Thursday, June 30, 2011

Storms of Life

Ever since our kids were born I wanted to instill in them a good balance of fear (respect) and fear (scared) of things. Like, you should respect a snake enough not to just pick it up, but there's really no need to run screaming from it either. With thunderstorms, I just started explaining to Brianna from an early age that the things that sound so scary will not hurt her. Obviously, as she gets older and learns about natural disasters and hail and things like that she will develop a healthy amount of fear where she won't run outside to play when she sees a funnel cloud. But I also don't want to have to dread every storm we have for the next eighteen years either. The scariest part of a storm to a child, I think, is the thunder. It is startling, it is booming, it is incredibly loud, and it does shake the whole house. I can't imagine what it sounds like to a toddler. But I have explained to her that thunder cannot hurt her. It is very loud, and it is very noisy, but it is just a noise. It can't come into the house and hurt her. The lightning and rain have never bothered her because the lightning is pretty to her (I know, I will soon teach her not to run out and try to touch the lightning...) and the rain is very soothing to me so I guess she has just picked up on that too. Even when our power has gone out I have been rather excited, as I always looked forward to those times growing up. Mom and Dad would light the candles and I knew then that it was GAME NIGHT!! I'm sure I got scared at times but those sure aren't the memories that come up when I think of storms.

The other night we had a really terrible storm so we stood at the window to watch the rain. It was really dark outside so I had cupped my hand over my eyes to see if I could see through the window if I blocked the glare from the inside lights. The next thing I knew, I realized Bri thought I was doing this in order to hear the rain better, and she began cupping her forehead as well. SO CUTE!!! Obviously I ran to get the camera.

I think my favorite part is when I say, "Can you hear the thunder?" and she says, "Not yet!" I love when she says that. :)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

How We Eat Dinner

I had such a craving for pizza last night, even though we always make pizza after church on Wednesdays, but I had just bought all these fresh mushrooms and peppers and had some sauce left over from making lasagna a few nights ago... I couldn't resist! Plus I made pizza a few nights ago and used pizza crust in a can and I was reminded why I make my own crust now...

That really has nothing to do with this video except the fact that the pizza was delicious.

Bri and I were chowing down on our veggie pizza when Hunter started to fuss. I picked him up just to hold him while we finished eating but Bri's maternal instincts kicked in and she started entertaining him. They laughed for so long that I finally got up to get the video camera, only to find out I only had enough space left on the camera for about 50 seconds worth of video. So this is not nearly as funny as it was before I started recording, but it gives you the general idea of what we do while we eat dinner...

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Soooo Busy

I cannot even begin to describe the busyness of the last few weeks (I just spelled that "business" and then had to do a double take) but I can't complain because I know every person in the world is just as busy as I, just in different ways. Plus, my busyness probably involves way more fun things than you so I'm really not going to complain!! This last week was one of the most hectic weeks I've had in a long time, though. June 24 and 25 we were hosting our first ladies retreat at church. Because I was the one that pushed for us to do it this year, I became one of the ones in charge of the whole thing, as well as a special singer and speaker. But I really, really, felt it was important for us to do it so I am incredibly happy I was able to be a part of it. The last couple of months have been filled with several late-night meetings between me, Cindy, and Peggy, but I really enjoyed having that girl time with them - even with all the kids there at times! Leila and Jennifer came into town so that Leila could babysit while Jennifer and I ventured out to the retreat.

But first, we had other pressing matters. Last Thursday was Hunter's 9-month doctor's appointment (he was actually 9 months old today, I just realized) and he was stellar. He was 18 pounds, one ounce and 27 inches or something like that. I can't remember now. I have no clue what Bri was at that age, although I know I have that information somewhere and I know she was a lot smaller! Jennifer (my sister-in-law, not my sister) went with me to that doctor's appointment and got a taste of what it's like to go to the doctor's office with two kids. Brianna is absolutely no problem, except as we were leaving she started yelling that she had to go to the bathroom, and.... well, when you gotta go, you gotta go! I'm glad that she told me she had to go, but my goodness, it was such a drama! Hunter cried when he was being weighed and measured, but not for anything else. So in general it was a very straight-forward, unspectacular trip in my book, but for an 18-year-old who swears she is never going to have children, I think it was a bit tiring. Well, Jenn, if you thought at that point you didn't want children...

