Saturday, August 25, 2012

Breakfast time!

Had to document this moment. Both girls ate well! Usually one of them breaks down at each meal. :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Bath time!

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Story time & Play time & Scraped noses

Aubree LOVES it when we read to her...she comes running to us with books all the time and wants us to read the same stories over and over again.  One afternoon, they both plopped down in the same chair while Ayla "read" books to Aubree.  So cute.  It's always refreshing when they play nicely together. 

The 100+ degree weather finally went away so we have been able to go outside to play after weeks of being stuck inside.  

After seeing Ayla lay on the driveway, Aubree decided to give it a shot.  She seemed pretty uneasy about it. :)

Here comes trouble!

You may have noticed some scabs on Aubree's nose in the above pictures.  A couple of weeks ago, she had a major bonk.  Long story, short:
Sidewalk=1, Aubree=0

This is what it looked like the morning after.
This is what it looked like once it completely scabbed over.
No worries though--the scab is now completely gone.  The skin on her nose is a little bit pink but I really do think it's going to heal with no issues.  It healed a LOT quicker than I had expected it to.  I think it was the magic Chinese ointment we slathered on every day. :)  I have a feeling there are more falls like this to come.  She leads with her head when she's running and a lot of the time, she just doesn't pay attention to where she's going.  That's our carefree, crazy, little lady.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Haylee's gymnastics birthday party!

Last weekend was my niece, Haylee's 8th birthday.  EIGHT.  I can't believe it.  It seems like yesterday that she was as tiny as Aubree.  If this is any indication of how fast the next few years will go with my own girls, I'm in trouble.

She had her birthday party at her gymnastics school.  The kids (and those of us adults who just couldn't resist) had full reign of all the gymnastics equipment--trampolines, balance beams, bars, etc.  Not going to lie, for as long as I can remember, I've been fascinated with all things gymnastics.  I have zero balance and coordination, but it was still fun to give some of it a try.  I surprised myself by being able to climb the rope (you know, like the one in gym class).  Had my lovely sister-in-law not threatened to shake and swing the rope, I think I could have made it to the top.  I paid for my 30 seconds of climbing though...this lady was SORE for the next couple of days.

Somehow I managed to not get a single picture of the birthday girl. :(  I was running after Ayla and Makayla trying to get at least ONE decent picture of both of them.  No such luck.  They were like two crazy, sweaty, little madwomen running around the place.  It was sooo hot...none of the fans were on and I'm pretty sure even the air conditioning was off.  Pretty miserable, but everyone still had a great time.

Miss Ayla