I talk about AP on my blog from time to time. I thought i would blog about what it is. :)
This is taken from AP website, i will be happy to send more information if you request it.
1.Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
2.Feed with Love and Respect
3.Respond with Sensitivity
4.Use Nurturing Touch
5.Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally
6.Provide Consistent Loving Care
7.Practice Positive Discipline
8.Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, April 24, 2010
What a great time we had tonight at Papa's party. The house band played, papa on mandolin, uncle bruce on guitar, uncle nathan on bass and john played the banjo. Molly absolutely loved it. She made her rounds and had "dancing feet"
Dad grilled out, and we ate way too much. The cake was a huge success.
Molly is learning so much everyday....
here are some of the highlights.
* she spelt her name, this impressed the heck out of me. she grabbed the *m* block...then said "o.l.l.y" :)
* she shakes your hand and says "nice to meet you!" this is courtesy of Joe.
* forget the ladder, Molly climbs up her slide, all 5 feet of it!
*she loves singing songs and reading books. Favorites now are "wheels on the bus," complete with the moves, "twinkle, twinkle, doe a deer, and take me out to the ball game." Her favorite books are "on the day you were born, the very quite cricket and her birthday book, made by grandma. (it is VERY cool, ask to see it when you come over.)
and as always we fall more in love every.single.day. how is that possible? :)
Sunday, April 18, 2010
We had a great time at Jay and Tammy's today. Phil, Rachel and baby Jackson, also came out. Molly rode on Jay's shoulders out to the pond. She loved watching the dogs play in the water, the train and the hang glider. Molly also enjoyed watering the tomatoes with Tammy, playing ball with daddy...and LOVED the 4 wheeler.
i love this picture of Jay and Molly checking each other out. :)
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Today, Ms. Jackie lost her battle to lung cancer. She was a very kind lady who was very loving and generous to our little Molly. She sent her the sweetest outfits, books, toys and cards.
I am so glad she and Joe made the trip from Ohio last year to meet Molly. She, grandpa Joe and her family are in our thoughts.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Sweet little Molly is just growing, learning and coming into her own. She is such an amazing little creature.
Here are some of her accomplishments~
She now counts to 10, and says yeah to signify her finale... too cute
*loves to sing, Yellow submarine, Take me out to the ball game, doe a deer, twinkle twinkle, thumb kin, muffin man and patty cake.
*calls us jenny mama and joey daddy...we call her molly baby.
* really good at her alphabet, usually gets 8 or 9 letter in a row right then muddles it a bit.
*she is such a Rhea, she loves to play with her balls,(that sounds funny?!) and has a heck of an arm on her.
* loves to jump, hop and dance.
Molly really is her own person. I just love these pictures that Carina took. The one of molly walking away really captures the essence of Molly. She walks away with the dismissive and dainty hand posturing. As if to say, "Yes, I heard you. Thanks for your opinion on what we should be doing, but I'm going this way instead." That is Molly. :)
I am so thankful that Joe see's the value in me being a stay at home mom. We really feel like Molly is thriving, and she is *so* happy.
As you all know Joe is a public speaker, but unfortunately many collages no longer have a budget to bring him in, so Joe went and got a job.
This job seems perfect for him, the owner told Joe that if he does have a chance to speak, he can. That is awesome. Joe is working for www.kcfreepress.com he sales internet ads, so if you know anyone that wants to advertise let us know.
Molly is adjusting to her daddy's new job outside of the home. She really is love bug, and wants to give daddy lots of snuggles before he heads off to work. We always stand at the door and wave goodbye. Through out the day molly says, "daddy, work." Thanks daddy~