Sunday, July 4, 2010

11 months old and Happy first 4th of July

The girls had a great first 4th of July and I can't believe they are 11 months old!!! We are getting closer to their 1st birthday. I can't believe it was just a year ago I was admitted to the hospital with all 6 babies still safely inside me. Time sure has flown by! For the 4th of July weekend, we traveled to Austin. We visited with Grandma and Grandpa Benedict (my parents) as well as Thomas's sister MaryAnn and her husband Mark their children (the girls cousins). We enjoyed eating good food, having fun with family and watching fireworks. Rachel was asleep during the fireworks show because she consistently goes to bed at 8pm. Haley got to enjoy them, well she may have not been able to see them, but she could hear them. She wasn't scared of the loud fireworks at all. She is such a trooper. We and the girls had a great 4th of July together.

The girls looking cute after church.

The girls with their cousins (Ryan, Nathan, Kate and Lindsey)

The girls in their 4th of July outfits.

A couple of pictures of the fireworks we saw.


  1. Love these photos, Amanda.

    I wanted to tell you, I have followed your blog since just after the babies were all born. I was told of it by my friend, Krissy last year. As fate would have it, she herself had another baby (as she did 3 years ago) very early. 25 weeks. They live on Oahu, Hawaii (army). In fact, the dad (Joel) had to come home emergency from Iraq to be with his wife and their young son.

    This baby is struggling, and could use your prayers. She is Madison and her mom is Krissy Pieper. If you could spare a prayer or two, they need all they can get.

  2. what fun! i can't believe its more than a year i have had a Stansel branch of 'my' family....
    Thank you for letting me peek into the world of wonder you have created.. i am so happy the girls are well and happy!
    i know you are enjoying them and that is sooo good. you are great parents Amanda and Thomas.
    hug those babies from this 'other' gram...
    lovies! Erma

  3. Happy 4th of July Stansel family :-)! I'm glad you had a good one.
    The girls sure do look cute I love the 4th of July outfits.
    That pic of the girls with their cousins is cute,I love how Haley is touching her toes :).

    Thanks for keeping us updated Amanda it really warms my heart to see the girls doing so well.Take care :-)

  4. I love their dresses after church! My son was so tired at the fireworks too! You have been blessed with two beautiful girls.

  5. I'm glad you had a great weekend. The pictures look great and the girls are so alert! Congratulations! Not much time left to plan for their birthday...

  6. I love the outfits! The girls are soo cute in them.

    I also love the pictures with their cousins. These will look good in their scrap books.

    Aunt Ginny and Uncle Frank

  7. i keep checking - i'm hoping that you are all doing well! Silence is golden!!!
    As much as i love reading about your girls, i do hope all is well and you're just too busy having fun to blog as much.. keep up the good work little ladies!!!
    check you later!


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