Another Pic by Melissa and Other Ramblings

So, Melissa keeps teasing me by sending me these pictures of Abs. I’m looking forward to seeing ALL of them. Thank you, Melissa, for your great work!! You are ssooo talented!


So, Abriella is walking (and running) all over the place these days. Stephen and I are both enjoying that. She seems to as well. She is really quite entertaining most days. I think she must get the entertainer/comedian trait from me. I was always trying to keep my Mom and brother entertained. She loves to be outside walking in the grass as well. She always wants to go outside (which she can also say), even though it is blazing hot! She doesn’t care if she’s sweating and her cheeks are all flushed! She also loves the water! She HATED going to pools this summer until one day (July 28th, to be exact—my Mom was still here), she just decided she LOVED it. It was the strangest thing. But, it made me happy!! I have hope for her being a swimmer afterall!! Yeah!! Also, she’s down to nursing once a day, at bedtime. We’ve taken it slow on the weaning. I didn’t want the change to be so abrupt (for her or me!), and she’s done fabulous. We’ve dropped a feeding every 2 weeks. I have no timeline for dropping this bedtime feed. I enjoy it and she does too, and if either of those changes, we’ll drop it, too. She will go to bed without that nursing (she did when I worked on Saturday), but she prefers to have it, and I enjoy the downtime with her as well. She really enjoys cow’s milk, too! She definitely got that from her Daddy! Thank goodness she did, though!

So, on another note, I have decided to become more organized in our house. I have come up with a daily cleaning schedule. Week one went very well. I also have started planning our menu for the week now, and I put the menu on our fridge. I’m feeling more accomplished and like a better domestic engineer this way! Plus, our house is clean!! That’s a definite bonus!

Also, Stephen and I will be teaching the 2-year-old class on Sunday mornings for the fall starting in a few weeks. My good friend, Amanda, encouraged me to think about doing this, and I asked Stephen about it, and he said, “Sure, I’ll help you. Just tell me what to do.” So, we’ll see how that goes. We know many of the little ones in this class, so that will be enjoyable for all, hopefully. Well, enough rambling. I know I haven’t finished my little slideshows of her first year, but we are enjoying watching the olympics right now!! Yeah for summer olympics!!

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7 Responses to Another Pic by Melissa and Other Ramblings

  1. Rebecca says:

    I’m so glad that weaning is going well! Teaching will be fun. Jonathan always says the same thing, “Just tell me what to do.” One Sunday I was sick and I told him he might have to teach without me. He nearly had a heart attack!

  2. Chrissy says:

    What a precious picture. Abriella is getting so big, I can’t wait for her to be able to play with her cousins! Kenndall will love it!

  3. Melissa says:

    What’s up with these little ones wanting to play in the sizzling hot weather? Don’t they know it’s miserable out there???

  4. alisha says:

    She’s such a beauty!

  5. Mom/Grandma says:

    She’s a cutie! And I know you love that she is now enjoying the water!

  6. Amanda says:

    Beautiful picture! Bethany doesn’t care how hot it is outside either! Weird kids. 🙂

  7. Becky says:

    Loooooooove the picture Jennifer! You are going to have a tough time choosing which ones to put up…you’ll just have to dedicate a whole wall to the shoot!

    Good for you coming up with a cleaning schedule and menu planning…this is kinda what I’ve been doing as well and it really helps me stay on track! I just FEEL better when things are organized and I know what’s for dinner for the week 🙂

    Y’all will be great with the 2’s by the way. You are a natural nurturer Jennifer! HUGS 🙂

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