Thursday, September 6, 2012

It's Only Now Once

  • We had a college friend from Kentucky come visit over the holiday weekend... I think our Craigslist-futon is getting good use!
  • We measured the kiddos last week, and Aolani remained unchanged from last time -- about three feet tall and a little over 30 pounds. Micaiah was still over 17 pounds heavy, but he shot up taller, measuring 38" long.
  • Christian rap artist Lecrae released his latest album, Gravity, this past week, and it is well worth the purchase!
  • Aolani is just saying so much and repeating us and copying us; she constantly keeps us in stitches. She kisses my boo-boos and my nose... I try to frequently tell her what a joy she is and what a privilege and honor it is to be her mommy. She had me in happy-tears the other night when I heard her singing herself to sleep through the monitor :)
  • During one of Micaiah's naps, we go into the office to watch a storybook classic on DVD (one is about 10 minutes). We have this set -- Scholastic's Treasury of 100 Storybook Classics -- and love, love it! The words highlight on the screen so you can read or follow along with the narrator. This is Aolani's new favorite thing -- "Mommy, couch, lap, key, office, watch book?!" We only watch one a day, but she asks this several times throughout the day. And, this gives me leverage -- "Aolani, do you want to watch a book? Then, listen to and obey Mommy." ;)
 Oh my -- this is so cute... Aolani is frequently carrying around her cell phone (an old, broken "gift") and either chatting on it or holding it up and taking pretend pictures with it. She hollers, "Mommy, Mommy. Stay. Cheesssseeee." Then, she proceeds to run over and show everyone the picture she just took.
You can see three of his four teeth here; teeth sure can change a look -- the baby is fading before my eyes (sigh).

 Aolani will only eat grapes if you give her the bunch (don't you dare think of pulling the grapes off for her!)
 Such a nice profile
 She still prefers the baby-swing
Ricky kayaking on a nearby lake.
  • Verses to memorize this week: Galatians 5:14-5 ~ For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another.