"I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." John 15:11

Thursday, October 28, 2010

What Do Miracles Look Like?

This weekend we went to Texas for my neice's baptism.  Philip took his first plane ride and did very well, although on both flights he ended up having a dirty diaper and Andy had to change him in those tiny airplane bathrooms.  Glad it wasn't me!

My parents and aunt were at my sister's house when we arrived and we had a blast passing babies and introducing the cousins to each other. 

In case you missed it, Olivia's shirt says "I'm as cute as my aunt." ;)

That evening my sister made dinner for us and my brother-in-law's family joined us.  We haven't seen his father since their wedding, so it was nice to see him again.

My sister thinks Philip has funny hair and they spiked it up that evening.  His hair stayed like that naturally - no need for any gel!

Saturday was Olivia's baptism.  There were four babies being baptized and the deacon made the service really special for everyone.  Olivia looked beautiful in her gown.
We were honored to be asked to be Olivia's godparents.

We were so happy that our aunt (my sister's godmother) came to the baptism.  I hadn't seen her in over a year and my sister hadn't seen her in several years.

Can you tell they are sisters?

After a delicious lunch, the girls and Philip went shopping in downtown Gruene. 

We had a fun dinner at the house that night. 

The girls:

The guys:

The next day we went to church and out to eat.  Then we took the babies to the pumpkin patch.
Right after we took this photo someone asked if we were twins.  I don't know why they would think that!

Olivia showed off her Halloween costume - a dietician's dream:

Afterwards we just hung out and took naps, enjoying our last night together.  Philip had a great time seeing his grandparents for the first time since he was a little bitty guy and meeting his aunt and uncle for the first time:

It was fun to see the personalities of the two babies. Olivia is such a dainty little girl and Philip is all boy!  We laughed that when Olivia was hungry, her way of letting my sister know was like, "Um, excuse me, but I am starting to feel hungry and I would like my dinner now please."  Philip's style is more like, "FEED ME - NOW!!!"

Olivia is two months older than Philip, so we got a preview of what we are in store for.  She had just found her feet during the week and was having a blast kicking them in the air and playing with them.  She also rolled over from front to back for the first time (she had already been rolling back to front). Watch out sis, she is mobile now!

I had always thought my sister and I would be pregnant and have babies at the same time, but over the past few years, it was hard to believe it would ever work that way.  It has been such a blessing to experience pregnancy and motherhood with my sister. These babies are truly miracles!

We have another exciting weekend ahead - Philip is being baptized!  Family starts rolling into town Thursday.  We can't wait to see everyone and introduce Philip to a few more family members. 
Please pray for baby Philip!


  1. These are wonderful pictures!! Precious babies!!

  2. Awe, Olivia is beautiful! Congratulations!

    I was just remarking the other day to James and my dad, "I wonder how you change a baby in one of those airplane bathrooms?" Andy, I'd like to hear an explanation on that one. I think I've always just stood up and used my seat, but maybe having a boy makes a difference given where you have to stand. lol.

    Kristen, you know through this whole blog post Cecilia kept getting you and your sister mixed up. You look a lot alike. I didn't always have the heart to tell her she was wrong.

    BTW, however often the cousins are together, don't be surprised by the twins comment. They are 2 months apart. I've had numerous people ask me if Cecilia and Felicity were twins and they are almost 2 years apart. I don't get it, but it seems to happen a lot more than one would logically think it could.

    Looking forward to Philip's Baptism!!!

  3. I love all the pictures! You and your sister DO look like twin, and that is so great you actually were pregnant together and your kids are so close in age - they will love that as they get older :).
    Philip is a real cutie!

  4. You and your sister look SOOOO much alike. You could totally be twins based on some of these photos. You muct be so excited for this weekend!! Cannot wait!

  5. Phillip ans Olivia are precious! So glad you started the blog, it's great to hear what ya'll are up to. Have a great weekend!

  6. Just discovered your blog Kristen and had to comment for the first time! Looks like you had a great trip for Olivia's baptism. We had a great time at Philip's today and were so happy that this day finally came. Remember to take in that Chrism fragrance while it lasts!

  7. Beautiful babies! I hope Philip's Baptism was wonderful!