Smashing one snowman while the other one watches. I think he was scared. By Saturday afternoon, almost all signs of snow had disappeared. This afternoon, we were at grandma's again, and the girls wondered were their crowman was. We went outside to find him, but all that was left was a handful of dirty snow and his face.
We had to build a second snowman to knock over.
First attempt at making a snow angel.
Alyssa hugging her crowman.
Friday it snowed enough to make a snowman for the first time this winter. This is Ashlyn and Alyssa's first time to build a "crowman". They can't say snow, they say it's crowing.
Ashlyn and Alyssa had their third birthday party on Saturday. We invited their friends from church and all our family. That meant we had to have the party somewhere besides our house. I checked the weather, 72 for the high. It looked like a perfect at the park. We choose West Hills Park because it's pretty and kind of protected from the wind. Good thing it was somewhat protected from the wind because it was one of those days that you had to be careful not to get an arm or leg amputated by your car door. The party turned out really fun. We had cupcakes and homemade ice cream served in cups. (No plates to catch the wind.) Almost everyone we invited to the party called to see if we knew how windy it was and if we were still going to have the party outside.
Ashlyn has gotten kind of shy lately so she keep asking who was coming to her "happy birthday." She told me she didn't want to go to her "happy birthday" and she didn't want people to sing her happy birthday and she was going to hide. She was a little bit of a Momma and Daddy's girl, but in general she got into the swing of things. As you can see from the pictures Alyssa loved her chocolate "pupcake" and ran and hopped the entire time. Everyone had a wonderful time.
Ava is starting to slabber and chew on everything. She also has started grabbing and playing with her toys more. She still spends the majority of time sleeping. The last couple of nights she has slept 12 hours straight. Hopefully that will keep up when she starts cutting teeth.
Ashlyn and Alyssa love to watch The Wizard of Oz, but Ashlyn's scared of the wicked witch. I came into the living room to find Alyssa holding Ashlyn and patting her so she wouldn't be afraid. They also kept calling the wicked witch in The Wizard of Oz and Sleeping Beauty, the naked witch. I had to keep explaining the naked meant she didn't have any clothes on and wicked meant she was bad. Now when Ashlyn sees the witch she explains to Alyssa that the witch isn't naked because that means she doesn't have clothes on.
10/17/10 Ava loves baby dolls. Lately, she wraps them up and puts them to bed, then tells me, "Shhhh, baby sleeping, I momma."
10/6/10 I walked into the kitchen to find an half of a dollar on the counter. I asked Ashlyn and Alyssa why they cut the dollar in half. Alyssa said, "Ashlyn didn't have one, so I cut mine in half." They were so sweet, I just had to give them another dollar. I taped the cut one back together.
9/12/10 Ashlyn knows all of the primary program songs and loves to sing them. Today in primary I could hear her above the entire junior primary. I was at the back of the room and she was facing the front, in the front row. Her favorite song right now is "I Know that My Redeemer Lives." I was also happy to see Alyssa singing today at church, usually she saves her singing for at home.
9/5/10 Ava has started talking more. Here are a few of the things I have been able to understand: "Mooow" (No), "I done", "Baby" and "I mommy", "By" (said very loud, her voice carries like Ashlyn's), "Cheese", "DADdy", "Grandpa", "I poop" (meaning I want to sit on the toilet, she goes pee in the potty, but so far no poop)
8/1/10 Ava runs, squeels, and dances when she's excited to see you. She makes your feel so good.
7/28/10 Ashlyn and Alyssa were asking how much I loved them. I answered. Then they both said I love as much as the world (meaning as big as). They can be so sweet.
Ashlyn and Alyssa were doing cartwheels. Then I noticed Ava doing "cartwheels". She stands up with her arms straight above her head, then falls down on her side. Then she looks at us with a huge smile on her face, and claps.
Mom: Ava do you want...?
Ava: Sss. (That's yes)
Alyssa: I want some butella.
Ashlyn: Alyssa, it's not butella, it's nutella.
Alyssa: Can I have some butella?
Ava: We were at my mom's house, and Ava was trying to sit up on the toilet, so I took off her pants and diaper and sat her up there. I couldn't believe it, but she tried to go to the bathroom and three toots came out. She smiled like she was proud of herself.
Ashlyn: That's freakin' me out!
Mom Thinking: Where did she hear that?
Ava's Words: Eye, Dog, most other communcation is pointing at what she wants then hits herself in the chest
Mom: Do you want ...?
Ashlyn: Of course I do.
Alyssa: Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom...
Alyssa: I love you.