Sunday, October 30, 2011

Aubree's teeth are coming in! [And a bunch of other random things from our Sunday]

Aubree's chin has been coated with drool and today, she started sticking her tongue out constantly...I couldn't see anything when I looked in her mouth, but I could feel a tooth starting to poke through.  Woo-hoo!  I figured it was about that time.  For the past week or so, she hasn't been too interested in her baby food until today.  I don't know if her mouth was uncomfortable and that made her not want to eat or what.  But maybe now that they're starting to poke through, she feels better?

Ayla helping Daddy in the kitchen.  Dean picked 72 jalapenos from our garden so he decided to  pickle/can them with onions and carrots.  He made a few different flavors.  They look so yummy but we won't get to eat them for a while.  One kind takes six months!  The ones he did today are only supposed to take six weeks.

Ayla was sooo anxious to carve pumpkins but once Dean got started, she lost interest and decided to sweep the garage instead.

Aubree, still happily roaming around the living room. :)

Getting ready to jump in the leaves!

Dinnertime!  We decorated these crowns last week...why not wear them while we eat?
I gave her a green bean to gnaw on...she loved it!
Ayla's into making goofy faces...she's going to love these some day. :)



Friday, October 28, 2011

Painting pumpkins

We painted a couple of the pumpkins we got last weekend.  Once Aubree was down for her nap, I told Ayla what we were going to do and her whole face lit up and she clapped. :)  So funny how the simplest things make kids so happy.  I started painting one and she decided to help me finish it once hers was already done.

A couple of masterpieces, if I do say so myself.

I looked at the monitor and giggled at how Aubree fell asleep.  Cute little bum.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I've been trying to come up with different ways to keep Ayla busy during the day, especially while Aubree is napping.  Yesterday, we went on a walk around the block before Aubree's nap and collected all different kinds of leaves that have fallen from trees.  When we got home, we made leaf collages.  Unfortunately, the only glue I could find was a hot glue gun so instead of letting her do it, I just let her choose a leaf and had her point to the spot where she wanted it.  She was pretty proud of her creations...she sent a couple home with Grandma and Grandpa. :)

"No more pictures, Mom!"
A couple of days ago, we picked up this "build a castle" kit.  It's made out of  foam pieces and came with about 100 stickers to decorate the castle.  It turned out to be a bit too complicated for her, but she had fun peeling the stickers off for me.  We still have a few more things to add but I'd say it's looking pretty good so far!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Love this.

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook and it was too perfect not to share.  Stay-at-home parent or not, this describes a day in the life of a mom/dad so brilliantly.  I don't think people who don't have kids truly understand what it's like.  There is no "me" time from the moment our kids are awake until the moment they are asleep at the end of the night. I wouldn't trade it for anything, but damn right, I absolutely cherish that first moment when they're in bed and I can sit down on the couch with a big sigh (and a big glass of wine) and just BREATHE.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

Week #1

Here are a bunch of random photos I took last week (week #1 of being at home with Ayla and Aubree). Love my babies. 

It's always entertaining to see what kind of outfit Ayla will put together each day.

I have a feeling we'll be seeing this look more and more often as she gets older.  Sigh.

Jammy playtime!  I LOVE any and every picture of the two of them together.