Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Olivia likes to eat. She likes to eat a lot! We remember Avery eating 4 ounces every 4 hours at this age, but not Olivia. She eats 3-4 ounces every 2 hours, so we are pretty busy around here. I took a picture of her today as I was feeding her. Just thought you'd like to have a look at what I see every two hours of my day...precious, isn't it?
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
First comes "Charlotte's Web", and next "My Little Pony...The Princess Promenade". PG and I were out in the living room playing with Liv, and watching the SAG awards. After her movies were done, Avery came out and began whining about something or another. I told her that I would talk with her when she was done whining, so she should go back to her room until she was ready to talk to me. Again, I spoke to her fairly nice.
Five minutes of crying and "Mommy" calling goes by, and finally she comes out. Then she says, "Mommy. You need to come with me to your bedroom...there's something wrong with your bed." I told her to just tell me what was wrong. She said something was wrong with the movie, so I told her to go get it and bring it to me. Well, turns out, while she was in my room crying and whining, she decided to maul the DVD case and insert from the movie store. She brought out the DVD case, and PG and I just looked at each other. She has NEVER done anything like this before, so we didn't know quite what to do. I went to my room, and all over my bed was the remains of the My Little Pony movie insert, ripped up. I brought out the pieces to show PG, and he was in shock. Avery, of course, began crying, and I told her to go to her room until daddy and I decided what her punishment would be.
I called the movie store to tell them what happened. Turns out this sort of thing happens a lot, and we were not in trouble, so that was good. We had a hard time coming up with a punishment. After all, she is 4. We decided that Avery had to take back both of her movies that she rented, along with an apology to the movie store guys. So, 9:15 at night, I bundled her up, while she was distraught and in tears, to go to the movie store. She cried the whole way there. I was suprised that when we gave the videos back, she did mutter an "I'm sorry" to the clerk. Then, she cried all the way home.
I guess this is the not so fun side of being a parent. Avery has always been such a good kid, so it is such a kick in the gut when she made such a bad choice. Let's just hope she doesn't make a bad choice like this again...
Oh yeah, when she wasn't looking I snapped a photo of her ripped up piece of art...
shhhh...don't tell her!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
Friday, January 26, 2007
My husband will not like this post. After he saw these photos, he wanted them deleted right away, but I told him I want reminders of this day forever.
It was a nice day in November at our house. While I was pregnant with Olivia, I planned out the perfect matching sister dresses, and purchased them online for the girls. I was so excited to put them on them, and start taking pictures. It took me about an hour to get them all dressed and ready. You know, tights, shoes, bloomers, onsies, shirts, dresses, hair pretties...the girly stuff. Plus, I had to plan it at a time where Avery was in a good, helpful mood, and when Olivia was fed, happy, and awake.
By the time I began to get the girls in their places, my patience was already almost gone. I took 30 pictures of them...this is what they all look like. I was in tears, they were in tears, and the whole thing was a BIG dissapointment. I even called PG at work and begged him to come home because I was so stressed and upset. He didn't, so I was faced to deal with all 3 of us crabby girls. It was by far, a no good very bad day.
I called a friend from church who took Olivia's birth announcement pictures and begged him to help me out. Boy did he ever. Below is our Christmas card picture...I am speechless....
What did I learn from this experience? Never attempt to take pictures that I want to turn out alone...I need help. Thank God for Jerry, the amazing photographer! WE LOVE YOU JERRY!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007
When I came home from work yesterday, I went over to her in her chair. We looked at each other, as we always do, and the huge smile came out. We did the normal silly mommy talk, and some "coochie coo's", and then, she did it...the laugh that we were waiting for...PG, Avery and I all were able to hear it, and Liv did too...although I think she was a bit startled at this new noise! I can't wait to hear more of this precious laugh...