Our bags were delivered at 1am safe and sound and we were able to unpack the next morning. I think the girls were a little unsure about their surroundings and woke up a few times over the first few nights. I don't think they are big fans of the pack n' play so we alternated which baby got to sleep in the nicer crib.
On our first day, we met Jesse's grandmother and sister Sarah at Perkins for breakfast. We had a great time talking and catching up and the girls loved all of the attention. Here are some pics from the breakfast:
Riley on her way out in the cold:
Riley, still a little tired from all of the action:
Addison sitting with Aunt Sarah giving us a smile:
Jesse playing with Riley:
Then both girls pooped out towards the end of the breakfast,
Addison sleeping on Greg:
Riley falling asleep on Great Gram, while Gram smashes her a face a bit:
Later that day, Aunt Sarah took the girls back to her house, so Jesse and I could get some Christmas shopping done.
Aunt Sarah took many many pictures while the girls had fun at her house. Here are a few of the highlights:
Both girls sitting in the rocking chair by the tree:
Addison looking more like and old man than a young girl:
Riley being goofy:
Both girls together:
Riley and cousin Hannah:
Riley and Aunt Sarah:
Addison with Cousin Hannah:
Addison with Cousin Jordan:
Riley with Cousin Jordan:
All 4 cousins together:
Addison wearing Daddy's hat:
Sarah watched the girls for us on Friday night so Jesse and I could get some rest after 2 nights of one baby or another waking up several times. The girls were very nice to aunt Sarah and slept the whole night through. Aunt Sarah has some tricks up her sleeve and introduced a NUK paci to Addison which has been a life saver ever since. Addison likes to wake up at night but she really isn't hungry so offering her the paci works. All other paci's she had refused but Aunt Sarah had an extra one for her day care kids and Addison took to it right away. Thanks so much Aunt Sara.
The next morning I was off to take the girls to meet a good friend from my online message boards. Leah lives in Chippewea Falls WI which is about 2 hours away from Wausua. Leah and I met in a cafe about half way in between. Leah brought toys for the girls and some nice banana bread made with oatmeal which is a big part of my diet to help my milk supply. Leah and I had fun chatting and chatching up. She is the first person I have met off of the boards and we have been online friends for 2 years now. Leah is so sweet. I wish we lived closer so we could hang out more often.
Here is the only picture I took with Leah and Riley together:
Leah took more pictures that I will have to add to this post later.
On Saturday night, we met up with some of Jesse's other friends Jason and Kristen, and their son Jack. We had pizza and caught up on the events in our lives.
On Sunday, we did Christmas at Aunt Sarah's house. The girls got to open their first presents and we were suprised at how well they were able to peel the paper off of the gifts.
Riley opening her gifts:
After some of the gifts were exposed, this is what happened to the paper:
Addison opening her present with Daddy:
Both girls got these dolls from Great Gram:
On Monday was Jesse's 33rd birthday. Aunt Sarah watched the girls again for us and Jesse, Greg, Amy, and I went to eat at Jesse's favorite Chineese restaurnt and then we went out bowling. Jesse beat us all with a high score in the 140's.
The rest of the trip was low key, Jesse went sledding with Greg, Amy, and Lindsay and the girls and I visited with Aunt Sarah and the kids. Overall, we all had a nice time and it was nice to see the snow and experience the cold weather for a week.
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