Wednesday, December 24, 2008

the funny things they say...

Alyssa is quite funny with her use of words. The other day we were at the dinner table praying for the Tubbs' family. Alyssa said she wanted to pray and started praying for the "bathroom" family. It was so funny. I looked at Aaron and said she means Tubbs, get it? Bathroom, Tubbs... and he started laughing.
Another funny thing she likes to do is give herself "tatoos" on her body with an ink pen. Well I noticed she had "tattooed" herself up the other day and she had some on her face. I asked her what is that on your face and she replied, " that's my "mo"." Meaning, that is her mole. Cracked me up. I hope she isn't aspiring to be like Madonna.
The other night we were both sick with a stomach virus. So nasty, we got it bad.
She had just finished throwing up in my bed and she looked at me and realized I was wearing tinkerbell pjs and she said, mommy I love your tinkerbell." Poor little thing is still all girl even when she is throwing up. Then that night she kept wanting something to drink. All night long..."momma, I so thirsty," so Aaron gave her ice chips. She woke up at 5:00 am and wanted her ice. I told her it was melted and I was too sick to get up and get more. She stuck her finger in, still half asleep and said, "yep, it's like juice." I said it's like juice huh? and she replied, "yes, it's like tomato juice." Okey Dokey!!!! What an imagination. So random just like her mommy. Even at a time where she and I felt our absolute worst, vomiting and other things, she still managed to crack me up.
Little miss Aubrey is not a girl of too few words anymore. She liberally uses the word "no,no" and the other day she said "tae tu", which allow me to do my mommy interpretation, means thank you! Such a smart girl! She also says "ma" when she is eating, which is more, and "bbbrrr" which is bite. And of course," bye, bye." Such a sharp baby girl! She tries to copy a lot of what we say to her now. I am telling you, she is a genius, that one!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


My dog Lucy is a good dog. She is sweet as could be and cute. She is excellent with the kids and really never causes much trouble, but she has a really really weak stomach. She throw's up all the time. We have taken her to the vet about it and he just said she has a nervous stomach... nothing more than that.
So this morning I woke up to Aaron's phone ringing. The post office was calling him into work. I picked up Aubrey and ran to the kitchen to get his phone, and I stepped in something mushy. Yuck!!!!! It was dog throw up on my carpet. The poor dog must have been trying to get outside because I ran to the kitchen and stepped in some more. I took a look around and she had had a puke fest in our house...a trail leading to the back door. Needless to say, not a good start to my day. I don't know what sprung this on. Who knows why she gets these nervous stomach episodes. The day we brought Alyssa home from the hospital, she threw up 9 times, yes, not a typo... 9 times that day. We love her still despite her faulty stomach, but I am not feeling the love while I am scrubbing the mushy gunk off my feet and floor.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Santa Claus

This week we attempted twice to meet Santa. The second time was barely a success.
The first time was a Firewheel. There was no line at all. Alyssa said she wanted to meet him, so we went inside. I don't think she even got 10 ft from him. She just stood there with fear in her eyes shaking her head saying no, no. I don't want to go. He sat Aubrey in his lap and of course, she was staring up at him and all of a sudden a flood of tears comes streaming down her face. So, of course, we just left. And as soon as we stepped out of the store, Alyssa wanted to go back in and try again, but with Aubrey crying so much, we didn't.
So we talked to her and told her she needed to go tell him what she wanted and she said, "momma, this time I not scared."
Then we set out for the Willow Bend Santa. We thought we were getting there right when the mall opened and there wouldn't be a line. We waited in line for about an hour and a half. The whole time prepping little Alyssa for the big moment. When we finally reached the front, of course there was a little freak out session. Aubrey was asleep on Aaron's shoulder and Alyssa was clinging to me like a scared little kitty cat. But this Santa had such a sweet nature about him, it didn't take long to win her heart. She was still a little scared, but my brave girl took my hand and walked over to the big guy. He talked so sweet to her, complimenting her elegant dress. He told her he knows she has been a good girl and a good listener and he asked her what she wanted. " A teapot set." She said it so fast it was hilarious, like she was trying to hurry and get it over with. He didn't understand her so I had to translate and then he started singing I'm a little teapot to her. This may sound strange, but it was just the ticket to loosten her up enough with him to get ready to take the picture. So Aaron handed a sleeping Aubrey to Santa, and Alyssa sat in his lap. Aubrey woke up in total shock. She had this look of , who in the world is this hairy man holding me, and she started to let out a little cry. But this Santa was good! You could tell he liked kids. He calmed her and talked sweet to her and the cry only lasted a second. The picture we got wasn't great, but it is sweet. You can't really see Aubrey's face because she is looking up at him trying to figure out who he is, and he is looking down at her talking to him, and Alyssa is listening intently. It was good enough.
You may be asking yourself why in the world do you wait in line and put your kids through all that nervous anticipation? Well for me it is for that memory and that picture of innocence. This time of such pure innocence in our kid's lives doesn't last long enough, and I want to enjoy every second of it. And that sweet moment after it is over when Alyssa was gleaming about how she did it. She told Santa what she wanted him to bring her.
I just wanted the picture to capture the awesome time of innocence.

