Thursday, June 12, 2008

The wheels on the bus go "giggle, giggle, giggle"

Ava dearly loves the song "The Wheels on the Bus," and her favorite verse is "the horn on the bus goes 'beep beep beep'." See this video for an explanation of why:

We have been crazy busy here these last few weeks. Summer activities, trying to get the garden in, doctor's appointments, family coming to visit. I will post more fun stories later. In the meantime, here are some recent pictures.

Sock it to me, baby. (This is how we "help" Mommy with the laundry.)

Wearing Mommy's shirt. Why? Because she wanted to.

Wearing one of Liesl's old outfits. Oh, how I love to dress this baby in pink.

Mommy FINALLY got the kiddie pool out.
Finally, an excuse to wear those adorable matching swimsuits!

Splish splash

Ava loves the water and the fresh air.

Liesl helping carry new plants out of the van, to the gardens

Babies in rings are standard gardening equipment! :-)

Ava loves to be outside with us while we work in the yard

Liesl learning that her skirt (sorry, Uncle Robert, in her SKORT) is not the easiest sandbox apparel. Still, when you gotta dig, you gotta dig.

Toddlers love to a) strip down and b) run away from you. When the two are combined, it's lethal for Mommy's nerves. When the two are combined OUTDOORS, your neighbors are probably putting CPS on speed dial.


Heather Solos said...

Don't be too hard on yourself, especially regarding your last comment. I've been so nervous that my neighbors would call CPS over stupid things until I got to know them. Apparently the one with a little kid was just as worried that I would flip out on her when her son escaped naked while she was cooking dinner. My elderly neighbors just laugh and remember when their kids were young and how frazzled they were at the time. When I'm overtired I tend to worry about the times I have yelled (like today when my 2yo ruined a lot of produce by swiping it off the counter and banging it on the wall grrrrrr). Yep, I lost my temper and yelled at him.
Will he survive?
Yup and so will I, we're both human like that.
We, general we of course, tend to put people on unrealistic pedestals as in our fragmented society we really only see the polished and shallow edges that others want us to see.

eek sorry about pulling out the soapbox
Your girls are gorgeous.

Swansong said...

Ack you take the best pics! LOL Aaron doesn't strip outside but inside whoo boy!