Two little monkeys caught jumping on the bed.
Our move to Athens has turned out to be the best possible thing for Evaleigh and Avett. It has been heart warming to watch them grow in to not only better siblings but friends. They stay up past their bed time giggling in to the night and chatting about who knows what that sounds like the most exciting conversation. John or I have to pop back in with reminders to "go to bed!" Sometimes gentle and sometimes not so much. We love to look at each other with a grin as we hear them over the monitor concocting plans or laughter making the lights spike to their highest frequency. We smile at one another with an indentical silent thought that this is just about the best thing in the world. The first few weeks we let it go on in to the night some times as late as 11pm. Once we let them experience the joy of room sharing it was time to get down to business. Now most of the time they are asleep within 20 minutes or so.
They are sharing and growing together. If Avett gets upset Evaleigh will offer to give service and will slowly run his cheeks as he sits in my lap until he calms down. Then they start to laugh all over again.
Avett loves her so much and if Evaleigh is ever in another room he asks me, "where's sissy?". She is one of his absolute favorites.
We love Athens and are settling in so well. We've made some friends, found some great food, and we love our little apartment. We are so happy here.