Wednesday, October 31, 2012
All the children were sitting in a circle at church telling each other what they were going to be for Halloween. Finally it was TJ's turn to share with everyone what he was going to dress up as. "A god!" he confidently exclaimed. Surprised by his response, the nursery leader asked, "Okay... what type of god? An Egyptian god? A Roman god? What type of god are you going to be?" "A puppy god!"
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Monday, October 29, 2012
During Ayla's eighth month she reached two new milestones- she learned how to crawl and she learned how to pull herself up to the couch. She continues to love to jump and loves when you help her stand. She is in a pretty good routine these days- sleeping through the night and taking two 2 hour naps each day. She eats three meals of two fruit or veggie jars and has three 5 oz bottles/sippy cups per day.
She is my technology girl- she can't keep her hands off anything with buttons. She is a mild mannered baby who always seems so content and "has a sweetness about her" as my dad says. She also has an extremely happy side to her where she flails with excitement. TJ seems to bring out this extreme happiness in her- she loves her brother, TJ. She keeps her eyes glued to him as he runs about the house. I think they both feel the same that life is more fun when they are together.
|TJ pushing Ayla at Hampstead Park|
|Ayla was so tired she fell asleep in the swing|
|Ayla and TJ just before church|
|While in Tallahassee we got to watch Warner play flag|
football. He ran right passed us to score a touchdown!
|Forget football, Ayla is all about my mom's glasses.|
|In her little soccer get up|
|TJ giving Ayla a "hug"... looks more like a head lock to me.|
|Pulling her self up|
|into standing position!|
|TJ was building a tall tower out of tissue boxes, and it fell...|
|on Ayla. Unless she is hungry or tired, something like|
this doesn't seem to phase her
|We took a trip to Hilton Head to visit Meme and Lee. Ayla|
was so amused by Stevie at dinner.
Although most of the pictures don't show it, Ayla is such a happy girl. She has the most contagious toothless grin, paired with the cutest squinty eyes I've ever seen. I can't help but smoother her chubby face with kisses and squeeze her chubby self a little too tight. Can't get enough of our sweet eight month old, we love her so much!
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Sunday, October 14, 2012
This month TJ has enjoyed playing the game of inventing words and telling me to say them... "Mommy say meech" "Mommy say neap" until he eventually gets to, "Mommy say poop" and the game ends. He also enjoys playing Monk-e-mail on the computer where he "talks" to his friends, the monkeys. Trent or I will type the words and the monkey speaks them back. He especially loves it when they sing the little monkey boy song. Lately, he has enjoyed unscrewing lids off containers (a newly acquired skill), making mischief (a not-so-newly acquired skill), and jumping from very high surfaces. When Ayla is asleep he always asks, "where A-ya", and when she is around he loads her up with toys to play with (probably so that she won't take his). He loves to horse play and rumble and tumble with his cousins and Trent (and occasionally poor Ayla). He is covered in bruises and scratches but of course that doesn't slow him down one bit.
|Eating pureed peas by the handful|
|Getting a closer view of the ostriches at the zoo|
|Santa Fe Teaching Zoo playground|
|Long leaf pool|
|Fire Station on 9/11|
|Julian and TJ, playing red light green light|
|Climbing on the fence|
|And sprinting for the Sirman's house|
|Making teething biscuits for Ayla|
|Water balloons at playgroup|
|All dressed for church|
|He was chasing this dragonfly all over the place, until|
some how he was able to finally sneak up to it on
the fence. TJ said he could see the dragonfly's tongue.
|Picking grass for Ayla|
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Saturday, October 13, 2012
We decided to try out Roger's Farm Fall Festival this weekend on a bit of a whim. Last night Trent suggested we go to "Coon Hallow", and I, being the dork that I am, scrambled to make coordinating fall outfits for Ayla and TJ. I rummaged through the shirts-that-are-too-small-for-Trent box, and wouldn't ya know, I found an orange one! I disassembled and repurposed it into a pillow case dress for her and a pumpkin shirt for him. annnd a tie for TJ to wear to church tomorrow. We threw the outfits on the kids and were headed out the door when we checked the internet to see all of our options for local Fall Festivals. Rather than Coon Hallow, we decided to go with Roger's this year, and it did not disapoint. TJ was able to participate in all of the activities and Ayla enjoyed being out and about. I brought my camera, took too many pictures, and now I'm dumping them on the blog. Happy Fall y'all.
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