So there are still a few words that Alaina hasn't quite grasped the pronunciation of. I love it and am having a hard time correcting her. Here they are:
rockamole = guacamole
ricorice = licorice
alligator = escalator (Paige tries to correct her on this all the time.)
and she does know now that kiwi is kiwi, but still chooses to call it pooey (and so do the rest of us)!
She adores helping in the kitchen and seems to have a radar for when I am starting to make anything. I keep telling myself that these "lessons" will pay off someday and I really need to cherish this time with her.
This may be a little too much information, but I want to remember, so here it is....she takes FOREVER to do her business in the bathroom. It's not so bad when we are at home, but let me tell you, waiting with her in a stall at a restaurant or store for 25 minutes or longer is painful. She is clockwork, and goes almost everyday right after lunch. I don't think she goes at school because she is afraid of how long it will take. So there you have it! Sorry, future Alaina, for putting this out there, it's who you are are.
Things she loves: BATHS (would take 2 or 3 a day if we let her), her friends, playing outside, animals and bugs, singing and making a joyful noise, crafts of all kinds, and getting the mail!
She will be the first to tell you that she plans to marry her friend Zachary. It's a mutual decision so far (and perfectly okay with the parents, too). They are so cute and non-chalant about it. I love it! But watch out Zac.......
Alaina is extremely stubborn and we are often finding ourselves clashing a bit. I truly think she intends to obey, just after she finishes her agenda. So we are learning how to communicate with each other so we aren't both always frustrated. She hates jeans, tie shoes, and having to do things she doesn't deem important. I pray her tenacity serves her well in life and in her walk with Jesus.
And as much as she sometimes frustrates me, she is also so full of love and hugs and smiles. She loves life and finds so much joy in the little things. Her enthusiasm for new things is contagious. She adores her big sis and brings so much laughter to our home. Love this girl!
The girls have been dying to make an igloo in the snow. They couldn't quite figure out how to get a roof on it, but are still thrilled! Thanks to Daddy for braving the cold and helping them have a great time!
Paige had her very first basketball game today! She did great and even scored a few! So fun (and a little frustrating) to watch them learn! I'm hoping this is the first of many, many years of basketball for us.
I am a wife to Mark and Mommy to my two girls. I love Jesus! I am a stay at home mom who loves thrift shopping, especially garage sales. I blog not for others, but for my girls, so they have can have the memories forever.
The man of the house. He is a man of God who loves his family. His quiet strength holds us together. He is my best friend and the best Daddy our girls could ever want. He is the ultimate handy man and will tackle any project. I love how he loves our girls and how he is their Prince Charming. It is an awesome thing to see the way their eyes light up when he walks in the door. He is my rock and I love him more and more each day.
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Paige's Lost Teeth
10/18/11 - First lost tooth: O (#24)
11/6/11 - P (#25)
Alaina is all spunk and nothing but spunk. She is content to entertain herself and does so mostly by getting into things she shouldn't. She is stubborn and cannot be swayed from what she believes in. She loves to dance, play with her babies, and be outside. Alaina doesn't walk, she runs. She adds so much personality to our family and her smile is contagious.
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Our easy going Maltese/Japanese Chin mix dog who is perfect for us. Gotta love her underbite!