Friday, December 5, 2008

The Measure of Success

How do you measure success?
Some people measure it by their status or type of job that they have. Some by how much stuff they own or how fancy their car is. Most people measure success by how much money they make. All of that stuff is nice. Those are some great heights to have reached if you have set out to reach those things in life. I'm not knocking that. Some of those are things that I would like to obtain as well. I just think that there is a lot more to success and life than that.
Success is the inexhaustable mom who knows that kids only have one childhood to live, so she gives it her all to make sure that they laugh everyday.
Success is the dad that realizes time with his family is way more important than working late to make a little extra money.
Success is reaching out to people in need, even when you don't have a lot to give yourself.
Success is about making a promise and keeping it.
Success is about how much character you show in everyday living and in the decisions you make.
Success is realizing that this life we live is only temporary, and most of these things that we strive for are fleeting.
Success is the realization that people and relationships matter more than anything else in this world.
Success is knowing that when we leave this very small, tiny, short thing we call life, other lives will have been touched by the way we live our life.
My ultimate success is knowing that when I see God face to face one day, He will be proud of my successes and my life and the legacy Aaron and I have left behind with our children and the character that we have brought out in them. My hope is that when I get to heaven one day I will get to see the faces of the people my life has made a difference in and the ones that have been that difference in mine.
Just wanted to say thank you to ALL my friends and family. Each person has impacted my life in some way.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Decorations

We decorated our house this weekend with Christmas stuff. Alyssa was so happy! We drove by a window the other night that had snowmen in them, and she said, look mama Christmas Pumpkins! It was so cute.
Anyway, we put the Alvin and the Chipmunks Christmas CD in and decorated the tree. I wrapped gifts and put the other decorations up the following day. Our house is already colorful, so it looks very festive and even more colorful now! Alyssa told me, mama, your house looks so "bootiful."
It's cute. She gets so excited. Christmas will be fun this year with her.
Everyone's presents are going to be so beat up because I can't keep Aubrey out of them. I already had to rewrap two. She will crawl over to them and, as she is banging on them, she will look over at me and say "no, no." The little Turkey! I think she knows better, she just thinks it's funny! Love this time of year! Lots of good memories to think back on, and more to make!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Big Morning Full of Laughs

This morning was a funny morning with my girls. Aubrey had woken up at 6:45 and was laying in bed with us and she was practicing a new trick I had never heard her do. She was sitting up between us clicking her tongue. We were laying there and we heard this click, click, click. It was so cute. Then I heard her say No, no. Which was her first word other than mama and dada. Man, she was really doing some developing in her sleep last night. Just overnight and 2 new tricks.
Then this morning Alyssa was talking about how she wanted to put up the Christmas tree, and she was all excited and said, "And we can wrap the presidents, too! We got a giggle out of that.
Nana Shannon kept the girls last night while we went out, and I had asked Shannon if she would be sure and help Alyssa brush her teeth good. Well, this morning I noticed Alyssa's breath, which I rarely do. She doesn't usually have bad breath in the morning. I didn't say anything because I didn't want to make her feel self conscious, but later on I saw her holding her hand over her mouth. She looked at me and said,"mom, Nana didn't brush my teeth very good last night." It was so funny, she noticed it herself. She cracks me up, because she seems like a little grown up sometimes. I wasn't going to share this, but it was too funny not to....
Yesterday I was about to get in the shower and Alyssa came behind me and popped me on my bottom and said ,"mommy, cute bobo." It was too funny. I said thanks honey, and giggled my way into the shower.
Love those girls so much!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Uncle Julios, Bingo and Dairie Queen

