Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Ainsley loves reading her books. Some of her favorite lately are the ones with animals. She's been practicing her animal sounds - check out the video!

We have also been going to the Mason Library story time with Miss Alice. Ainsley LOVES it! It's so cute to see her moving along with the songs and listening to the stories. She gets so excited for the shakers at the end and the bubbles!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Walking & Talking

Ainsley is a little over 13 months old now, and what a transformation we have seen over the last month. It's been all about walking and talking!

She took her first few steps a few days before her birthday and now she's a full time walker! She can get up from sitting down without holding onto anything, so, anytime, anywhere, she's ready to walk! It actually is nice in some ways - when we are outside, she's not stuck in a stroller or being held. However, my life is much busier now! She loves to get into everything - especially Evan's tiny toys!

The other big change with our little one is her language! She is definitely talking! It's so amazing that she can now really communicate with us. She says lots of words - mama, dada, pat pat, ball, go, baby, uh-oh, wing (swing), bird, bro (bother), down, up, tickle - tickle, bub (our word for paci), woof (for what a dog says), and all done. She also lets us know what she wants by pointing and smiling.

One fun thing that we did with Ainsley was to let her ride on one of the big kid rides at Kings Island. It was the cars that go around in a circle. We would have never done it with Evan, but it's going to be a long summer there, and she should have some fun too. She absolutely loved it, and rode 3 times with her big brother.

Ainsley is still so sweet. She gives us hugs and kisses and will even walk over to greet Doug at the door. It's been fun to see her growing and getting to see her personality more and more!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Mother's Day Tea

I had the privilege of going to Mother's Day Tea at Evan's school this week. I will definitely remember it for a long time. I arrived at school and got the biggest hug and kiss from my little man. We then did a craft together and we got to look over this sheet about me. Here is what Evan had to say about some of my favorites:
The kids then sang us a special song - You Are My Sunshine. There where definitely a few tears. I got a video of the whole thing, but it's too big to uplaod. We then got to have tea and cookies with the other boys in his class, followed by lunch with several classmates and McDonalds. It was such a special, sweet day with my little boy. I am so blessed!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Swimming Class

Evan just finished up another session of swimming lessons. He has really been improving! He will now put his head completely under water for several seconds - something he would never attempt in the past. He has a ball in the water too! It was so fun to watch him swim and I'm really looking forward to this summer!

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