We had a wonderful weekend (umm...and beginning of week...apparently I'm not such a consistent five-day-a-week-blogger anymore!). We spent lots of time with Matt's siblings (and accompanying in-laws and offspring) who came to visit and meet Millie for the first time!
Millie was super excited to meet her cousin Eliana. Eliana is about two and a half months older and they are going to be best friends! And they are bound to be subject to zillions of photo shoots together, whether they like it or not.
Also, please try to ignore my pedicure-lacking feet in all of these pictures. Don't nobody have time to crop photos these days.
It cracked us up that as soon as we put the girls on the blanket, they both made the exact same pose! Arms up, right leg hitched up...ready for our pictures!
Camilla hasn't yet figured out the art of making non-scary faces for photo shoots. If she ever gets newborn pictures taken, she's going to need to work on this. She has this perpetual "AHHHHH THIS IS SCARY!!! WHAT IS HAPPENING?!??!!" face thing going on.
My mother-in-law and sisters-in-law hosted my first shower on Sunday afternoon! It was incredibly lovely and tasty and perfect!
If you are from around Athens, all you need to know is that the cake behind me in the picture is a Cecilia's Spanish Lemon. There are very few things that I would not do for a piece of Cecilia's Spanish Lemon cake.
Right, but anyway, the shower. In addition to having my favorite cake, we were thankful for many supportive and generous friends showing up to meet the lady of the hour (Camilla, obviously...I am merely her carrier). And I really didn't get any other pictures from the shower, sadly...I was busy showing off the babe, opening presents, and stuffing my face with cake. SPANISH LEMON, YALL. I cannot emphasize the cake enough here.
My SIL Amy was wise enough to gift Camilla with an outfit to match her cousin's so that they could take some twins pictures!! Don't they look just like twins?!? Ha.
They locked their arms together like that on their own!!! It was so cute! Until they were like wait, what happened, why is my arm stuck against something?!?! Waaahhhhhh!!!!
They felt a lot better about life once they had their respective pacis.
We even convinced Timmy to pose with his sister and cousin. Too bad he didn't have a matching outfit!
So other than that we've just been hanging out, making bottles, cleaning bottles, sterilizing bottles, putting away bottles, pulling out bottles, and ummm...I don't know, other stuff, but all I can recall is the BOTTLES OH THE BOTTLES THEY NEVER STOP. My sister called yesterday and was like 'hey, what's up?' and I said 'oh, nothing, just doing some laundry,' and she said 'WHAT? You're not cleaning bottles? This is the first time I've called and you haven't been cleaning bottles!' What can I say. THEY ARE TIME CONSUMING.
|We also got some baby sunglasses and sat by the pool for awhile!|
Ah- before we go, a non-baby-related observation from the weekend. As per usual, when we hang out with all my siblings-in-law, we play a lot of board games (and I totally just spelled that 'bored' games...Freudian slip??? Naaahhhh...). After a riveting game of Clue, I happened to see Matt's little keep-track-of-the-game sheet next to mine.
His is on the left, mine on the right. We both played the same game and both correctly solved the mystery...but the differences in how we keep track totally made me crack up. I guess this is reflective of the differences in how our minds work and how we process information. After I got done laughing at his non-detailed information tracking system (that still worked, mind you!), the rest of the group showed their sheets. We were about a 50/50 split on the detailed/non-detailed tracking methods. I thought it was really funny...but also, whoa. Brains are funny things!