Saturday, May 31, 2014

Life Lately...

Life lately...I don't even know where to start. I feel like the past month has flown by. I wanted to add some pictures to the blog because my girls are growing and they make me laugh every single day with something they do or say.

We've been working on our Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes every month. We started picking things up in January and are filling a box for each month. January=1, February=2, etc. It's an easier way to pack boxes vs. waiting until the end of the year. 

Sydney Faith is growing and talking up a storm. 

There is no wondering what she's saying anymore.

This picture is funny and creepy at the same time. 

She said she put her babies in the bag to go "nigh-nigh." 

My people spent a Saturday making the flower bed pretty. 

I love it.

And I love them for working so hard.

Now if we can just keep them alive!

Our niece is participating in the Miss Arkansas pageant next month. We're excited for her!

Daddy told the girls if they couldn't speak nicely, to just stop talking and close their eyes. 

This one didn't open her eyes for a while. HA!

This was from one of our last date nights. He's traveling so much lately...any time alone that we can get...we take it!

Little girls are so funny. They're always playing house or dressing up.  

I believe that's a pair of bloomers on Sydney's head.

In Mama's heels.  

I swear I don't wear socks with mine.

It has been raining every day for the last week. 

We're so ready for sunshine again!

The girls ask if they can go outside 

The sun will come out tomorrow...

I hope.

I try to type out what the girls say as soon as they say it or I'll forget. 

Things like this make me smile.

She walked around with a cheerio stuck to her face for a good 10 minutes. 

And I let her because it was funny. 

I kept saying, "there's something on your face." 

She would wipe every inch of her face EXCEPT for the cheerio.

Daddy is traveling a lot. Which means lots of goodbyes. 

Which means lots of tears.

The mosquitoes are already out and they're loving sweet Sydney. 

Bless her heart, she woke up with these two bites on her arm. It must have been in her room!

My brother and SIL had a Memorial Day party for the family. 

I loved seeing all the pictures and my girls had the best time!

We all brought items to pack boxes for the troops. I loved this idea. I didn't realize how easy it is to request an address and list of items they need/want. These are a few of the items we chose. The post office even ships the boxes at a flat rate for you, no matter how much the box weighs!

I wasn't at the party because my sister was in the hospital. I wanted to stay with her. And I'm glad I did. She still has a tough recovery ahead but is doing okay and is home now.

I made peanut butter cookies for the girls this week. 

I don't know why I don't make them more often. We usually make chocolate chip but the girls loved these.

We went for ice cream last night.

Sydney's two year molars are cutting through. 

She has very little patience with anyone these days. LOL

Silly girl.

Amelia had Journey Girls tonight. 

They were asked to list some things they were good at. 

Amelia's list:

Riding my bike
Loving people
Making cards
Cleaning my room
Being pretty

I couldn't stop laughing when I read she's good at being pretty. HAHAHA!! 

Yes you are baby, yes you are.

We took Sydney on a date while Amelia was at Journey Girls.  

We went to eat at Kobe. 

She wasn't a fan of the fire in front of her. 

But she loved the food. 

She ate filet, chicken, and fried rice with chopsticks.

And drank her orange juice from a cup with an umbrella. 

 I can't believe how much she's talking and how clear her sentences are now.

She tells us periodically that she needs to go potty and will go. She even tells us when we're out and about. 

She gets a piece of gum if she goes in the potty. This is special to her. She usually gets gum at Easter and Christmas only. :)

Her new thing when she's going potty is to tell us, "I need some privacy, Mom/Dad." 

And I'm officially old because I get excited about things like new appliances.

I've been giving the girls green smoothies from a smoothie shop in town and they actually drink them! They have no idea they're drinking vegetables and I love it.

I decided I could make them at home.

Our blender was given to us by my Mom after we were married. We didn't have one and she gave us one that she wasn't using. So we've had the one on the left for 17 years. It has seen better days and won't blend ice very well.

I stayed up late reading my new whole food cookbook. We can even make our own peanut butter which Alex has wanted to do. SO EXCITED! :)

And that is what The Averitt Fam is up to these days. 

Exciting stuff, y'all. ;)

Love to all,

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