Tonight we went out to celebrate Savita's birthday. I gave her shoes that she had already seen and picked out and she bought me the same ones to give to me when my birthday rolls around. Mom got her the buxom lip gloss set she and I both wanted, and Steve picked her out a purse on his own and gave her a Starbucks gift card. He is a surprisingly great gift giver! So it was just me, Aaron, my mom, Steve and Savita. The night started out at Uncle Julios in Allen, expensive but so good.
I had the beef fajita nachos, which were so so so good, and the swirl margarita which was not worth the $7.50 it cost. After that we traveled on over to the Plano East Bingo, which was great fun. We had it all planned out that if we struck it rich we were all going to split it, but we never won. We did have a lot of laughs at each other. There is always a lot of laughing when Steve is around. He's the comedian in the family. It was funny enough just trying to keep up with the Bingo numbers called out. We might have won but would never know because we couldn't keep up. We were too busy laughing at and making fun of each other. Then mom went on home and Steve and Savita and me and Aaron traveled onto Dairie Queen. Even though it was 35 degrees outside, Savita had 2 buy 1 get 1 blizzard coupons that we had to use before they expired, so we each got a blizzard. We sat in Dairie Queen eating our butterfinger and reeses blizzards laughing some more about the things Steve used to make us do when we were little. He once told me and Brad Boyd to be in their cool club that we had to sit on a mouse trap. He also one time was playing hide n seek with Chris and Brad and told Brad to hide in the drier and turned it on! Wow! Fun times. Good memories. Simple but a great night! Lots of laughing. Loved it. Will play Bingo again.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

In Her Heart

This morning when we woke up, I was in the kitchen making coffee,because my poor little one, Aubrey has kept us up sick the past couple of nights. She wouldn't sleep unless it was in the middle of us. Anyway, Alyssa came up to me.
She had her hand across her heart and said mom, feel it. I put my hand on her chest and she said mom, do you feel him? Jesus is in there!!! Oh my gosh, it was so precious! I told her yep he's in there. I can feel him. I can also see him in her everyday.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Aubrey's Birth

I know that this is old news, but I really wanted to write about this for me and for Aubrey. Aubrey Faith Reeves was born February 6, 2008 at 11:02 a.m. I had her at the Allen Birthing Center. My midwife was an awesome and amazing lady named Amy Giles. Amy is the kind of girl that I would love to hang out with and be friends with. She's so sweet and compassionate, loves God and is just an amazing lady. Don't think I could have done the natural thing without her encouragement and prayers throughout my pregnancy and delivery.
So I went into actual labor the day before around 4:30 pm. My contractions remained steady throughout the night. My sweet sister in law Savita came over to help monitor me, since I didn't really know what to expect because my labor with Alyssa was induced. It was me her and Aaron laying in bed all night long, awake of course. I didn't go into the birthing center until 8:00 am the next morning. When I arrived I was dilated to a 4. Amy made me walk around the house for about an hour to speed things along. My contractions were getting worse, but still bearable. She let me go upstairs and lay in bed to try to rest for a little while. While up there, we were talking about the pain and I asked her if the pain was as bad as it is going to get, and she said she thought I was peaked and the rest would be down hill. Throughout my whole pregnancy, Aaron and I and everyone at New Rivers were praying for me to have an amazing delivery. My prayer was that it would be fast and less painful, and that I wouldn't tear. We had also been praying for an amazing God experience. For God's presence to fill the room while I was in labor. Alyssa's birth was beautiful because I got her at the end of it , but not right and the way I would have wanted it to be. I so desired for this experience to be different. I wanted to feel what God had intended it to be. I had asked Aaron to download some worship music for me so that I could try and focus on God during the labor time. So as I was laying on the bed, the pain was uncomfortable enough that I wanted to cry, but still bearable as I said before.
He gave me the ipod and I began listening to the worship music and singing. Aaron just sat there watching me, smiling and I know praying. It was the song My Romance. The words were"Look at the way the flowers bloom for you. They want to show you their beauty. Running waters dance you and I romance. Unto you be all the glory. Angels dance around you, the earth it sings about you, open up the heavens Lord, let your kingdom come to earth." It was the perfect song. It was talking about God's glory and beauty and his creation and giving him the glory for everything He has given us. It's beautiful! I got emotional, caught up in the moment of realizing how great God is and how many beautiful things he has blessed me with, and how he, within moments was about to gift me with his highest blessing, another life that was mine. I started crying and right then I heard a very loud pop and felt a forceful jarring, then another pop. Aaron heard it too. It was my water breaking. After that the pain seemed almost unbearable, but somehow I got through it. I literally ran for the hot tub and jumped in, because I heard that the warm water helps with the pain. It helped me relax in between the contractions but it really is an indescribable pain. I labored in the water for about 35 to 40 minutes and had Aubrey in the water. Aaron reached down and pulled her out, and brought her up out of the water and handed her to me. She came out so wide-eyed crying at the top of her lungs. Just perfect. Aaron said that he would never forget the look on my face as long as he lives when she came up out of the water. He said I had a look of amazement and stun. I did lose a lot of blood because she was quite big. She weighed 9 lbs and 7 oz, but amazingl God was faithful in answering our prayers. I didn't rip at all and she came quick. Although it hurt so badly, I felt so proud and had such a feeling of accomplishment like there wasn't anything in the world I couldn't do now. We came home with her that night, and slept in our own bed. I wouldn't have done it any other way. I believe that was the way the Lord wanted ME to do it. It was beautiful! The hardest and most wonderful thing I have ever done in my life.

