Allan and I talked a lot tonight about our future, near future, plans. We decided that he should stop looking for a job in the state we want to live in and instead we are going to focus on getting our house sold. I’m going to look at a townhouse tomorrow with the kids while he’s at work (he really wants to come but is in meetings all day until at least 7pm!) and if I like it well enough we’re going to get it and hopefully move in this weekend! If I hate it, I’m not exactly sure what I’ll do honestly. Well, I know exactly what I’ll do… I’ll keep looking online for places to rent. But I will feel frustrated. lol
So today was a pretty lame day at home. I don’t know why but Ember was extremely fussy today. She cried or whined most of the day. I am guessing teething?? I don’t really know. Hopefully tomorrow she’s in a better mood because dealing with a fussy toddler and three other children while looking at a place to rent with a real estate agent sounds like entirely too much stress for my overtired brain to cope with.
I’m sure you can tell from my blogging that Ember gets more than enough attention, right? Probably too much, honestly. I can’t help myself though. So anyway, I spent the morning playing with her and holding her and she nursed a lot and finally I had to start the crockpot otherwise we wouldn’t have dinner. So it only took me maybe ten or fifteen minutes to prepare everything but she freaked out about it. She was genuinely pissed at me for not holding her while I chopped an onion.
And what do I do? Encourage that nonsense by picking her up the second the onion is in the crockpot and cuddle her. I tossed the rest of the ingredients in the crockpot and stirred it up with her on my hip.
Ember’s adoration of Spiderman now truly rivals Payson’s. She is constantly doing the Spiderman pose Payson does with web spraying sound effects. Her favorite book is the one in this picture, a Spiderman book.
Every time she gets to the page with Spiderman she squeals, laughs and points to him and does the web spraying hand sign and looks up at me expectantly until I say, “There’s Spiderman!” To which she laughs again!
She was less than excited about it. So instead of asking her to smile I just let her talk to me about her outfit (she said she “felt pretty like Darla on The Little Rascals”) and jewelry. She picks out her own clothes and does her hair 99% of the time now. She cares a lot about what she wears.
And the next series of pictures is why there are few of Brooklyn online lately. Though she loves to have her picture taken it is always so she can do something goofy.
Like, show the camera her finger.
Or spit. Yes, spit. She full on spit into her lap just after this just to be goofy.
That small series was extremely mild in silliness for Brooklyn, she’s usually completely crazy when the camera is pointed at her but I wouldn’t share those pictures here, I do have some boundaries. haha.
Though come to think of it I could post a few of the hundreds of pictures I have of her face one inch from the camera or her holding a toy up one inch from the camera. She does that for videos as well. She comes and sticks her face right up to the camera, often touching the lens with her nose or forehead, ditto with toys… right next to the lens. Every single stinking time all the picture or video is is a blurry nothing and I show her that on the screen and I tell her that and still… 95% of the time… face or toy up in the camera’s business. haha