Monday, July 5, 2010
In celebration of Independence Day, we had a few families over for a long day of swimming & BBQ. Mia has become quite proficient at swimming, and probably dove off the waterfall about 300-400 times! After a short family nap, we all went to the Club for some dinner & evening fireworks... Mia wasn't frightened by the fireworks this year. In fact, once the glow sticks came out she barely noticed they were going on! It was a very relaxing and enjoyable holiday weekend. We certainly live in an incredible country and are very proud to be Americans!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:57 PM
Aubrey has been sleeping through the night for the past few weeks, but her brother simply refuses to cut us any slack! He continues to wake up around 3 or 4, whining and waking up his sister. We've received varied advice on 'tough love' parenting, etc. However, since he sucks down a full bottle at this time, we figure he's got to be hungry. Soooooooo, we decided to try feeding him some rice cereal in hopes that it will better fill his little belly. He really loves it! He was a little unsure of the texture at first, but now scarfs it down. Unlike Aubrey who wanted nothing to do with it. If you can believe it, Mia took this photo! She fancies herself quite the photographer these days... Let's hope for some long sleepy nights ahead for Brandon!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:53 PM
Mia has moved on from her guitar to the drums! For the past few months she's been begging for a drum set. Momma was ready to run out and buy a new drum set. Daddy held his ground for a while, but finally gave in last week... Mia was as excited as we've ever seen her! She has a little intro 1-2, 1-2-3 routine that she likes to employ before breaking into her solos. It really is so cute to watch her level of joy. Mommy & Daddy obviously have zero musical talent. However, Mia's favorite sitter, Carmel, happens to be earning her Masters degree in music education at ASU. So she's begun teaching Mia basic rhythms and timing. She claims that Mia has natural rhythm! Wouldn't that be something to see a Lovell who could actually tap their feet and chew gum at the same time...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:47 PM
Mia's imagination continues to flourish! It is truly amazing what her mind will conujure up on a long, hot summer afternoon... Here she hitched a pony to her cart, along with reins, a driving seat and room for 4 passengers! Problem is that she will only allow her bears to ride along with her. No Mommy & Daddy allowed! It's all fun and games until the end of the day when our home looks like a hurricane swept through. Mia isn't so keen on the whole 'cleaning up' part of playtime... Yet another fun battle for Mommy & Daddy!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:44 PM
Here are the twins spending a little quality bonding time in their room! They like to rock and hang out... I'm pretty sure, based on her smile, that he just told her a silly joke! These two are a couple of little clowns. I'm using the term 'little' very loosely, as you can clearly see that they are fat as hell!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 7:37 PM