Thursday, April 26, 2012

10 months

My dear where has the time gone? I can hardly believe your 1 year birthday is just around the corner. Here is a short run down of what you are doing these days and your likes and dislikes.
~You can clap your hands together and wave bye bye.
~You can say nah nah and da da
~You can give us kisses when we ask for them. Wide open mouth kisses with a lot of tongue. The best kind! You don’t always do it on command but you can. Your daddy taught you that. I will have to give him credit for it I guess!
~You get down on your belly to look for things that have gone up under couches and chairs
~You have got the cruising thing down and can stand for a few seconds at a time with out holding onto anything. You don’t do it to often but you can do it.

~You grab at everything within arms (or fingers) length and you have a strong grip
~Everything under the sun goes in your mouth. Here’s a short list of some things I have dug out:
      *Paper. Lots and lots and lots of paper
      *Squeenkies (And I have held true to my promise to your sister and thrown them away if I dig them                 out of your mouth. The first time it happened, oh boy. I didn’t think she’d ever recover! But she learned her lesson fairly well and it’s only happened once more.)
      *A FLY. That was so gross
      * Popcorn kernels ( twins are no longer allowed to eat pop corn on the floor)


~You love to watch Mickey Mouse, Baby Einstein and pretty much any thing else the twins like to
~You love your Minnie Mouse doll and have started crawling around with it in your hand. So cute! It’s also the first thing that I told you to go get and you went and got it.
~You talk to books and love to be read to
~You HATE the play yard. So much so you scream cry every time I put you in it. I’m not sure why though because it has plenty of toys and plenty of room for you to crawl around in. And you used to like it up till about 2 months ago. The play house was even in there but that still didn’t help. So I put the house in the living room and have pretty much given up on the play yard and will be taking it down soon. Since I put the house in the living room you adore it and will play with it for ever.

~You are an attention hog. And I do mean it!! But then who can blame you when every one in this house pretty much attends to your every need at the moment you need it.
~ You screech worse than a screech owl when you want attention or when somethings not going your way.
~ You are an attention hog. Oops, did I already say that? Well, you are. If we are at the supper table and no one is paying you any attention you start screeching until someone looks at you or talks to you.
~You love to stand at the window in the living room and look out.

The only time thighs and bootay cellulite like this are adorable!!

Oh Olivia I don’t want you to grow up. I am enjoying our life with you SO MUCH!! And this stage in particular because you are such a little mama’s girl right now! Oh you love you some daddy and you get excited when you see him and you tease him by turning away from him when he tries to kiss you while you have a HUGE grin on your face. But, you love me! I am definitely your #1 choice and I wouldn’t trade that for any thing in the whole wide world!! I love you to the moon and back, sweet darling baby girl.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Smurf Mom

James started Smurf t-ball up at the rec department here in Cairo this week and he loves it so far. He got a little fidgety the first night, when he wasn’t getting any action, and told his daddy “Why isn’t any body giving me a turn? That’s not fair" and then "I am so done with t-ball.”  I wonder where in the world he could of possibly learned the phrase “I am so done with so and so” and how he knows the correct content to us it in.

Even though it’s been real hot, he has had a blast. He’s a hustler and doesn’t mind running in to home plate all the way from the out field just to try and get the ball. But then again, none of those little Smurf’s mind doing that. You want to talk about quality entertainment, just throw a bunch of preschoolers out on a baseball field and tell them to get the ball. It’s hilarious to watch them all go after it at the same time. We have games on Monday’s and Thursday’s at 6:00 starting next week and going through the end of May. Needless to say, they aren’t taking swim lessons any more!

To top it all off Cason, James’ very bestest friend in the whole world, is on his team! A few people have asked me why Audrey isn’t playing and my first response is because she is doing dance and doesn’t need another activity, swimming was enough. But the more I think about it, I just can’t see Audrey out on a baseball field runnin after a ball, hitting a ball and actually having fun standing out in the heat. We’ve only been out to the field 2x and she “gets so bored” and drives me a little batty by constantly saying “when is it going to be over? I’m so bored. Mama, I’m so thirsty. Mama, I don’t want to sit on the ground. Mama, mama, mama.” I have to keep reminding her that her brother comes to her dance class every week and sits patiently and watches her dance. To which she just lets out a big old sigh and if she were a little bit older would probably roll her eyes at me. She may change her mind (and her ways) in later years but right now Audge podge is too girly to play ball!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shower time

Monday night I was helping Audrey take a shower (she’s not the best at getting all the soap out of her hair just yet) and Olivia was crawling around on the bathroom floor. The next thing I knew she was half way into the shower, clothes and all, so I just let her keep on going. She’s a mess!!