Saturday, June 9, 2012

It's been awhile!

I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post :( May was crazy busy and it's carrying over into June (and getting even more crazy busy!) I don't even know where to begin with updates.

Abigail is 13 months old. She's walking around like she owns the place, like she's been doing it for years. It's still very weird for me to see her wander around the house like she's on a mission. God love her! She's loud and wants to climb everything. Her hair is super curly in the back and very long in the front. She has a mouth full of teeth. She really doesn't sit still for very long (and not at all interested in TV!) I have to resist the urge to bite off her adorable cheeks...she's just so yummy! Her eyes are breathtakingly blue- when the light hits them just right they are an insane royal blue color. I couldn't be more in love with that sweet little cupcake!

Miss Audrey Cate is nearly 3 1/2. I have to say that three is not nearly as challenging as I thought it would be. Audrey definitely test the limits (as expected) but she's also very good when it comes to learning boundaries. Sometimes I just have to give her my "mom look" and she knows what's up, lol. She is much more vocal about things she doesn't like or want to do. I am always very sympathetic and I explain that I understand how she feels. Then I reason with her (sometimes a distraction s required- I keep extra fruit roll ups in my bag!) and then all is right with the world- usually no tears are shed. I feel like we're heading on the right path with getting her to verbalize her frustrations as much as possible (although sometimes I feel so corny with all the "feelings" talks- but whatevs, it's working!)

Big deal alert! We brought her in to preschool for about an hour on Monday so she could check it out. We left her in there but walked by and peeked in the window every 10 minutes. She looked so at ease and happy- building with legos, dancing, sitting during story time. It was kind of surreal- just a short time ago I was pregnant with her and teaching in the room next door. I'll probably never get used to seeing her grow up so fast. I'm waiting on official word that she'll be accepted, but I'm all but certain I'll have a little Gator next year :)

My good friend Stacy Hart took Abigail's 1 year pictures- they are simply amazing! She met us super early at Chatam Manor...the colors are just so vibrant- I love all the pictures so much...I just need more than 10 minutes to chose which ones to order...decisions, decisions! These are the ones she posted for our sneak peek: FAVORITE!!!!! If you get a chance, "like" her on Facebook- she's trying to get 1,000 likes by July. And I guarantee you'll love looking at her fabulous work!

Let's see- a ton of other things have happened this past month...we took the girls to their first baseball game, they had HFM Disease over Memorial Day weekend, Grandma opened her pool, my school babies took their SOL tests, our good friends have moved back to VA (YAAY!), and I've rediscovered my love for reading (which gets me up early in the morning and keeps me up late at night- and is probably the biggest reason for my month long hiatus!) Thankfully the last day of school is Friday! I'm so ready for Summer!!