Sunday, July 31, 2011
This might be the best shot I got of this girl the whole day and she's still in motion. She would NOT sit still for a picture. Too excited I guess ;o)
I may not have gotten a good picture of Aiyana, but I got a good picture of Aiyana's cousin Parker :-)
See... She wouldn't sit still! The little Stinker!
Mom & Clara after Clara finally woke up from a very long nap. She missed half of the party :-(
Aiyana & her cousin Parker. They played well together as long as one did not take the other one's toy :-)
We played a couple of games. One game was "Pin the Tail on Boots". Aiyana was admiring Boot's picture.
Here's where all of the tails ended up. We didn't blindfold all of the kids since some of them were too young to know where the tail goes anyway. Aiyana actually won, hers is the brown tail.
Some of the guests...
Singing Happy Birthday to the Birthday Girl...
Parker picking his card...
Aiyana heading over to give her Auntie Carminda a hug (Carminda is expecting a boy)...
I took pictures of her opening all of her gifts, but I couldn't possibly upload everything...
Leap Frog drawing toy from my dad... She LOVES it!
Shoes from my mom. She's gonna have some cool kicks with gems and lights.
Sesame Street shirt from Uncle Zach, Aunt Mary & Cousin Mason.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
I have also learned that...
1.) My children cannot take a nap before 12:00/noon. Our church starts at 1:00 right now and I would love to know where the nap fits in.
2.) If I force my girls to sleep before 12:00, they inevitably sleep into the church hours. If I force them to wake up, I have to deal with very cranky little girls... while at church.
3.) If they don't take a nap at all then the rest of the day is ruined.
4.) They wont sleep at church... Nope, my girls are not like those kids that can just fall asleep in the middle of sacrament.
5.) Lunch is rarely made and entirely eaten prior to needing to leave for church.
6.) Because of the above, we are rarely on time for church.
7.) When we brave sitting in the chapel, we hardly ever stay long because the girls are too noisy and way too naughty.
8.) The girls believe that going to church means, I get to wear a pretty dress, see other children, run around, play and eat snacks.
9.) Aiyana enjoys crawling under pews, standing backwards and associating with those behind us, running down the isle and changing her mind fifty times about if she wants to sit in the chapel or run around in the church gym.
10.) Aiyana has no shame in admitting in front of the entire congregation that she has "to go poop" when the urge hits her and then repeating it even louder when I firmly ask her to be quiet.
11.) Clara enjoys ransacking the diaper bag until she finds all of the snacks and then as she eats the snacks she likes to dump them all over the ground and make a disastrous mess all over the floor.
12.) Aiyana likes to think that the partaking of the sacrament is a snack and proceeds to shout "I want to eat" as the offering is passed around.
13.) Clara likes to copy her sister so it is always double the trouble.
Sigh.... Some day I will get something out of church once again.
Unfortunately that's all I have for Aiyana's measurements, but my mom had my head circumference at 19 1/2 inches, chest 20, waist 18 1/2, hips 20 3/4 and thigh 11 3/4.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
In the summer time we spend quite a bit of our time indoors, but that's only in July and August. The rest of the year is great for being outside. Here are a couple of the girl's favorite indoor activities.
Building a house or a fort...
...and climbing all over it until it is destroyed and mommy or daddy has to fix it again...
Here's Aiyana playing in her old toddler pool. We need to get her a bigger one now that she LOVES the water.
Clara... Not a big fan of the water.
Here's a picture that I took outside a day after the haboob hit us. You can still see all of the dust in the air.
Our dusty outdoor furniture...