Wednesday, July 30, 2008
We've talked to Alexa (when she's asked) about death, and how my mom died (4 years ago - still can't believe its been that long) and is in heaven which is way up in the clouds. We were in the car yesterday morning on the way to day care and this is a snippet of our conversation. No idea what sparked her questions at 7:45 AM!
Alexa: Mom, where is your momma? Is Carole your momma? Everybody has a momma.
Me: Carole isn't my momma, Nana is my momma. Remember I told you she died when you were a really little baby?
Alexa: Oh, yeah, Nana. She died when I was little. I don't want anybody to die. I don't want to die. Why did she die?
Me: She got really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, sick and couldn't be fixed. No one is dying right now......
UGH. What do you say? This girl remembers everything. She has a mind like a sponge. How do you talk about it? I've looked at books and most books are written for a slightly older child. And I wonder, does this get easier, or does it get harder as they get older?
Monday, July 28, 2008
Ah, back when I was young, thin and energtic! My train was so long, my Maid of Honor (Jen!) had to keep "fluffing" it, so it wouldn't get all flipped around. I still owe her from that!
And, our HUGE wedding party. Nothing screams ITALIAN, like a large wedding party.
Poor John, he had no idea what he was marrying into. ;)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Moments like this give me hope that we won't spend the teenage years listening to them fight daily!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Goggles. A girls best friend. I think we are going to send Alexa for swimming lessons this fall or winter. She is no longer afraid of putting her face in the water and holding her breath.
Doesn't she just have some of the most amazing blue eyes?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
I feel for the man that marries Alexa, some day in the future. This girl is all about jewelry and she is going to expect it from her husband!
Ava, of course, has to have whatever her big sister has. This is her find in the jewelry stash.Look out 5th Avenue. You saw it first here. The "calf-let" was born.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Here's my little pixie in her Tinkerbell shirt. And a cute little headband we slipped on.First gift to make an impression on Ava - karaoke microphoneThe kids loved to jump all over our nephew Brent. He's 13 and still really great with the young ones. Thankfully, he hasn't turned into a surly teenager. I think Lisa's little boy Andrew was trying to put a hex on him in this shot.
Tinkerbell cake! All over her face.By the end of the evening Ava was just beat. Yes, I really did take the picture upside down.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
"You're being a donut!"
"I dropped the puzzle piece. DONUT!"
I have got to get it on video. Even John and I have picked it up. Guess its better than swearing right?
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I snapped this shot of Ava, she was actually playing in a bucket of water. You would have thought it was the greatest toy ever. She enjoyed it that much.
Over 4th of July weekend, we were up in Caseville and I tried out the "fireworks" setting on my camera for the first time. I wish we were just a little bit closer (we watched them from our porch, and not the beach) I think the pictures would have come out a little better. What do you think? Not too bad for my first try.
We introduced Ava to her first ever sparkler. And with a tip I read in Creating Keepsakes (July, I believe), I got some neat pictures of the sparklers.
And my blog post wouldn't be complete without one picture of each girl, right? I love this shot of Alexa drying off on the beach. Her eyes look just like chocolate!
This weekend should be another fun weekend, we're celebrating Ava's second birthday on Sunday. :0)