Saturday, September 21, 2013

A Busy Month

Whew!  What  a busy month!  We've had our gospel meeting, the fair, one daughter moving, and the constant renovation of Steve's mother's house that we're trying to get ready for our other daughter, we've had hardly any time to catch our breath.  On top of that we made a trip to East Tennessee to see Lucas for his birthday.  I keep thinking that things will calm down and I can get caught up on some things I want to get done, but then something else always comes up. 
The girls are coming along great.  They're growing and learning so much.  Lorien is really talking a lot, and Ava is starting to say some words and is getting to where she can let us know what she wants, which makes things a lot easier.  Of course, I'm trying to enjoy this time, because I know it will get hectic again once the new baby gets here.  We're really trying to enjoy going outside and the nice weather we've been having.  I know as the cold weather comes we're going to be trapped inside a lot.  I'm hoping for a cold wet winter with lots of snow days, so I can catch some breaks here and there, although I really love spending time with my babies. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

This week has been a time of settling into a routine.  The girls are growing so fast.  Lorien is developing an amazing vocabulary.  And Ava is taking off physically.  It's so much easier to maneuver around now.  We try to go outside as much as we can.  Even though they are able to do so much more than they could last year, I still have to get right in there with them in their play to encourage them to actually play, and not just follow me around.  If Lorien's attention is drawn to something, she'll play with it for quite a while, but Ava still needs direction in her play. We go for long periods of time without the television on, because they don't have the attention span for it anyway.  One of their favorite things to do is jump on the couch or the bed.  Lorien loves to wag her finger and say "no more montees (monkeys)".  And they both love to play with Mimi's ipad.  (It's actually a Kindle Fire, lol!) 


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Well, it's been a year since my last post.  So much for trying to post on a regular basis.  Last year went by in a whirl.  The babies have grown and changed so much!  And now there's going to be another baby, another girl!  I've had the girls off and on all summer, but now that school's started back, I've had both every day.  And it's gone really well.  Their schedule has changed a little. They only take one nap in the afternoon.  But they're both a lot more independent.  Of course Lorien was walking last year, but now Ava's walking, too.  And that's a big help, even though she still falls down a lot.  She's already had two falls that smashed her top lip, poor thing. We haven't had any crying spells or meltdowns like we did last year.  And they are starting to interact together in their play some.  Everyday's an adventure!