Sunday, April 5, 2009


Since we didn't post from the beginning we decided to give everyone some of the "Riplets" firsts. Their first holiday was Halloween and they were only 8 days old. At the time, Addison was home with mommy and daddy and we were spending our days going to see her brothers at the hospital and getting her used to her new home. Luckily, we had A LOT of help with Grandma Jean, Memere, and Pepere around either watching Addison in the evenings or going to the hospital to visit Jack and Jordan. On Halloween though, Addie was really excited to go see her brothers because she was dressed up as a black cat. She was also excited to see her brothers as a ghost (Jack) and a pumpkin (Jordan).

Grandma Jean visiting Addison

Their next holiday was Thanksgiving and that week they also got to meet mommy's family that drove out from Wisconsin.

Their first Christmas was spent at Memere and Pepere's house in Leominster. They brought their new bumbo chairs with them to open gifts and to see everyone.

Other "FIRSTS" included:

Meeting Grandpa George

Meeting Grammy Edith

Doctor's appointment (Dr Garnette)

1st Christmas Card

  • Their first smiles were all in January
  • Their first laughs were in January
  • They first starting holding their heads up in January
  • Rolls to their side: Jordan in February, Jack & Addie in March
  • Jordan "scooted" on his back on January 28, 2009
  • Addison slept through the night on January 7, 2009
  • Jordan slept through the night on February 28, 2009 (Great Grandpa Russ' Bday)
  • All ate rice cereal together on February 24, 2009

1 comment:

  1. HEllo Jamie! April - from NKOTB concert here!! Rockin concert!! Thanks so much for the tip about the piano, we got awesome photos!! I definitely see the resemblance between addison and jack. Such adorable little babies!! I love LOVE the bumbo photos and the christmas stockings! How fun! We have the same sweet peas boppy cover! I will have fun reading your blogs! You asked about changing the template. You can do that by signing into your blog. Clicking customize on the upper right hand side, then clicking LAYOUT. Once in that screen - you will see your layout of your page and some tabs above the layout. Click the "pick new template" and in there are a bunch of different basic templates with different color choices. Choose one you want. Then - you can visit and there are several adorable background you can copy and paste (html codes) in your blog. The site gives you step by step instructions. Great job with the blog so far!! I love to read them. I will add you to my "follow" list. It's a feature that notifys me when you update your blog so I can read it! You will probably get a message saying I am following your blog in your dashboard. Any questions - i'm here!! - I started mine when I was 5 weeks preg :) Great to meet you and your family!! Hope you had a great time last night and a safe drive home.