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Thursday, June 21, 2007

A long update

So already I'm not able to write as much as I would like. Oh well. I guess that's real life huh? We've had a fun and somewhat busy time lately. We rounded up the grandparents, cousin Liam and Uncle Kevin and headed for a Railcats baseball game. The kids loved it. There's a playground in the stadium so they had fun alternating between the game, the nachos, and the playground. It's hard to tell which was more fun. Grandpa Wilson even caught a foul ball. Asher was completely in love with it and was very happy to hold (and chew) on it for him! The next night we headed off to see a rodeo with Nana and Papa (aka the DeWitts). We had never been and it was really pretty amazing to watch. Mia loved all the animals and how fast the horses ran. She was not to sure about the bucking broncos or some of the roping but after she was assured the animals were okay she was fine with it. Asher loved playing with Papa's watch. He was even kind enough to reset it. A helpful little thing that took Papa quite a few buttons and quite a little time to fix. Following all of this Mia decided that staying in her bed was no longer fun. She does her bedtime routine fine and then once we leave the room so does she. It has been taking us over an hour at naptime and at bedtime to get her to sleep. We have had all kinds of advice. Just put her back to bed (um...two hours later we were stilling trying this approach and decided it does not work for her). Lock her door (she can unlock it). Hold the door shut (she simply gets quite, waits until she hears you walk away and comes out). We think this may be due to the fact that Asher has been spending more time with Pete lately so we're trying to be sure Daddy and his little girl get some prime time together everyday. We've also instituted a TV dot. Anytime she wants to watch TV she has to have a dot (little magnet) and she earns those by staying in her bed. Needless to say we have not watched all that much TV lately. We just started putting a baby gate across her door and telling her that she doesn't have to go to sleep but she does have to be quiet. Naptime today went really well. Cross your fingers for us. Since we last updated Asher also got to go swimming for the first time. He loved it! It looks like we now have two water bugs on our hands. Friends of ours have a pool and have generously told us we can use it whenever we would like. We decided to take them up on the offer last weekend. Mia wore one of their life jackets which let her swim "by herself". Look out world. I have no idea how I'm going to convince her to let me hold her when we go for our next swim lesson. Asher just had a blast kicking his feet and wiggling all over. Needless to say with two active kids in the pool we weren't able to take any pictures but as soon as we do we'll share them. We spent a relaxing Father's Day at home. Pete's ideal day involved sleep, TV, sleep, laying around and ordering pizza ... so that's exactly what we did. It's so nice sometimes to just relax. We love both of our dads so much and we really appreciate them understanding that we just needed some down time as a family. We also went to Coffee Creek a little while ago and got some nice pictures. Here are a few of them.


~love said...

so great to have you in blog world! =) somewhere on my blog i believe there's a pic of chloe just like mia's @ coffee creek. =)

~love said...

just went to my blog to see & i posted a different pic of both the girls @ coffee creek, but i do have one that is the exact same. (minus mia, plus chloe, obviously!) =)

The Maines Family Blog said...

I am so excited you have started a blog! I look forward to seeing what is going on in your families life! I love bloggin...little bit of a junkie!
The new family pics are beautiful!!!
Hope you are enjoying your summer and that we can see you soon!