This week my littlest sweet princess will be a year old. How crazy is that!
I'm not sure what to say about this that I didn't already say a few months ago (reference Nostalgia post).
Love you, little one.
Friday, August 27, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Aubrey is growing up...and she knows it.
Sometimes she sort of forgets that she is not an adult yet.
She is VERY independent (I wonder where she got that).
Last night this little princess was sent to take a shower. She often likes to rush through washing her hair and doesn't bother to take barrettes or rubber bands out of her hair (or have us help her with that since sometimes they get a bit stuck...you know hair). Sometimes this means she comes out with suds embedded in her tresses, and if we don't notice right away she is an itchy flaky mess by morning.
last night she remembered.
Except, the rubber bands were a bit stuck...so she cut them out.
So, this morning when I was helping her brush and style her hair, I found big clumps of hair coming out in the pick. There was a lot of hair. I showed it to Aubery.
She cried...until I started laughing. Then we laughed together.
I guess now she has a little more layering than she had before.
I asked her not to cut the rubber bands out of Ellie's hair.
It will be harder to hide trouble there.
She just looked at me sideways and said, "Mooooooom."
Guess maybe Aubs still has a few things to learn...
...and so do I.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
So, my three oldest kids started school in July.
They were in school for a whopping three weeks....then they went off track.
Have I ever told you that I really really dislike year round school.
Oh well, we've been having fun this past week and a half anyway.
Mostly, Gavin is THRILLED to have his older siblings home again. He has never really had to figure out how to entertain himself before, so he loves having people around to come up with the ideas for him. Poor little guy is lost without a leader. I guess this will be a year of growth for him as he gets used to being the oldest kid at home.
I am really grateful for school. I am glad my kids can attend and I am thankful for good teachers who put an awful lot of time and effort into helping me educate my little brood.
My poor little angels don't even get a break when they're off track. I still make them do homework every day.
That's right, meanest mom on the planet, right here.
Also, I make them eat vegetables.
Hooray for school!!
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Monday, August 9, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The other night the kids and I were in the backyard playing when suddenly, one of the dogs started barking uncontrollably from the dog run. We all looked, and found Charlie yapping like crazy at Piper...why you may ask? We have a five gallon bucket in the dog run to hold water for the puppies (they manage to tip over everything else) and Piper had put her chin and one front leg into the bucket and was paddling with that one leg trying to swim. It was hilarious (Charlie didn't think so..."Hey, what they heck, you are getting hair and girl cooties in the water!!!") Piper just calmly sat paddling until she had splashed out too much of the water and couldn't "swim" anymore. We filled it up, and she did it again. We laughed and laughed and she looked at us like we were crazy (well, we weren't trying to swim in a water dish). Unfortunately, she is camera shy so we haven't gotten that on video yet, but here's hoping. What a nutty mutt!