Friday, July 17, 2009

Life in General...

...has been pretty darn awesome. :) Avery heads back to work today after having the last two days off (our "weekend"). Wednesday morning we went to the free summer movies at one of the local movie theaters and saw "Hotel for Dogs." Cute movie, but it unfortunately didn't hold Shiphrah's attention for long. She sat through about 30 minutes of it really well, but she had already sat through 20 minutes of advertisements prior to the movie starting so she got pretty squirmy. Avery had to take her out and let her run up and down the halls while Kirk (who was sleeping) and I watched the movie. We decided she probably would have done better if one of us had let her run around before the movie started and if it had been an animated film. We'll probably wait until next summer to try again though.

Speaking of the munchkin, she's been a ball of energy, drama, and whinyness lately. I think her teeth aren't bothering her anymore (she has 6 coming in at once...4 molars and 2 eye teeth) but she's just gotten into a really bad habit of whining constantly. She whines when she wants something, she whines when she gets frustrated with a toy, she whines when she's hungry...and over and over and over! It's exhausting for Mama. She's getting more verbal by the day and has starting stringing words together. Mostly it's just two at a time ("hi Kirk" and "eat please" and "Daddy's shirt") but she's put three words together a few times ("hi Daddy, poop!" = excitedly telling him she had gone poop in her diaper).

Kirk is still mostly an easy baby, although he has become a bit more clingy in the recent weeks. He's always happy and cheerful when he's being held, but he gets quite cranky if he's left alone for more than a few minutes at a time. But that's where it's nice to have a 19-month-old to entertain him. She loves sitting down next to him and "reading" a book to him or giving him one of her toys. I love my kids. :) He's still not sleeping through the fact, he's hardly sleeping longer than 3 to 4 hours at a time. My body's adjusting, so I'm not horribly exhausted...I just feel like I'm in a fog much of the time.

In other news, I'm in a couple of weddings this summer. My best friend since elementary school is getting married next weekend and I'm one of her bridesmaids. My sister is also getting married on Labor Day and I'm also a bridesmaid for her wedding. (Buying two dresses at once hurts my wallet though!) In a little less than a month I'm hosting a shower for my sister...I'm doing a 1950's housewife theme and I am soooo excited about it! :) Anyway, it makes for a busy rest of the summer, but loads of fun. It'll just be interesting trying to handle the kids without Avery (he'll be at both weddings, but not for the whole time so I'll be by myself for a lot of them).

Well, that's all I have time for...I've gotta fix lunch before Avery heads to work and the kids and I head to a friend's house for the afternoon. Have a great weekend, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Those pictures are adorable!

    Also, the theme for the bridal shower sounds great -- can't wait to hear how it turns out. I'm sure you've got lots of ideas, but I happened across this link in case you need any more suggestions: