Here is Gali, what a little beauty. I love her and her arrival was greatly anticipated. The miracle of life is sometimes confusing and doesn't happen quit as a couple plans, but it's amazing when they do! This little girls parents spent years trying to get her here! What a miracle!
Here we are finishing up the tree. We have since put garland and ornaments on the banister and windows. I loved putting up our tree for the first time! This is our first real Christmas tree, I think it turned out beautiful. Tess leaves it alone for the most part but has become more and more daring...lets hope the tree survives!
Getting some sling shot fun with the blanket. My Dad started this with Tess and once you start, she NEVER wants to stop. She points to the blanket constantly grunting for more! She giggles and laughs the whole time.
Getting primped by grandpa and grandma! I loved this picture, photo credit goes to Molly.
My parents always play and entertain Tess nonstop when we are around them. She pretty much doesn't care about Greg and I and follows them around and wants to do everything with them. She eats with them, takes naps with grandpa, goes outside and plays with them, and gets the biggest kick out of the fun things and ways they play with her. I love that they are so close and have so much fun!
Tess enjoyed the lights so much. She really enjoyed looking and trying to run around and play. I think next time, we will try and go on a week night so we can get around easier and enjoy the lights more then trying to move around a big crowd. Here I am, 6 months along with baby bean #2. He moves like crazy, he tumbles more then kicks. I think he is beginning to run out of all the room he has enjoyed because he does seem to kick more then he has. No name yet, we have decided to come up with a few names that we like and then once we meet him, we will decide on the name. I think this strategy has been driving my family nuts. Although, the Sloats are used to it with Reed and Carolyn keeping the name a secret until the baby is born. I think they do this regardless of whether or not they know the name. I am not sure what we will do in the future, but this seems to help take off the pressure of deciding a name when we can't seem to decide. We just knew right away that we would name a little girl Tess.
Our Thanksgiving table, my Grandma Bluemel did a beautiful job! We even had gold utensils! Fancy! I loved the day, we had a coffee cake and sausage from Greg and I, then everybody chipped in a little to make the Thanksgiving dinner happen. With everybody doing a little, we had a TON of food and quit a variety! We even had appetizers to hold us over until dinner. We had plenty of food for several days and we left my grandparents with plenty of food to graze on for another day or so. What a fun day!