Monday, July 28, 2008
Adriana still doesn't know what happened to moms hair and she will just stop what ever she is doing, and want to touch my hair. Poor child is probably embarrassed to be seen with me. One of my many chances to embarrass my child as every good mom does.
The other night at the dinner table Adriana decided to mimic our cat Zoe and how she eats. I saw her the other day bend down over Zoe's food bowl and try to eat her food like she sees the cat eat, well now we are trying this out on our food too apparently. Here is a video from the other night. (In the video you will hear her say "eow", that is what Zoe says).
Here is another video I took today of Adriana after she had a chocolate chip cookie. Her mouth was covered in chocolate and I told her she looked like Cookie Monster (one of her favorites on Sesame Street). Whenever she sees or hears Cookie Monster, she talks in a real gruff voice (like Cookie does).
I hope you enjoyed the videos, she has been cracking me up lately with all the new things she does. She is getting to be a such a big helper around the house, cleaning up after spills, throwing trash away in the trash can and picking up her toys after playing with them, most of the time without being asked. I must say I am quite impressed. For example, this morning she was drinking out of a water bottle (which she loves to do) and had spilled some water on the floor. I was side tracked with something else and hadn't noticed and she just walked over to the kitchen, grabbed a towel and went over and tried to clean up the spilled water. I thought that was very good for a 17 month old to know how to do that. Well, I guess I'll stop bragging on my daughter for now. :) I'll be blogging more soon!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Well, my other child also got into mischief while I was busy painting my room that same week. I was up on the ladder painting around the ceiling and looked down just a fraction of a second too late, and saw Adriana stick her hand in the open outlet socket. I saw her get a quick shock. Needless to say, I'm sure it hurt her so much and scared her at the same time. She cried and cried. A few minutes later she was playing like normal again. But being the drama queen she can be, every time she would walk in our room, she would hold her hand and say "Uh, uh" as if to remind me what had happened to her. She would keep doing it until I would say, "Its okay, I know you hurt your finger, but you're alright now". She carried this on several times a day for almost 2 weeks. In a way it was cute, annoying and a good reminder to me how quickly they can get into things they aren't suppose to.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
What's so hard to think about is the families. Think about Jeff's family. Their son was murdered over what boiled down to be a $100. Jeff's parents, Tony and Pam are great Christan people. I have never seen them without big smiles on their faces. They love other people so much and are so willing to help anyone out whenever there is a need. Then there is Gabe's family. His parents were Sunday School teachers to my brother when he was younger. His dad is high ranking in the Highway Patrol. They too always have big smiles on their faces. They are very caring people, who I know, have raised their son to be better than that. My mind is baffled at the thought of all that has gone one. Can you imagine raising your kids the best way you know how, raise them in church, teach them right and wrong and then they grow up and make this stupid mistake that will affect so many people from here on out? Needless to say our town, church and families are all broken up about this. Both families have lost their sons. I will continue to pray for the Ward and the Word families. They are good people and I know God will carry them through this very hard time.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Adriana is still crazy as ever. She is jabbering all the time, and its only a matter of time before "real" words come out of her mouth. She has loved all the company we have had over the past couple of weeks, it has been fun for her to have someone other than mom to play with.
Well, I guess that's all the latest for now. I'll try to post some new pictures soon.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Grandpa and Adriana
Our family in front of the state capitol
Our family in our cheesy matching shirts
I love how the blue baloon brings out her blue eyes.
Monday, July 14, 2008
4th Of July
We went to my parents for the fourth this year. We had a great time. We went down on Thursday and stayed till Sunday. Luckily, Adriana did a lot better sleeping there than she has in the past. She didn't take but a 20 minute nap all day on Thursday so as much as she wanted to fight sleep that night, she just couldn't. The first night is always the worst and I dread it every time. Anyway, on Friday the 4th we went down town with my parents and walked around and looked at all the activities and booths they had set up. Adriana LOVED looking at all the commotion and had fun walking around. I took some pretty good shots of her down at the governors garden (I'll post later). Later that night my parents took Adriana home and we went with my friend Susan to dinner at Pizza Hut and then over to her sister Amy's house, where we shot off fireworks. I had a great time, I don't get to see them very often and it was good just hanging out and talking. On Saturday we just had a lazy day. I did some shopping, helped my friend, Tennille, with some wedding plans and just hung out at my parents house that evening. My brother Chris, came by that evening for supper and to go swimming at my parents new pool. The weather had been so mild that the pool was freezing that evening. On Sunday after church we had a nice lunch and my brother came out again to give the pool another try. We had so much fun. Adriana LOVED the pool and loved splashing around. We had me and Ryan, Adriana, Chris and both my parents in the pool, it was a great time with the whole family.
Chores around the house
My mom came back with us on Sunday to help us with a patio that we are trying to get laid down. Me and Ryan have been working on this patio for close to a month already. We decided to lay 12"x12" pavers down for my BBQ grill to set on and another one on the other side of the deck just for extra sitting area and a place for Adriana's pool. We laid the one for the BBQ grill with no problems. We had started laying the other one and realized that we didn't level the ground that well. So with half the patio laid we decided to tare it up and try again. WHAT A NIGHTMARE!! It wouldn't be so bad if the ground wasn't so rocky to dig in. We have pulled up I don't know how many pieces of asphalt, barbed wire, wood, and about a ton of rocks! Anyway, my mom knew we were trying to get this thing finished so she volunteered to come help us this last week with that. My mom is a work horse! She would be out there at 7am working away in all the heat and humidity. We worked on it for about 6 hours or so on Monday but the heat just got to us and then on Tuesday we were back at it. We actually got it done on Tuesday around 12:15pm. I thought maybe angels would start singing or something, but I never heard them. I'm so glad to have gotten that finished. It still needs some work around the patio with rocks and plants, etc. but I'm glad those pavers are done! While my mom was here we also painted our furniture in the master bedroom, it was quite old and out dated and so we painted it black and replaced the handles on them. It looks so good and so much more modern. While we had the furniture out of the room, we decided to paint our bedroom also. We were very ambitious and worked very hard, but we got it all done in 4 days. Also while doing all of this, I was trying very hard to finish a scrapbook for my friends who are going to have a baby and her baby shower on Saturday. So during the day I would work with mom on our projects and at night I would scrapbook. Needless to say, I am wiped out STILL!
I still have to clean my house today. My best friend is coming for a couple of days with her 2 daughters and I'm looking forward to hanging out, but I need to do a lot between now and when they get here. I will do my best to post pictures today, but if I don't get to it, I will soon.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Anyway, she was in a real good mood last night and actually smiled for some pics, so here are those.
And last but not least, here is a video of her playing peek-a-boo with daddy.
I love how she shakes her head while daddy is hiding.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
In the news: Did you hear about the boy on Saturday that got decapitated at Six Flags in Georgia? He jumped a couple of fences to get his hat that he lost on the Batman roller coaster and ended up in a restricted area and while he was there he got struck by someone on the ride. He was from a youth group that was there for a day. It is so sad. I'm leery about rides and things that can go wrong and stories like that just confirm my fears. Now granted he was doing something he shouldn't have, but its still scary.
Also, have you seen the new milk jugs? I just saw them in passing on the news this morning and they look like gas cans or something. I don't know why they are changing them, hopefully it will bring the price of milk down. Look for them in a store near you.
Well, I'll stop boring the socks off you, and wrap this up. I hope you are having a good week thus far. Its a short week and a long weekend ahead, so that will give you something to look forward to. Have a great day!