The very next thing we did was meet up with some friends for Chick Fil-A! But not just any friends, oh no, friends with lots of children! Mwahaha! All in all it was myself, Brianna, Hunter, Jennifer (SIL), Jennifer (sister), Claire, Evan, Carrie, Riley, Baby Boy In Utero, Brooke, and Anna In Utero. So five kids two and younger and two more babies on the way! By the time we left I think Jenn was ready for a hysterectomy. Hahaha!

Friday night was our Praise & Worship night of the retreat. It was from about 7pm to 10pm. We had some special singing and testimonies. Two of my amazing, incredible friends, Lora and Meagan each gave their testimony and it was absolutely mind blowing. Then we had guest speaker named Alicia who told us of a story that happened to her last May and there were a couple of times that I was so entranced in her story that I literally was getting lightheaded and realized I was listening so intently that I had forgotten to breathe. Seriously. I am not trying to take anything at all away from her story, but the short version is that her son (5 years old at the time) fell over 20+ feet down an elevator shaft, only to have the elevator go down on top of him after that. He was pulled free and airlifted to the hospital, where he died three times. He was transported to different childrens hospitals, and now here is the good part - every time they transferred locations and did new Xrays, they kept finding out that his body was healing itself. For example, when he was pulled from the elevator shaft his arm had obviously dislocated, as it was hanging on his back in a way that is just not possible when your shoulder is located correctly. When he arrived to the first location, there was no shoulder injury whatsoever. Things like that kept happening to this little boy, and within 24 hours of the Facebook page being started for him for prayers, there were about 5000 followers. Five days after that he was home from the hospital. They showed pictures and everything and it was so heart-wrenching. But the funniest part of the story is that she went on to talk about how she felt the need to start Matt 6, which is a local organization (well, Lee County) which formed to help tornado victims in April. Matt 6 is the group that we did all of our donations through. Isn't that so funny? I love how God works, and I love how small a world this really is!

Saturday we had special singing and classes from 9-4. Our first speaker was so awesome. Her name is Audrey and she talked about our purpose in God, and how we can glorify God in everything we do. Her talk was really on James 1:22 which speaks about being doers of the word and not just hearers, which is such a huge problem for us all, let's face it. She talked about ways that we can glorify God in everyday things. Like at work - are you working for your boss or are you working for God? I mean, I would definitely work harder if God was sitting next to me than any boss I've had. When you choose not to do something that you know you aren't supposed to do, that is glorifying God. Honoring your marriage vows glorifies God. Honoring your other relationships glorifies him. The list goes on. And one thing she said really struck me, she said, Do not let your heart get crowded. That is huge for me, because I am always running, running. I have to actually schedule my devotional time into my day because otherwise I would push it off or forget about it. That's just how I am. But I've got to make sure that my heart and mind aren't so crowded that I don't have time to absorb things that God's trying to teach me.

We had another awesome woman, Virginia, who has been a missionary for 40 years to Brazil. She was such an amazing speaker and she had such a wonderful personality! She showed us all kinds of things from Brazil and told stories that made all of us just sit on the edge of our seats! When she was done we wanted to hear more stories, that's for sure. She made me want even more to go to the mission field. (So far, my husband hasn't agreed to this...)

Cindy spoke on anxiety and depression. It was really great to hear something spoken about that I knew probably affected a lot of women in the room. Cindy is the perfect person to speak on that because she is frank, and she is unapologetic for speaking the truth, and she brings humor to it all! Although next time I will remember not to be best friends with one of the speakers because she kept using me as an example...

I spoke on finances and tried to add scripture in my talk, but also real-life applications. I asked everyone to write down things that concerned them about their finances and it made me just feel so awful and yet relieved to know we are all in the same boat! Everyone was worried about something, whether it was credit card bills, a low savings account, hospital bills, college tuition, or retirement, among other things. I hope some of the things I said were really able to help people.

Among everything else I am still working one day a week at my friend Allison's store, Classy Paci. We are getting ready to change locations so she is so scattered I know. I love working out there because it gets us into a change of scenery and the kids have a ball! It also gives her extra time with her children that she wouldn't get otherwise.

