The day of Ali’s friend E’s birthday party was actually the first time we’d seen the sun in a bazillion years. Ali and AJ were thrilled to get to swing, and I was amazed at how much more comfortable Ali was on a “big girl swing” from last year:
They also played on the trampoline, which gave AJ QUITE the hairdo:
Speaking of Trampolines, we had the pleasure of getting to introduce Woods to the concept of trampolining during their visit to our house. He was a fan, for sure:
She explained the intricacies of the water table,
And Woods’ Mama tried to explain the enjoyment that one gets from dressing up, although I don’t think he was convinced.
He was, however, all about some construction work.
Last week, we had a get together back at E’s house again. I think Ali was a bit concerned about AJ moving in on her man during their Wii game…
After all, she’s pretty transparent about her feelings for him:
(In her defense, the day she chose that as her mood, she said “I’m love struck today because I love you, Mommy.” I think it might have been a cover story, though.)
But all it took was half to make her realize that she was not going to be the next Mrs Duggar:
Ali had her second hair cut last week. She was so excited about wearing a T-Shirt again that she begged me to let her keep it:
She also enjoyed getting her hair washed by Miss Shannon again. There are definitely narcotic elements in their shampoo:
And, finally, I’ve been doing a lot of bed changing this week, due to one sort of accident or another. I took this picture so that one day when Ali complains about my style of mothering, I can remind her of all of the work I went through for her.
Motherhood. It’s a Dirty Job. Mike Rowe, where are you?