Friday, November 14, 2008


The girls just started sitting up on their own this past week. It was like all of the sudden they were just sitting up like big girls. I don't really know how it happened. I just looked at them the other day and said..."oh my goodness, ya'll are sitting up all by yourselves...ya'll are growing up so fast...ya'll look like teenagers already!!"...ok, I know that was a little bit over the top (some say that I can be just "a little" dramatic at times :) , but you know what I mean....they don't look like my little preemie babies anymore!! I can't believe they are already 8 months old!

Jocelyn smiling as usual

Gabbie looks really suspicious in this one...

Jocelyn LOVES her thumb. I know it is going to be a hard habit to break later...but she is SO cute when she has it in her mouth :)

Gabbie talking away....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Nanny Shrop

This past weekend Katie Shropshire (aka Nanny Shrop) came to visit!! The girls had so much fun playing with Katie (and spitting up on her continuously...sorry Shrop :) We went shopping, took a tour of RTS, and ate at Chick-fil-A (of course). It actually got a little chilly one day (since it IS fall, but never feels like it here) so the girls had to dress accordingly with their fun little hats. Here are some pics of them in their "winter hats" and with Nanny Shrop....

Gabbie is so sad that Katie had to leave.....come back soon!!


Last weekend we went to visit some friends in Sarasota. They had a heated pool (and it's crazy hot here anyway...even though it is November) so we decided to take the girls swimming for the first time. Jocelyn LOVED it. She was a little fish. I thought at any moment she was just going to start swimming underwater and doing flips off the diving board! Gabbie took a little longer to get used to "big bathtub"....she LOVES getting a bath at home, but I think the pool was a little overwhelming at first :) She was satisfied with me holding her above the water while she chewed on her rubber duckie. She did finally go for a dip after I "eased" her into it. I predict Jocelyn will want to be in the water (like her daddy) and Gabbie will just prefer to layout by the pool (like her mama :)

Rubber Duckie Obsession

The girls have a new found obsession with their rubber duckie. They have always loved bath time, but now they especially love it because they get to "eat" the duckie for an extended period of time :)

Congrats to Kiwi Josh!

Our Kiwi friend, Josh, came over in August to visit us for a few months and take some classes at RTS. Well, little did he know that he was also going to meet his future wife and be engaged to her within the short few months he has been here! His wonderful new fiance, Stacey, is a second year counseling student at RTS. They are tying the knot in June. We are WAY excited for them both! The girls were a little jealous because they used to be Josh's favorites until the "older woman" came along :) This is a picture of them the night they got engaged. They are SO cute together :)

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Here are some pics of the girls in their costumes that were sent for them (thanks to the Cagles and to Aunt Julia!!:) Above...Shane is on his cell phone that he USED to have before he lost it last week, along with ALL his numbers...THUS, if you want him to have your number or know a number that he would want, etc., please email it to him at: Thanks!!

Here is our attempt to get a pic of all three girls in their costumes...this was the best shot we could get....imagine that!

Our feisty little black cat and our jolly little pumpkin!

All Smiles!!