Friday, November 13, 2009

I Love My Job

Lately I've been loving this mothering gig. (Up until this morning when Abbey told me for the first time that she hated me. That stung a bit.) I love the phases they are both in right now. Abbey's mind is exploding. I think I would be amazed at her capabilities if I fostered it a little more. I've kept this drawing for weeks now:
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It's true, it is the thing that nightmares are made of. And this image has haunted me, I'll admit. But I couldn't throw it away until I scanned it into the computer, I love it for some reason.

She was really sick the past week and her voice was quite raspy and high pitched. It was kind-of nice to snuggle all day with her and watch movies. That night at dinner, she was saying the prayer. In her squeaky voice, she said "Thank you, Heavenly Father, for letting us watch movies all day. You. (dramatic pause) Are. (dramatic pause) Awesome!"


Hayden is getting in on the snuggling lately as well. She wakes up around 5 am, I grab her some milk, and she falls back asleep in my bed. But she isn't content unless she is snuggled up in the crook of my arm. It makes me so happy.

She is a BULLY. She really loves to grab our faces. Hard. She almost made a grown man cry last night (I'm not naming any names...) It's completely unprovoked and random, so it's hard to stop. But she still gets in a lot of trouble.

So a few days ago, I was struggling with the squirmy thing to get her arms through her shirt. I said "Hayden! Push!" She stopped moving and looked right in my eyes. Then smiled and shoved me with both arms. This life can be confusing for a little person.


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12 comments:

Beckie said...

Awww Ashley....your girls are so adorable. Way to have such a great outlook on motherhood, you've inspired me!!! It goes by WAY to fast doesn't it?!

val said...

so enjoyed laughing out loud reading your post over my bowl of wheat chex this morning. i'm just dying over the prayer. and her "hating" you...oh man...the drama. that's what we get for having girls.
i was going to email you but at the second adding to this comment is easier...
i've showed both my sisters your piano and i thought i would share their reactions....total silence. silence of being in awe. they both loved it. it's so "outside the box" which i'm trying to be more of. have you seen a blue piano or did you just dream it up? when you get your grand can i have your blue one?
wish we lived closer so our girlies could play.

katie, dave, lucille and winston said...

Precious, precious little girls. You are lucky to have such darling little ladies, and they sure are lucky to have such an amazing mom. They are so funny and strong and creative...much like you.

cacrowell said...

What a picture! It kind of looked like tooth and the dentist--not that I hate going to the dentist...anyway. Such cute little stories--for everything sweet. Especially the prayer. Why can't I say things like that in my prayers at night?!

vonFRINKenhagen said...

My daughter hits our faces, too. She's 11 months. I don't know what to do to get her to stop. She's being playful, smiling the entire time. We're just trying to tell her that it "hurts Mommy when you slap her face."

Allison and Noah Riley said...

I laughed through this entire post! Ah, thanks for that.

Randy, Alanna, and Keira said...

they are so cute. We can't wait to see you guys in just a couple of weeks!

Joanie said...

Our lives are so similar. I'm just about to scan drawings. And Dylan has had milk at 5 am a lot lately, too. My attitude isn't as good as yours, though. He won't come to bed with me, but he's slept with me in the recliner a few times. And, as usual, it's like you are describing Dylan when you talk about Hayden.

kenzie said...

Being a mommy is the best. Thanks for the cute stories; they made me laugh.

Tiff and Trev said...

I love you, Ash! And it's so nice to see a picture with you in it...I miss that face :o)

Melody said...

HOw do you do it!:???

Jeanine said...

I love your girls' personalities! I don't think you are ever going to have a dull moment with these two little ladies. :)