I have been so bad about updating the blog lately. It seems that work and taking care of the girls has me busier than before. I don't even know how I was able to manage work, school, and the girls before I graduated from my masters degree. I only have a couple of more months before I start my next masters in Adult Education so I need to settle down and enjoy this free time.
The girls are growing so much every day. Riley is so close to walking. She has taken a total of 15 steps before falling in her best attempt so far. She really likes to stand up all the time. She is good at bending down and picking up her toys and then standing back up without any support. Every time we try to get her walking on video she starts crawling again. She doesn't like being filmed or she just gets too excited and doesn't concentrate on balancing.
Addie is standing up without assistance now. She watches Riley and laughs at her and then stands up on her own. She will walk really well if you hold on to just one of her hands but she doesn't quite have the confidence to take steps without any help. We had to take her out of physical therapy because Jesse is starting back at work as the new school year is just about here for AZ. I might check to see if there is a time that I can take Addie where I can leave work just a bit early or something. So far they don't have a time to accommodate us but I feel as though Addie is doing really well and will be walking on her own time.
Jesse and I are thinking about selling our home and renting for a while to have some lower payments and allow us to pay off some of our consumer debt. We are following the teachings of Dave Ramsey. If you have not hear about him, you really should check out his book, "The Total Money Makeover". This book was life changing for both Jesse and I and we hope to be debt free in the next couple of years. We then plan to purchase a house and work on paying the mortgage off in a maximum term of 15 years.
And before I go here are some recent pictures of the girls standing and showing off their skills:
And we are working hard to take the bottle away from the girls, but so far no luck:
And Friday was Brea's 29th birthday and we went out to celebrate. This is a big birthday because in a woman's life, you won't have any more birthdays. You will just have anniversaries of your 29th birthday so we had to have some fun.
Here we are together:
Happy 7th Birthday!!!
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