i have been a slightly pathetic blogger. forgive me? we are getting trunky and ready to go home. we have had a great time but our little family is ready for something new. only 27 days. we made ourselves a count down chain last night but it's not really supressing the 'cant wait to be home' feelings. ave has been having occasional breakdowns over how much she misses home and wants to go to grandma and grandpas house and play in the snow or jump on the tramp or feed papas cows or eat nemo fruit snacks and spaghettios with grandma, etc.. i am amazed at how she holds onto those few memories of grandpa and grandmas house and now craves them.
i remembered this post the other night while ave was sitting on my bed. take one was slightly more animated but this one is funny too. i don't know why i always choose to do it with food on her face, no shirt, and crazy hair, but sometime thats our life. if only you could see the personality behind these faces. the other day when i was telling avery something she said "mom, i don't understand you" with a sassy little attitude. feelings are mutual sweet girl. i wish i knew every little thing that went on in that mind of hers but instead i just laugh at her hilariousness.
i can't wait for my family to see how much she has grown up over the last 4-5 months. she is a total spit-fire. i'm pretty sure that living with a house full of teenagers has taught her a little extra sass and attitude and most days don't pass without a battle or two. but today she has been the most pleasant thing and i've loved every single second of her. right now she is in love with us making up stories for her before naps and bedtime. her dad is far more creative than i am. i could listen to him make up stories for her every night and listen to her giggle at how silly they are, while wondering how i got so lucky. how did i? its even cuter to listen to her make up stories or try to retell her daddies stories while she reads books to her dolls and stuffed animals.
oh the life of a 2 year old.
i have to speak in church again this Sunday. 2 times in less than a year. is that normal? pretty sure i'm gonna have trae stand up with me and translate some of it. i've done the type my talk in portuguese and read straight off the paper route one time already and frankly, my portuguese hasn't improved a ton since then. this way i can focus a little more on the content and saying what i'm thinking rather than wondering if what i just said was even a word or made sense.
trae is still sick of being sick but hopefully on the up-side of it all. he is seriously the best dad. ave is head over hills for him and has him wrapped around her little finger and i am more in love with him every single day. right now as i type, trae just told ave that he needed to go take his medicine and ave got all sad and said "oh, are you not feeling berry good dad. do you need a kiss? mom, he needs a kiss?" i think ave and i better go kiss him better. that doesn't sound too bad to me.