Brianna and Hunter have always played well together but they are just so much fun to watch now that Hunter is able to do more things. He has been pulling up for quite a while and will walk while holding onto things, so he will pop up at her when she's sitting on the couch, for example, and they will both howl with laughter. I absolutely have fallen in love with this age difference, and I am very sad to think that I was pregnant with Hunter when Brianna was his age, and I am definitely not pregnant right now, and according to Stephen, we have no immediate plans for pregnancy. Haha!! But I do have a handsome young nephew who will be born very very soon, so hopefully I can kidnap him enough to take away some of this baby fever!

Okay, this has become long enough! I will upload videos and pictures soon too!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Fed By Faith

This was from my Fed By Faith newsletter I just sent out. I just had to share this story on this blog because I know so many people don't receive the newsletter (why don't you???). This is the short version of the story just copied from the newsletter. :)

If you were at church on Sunday you heard my ramblings about a recent delivery. We were fortunate enough to have two deliveries this month. One of them just really was amazing to be involved with. I mean, every delivery is amazing, and every family I see is amazing, but some just make me shake my head. This man that we helped is currently living in a church in our county because he is homeless. Yes, I know, can you believe we have homeless people in our county? (That is sarcasm, people!) His story just really touched me. He is disabled so he cannot work but he cannot apply for disability for several reasons, therefore, what is the solution for him? While many people would turn to robbery, drugs, alcohol, suicide, among many other options, he is relying on churches in our area and his faith to know where his next meal is coming from. He does have a van he can live in but so far churches have taken him in. When he feels as though he is becoming a burden on the church he leaves of his own volition to find a new place. He is more thoughtful than many of us, hah! Because he is Hispanic and converted from Catholicism to Christianity he is an outcast in the Hispanic community, and so many will not give him work or help in an other ways. And yet he stands strong in his faith. When we walked into the church to bring his food I just loved what I saw. During the week the church is basically his, and he had papers, books, and his Bible all spread out on the floor where he was studying. His Bible was full of notes and highlighted verses, and you could tell this is how he spends a lot of his time. I wonder how we would react in this situation...

A few days before I was going to gather up everything for his delivery I was talking to the girl going with me (Andra) and I said, "What in the world do I pack for him?" He had just a small fridge and no real storage space, can openers, etc. All Andra knew of that he needed was a microwave, and she thought she might just give him hers and buy a new one for herself. Well, imagine the smile on my face when I walked into church the next day to pack my car, and lo and behold, a huge microwave had been donated by someone!! One of you?? I have no idea who it was. I was super giddy and I couldn't wait to give this to him! It's amazing how God answers prayers that we don't even know we're supposed to be praying about. Does that make sense? Anyway, my point is it is obvious that God is 100% in this ministry because this like that happen all. the. time.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

From the Attic

This is so cool! I found a "Family Worship Service" worksheet written in my Mom's handwriting. Does anyone in my family know why we were doing this? Maybe just as a cool family tradition for Christmas? I love it! I can't wait to do stuff like this as a family!!

It reads:

Family Worship Service

1. Me (Amanda) will read a Bible verse: "He (God) loved us and sent his Son" (1 John 4:10).

2. Sing together "Joy to the World."

3. Mommy will read the Christmas story from Luke 2:1-20.

4. Jennifer will sing "Away in a Manger."

5. Me and my Dad will pray thanking God for sending Jesus.

6. Everyone will sing "Go Tell it on the Mountain" and other favorite Christmas songs.

Friday, June 24, 2011

From the Attic

I'm pretty sure this was supposed to be a compliment...

It's a big card to my mom and dad that says in various places, "Dad I "Heart" U" and "Mom I "Heart" U" and then right in the middle it says, "Who needs money when they've got parents like you!?"

Um... thanks? I think? Haha!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Proof She is Stephen's Child

If you needed any more proof that Brianna is Stephen's child through and through, here she is singing Christmas songs in summer. Just like her Daddy.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

From the Attic

Pretty sure this is proof that I didn't know what a "wife" was. It reads:

Dear mom + dad,

I have gone shopping. P.S. I love you! Love, wife.
This note was written when I was in kindergarten.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


This is just a typical video of Bri during playtime at home. We love this magnetic toy that we got from Classy Paci, a consignment store owned by our friend Allison. I think my favorite part of this video is around 2:20 when you get to see the famous lip-pooch that Bri does. So if the rest of the video doesn't interest you (and it probably won't, unless you're a grandparent or parent... of Brianna...) you could always skip to just that part. :)

P.S. Did you know to put videos on Blogger now you have to first upload them to YouTube and then link them? What a hassle!!

