Wednesday, July 1, 2009

9 months old & hoping for a speedy "recovery"

The girls turned nine months yesterday. The girls truly bring me the greatest joy my heart has ever known!!! They keep me VERY busy and it can be challenging sometimes when they both need something at the same time but I am doing my best and thankfully they have survived my mothering so far!! I enjoy watching them grow and do new things but at the same time I wonder where the days went of rocking them both for hours as they slept peacefully on my chest. The time has flown by and they are growing up so very fast! I can hardly keep them still these days ... they are crawling, pulling up, walking behind the push toys, digging in our cabinets etc. They have made me laugh so hard that I have cried. The girls are a tremedous blessing to our lives and I feel so THANKFUL that Heavenly Father trusted me to be Natalie and Gracie's mother!

Our other BIG news is that all the girls bows are in the "hospital" (being repaired and made a little bit bigger as they have grown). My friend Sarah is taking good care of the bows and helping them to "heal" as quickly as possible! Gracie had her first day without a bow in 9 months. We even went to Target WITHOUT a bow!! I am really hoping to have them back soon!

My friend Sarah gave me this adorable silk flower with a bead in the middle to "dress up" Natalies helmet. I think it is ADORABLE!!

Gracie's first day without a bow in 9 months!!

Little Miss Personality hams it up for the camera!!

Beautiful Natalie is showing off her newly decorated helmet to Dr Nadell at Children's Hospital in New Orleans & Mrs. Debbie the prosthetic and orthotic designer.

Natalie is laughing at mommy's efforts to sing "Itsy Bitsy Spider."

Gracie is patiently waiting (for once!!) and entertaining herself with my phone! This girl already loves to talk on the phone!! I wonder where she gets that from??


The Awesome Rawsons said...

Oh my goodness, those girls are soooo cute!!! Both of them have such lively smiles. Its like "happy" is radiating from them. But, who WOULDN'T be happy with you as a mommy and Paul as a daddy?!

Jamie said...

So precious! I can't even believe how big these girls are getting.