As you probably know, last Sunday was the beginning of advent. The time of waiting and anticipation for the coming of Christ. Advent is often observed by the lighting of the candles in the advent wreath - 1 each Sunday. Our church is no exception, and they have a different family do the reading and lighting each week. This week they asked our family to participate in advent! We felt it might be a stretch to have the twins do any of the reading or lighting...
So I did most of the reading (with Allie),
and Lucas lit the candles (with Ryan)
They did a spectacular job and actually seemed to enjoy being up in front of all of the people...It was a very special for us to be able to participate in our first advent as a family.
And, the final big news - Allie is officially crawling. She has crawled a step (do you call it a step?) or two for a while, but she is now crawling distances. She did it first when we were skyping with my parents - she wanted to play with the laptop that was sitting on the floor. That evening, she started to follow me out of the room when I went to grab their bottles - that was the moment I realized that life, as I knew it, was officially over. She has been crawling all day, and since the laptop is usually what she's after, and our laptop takes video, I did a short video of her new accomplishment.
Yes, Ryan is crying in the background. He does not seem to like sister's new found independence, and wants to crawl, but gets frustrated when he can't figure out the complicated opposite hand/knee combo that his sister has. She was there a few days ago, so I really don't think it will be long before they are going in different directions!