Stephen meets Annabelle
Daddy and Bella
Saturday morning, Gabi found two books with stuffed character animal-friends sitting in her doorway.
Gabi helped Lisa read Fox in Socks for the first time
(quite a challenging book, but they did great)
Bella listening intently to storytime
Lisa and Stephen sure know the way to our girls' hearts -- BOOKS!
Stephen then engaged Gabi in one of her other favorite passtimes -- MUSIC!
Stephen teaching Gabi how to play "C is for Cookie" (but with the words "G is for Gabi")
Lisa and Bella enjoy tea time
We then took our guests on a long walk to downtown Decatur to show them the sights.
We stopped at Scott Park to let the kids play;
Gabi and Bella weren't the only kids who wanted to play
In fact, the "older kids" might have enjoyed the playground the most...
Two little monkeys, swinging from the bar
Pirates in Scott Park
Come on, Gabi. You can do it!
Our 5+ mile walk completely wore out the little girls, who didn't even have to do all the walking! (Bella rode in her stroller and Gabi, in the wagon.)
Bella got caught under her spit-up pad and between her crib bars
Too tired to even notice naptime kisses
Gabi showing Lisa how to spell her name
(Well, at least she's holding the crayon correctly...)
A kiss for baby sister
The phone is rattling!
Gabi and Stephen's piano reprise
Ever good-natured Bella
Michael serenading Annabelle
Burp cloths make great teethers
Gabi warmed up to Lisa so quickly that she requested Lisa read her bedtime story
(I could tell she's a Kindergarten teacher!)
The next morning when I got up to my alarm clock (aka "the baby")...
"Mommy, Bella is crying."
"So I'm reading her a book."
Stephen reading Gabi yet another book
(as if to say "Don't forget me")
The Golden Baby Age: Bella can sit up and play with toys on her own
Gabi found Horton an egg to sit on while she reads him his book
Yesterday, Gabi and a couple friends went to the movie theater to see Horton Hears a Who, and Gabi brought her Horton with her. He was definitely a hit. The kids decided to sit on their own in the row in front of us mommies. They were adorable!