I will always love 2008 for so many reasons:
first eskimo kisses (Owie is the best at these!);
first sits and stands and rolls over.
But already, 2009 has so much promise. Owen is now crawling all over the house, which has opened up a new world of chaos that I was completely unprepared for. Though not mobile quite yet, Elie has made great strides in the past few weeks. She is finally putting her feet on the ground and standing up. (For whatever reason, Eliot had great sensitivity in her feet, and would pick up her legs as soon as you picked her up. I think it was because her little heels were pricked a million times in the hospital for blood draws.)
And . . . drumroll . . . Elie is actually opening her mouth for food. OPENING her mouth! That is something she has never done - not in a year. I don't think she is ingesting much, as her swallow is still very awkward, but come on! Swallowing has to be the next step, right?
Here are some pics of the beginning of our wonderful new year . . .