Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Still Summer

It's been kind of a new habit to let the kids go outside and play after dinner. It's nice and cool out there in the evenings and it's quiet inside while I clean up the kitchen. Plus I need to take advantage of the outside play before summer ends. K and I have been joking that fall is here and summer is quickly leaving. We joke because honestly it hasn't gotten any cooler and still is pretty hot, but with all the Back to School sales and Costco has Christmas stuff out, it makes you feel like summer is over. He of course is thrilled summer is on it's way out, and well you can guess how I feel about it.

This little monkey was pretending to be a pony.
 Silly know they got to stick together. I need to get Aaron a haircut, but it's funny how since it's grown since his last haircut, the back part that used to get frizzy, doesn't anymore.

And I don't want to cut the blond off.

My wild peanut, she is so strong willed.  She is going to do big things this girl. She is talking so good these days. She finally says, Please and now Thank You. She can also say, cheese, no, uh-huh, bye bye, Bubba (love that one!) MaMa, DaDa, Love you (only heard this one 2x so far) and more I'm sure that I can't remember right now.
Haven't had anymore 'potty training' experiences which is fine by me. I am good with only potty training boy right now. We kind of phased out morning naps, which just kind of happened and I didn't really plan on it. She loves working out with me in the morning, and copies me doing plank work and jumps up and down and does squats. It's really cute until I am do V-sits and she sits on me.
She loves playing with her brother and sister and hates it when they don't want to play with her. Of course she doesn't understand her idea of playing is not the same as theirs.
She is still my early riser although she is rising closer to 7am as opposed to 6am like she was.

She is such a fearless child. She slides down the slide so quick and you can see her face is like, "Woah!" 

Then she looks at me like, "Yeah Mom that rocked!!!" What a crack up. 

Love this dirty little face, 

Grace is pretending to be a pony and she was saying YeeHaw. I told her ponies said, Neigh. But she preferred Yeehaw. And she was talking really quietly too. I guess ponies are a soft spoken breed.

Fearless female again, cheesin it up.

Aaron has been doing pretty good with his potty training as long as I remember to tell him to go potty. If I get busy and forget, then I end up hearing, "Mom I peed in my underwear." But then again some days are awesome and we have no accidents. But I don't stress about going out and about anymore.
I started having the kids do morning chores. Except I don't call them chores, I call them jobs. Start early teaching about hard work, we say. Anyways, so Mon-Thurs after breakfast we get dressed, brush their teeth, make their beds and comb their hair. In no particular order. Usually I do their hair, but Grace can get her tangles out.
At breakfast I started reading a story from Aaron's Bible while the kids eat and they love it. In fact today Aaron asked me at lunch and at dinner if I would read a Bible story. It helps me to be more patient to if we start the day off right.
Well it's getting late, time to wrap up this update. Until tomorrow!
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Beth said...

I love all those cute faces! i'n ready for Fall weather too!

Anonymous said...

Kids are really growing up .... We're ready for fall too...about 6 more days of 90+ Hugs and Kisses to all.