... avery and i painted the other day. she sort of got the concept but was much more into playing with the cup of water. she's also pretty into drawing with crayons and demands it by saying 'purple', which is also what color everything in her world is. any time we ask 'what color is this' the answer is always, 'um, purple'. charlie thinks she's color blind but i think she'll get the concept of colors eventually.
... i painted her toes pink this weekend. i was painting mine and she seemed really into it so i asked her if she wanted me to paint hers. surprisingly she sat really still while i did it and then was so excited to go and show daddy. and randomly throughout the day she would look down at her toes and talk say 'mommy' as in mommy painted my toes.
... i am so excited for our upcoming vacation. just a few more weeks and then we get an entire week to spend just hanging out with each other. i'm so excited to take avery to the beach again and just hang out with charlie and i'm really glad that we're getting a little bit of time to enjoy our family of three before we become our family of four.
.. we're slowly making progress on a few things in the house. i have yet to take pictures of everything but we've slowly been transforming the master retreat into a hangout/playroom. we moved the futon and train table in there and hung some curtains that we had from avery's room at our apartment. i want to buy a little table for avery where she can color and i need to organize a few more things in there and move some extra furniture out and then it'll be 'done'. if we stay in this house for a while we'd like to eventually turn that room into a fourth bedroom, but right now we're not investing any money in this room.
... we got our first diaper for the baby. thanks abby! it's a grovia AIO and i'm really excited to try it out. right now avery's been running around the house with it. she likes to use her diapers as hats and this one is no exception. i tried to tell her it was for the baby, but i think she thought i meant her baby doll. i pulled a few older baby things that i was planning on selling at a local consignment shop and one of them was the travel baby swing that didn't work too well for us. but as soon as i pulled it out avery started playing with it and i haven't had the heart to take it away yet.
... cats. i've mentioned that the cats are actually pretty patient with avery, but they do have their limits. it takes a lot for ollie to get mad at her. the other day she was bugging him repeatedly and he finally smacked her in the head and hissed at her. unfortunately, she thought it was the funniest thing ever and chased him around hissing and saying 'again'.
... i turn 30 in a few days. i'm so not ready for this.