Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Mia noticed her first loose tooth a few weeks back and could not have been more excited! Each night we wiggled it and guessed when it might come out. Thankfully, Momma was wise enough to bring home bagels on Saturday morning, which immediately did the trick. Mia could hardly wait to write a letter to the tooth fairy and put it under her pillow. Mommy & Daddy typed a letter in response, so as to avoid hand writing detection from our super sleuth! Now it's time to head to the mall and spend her hard earned tooth fairy money... Note, if you click on the picture above, you can blow it up to read better!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 9:50 PM
This continues to be the absolute toughest year of our lives thus far! While the twins continue to rain terror upon the Lovell home, their are brief moments of joy & peace... Today was one of those rare occasions. The twins spent the morning playing as if they absolutely loved each other and knew nothing but kindness and joy! It was so sweet to see them skipping around the hosue together and planning their next activity, with loads of giggles and smiles. Here was one such moment!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 9:47 PM
Aubrey is certainly a girlie girl... Where Mia would never want anything to do with nail polish or ear piercings, Aubrey has been begging to get her ears pierced for months now! While we're not ready to give in on the piercings, she did get her first manicure / pedicure this past week! Apparently she loved every minute of it, and sat amazingly still for the entire process. When she got home she very proudly showed off her freshly painted nails, and made sure Daddy got a picture of the toes! Ugghhhh...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 9:44 PM
This past weekend our friends John & Dana, who live in Sedona, had a 1st birthday party for their twins. We were happy to spend a day out of the heat, and what a day it turned out to be! They had pony rides and games along a grass lined creek. The kids had an amazing time, and our handsome little man got to go for a 'nay nay' ride! A wonderful day...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 9:40 PM
Here is a picture of Mia making a cake for herself on 'Gotcha Day', the day we commenorate her home coming! Sept 17th we celebrated her 5th Gotcha Day by having Marc, Lex & the kids over for dinner & cake. What made this year unique is that Mia finally understands what it all means... Early in the day she told Stacy that she wanted to be close to her all day, and then asked if her birth Mom missed her! We spoke often of her journey to our family, and she asked some very deep questions, and seemed very introspective. She didn't seem sad in any way, thankfully, but definitely is really beginning to understand her past. We are so lucky to have such an amazing little girl in our lives!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 9:31 PM
What a picture!! Unlike when we just had Mia, we tend to fight the fires which are blazing the hottest. Not a lot of proactive parenting going on at this point... So we were quite surprised to find that the twins both decided this past week that it's time for potty training! It must be their desire to emulate their big sister, who they look up to very much. Aubrey now spends about half of her day sitting on the toilet waiting for some action. Yep, the simple joys...
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 9:27 PM
Wow, pretty shocking that it's already been 10 whole years since we were wed!! How amazingly lucky we are to have each other, and 3 wonderful children... We celebrated with a quick trip to Cabo for the weekend, while Grandma undertook the monumental task of taking care of the kids alone!! We are very thankful for the break, and happy to be home!
Posted by Stacy Lovell at 9:21 PM