Allie has snapped into better pronunciation and more complex explaining skills (finally!!). Starting last week, we can understand 50% more of what she says, and often in the car, she'll use other devices to explain herself (she was trying to tell me about a bird, and finally said "tweet tweet"). This has given me great hope in our ability to communicate once "brother baby coming out belly mommy" (Allie has inquired numerous times if that time is here--so cute).
And speaking of baby brother, we are 2 1/2 weeks till the official due date. Time has snapped itself away from me so quickly. We are trying to attack everything that still needs to be done (like figuring out where kids are going (!), and deciding when to buy a van). But having 2 other kiddos screaming, running and jumping all day long sure places them in priority, and we're still having a snapping good time everyday--despite baby brother's painful side effects on my muscles.
Going to parks (even barefooted today!) before winter snaps in
Enjoying baths where all the kids fit in the same tub
Carving our pumpkins
(From left, Jackson's scary face, Allie's doodles, Mark's Jackolantern, and my 5 little pumpkins)
Feeding the squirrels
Seriously, these squirrels on the east coast....
EVERY SINGLE PUMPKIN (and there were 8 originally)
Deciding on Halloween costumes at the very last min
(FYI, it is a giraffe costume--not sure where we got it, but I'm sure that it looks more like
Mr. Tumnus from Narnia than a giraffe. Thankfully she wore so we could at least stick with a theme. Important details you know!)
And of course eating the bounty collected by these cute animals
We're hoping baby brother's arrival is snappy, but not too snappy and happens to occur at the perfect moment for all parties involved. Whatever ends up happening, he's got a big brother who is excited to teach him all about snapping, and a sister who can talk. Whew!