Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Anywho, we love our Leah. She is an absolute joy! She is mild mannered, sweet, and loving. She is curious and helpful. She is obedient, even now. I can't wait til she can really start talking more, but especially because Ryan and I envision the best and funniest conversations between Monica and Leah.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monica LOVES to sing! And lately, she's been all about Primary songs. She has loved "I Am a Child of God" for a long time, so we caught her on the way home from church one day. She was totally bummed that the CD we were listening to didn't have it on it, so we asked her to sing it for us. I posted the video on Facebook of her not knowing we were taping her. But this one she sang it again for the camera.
This last week we were on our way to the zoo and she decided she wanted to learn "Book of Mormon Stories" by herself. So she asked me to play the song on the CD, then let her sing it. Then play the CD again, and then it was her turn again. It proved pretty effective! I was impressed that it was her idea to keep singing with and without the music to test herself of what she knew. But what really impressed me was when she asked me to sing it with her REALLY slow to make sure she had all the words. What a smart little cookie!!
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Anyways, we tried to get her to calm down. We didn't have any tissues in the car and my purse with wipes was in the back of the Blazer. So Ryan told her to blow on it so that it would scab faster.
That just made the cries louder.
So I had her take some deep breaths and finally when I could hear myself over her cries, I told her to flap her arms. Ryan chimed in, "Yeah, Tinker Bell flies really fast when she bleeds so that it won't hurt. Can you fly like Tinker Bell?"
In the cutest little voice, Monica complained, "No, Daddy. I don't have any wings!"
We had a blast! We went to the Penny Park, which is this awesome park that apparently the kids of the community raised the money to build. How often do you find that in big cities? We also made some rockin' salsa, went to a ballet class that Monica LOVED, and learned a way fun card game. Ever play Russian Rummy? Well, we're totally like, pros now and we love the game. But actually, I think what really made the game fun was the company.
Ryan and Spencer had a chance to go shooting a bit one day, and since I wasn't there I can only report that they said they had a good time. I'm glad they got to spend some time together.
Went for Uncle pony rides...
Got their toes painted and watched movies together.
Luckily, we get to keep Melissa, Jessy and Mikey and see them once a week.
But we couldn't be depressed very long because the same weekend we went to Silver City to visit Spencer and Tricia! Once we told Monica she would be seeing Dakota and Sailor, it was all she could do to keep from asking, "Are we there yet?" for the entire 5 hours we drove.
Think they had fun together?