Ava's preferred method of transport on the hardwood floors is the Bear Walk....
She's headed for the bathroom where Colin is in the tub. She's in her onesie because at the end of the day, before bathtime, it is strip-down time - everyone's favorite part of the day!
At the same time, the gates holding the babies in the family room come down for the evening and that freedom - coupled with her now non-socked feet (more grip!) - sends Ava making a break for it like she just tunneled out of prison...
Brianna, the twins' nanny, got on us about not posting much recently - even though she's here every other day with the babies she still checks the blog! So here is our favorite kind of post: random pics!
Ava is kind of a bully... taking toys from Colin.
And Colin is kind of a baby about it... he just cries when she gets near and takes his stuff.
And if she gets TOO close, he shoves her!
She's a tough cookie.
Tough, but sweet.
Majoring in Naptime.
Loves his cheeeeeeeese!
Colin at work, making (piggy) bank.
Hold my calls! Sell, sell! Everyone's selling? Then buy! Buy!
So we appealed our insurance company's decision to deny our claim for Colin's Cranial Remolding Helmet and had been waiting to hear... and waiting... and waiting...
Upon our return from Caribou we had one last Christmas present waiting in the mailbox - a letter from Aetna. Our appeal: accepted! Paid in full! Yay!
The lesson here is obvious: go through with the appeal! For anyone finding us who might be going through the same process, we used a variation of the form letter we found here along with some sections taken from the samples on this helpful site. We kind of edited parts all together, and personalized it, into what we thought sounded right. It works!