Monday, June 20, 2011

I Went to Public School

This picture is so light you may have to click on it to see it. It is an activity worksheet on magnets. One side says: "Attracks" and the other side says "Does Not Attrack".


Sunday, June 19, 2011

He's On the Slide

I was working in the kitchen yesterday while Bri was napping. I looked into the living room to see where Hunter was, and guess what I found?

Yep! Hunter had climbed right up the slide which is meant for Brianna and he was just as happy as could be. So of course I ran to get the camera so I could snap some pictures.

Unfortunately, I got the great idea to video him while he was on top of the slide. He was banging his hands and having a grand old time... until he started coming down the slide! My reactions were not the fastest and he did come down like a roly poly! But no worries, as soon as I picked him up he crawled right back up!

Please note, I was not going to post this video because I don't want to be blamed for the heart attacks of grandparents... but Stephen thought I should do it. So if anyone has a heart attack, it's his fault!

Friday, June 17, 2011

From the Attic

I really was going to write a real blog today, complete with video, but Blogger is having issues with uploading videos right now so instead you get another episode of "From the Attic".

If you're on Facebook you've already seen these, but I just had to put them here! These are letters written from me and Sally to our parents. I'm sure they did something dastardly like not let us spend the night together one night or something. If you can't see it, the first one is Sally's. It reads, "Dear parents, We love you but you're so mean we can't laugh any more. From Sally"

Mine says, "Dear parents, You are so unfair that we are about to cry. From, Amanda"

How funny are those letters!?!? I love it! I am so glad I saved them!

This next one is a get well card for Jennifer that I wrote. It's fitting because she was sick a few days ago, so here's your get well card Jenn. In case you can't read it:

"This is a get well card for Jennifer Dare Loyd. So if it is a get well card... get well soon! I mean... GET WELL SOON! or I'll bust your head open! See ya on the next page! (Can you feel the love?)

Next page says, "I love you! Get well soooooooon! I don't want you to go to the hospital!" (Wow, morbid...)

I am loving finding these old items!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Toy Baskets

I just posted this exact blog at my frugal blog, but wanted to make sure everyone saw it. :)

For a long time I have struggled with the amount of toys our kids have. But some of the toys are really, really great and I can't bear to part with them. On the other hand, I don't want our house overrun with toys. We have a Step 2 toy box that is completely overflowing with just the toys that fit in there (so not including strollers, lawn mowers, wagons, etc.) and it just got to where the living room was always trashed. There was no good way to clean up because we just didn't have a good way to organize everything. And even when everything was organized, it was lining the walls, fireplace, shelves, toy box, etc.

Well, in the past couple of months we have started playing upstairs more often during the day. The kids have some toys in the attic and just a few in their rooms, but I thought, "Man, what we need up here is a toy box in each of the kids' rooms, so they can pick things they want to play with while we're up here... and then LEAVE UP HERE."

Just a couple of weeks after this thought, we went to visit Stephen's grandmother. One thing about Nenah is, if you need something, you can pretty much guarantee that she has it somewhere. I was rummaging through her basement and found these really cute baskets with the tags still on them!
Before: Ugly color, cute baskets!

It didn't take much for Nenah to demand that I take them home. I was excited to think that perhaps I had found my toy baskets for the upstairs!

The next step was to choose which toys could go upstairs and which could go out the door forever. Thank goodness our yard sale was coming up in a few days! Our living room finally looked like a living room that children play in. Rather than a living room that children have destroyed.

I already knew what I wanted to do - one pink basket and one blue basket. I know, so cliche, but deal with it.

First step: priming the baskets!

Next step: Applying pretty pink paint! See, one is ugly yellow, one is cute pink?

And there you have it! So simple!

