Friday, June 27, 2014

Summertime is busy time

So much going on! Is it a coincidence that I've developed a slight eye twitch? Audrey is done with dance, but we're not slowing down around here!

We joined the Y and signed the girls up for swimming lessons and beginning gymnastics. The girls have gotten SO brave in the pool this year with a big help from Aunt Dawn. She spends hours with them out there. They both swim UNDER water now! They trust her and have so much fun with her. I am so thankful for that because I usually have Annie in my arms! The more time they spend in the pool, the more daring they get (jumping in, having underwater "tea parties" LOL!)

The girls are taking gymnastics together, too. They really like it! It's so fun to watch them. Abigail is so funny- she likes to do everything by herself- she tells the coach that! Love that girl!

Poor sweet baby!

Abigail had her last day of soccer on Tuesday. I have loved watching her enjoy herself each week. I'm super proud of her listening skills (some days were better than others, lol!) We're signing her up for another session and we'll continue to do so as long as she wants to play.

The girls are really into drawing and coloring. Audrey likes to take it step further now with scissors and glue and stickers (and other random items like baby q-tips, lol.) She made herself an office in the back part of our kitchen where she can do all the creating she wants! Abigail has gotten so good at drawing! She now draws happy faces :)

Audrey's is on the top. Aunt Sarah gave her some Frozen stickers. She made this all by herself! Abigail drew the bottom picture. It's her, dad, and mom :)

She amazes me every day and is really maturing. This age is so challenging! She definitely needs so much of my attention and patience. She tries so hard to use her words and have good manners. Bedtime is so simple now, she actually ASKS to go to bed! She loves to snuggle ("nuggle") and be held ("pick me up, please!") She really enjoys working on puzzles and she's so good at them! 24 pieces are too easy, 48+ pieces are perfect for her. I love how she focuses on putting them together and when she invites me to help :)

I finally got the call about going back to school! It was looking iffy, with budget cuts and enrollment issues, but I'm going back to Gatorland! Not sure of which grade yet, probably upper. Can I just give a shout out to my wonderful husband? Through all the waiting, he said he'd fully support me if I wanted to stay home another year. I love and appreciate him so, so much for that. Not knowing was starting to drive me a bit crazy, but having that as an option really helped to alleviate my stress.

SO, I registered our sweet Audrey Cate for school. I don't know who is more, her, or the office staff! They spoil her rotten and she just eats it up. My heart is so happy that she's going to be a gator. She is going to thrive there!

I love her short hair! It matches her sassy personality!

Annie is getting her top 2 teeth at the same time, pulling up to stand, and has the worstest cold with the sneezes and coughs :( But more about her in her 9 month post!

This summer is going to FLY. So many great things going on and to look forward to. I'm thankful every single day!

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