Tuesday, October 6, 2009

For my Family

As a tweenager I had a run in with a gigantic slug in Oregon. Slugs of various sizes have hunted me ever since. It is a family joke that the slug clan are sending slug hit men after me. This is what we found on my door step....(just north of Nick's keys).

4 Month Robbie

Our little guy is so funny. He is so quick with a smile or giggle. Amelia is his favorite person and she easily makes him chuckle, which makes her giggle which makes him laugh harder and it is a down hill slope. He is growing so fast. He is now 25 inches long (5 inches growth in 4 months) and 15 pounds (7 pounds weight gain). His hair is staying steady redish and his eyes are dark blue. His little ears poke out like his Grandpa Bodilys and we love this little munchkin to pieces.

National Book Festival

Every year the National Mall hosts the National Book Festival. It is AMAZING. There are tons of freebies and the kids get to meet the PBS characters. I thought our little daughter was going to kill over when she met Princess Pea from the show "Super Why." She met Clifford, the characters from "Super Why," Word Girl, characters from Word World and various other characters. She started shaking every time before she flung her body against theirs in a huge hug. Ha ha. I hope none of them were injured.

Ami has had an extreme interest in the Power Puff Girls. She just trembled and high pitched giggled when Awesome Daddy handed her this icecream.

Cox Farms

One of my favorite places in Virginia is Cox Farms in the fall. It is fun and great for the price. It has a hay ride, slides, animals and everything a kid loves. They also have free samples of the best apple cider I have ever tasted and yummy apples.

Life with a 3 year old

Any mother knows that life with a three year old can be hilariously frustrating. Amelia is going to preschool now and has gotten into the "by myself!" She is also discovering the amazingness of the alphabet. She is recognizing 'A', 'B,' 'W,' and letters that she sees often. The other day we were chatting about the names in our family while playing with fridge magnets (Ami, Mamma, Dad, Sami etc). She said "Robbie!" (or as she says it Wobbie). And I said, "kay we need to look for an R magnet." "No mamma, W." She states emphatically. Ummm.. "No sweetheart Robbie starts with an R." "Wa wa wa Wobbie." Ha ha. I decided to fight another battle for the time being.

She is also becoming very cognitive of her surroundings. She watched Disney's "Tinkerbell" and went into the kitchen and made a bridge. She was "Tinkering..."

She's also become quite the master of posing. She loves playing ballerina.