Thursday, July 24, 2008
**Ainslee loves to help me with the laundry. Here is a picture of her helping me; she's wearing Daddy's sock and Ava's onesie. She's really good at putting laundry away too! She's going to be a big helper!
**She loves pretending to give haircuts. If you're sitting, she'll come and say, "Want care-cut?" and she'll get her dishes (why dishes, I don't know) and she'll pretend to wash your hair (which actually feels pretty good), and then she'll cut it with a spoon.
**The first thing she does every morning is go into the living room and say, "Build sassle?" And then she'll stack up all the books, and it's her castle.
**If you're talking about her when she's in the room or if you suddenly say, "Where's Ainslee?" she'll come up to you, pointing to herself, and say, "I dite dere."
It's hard to believe that she'll be two in just a little over a week. Where has the time gone? And lastly, I'll leave you with a video of her singing the Barney song.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
And a brief update on us:
Layton is 3 and all that that implies; he has gotten so un-shy lately! He talks to everybody that comes over, and even says Hi to the people we pass at Wal-Mart...Everyday he wakes up and says, "Where are we going?" He knows in two weeks we are going to Richard and Joanna's house and is excited about playing with "Jennel" He is totally obsessed with turning 4...still.
Ainslee will be 2 in 3 weeks and her days are filled with taking care of her babies and reading books, along with aggravating her big brother...She's still very apprehensive around people she doesn't know, but she's getting much better about warming up to people...She even let Joe, my cousin's husband, pick her up to put her on his tail-gate and sat right beside him!
Ava is 8 1/2 months...She's not crawling yet, but she's wanting to go so bad...She's eating almost everything now, but something is bothering her tummy...We can't quite figure it out; She's a night-owl and usually doesn't want to go down for the night until about 10:30...We're struggling on getting a night-time routine set for her...It's harder to teach her to go to sleep on her own than the other two were; I don't know if it's because we know she's our last so we're more willing to rock her or if we're just not was willing to let her cry as we were the other two. I don't mind rocking her, but I haven't mastered laying her down without waking her up; any tips on that are welcome.
Trey and I are doing good. Trey's still working at the same place but is always looking for another job. I go back to work in August. I'm looking forward to it, but I'm really going to miss these three kiddos the drive me so crazy! Oh and I'm NOT pregnant! woohoo...This is the longest I've gone without getting pregnant again, and I think it's worth celebrating!!
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
But then there's the part of me that loves having the chance to get to witness those sweet little moments, like when Layton leaned over to Ainslee at the table and said, "I love you so much," and she, in turn, put her arm around him and patted his back or when Ainslee was trying to teach Ava how to eat her peas and she helped her get them to her mouth. Sometimes I even love when they are fussing or throwing fits and then I get to comfort them and hug and kiss and hold them.
I think I'm lucky that I don't have to decide what I like best. I get to go to work 10 months out of the year (which I really do love) and then I get to spend two solid months with my kids during summer break. I guess all I can do is enjoy whichever part of the year I happen to be in.