Thursday, April 29, 2010
We went from that bowl of water...to this:
I'm not sure I've ever seen her have so much fun in her nearly 19-months of life. It was so cute. She kept wanting to stick her face in the water which is so strange because when we rinse her hair in the bath and she gets one drop of water on her face, she screams like a banshee.
I can't wait until it's even warmer out and we can turn the sprinklers on and let her run wild. I may just have to join her. :)
"Mama...I wanna hold you."
Not to second-guess her because she does know how to say a lot of things, but her jibber-jabber is usually...well...gibberish. So I asked her, "You want to hold me?"
And she said, "Yeah! Hug!"
I had a full-body warm fuzzy. How could it get any better than that?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
And these pictures are from yesterday...love love love her dress. It's perfectly poofy. :)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Friday afternoon, I left Ayla with my parents and did some shopping all by myself. My parents gave me a gift card to TJ Maxx. Score! Love that store. Anyways, I went to a couple places...it's rare that I am by myself during the day. I almost felt a little lost but it was nice to be able to look through clothes and not have to hang shirts back up after Ayla pulls them off of hangers and I didn't have to worry about her trying to escape from the dressing room while I tried things on. :)
The following pictures are at the wedding reception:
With the beautiful bride, Jaime!
We went to Dean's parents' house for dinner tonight--Barb made a baked ravioli casserole. It was awesome and then for dessert, we had ice cream sundaes. She knows me all too well. Pasta, cheese, and ice cream. What more could you need in life? I'm still so full right now, I can hardly move. Ayla had a few bites of my sundae and I think those few tiny bites somehow managed to give her a bit of a sugar-high. She was so goofy and giggly on the way home and once we got here, she went crazy with my birthday balloons. She loves them.Thank you again to all of my friends and family for making this a great 30th birthday weekend!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I went to Walgreens and asked the pharmacist what I could take in order for my nose to no longer feel like it had bugs crawling in it.
He looked at me all funny.
My friends, Claritin-D and Alavert-D have provided me with a bit of relief, but I can already tell that their effectiveness is quickly wearing off. My body seems to get used to allergy meds to the point where they no longer do anything for me.
Ayla listens to me sneeze all day long...a few weeks ago, she started saying "BLOSS!" after I sneezed, but it has since turned into an actual "Bless you!" How cute. :) She says it after each sneeze, but I'm sure she'll soon learn (just like everyone else) to wait until I'm completely done. I'm a serial sneezer, you see. Four or five sneezes in a row is the norm.
I'm really really hoping, with fingers crossed, that this doesn't last for too much longer. Blah. Until it ends, I will continue on as a stuffed up, snotty, mouth-breather with eyes that look like they have been punched. Pretty.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Dean's Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Sandy were in town from Ohio for a few days so we were able to spend lots of time with them over the weekend. It is always wonderful to see them! We did another shrimp boil while they were here. I think this is one of my favorite meals. So fun. And so good. I posted about this last year--you boil corn, onions, shrimp, sausage, potatoes, and spices in a huge pot and just dump it all on a paper-covered table and eat it without utensils. How fun is that?
Try really hard to ignore Dean's slippers...
Aunt Sandy and Grandma covering our table with paper.Ayla, say "cheese!"
Adding more ingredients to the pot.Dean getting pointers from Grandma.
Capturing a rare moment...if you get a hug from Ayla, it's your lucky day.