in other news: my baby is changing every day. i promise, next time i'm off work, i'm going to dedicate one full day of photos of my little angels expressions, that way i won't forget a one. this morning she discovered a button on one of her toys that belts out peek-a-boo, i see you! and i swear, she must of hit that button 50 times, turning around with each time, smiling her hugest of all smiles at me, and i laughed along right with her, because its just so funny. she claps her hands now, and usually does it at meal time..which makes me giggle. she's about this close to walking & holding hands and walking side by side is her (and my) new favorite thing to do. oh, and she pushes us away now when we annoy her, along with anything else she doesn't want. tonight she was finished with her apple juice, and threw it across the room. as obnoxious as it is, it makes me laugh. (i actually captured her pushing my face away in one of the pics below, tehe) and lastly, evening naps are her now worst enemy. it's been a fight every night this week for her to take her 5pm cat nap. she'll lay down for about 30 minutes & have a ba..then she'll poop and cry for us to come change her diaper. every.single.time after i lay her down in the evening. i swear she's holdin' out on us. we go back & forth between the crib and swing, and 9 times out of 10..she wins. i scoop her out and we come back out to play and love some more, and she rubs her sleepy eyes and yawns 100 times until bedtime, but hey..at least she's happy.
today i found her like this: half sideways, blankets all kicked off, and all smiles when she saw her mama to come in to get her.
it was about 20 minutes of peeking in on this:
so i couldn't bare it any longer. i scooped her up into kisses & we laughed & we played and she was tired..but like i said, she was happy.
later on we headed up to a softball field with Jake and Chance, one in which i never knew existed until today..and oh, was it the best. it's where their season of fall ball will be held and i'm so excited because 1. it's right down the street! 2. it has a cute park for Abby to play on and 3. the best of all..its on a horse & cow farm! die. i'm such a farm animal fanatic i seriously squealed like a little girl when we walked up to say hi. i want to live on a farm someday. and ride horses & feed cute little baby piglets & milk mama cows and feed the chickens. ok..the chickens would be kind of boring but the rest would be fun ;)
and i love us. it's random, but the three of us..jake, abby, and i..we're so perfect for each other and i'm so incredibly lucky to have both of them. i was reminded how amazing we all are tonight at the field..while we were packing up the car, abby was on Jake's hip and i accidentally set off her singing piggy toy, and i held it up in the air & and sung along with it i have two eyes, and i have two feet, purple orange green & blue, with a pink nose & a curly tail..i love to sing and dance with you!, and jake danced with abby on his hip..and she laughed her hardest belly laugh yet. she either knew how silly we looked, or she just seriously thinks we're so much fun & just simply hilarious :)
& while i really can't wait for the new season that awaits us, along with pumpkin pies, halloween costumes, and haunted hayrides..i will miss these days. days of summer sun where we play at parks & i casually drive in the glowy sunset with the windows down..its crazy how quickly summer comes to an end. it's already august and in just one short month it will be fall time. school buses will start taking over the neighborhoods during early morning, frost will put an icey little later over my windshield, and coming into a warm home instead of a chilly one will be oh so refreshing. and that's what i love about living on the east coast. we get to enjoy it all. summer, winter, fall, and spring. and oh how i love all four :)
oh, and this new song? it's my obsession. hope you like it as much as i do :)