Hunter's in his room:

Oh, then I found this fabulous ribbon at Michaels that goes perfectly with Brianna's! I just had to have it! When I get time I'm going to cut slits in the cloth and weave the ribbon through it, but this is just to give you an idea:

I know they're not professional or anything, but it makes me feel good to do accomplish something myself. I didn't have to buy the baskets pre-made or anything so I am proud of myself. The whole project cost about $7-8 which is totally worth it to me and probably cheaper than I would have paid for baskets that looked like this. I know the regular price tag on each basket was $9 each, so I basically saved 50% when you think of it like that. :)

From the Attic

I know a lot of these posts are not interesting to some people, but I want to post them so I don't forget them!

This is a story I wrote around fourth or fifth grade. I had an obsession with rewriting fairy tales. This is called "Awakened Ugly".

Once there was a king name I.M. Adope. He had a wife named S.U.R. Adope. They ruled over a land called Faraway. After being married for several years, they had a daughter. They named her after S.U.R.'s grandmother, whose name was Ug Lyand. This princess, though, was not just any princess. She was the ugliest princess in the world. Therefore, she had only two good fairies (she had accidentally scared the others away). When Ug was christened at a very late age (her parents didn't want her to go out often), there was a huge... well, good-sized... well, a party, anyway, for her. Unfortunately her parents somehow forgot to invite her grandmother Ug had been named after. And when Granny got mad, Granny got mad!! She crashed the party and injected Ug with a liquid that would make her stay awake for fifteen years. She figured by then, Ug would be uglier and she would turn into an old maid. There was nothing I.M. or S.U.R. could do about it. Ug tried everything from sleeping pills to drinking jugs of coffee. Of course, that only made her have to use the bathroom more than usual. While she was awake she remembered about the princess down the road, Sleeping Beauty, who had been awakened by a handsome prince after one hundred years. Ug thought so much and so hard about where to find a handsome prince, or even just a prince, that ten years passed by. After that she mostly played cards and watched television. The time came when she could sleep. She was so tired she stayed asleep while life passed her by... and by... and by. When she finally woke up, she was an old maid, just like her grandmother had planned. But it turned out that she liked living single, seeing as her parents and servants left her while she was asleep. She was her own boss, doing whatever she wanted any time she wanted. So Ug Lyand Adope lived alone, but mind you, happily, for the rest of her life.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Local Produce

Oh yum! Just picked up my box from Farm 2 Table and it had all kinds of yummy goodies in it! This week we got carrots, potatoes, sweet corn, sweet potatoes, squash, zucchini, peaches, tomatoes, and blackberries!! Oh I am in produce heaven!

I haven't blogged much about our food co-op experience this year but I am still loving it! The only thing we had just way too much of was cabbage. There are only so many ways you can make cabbage taste good (or disguise the taste), in my opinion. Hunter is eating so many new foods now that these are great for him to cut his teeth on, so to speak! I love that we're all getting fresh, local produce. There are always going to be some things I have to supplement (apples, bananas, bell peppers) that we use constantly but this is such a good thing for us. Can't wait to dig in later!

From the Attic

The "Me" Page (I'm not writing down everything on this list because some of them are so boring!)

Three words which describe me best: talkative, corny, funky
A chore I hate: cleaning my room (now it's cleaning the bathroom!)
Something I wish would happen at my home: It was on wheels so I could move it. (This may have been right after our neighbors moved)
A car I want: Jaguar XJ220 (my favorite Hot Wheels)
A television character I act like: Dustin Diamond ("Screech" from Saved By the Bell)
A contest I want to win: the lottery
My heartthrob: Arnold Scrwelrjlkjagkjgler (I just wrote in a bunch of letters for the last name, haha! I was addicted to Terminator)
A political office I would like to hold: President
Something I want to buy: A mall
Someone I would like to have as a relative: Mel Gibson (I wasn't making very good choices based on these people presently!!)
My dream for America: Kick Bill Clinton out of office (So political!)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

From the Attic

Remember the other day when I found a paper saying I wanted to work with the deaf or be a lawyer? I found another paper confirming those ambitions.

Journal entry from September 9, 1993 (10 years old)

Dear Journal,

When I grow up, I want to be either a teacher for the deaf, or a lawyer. I want to be a teacher for the deaf because I'm really interested in deaf people and sign language. It would really be neat to help out a deaf person! Or two. Or three! Or even more! I really would like to help them.

I want to be a lawyer too. A lawyer makes a lot of money and he/she helps people by standing up for them. You can ask anyone and they'll tell you my sister and I are wonderful at arguing! Ahem! We have practice! Ha, ha, ha! Those are the things I want to be when I grow up.

