Sunday, June 28, 2009


At the pool today, Molly crawled up in my lap, put her hands on my face and said, "Mommy, I never get ANY attentions".

She is so excited that she can stand up in the big pool, spent most of our time there today hopping from one end of the pool to the other.

She has turned into such an amazing little girl, and a joy to be around, always trying to make us smile and always generous and willing to help!

Molly sets her place and her sisters for dinner lately - and gets water for her and her sister - and even offers to get up and refill Aubrey's water. She loves to carry things for me, and again, just a joy!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Simple Freedoms

As Aubrey gets bigger and bigger, small things are happening that blow me away. Very simple tasks that for 4+ years were my job, and that add up to lots of time. I am constantly blown away when one of these gets added to the list, so proud, and at the same time, my heart breaks just the smallest bit.

  1. Aubrey can strap herself in and out of her carseat.
  2. Aubrey can open and close the car door.
  3. Aubrey can anticipate throwing up and make it to the toilet.
  4. Aubrey can clean her room.
  5. Aubrey (and Molly) can both set the table, and get their own waters.
  6. Aubrey can brush her hair.
  7. Aubrey can fold and put her clothes away.
  8. Aubrey can turn on the radio in her room.

I know, small things, but they add up to 8 less things I have to do for her. So I find new things to do for her!