyed playing with the tissue paper that came from unwrapping some of the gifts that Vanessa helped open. At six months old, Cora is a masterful crawler. I wonder if I only have a few months to enjoy sprinting after only one child...
Liz brought a very special present -- stuffed letters spelling Elizabeth from when she was a child! Vanessa couldn't have been more excited about playing with the letters. I wonder if she'll object if I hang them up in Elizabeth's room!
Vanessa and Nathan played pretty well together, considering their age difference (although, they only differ by about a year and a half!). Here they're playing with the lock box my mom made when I was Vanessa's age.
Fast asleep in Terry's arms!
We've had some opportunities to visit our local pool. Vanessa wasn't sure about the water at first, but now she absolutely loves the pool! Here she is with Heather and James. So far, Elizabeth hasn't seen the pool because she's napped in the stroller both times we took her.
A post about a visit from Aunt Heather wouldn't be complete without a goofy picture. I won't even try to explain exactly what we were up to.