Ahhhh, all is well in the Ball household! (naptime is occurring!) Christmas was fun and busy. We were gone 2 weeks and are happy to be back home. We are waiting to hear from Children's Hospital in Birmingham about a job! We hope that will be in the next 2 weeks! We really really want to go back to Bham and our old familiar ground.
I am starting this week volunteering at a home for teen moms, Hope House. I will be a mentor for one of the moms and help her get the things she needs and find the resources she needs to survive. I am really excited about meeting the girl I will be mentoring!
Carter has started talking much more. Things we have been trying to teach her for 6 months have suddenly clicked! She is saying "please" and "help" much more these days! I think she is destined to be in Pediatrics though! We have a blanket with all of her baby dolls on it and she goes around to each one, gives them their bottle (they share the same one....we'll have to work on the contamination issue!) and burps each one! She (and her Daddy) also does "rounds" on each one at night and makes sure they are OK. She is giving lots of hugs and kisses these days and when you have a camera handy she really puts on a show!