Well summer is off to a great start! Aubrey and i are getting to spend tons of time together and I could not be happier. I can't speak for her but I think she is enjoying mom being home a little more. I have not been able to find a teaching job so I am working more at Big Whiskey's for now. The owners of Whiskey's have presented me a with a job offer that I am still thinking on. They are opening up a new BBQ restaurant and would like me to run the front of house. There are many pro's as well as con's, I am meeting with them tommorow to discuss details. Gabe is rarely home now which we hate but he is busy working as much as possible so that when school starts back up he will be able to take days off if needed. We are looking forward to the 4th of July since we are headed to the lake. I can not remember the last time Gabe and I were not playing mommy and daddy so this is a much needed mini vacation.
Aubrey Jo is growing growing growing. She had her first birthday party which went off without a hitch. We had great weather for a party at the park, where daddy bbq and aj got to play in a cake. At her 12 month check up she was weighing in at 24 lbs 6 oz and 30 inches long. The doctor looked at the growth chart and went WOAH!!!! I guess most kids tend to level off around 1, well AJ has excellerated. Someone is going to be tall like their daddy. Lets see... her vocabulary now includes, MAMA, DADA, BABA, HI, PLEASE or (peas as she says), MORE, PAPA, CHEESE, MOOOOOO, and WOOF WOOF. She is transitioning from formula to milk and that is where we are starting to struggle. She doesn't mind the milk, just the sippy cup. I know that it is not crucial for her to be done with the bottle right now but she just seems to have no interest taking milk from a sippy. But we are trucking along and will get past it just like we have with evertything else. This kid gets bigger everyday. She now puts herself to sleep... we ask "are you ready to go nigh nigh" and she will grab her lamby and head on into her room. We put her in bed and usuallly don't hear a peep out of her. The first time she did this I almost lost it. It just reminds me of how big my little girl is getting. Well that is it for now... the pictures that I am posting are from her party taken by her Aunt Molly (Uncle Cookson's girlfriend) xoxoxoxo