One of the girls' favorite pastimes is finding roly polys in the dirt. They build little houses for them with their blocks and send them tumbling down slides. The poor things don't last that long as Camilla usually pokes them too hard and brings them to me saying "It broke." When I took this picture, they had just gotten lucky and found a ladybug. I love how excited they get about simple things like that.
Every time they say something funny, I tell myself I need to write it down but never do. Camilla talks ALL the time about pretty much anything and everything. She knows lots of animals and we are working on colors. Here are a few phrases Camilla loves to say:
1. "What's that sound?" - Any time she hears a loud noise
2. "Whatcha doin?"
3. "Dat's a BIG TRUCK!" - hilarious because she says it in such a low voice (sounds like Fox :)
3. "I can't reach!" - we hear this a lot
4. "MINE" - our least favorite
5. "Where Annabeth?" any time she realizes that Annabeth is at school. She loves her sister :)
6. "Tickle me, Daddy!"
7. "Scratch my back!" - she loves getting her back scratched before bed and is very demanding about it.
There are a hundred more of these that I can't remember right now. She is such a little ham, always making us laugh. Annabeth started telling knock knock jokes (not my favorite thing) and Camilla has picked up on it and tells her own! Funny girl. She's such a tom boy and would be content to live in the backyard naked, playing in mud and eating the dirt. Seriously though, she really does like to eat dirt.
Annabeth has been having lots of fun taking gymnastics classes. She also loves to sit at the piano and pick out melodies that she knows. We started piano lessons and she is doing really well with her sticker chart! She also just started swimming lessons and has finally started putting her head under the water. She has come such a long way and LOVES going to the pool. We have also been working on her reading skills. She is doing awesome and can read the lowest level books at the library - with a little help from us. She is really excited to start Kindergarten and talks about her "new school" every time we drive by it.
As for Brent and I, we are doing great. Work, church, and family are keeping us pretty busy these days. I feel like such a bum-of-a-mom because I usually sleep on the couch while the girls watch their cartoons in the morning, but I can't help feeling tired all the time. I really thought we'd all be sleeping through the night by now, but it seems someone is always up wanting water or having bad dreams. Annabeth has recurring nightmares about bugs in her bed, and just last night Camilla woke up telling me there was a snake in her bed! That one really did kind of freak me out, but it turned out to be just her vivid imagination at work. I don't think we'll ever have a full night's sleep again.