So here are the pictures from last week.
Ava is very close to walking... at least when she wants to be. She is trying so hard to keep up with her big brother and gets angry when she is left behind. Don't even try to slow her down to change her diaper or clothes either. She'll squirm and wiggle away as fast as she can. I ususally have to hold her down or drag her back 5 or 6 times. This girl is on the move!
|Ava loves to make Eli squeel too. It's pretty easy for her. All she has to do is grab his cup, toy, cracker, or pretty much anything else Eli thinks belongs solely to him. When Eli screams "Baby's got my... (fill in the blank)" Ava grins!|
Eli had to have another haircut. This is a bad picture of what it looked like Thursday morning trying to get dressed. He's pretty tough to get ready himself. When I'm trying to dress him, he routinely runs away laughing. He wants to play chase, and it can be tough to catch him. One day last week he hid in our closet behind a pillow fort guarded by his big dump truck. This fort was behind the semi-open door so he was pretty tough to drag outta there. Eli loves to aggrevate just like his Daddy. Fortunately, Eli's favorite target for aggravation is Daddy. I figure they deserve each other.
Thusday, I left work early and picked Eli up to get a haircut (always a traumatic experiance). Then we had to go get some supper and see a seamstress about a dress I needed fixed before 50's show practice. Eli did better than usual with the haircut and then was super good while we grabbed food and visited the seamstress. We still had 50's show practice to go and it had already been a long afternoon, so I treated Eli to some icecream. The only problem was he hadn't yet really eaten supper and we only had one chance to stop. So that night, Eli had icecream for supper. It was a special treat and not one we'll repeat again soon, but he was a super happy camper the rest of the night.
|Playing monsters at 50's show practice. Well... maybe it was lions or tigers. Regardless he kept roaring at people and trying to get them to roar back.|
|Taking a break from playing to lay on Mommie's leggs. Such sweet little cuddles.|
I have one last picture to share today. This one was taken on Brian's phone last week during our snow day. Eli was playing in his room while Brian, Ava, and I were in the living room. We suddenly heard Eli yell "Daddy, HELP!" He says this from time to time when his toy breaks or he can't reach something, but this time it was a little more desperate. We ran to his room and found him like this...
trying to climb from the rocking chair into his bed. Being the good parents we are, we immedately ran to get a camera. (Priorities people!) In all honesty, one of us got the camera while the other helped to be sure he didn't fall, but we definately needed a picture. There are days I wonder if he'll survive to age 3.
Hope you had a good week last week and are off to a good start this week. I'll try to be back tomorrow with an update for this week!