Yikes...my poor blog is feeling neglected. I check on everyone else, comment, upload my pics and goings-on to Facebook, but can't seem to take the time for a blog post. That's gotta change!
Here's what we are up to... I'm out of school for summer (until August 15th!!!!!! woooohoooo) and I've enjoyed my first week off with the kiddos. Beckett is already becoming quite the momma's boy, which I don't complain about too much. However I know Lori, our babysitter, won't be too thrilled with an unhappy boy come the end of summer break.
I am still in class earning my Master's degree. I get no breaks. My courses last 8 weeks and every other course we get one week off before the next one starts. It's a lot of work, but I'm thankful I don't have to travel and sit in class and that I am able to complete most of the work after Paisley and Beckett go to bed. Ready for it to be over...April 2012. Ugh.
We bought a new camera over the weekend...no more point and shoot for this family. I am SO excited. We celebrate our 5 year anniversary on June 17th, so it was our gift to each other. We researched a lot and decided on a Canon Rebel T1i. I am very pleased with it but I sure do have a lot of learning ahead of me! So many modes, then there are the lenses that I really know nothing about. I'm determined though. Ready for a new hobby and better pictures of my sweeties.
Rodney is just working away. Nothing new or too exciting to report for him. Paisley counts down the minutes until he comes home each day from work and asks often...I think I heard Daddy or It's almost time for Daddy to come home or Is Daddy on his way home yet? Poor girl...daddy's girl for sure!
Paisley is turning into quite the little fish as we are spending as much time as possible at the Uhl pool (close friends of our family). She loves to swim and have Abbigail's undivided attention in the pool. This week Paisley thinks she doesn't need a nap. Let me tell you...she does. :( Beckett naps from 1-3 or close to it. At Lori's, and at home when she wants to, Paisley does too. She lays in her bed, sneaks books and small toys into bed with her, or tip-toes around her room collecting things. When she hears me coming to check on her...run and jump in her bed. Little stinker. Her brain gets new wrinkles all the time as she is learning things like crazy. She knows all her letters and their sounds. She can spell and write...Paisley, Mommy, Daddy, Pop, Nana, Mamaw, and Papaw. She is close to knowing Beckett but still gets a little confused. She loves to draw and her pictures of people are getting more detailed every day. They are hilarious!
See Paisley's artwork album on Facebook...
Food is his main love right now...pieces of cheese, crackers, baby puffs, yogurt melts, still some baby food especially at lunch time or dinner if we aren't having something I can give him, yogurt with rice cereal, baby goldfish, a few french fries when Paisley will share at a restaurant, pretty much anything we put in front of him. Still having four 6oz bottles a day. Refuses any of the 362 sippy cups we have purchased. Water in a bottle will do occasionally. We've got to figure something out but he is quite stubborn. Dr. Nassim (our pediatrician) will tell us no more bottle at his 12 month checkup. Geez!
Beckett's words...mama, dada, no (hilarious...see the video on Facebook, if you haven't already), duck, uh-oh. He's repeated some other sounds as well (thank you, please, I love you, more, all done) and Paisley is quite the little teacher trying to get him to say words all the time. He knows the sign for "all done" too!
A few more pictures to share.
Paisley with some sparkling grape juice at the Uhl Anniversary party. She thought she was big stuff!