Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Six Months Later...

Nate is the all time best husband and father. He is so busy with school and work, yet he always finds time to help with the girls and help with chores around the house. I don't know if I will ever figure out how I was so blessed with such a wonderful husband.

I couldn't ask for better daughters! Getting to know Mara has been an adventure. She is very curious and loves moving all of the time. She hates taking naps and playing quietly on the floor. She does love to play with her sister, read books and sing songs. She has an adorable smile and her laugh is more of a grunt than a giggle. She rolls all over the place and is crawling every where. Mara is a fish out of the water! Anytime we go swimming she splashes, kicks and tries to crawl into the deep area with the big kids.
Lexi is a big time "mama's" girl. She loves to help me cook, clean, and take care of Mara. We have had a lot of fun this summer. We love to go to the zoo, swimming, the park, dance to music and watch movies. Lexi loves all of the Disney princesses and Pixar movies. For Father's Day Lexi took her dad to see Toy Story 3. They had a lot of fun and both still talk about the movie. Lexi loves to sing and dance to Sleeping Beauty, Kiss the Girl from the Little Mermaid, Darius Rucker's "Alright" and Taylor Swift's "Picture to Burn." We were driving in the car and I turned on Huey Lewis and the News. Lexi exclaimed in a very disgusted voice, "No Mama, not this!" So I turned on Taylor Swift and she said, "O-kay." Lexi no longer takes naps. A few nights of her staying up past mid night or getting up at 2 AM and staying up for the rest of the day ended nap time. Lexi loves to read her books to Mara. And it is a lot of fun to listen!

Lexi singing and dancing to "Once Upon a Dream" from Sleeping Beauty