Thursday, June 11, 2009

go to the mall!

We've had rain for over a week every day. I love it!!! I've been somewhat homesick for PA, and having a rainy summer, and seeing everything so green--especially driving through the canyons, really does my heart some good. I know most of my neighbors are ready to shout at the top of their lungs "RAIN RAIN GO AWAY!" but I welcome it. Rain, you're welcome to stay as long as you'd like. My favorite is when it's nice in the day, and then pours all night. It's so awesome. Also, cloudy mornings make for darker bedrooms, makes for kids sleeping better and longer. case in point, 9:30 and both are still snoozing. love. it.
Yesterday, Chris took the day off. He'd worked until midnight Monday, and so stayed home Wednesday to help out. He played with Ava for a bit, and helped me get her down for a nap. He then headed out to his folks house to fix a modem. Even on his days off it's work, work, work. Simon hasn't been sleeping well---poor guy. He does ok at night, but day time, he can't seem to nap. He finally fell asleep on me about 5ish. He laughs in his sleep. About 2 minutes after he fell asleep he went into belly-shaking laughter for about 3 minutes...it was cute. We napped until Ava came down at 6 from her very very very long nap, and excitedly told us all about her day. Chris and I decided since she'd slept so long, we'd take her to the Newgate mall play area to run around. She loves it there! We ran into Chris's friend, Matt Stowell and his 3 year old daughter. Hannah and Ava --both palendrome kids--played well together. We're going to start setting up play dates. yeay! Ava played for over an hour. Climbing, running, jumping, sliding, laughing...and then came and told us she was all done. We gave her a quarter and let her pick a candy machine. She chose the tart bones. Later that night, as I was putting her to bed, we did prayers. It's amazing how much Ava remembers about her day. Her prayer was so cute and went like this "Hevly Fader...thank dee mimi, papi, mimi, papi, granni, papa, mommy, daddy, simon, kk, pam, steve, and I watched high school musical, and drive car, and go to mall, and get bones, and read stories, amen." She's so excited about saying prayers, that she usually says 2-3. It's so awesome. Then she asks me to sing Jesus songs, and we spend a good 30 minutes singing any primary song that has Jesus in it. I love those moments.
Last night was the first night in weeks that I didn't grind my teeth. I've never been a teeth grider, but the last month of so, I wake up with a clenched jaw and a sore mouth. This morning, my jaw was relaxed and I felt well rested. HORRAY!

4 comments:

Mary said...

The mall is a great place. We love going to the newgate mall and play also.

Candace said...

Kade loves it there!

Bilary said...

How fun! And for the record, I'm not one of the neighbors who is ready for the rain to go away. I LOVE it! I'm a freak for rain and thunderstorms, so I have been in heaven this past couple of weeks. :)

daiseymae said...

I love the rain too! It has been great! Only I hope it is not raining when we are camping this weekend. I so dislike tenting it in the rain.