Monday, June 13, 2011

From the Attic

Journal Entry - September 30, 1993

Dear Journal,

I wish my new aunt Renee would have a baby. That would be very special!

(That is my entire entry. This is dedicated to you, Renee. Haha!)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Not Gonna Do It

I think everyone who knows me will get a kick out of this treasure I pulled out of another box in the attic. (Yes, I saved everything.) If you don't know me that well, all you really need to know is that basically every job I've ever held had something to do with administration - and definitely every job I've ever held has involved working on the computer about 98% of the time. That's just what I'm good at. So here is my journal from A.G. on 10/26/94 (11 years old):

Today we worked on the Mac computers. I learned how to work them better than I already knew how. I also learned I am never going to be a secretary. It's hard work on my delicate, thin, petite fingers.

My Future Plans

Here's another gem from my old school papers... my future plans. Let's see if any of them match up, shall we?

My future plans include having 5 or 7 kids, being a lawyer or teaching the deaf, and I'm going to get a doctorate. I'll live in a mansion and have a limo. I'll marry a rich man so I can give lots of charity.

Wonder what would happen if I had six kids instead of 5 or 7? I would self-destruct? Where did the lawyer thing come from? I would still love to work with the deaf. The doctorate is totally out the window, at that point I had no clue the amount of time that goes into getting your doctorate, haha! The mansion and limo and rich husband are no longer important to me, as long as I can fulfill that whole giving to charity thing. :)

I think this was 5th grade. No age is given in my paper, just my weight (75 lbs) and height (4 ft 8). So weird.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dear Santa

I just found a letter to Santa that I left with his milk and cookies one year. Not sure how old I was, but it was in with some of my 4th grade papers I was going through. I won't write the whole letter here, but this is just too good to pass up:

I hope you like the cookies and milk. I hope you're not lack toast intolerant!

I seriously laughed so hard when I saw that. What's really great is I put a disclaimer after it:

(I know what it means, I don't know how many words it is or how it's spelled.)

Just in case Santa thought I was using words of which I didn't know the meaning.

If you're curious, I asked for books and model cars (Hot Wheels). And I told Santa to please bring a present for Jergens, our cat. Named after the lotion.

I told you - you can't make this stuff up!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Let Me Explain

Okay, let me just explain this video, because it's completely dark throughout the whole thing. Brianna sings to Hunter before naptime and bedtime and obviously I never think to bring my camera, which is the only way I can record the sound. Well, I remembered it several nights ago and this is what she did (it's something different every night).

"Hush little baby"
"Ru Ru Ke" (a song from Kindermusik)
Prays for Oma, Opa, Juju, Lauren, Scott
"Bye, Hunter"
"Night night"

Monday, June 6, 2011

Random Stuff

Brianna and Hunter have been sick for a week now, so that doesn't leave much time for blogging. Our Georgia family came up Thursday through Sunday but unfortunately they spent most of their time soothing cranky kids! I'm having to take Hunter to the doctor today but hopefully Bri's is almost through running its course. Sadly, I woke up this morning with a stuffy nose and sore throat, so it seems I didn't miss getting these germs. The good news is, a cold doesn't usually keep me down, I don't normally even have to take medicine for it, so I can deal with a stuffy nose for a few days with no problem.

Today became the day that I couldn't handle looking at the Pack N Play in our living room anymore. Before:

We've had that in our living room since Brianna was born. It was a perfect catch-all for diapers (and all the things that go with diaper changing), shoes, etc. But I hated the look of it. Now, both kids still fit in it for diaper changes but most of the time they're on the floor, bed, couch, or counter just as frequently for diaper changes. Did I say counter? I didn't mean that. So it seemed to be that I should be able to condense all the items in here, keep them in the kids closet down here, and get the P 'N' P outta here!!


Doesn't that just make you feel all warm and cozy inside?

This girl is a child after her father's own heart... both of them sing Christmas carols year-round. In this video she's singing Frosty the Snowman but gets distracted and starts putting things on the couch. You can hear her say "Bumbo" as she moves it and "Bri move it!". I cut the video short because I thought she was going to cry when she fell (I know, I'm a chicken and don't want to catch that stuff on video) but she never did get upset, just startled.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011