Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day


Brent took Avery on a Valentine's Date last night and you can probably tell by her smile how much fun she had. Before Brent got home from work, Avery begged me to paint her nails, pick out a new outfit from her closet, and curl her hair. It was adorable to watch her get ready and be so excited about something. They just went to eat and had ice cream but you would have thought she had danced on the moon with how much she smiled when she got home. We have definitely found ourselves a new family tradition for Valentine's Day! I guess he'll have to schedule the girls in shifts next year because Elliana will be old enough to want to go!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Avery and Elliana's new tricks

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Here is Elliana signing "more" and "all done". I think she may have inherited both her mommy and daddy's stubbornness so we're trying to teach her to sign instead of throw a fit to get her way. Its been so nice at the dinner table to see her sign what she needs instead of arch her back and scream =)
videoSo I started by filming the video above because I wanted to capture Elliana's first two words that she learned how to sign. But Avery likes to be center stage and so was very insistent that I then capture one of her new found talents, singing. She has a little bit of her daddy's personality and is not all that shy about saying what she wants =) Within the last month, she has just started learning how to engage others in conversation and sing entire songs just for fun. Its so fun to watch her grow up and learn all sorts of new things.

I'll try this again

So I had grand ideas about blogging but then I got pregnant again and tired. So here is our first post since 2006. I'll work on being a little more frequent at posting things!!