spaced out

So the other night, we were on our way to take the kids to New Hope so we could meet with our New Rivers community group. Aaron was driving behind me separately because the men and the women were meeting at 2 different places that night. We drove through the redlight at Brown and then came to the 4 way stop sign. I don't know what I was thinking. I guess I was thinking that I was stopped at a redlight waiting for it to turn green. That Natasha Beddingfield song was on"Staring at the blank page before you, open up the dirty window...., " and I of course had the music blaring loud and singing at the top of my lungs....just waiting for the light to turn green. The whole song played and when it was over I hear Aaron furiously honking his horn behind me. I then came out of my concert trance and realized that I had been sitting at the stopsign for the entire song playing, dancing and singing at the top of my lungs while others probably watched on thinking what on earth is that crazy lady doing?! When we arrived at New Hope Aaron was so mad at me. I was laughing so hard but he wasn't. He said to me,"What on earth were you doing? Didn't you heart the thousands of people honking their horns at you?" I told him I don't know where I was. I guess I was on stage in my mind putting on a concert somewhere. Later he laughed about it and I told him I needed a vacation. Goodness Gracious!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sparkly Shirt for Jesus

Lately Alyssa has been talking a lot about Jesus. She has been asking questions and praying more. She prays every night before we eat dinner. The other night Aaron was putting her to bed and she was praying. She said for God to give daddy sweet dreams (so sweet). While she was praying Aaron had his hands lifted to the Lord and Alyssa looked over at him and stuck her legs up in the air. It was too funny. She said daddy you got to pray like this. Aaron got a good laugh out of that. She praises him with her whole body.
We have been talking a lot about Christmas and that the reason we really celebrate is because it is Jesus's birthday. She told me today that she is going to make Jesus a birthday cake and make him a sparkly shirt for his birthday on Chirstmas. So I guess we will be bedazzling Jesus a shirt for his birthday. I love her heart!!!! She really really blesses me every single day. I know that Jesus will be smiling when she is making him that shirt, and who knows, one day when we get to heaven, he may even be wearing it!!!

Standing Proud

A couple of nights ago, I was on the computer and Aaron yelled at me to come in the kitchen. I walked in there and Aubrey was standing up by herself in the middle of the kitchen. She stood there for a few seconds before she fell on her bottom and started smiling and clapping her hands. I felt so proud of her. Aaron was standing at the sink and said he saw her out of the corner of his eye and he turned around and there she was just standing there smiling at him. It is so funny. She seems too little. She just turned 9 months old last week. My goodness she will be walking soon!!!! Lord Help! We will be even busier.

Friday, October 24, 2008


Oh my goodness,
Kendra and Lindsey and me and my friend Inez and Lindsey's sister in law Tricia went to a New Kids on the Block concert. This was the first time they had reunited in 15 years. My last concert I had been to was in the 6th grade. This was my 4th. Let me tell you what. Those guys haven't lost a beat. They are better looking, better sounding and better dancing than ever. It was probably the best concert I had ever been to. Kendra said it was far better than the Cold Play concert that was her favorite before this one.
We had such a great time. Thinking that we had probably outgrown all those old exciting feelings over those guys, we couldn't help ourselves when they came out on stage. It was crazy. Women all around my age were brought back to those junior high and high school moments of just acting crazy again. It was so great! I felt like a little girl again and it was obvious that the women all around me did too.
Kendra was the greatest. She was moved to tears, which still to this day cracks me up so much!
I loved it. It was great fun!!! So glad we went.


October 5th was mine and Aaron's 6th year anniversary. Aaron really got me good. We had planned on taking the kids to Jan's house in Prosper and make a day of it. Aaron had said he was taking me somewhere, but it was a surprise and wouldn't tell me. As we were rushing to get out the door, he said he was going to go ahead and load the kids in the car. After a minute he came back in and told me that he went ahead and pulled the car around front and to come out when I was ready, which was nothing out of the ordinary. He often did this. I said I am ready now, and he looked me right in the eyes and said,"Stace, I just want you to know that I love you so much." And I said I love you too, thinking he is just trying to be sweet since it was our anniversary. Very unsuspecting, I walked outside and saw in front of our house a white vehicle parked, first of which I thought was my 98' Ford Windstar because it is also white. I did a double take and saw what scared me half to death. It was a beautiful white Nissan Pathfinder. I asked him, "What is that?" He said that is your new car. I of course was in terrible shock, couldn't believe it was mine. It is the nicest vehicle I have ever owned. After we got in, I kind of ruined the moment by freaking out and asking how much it was and asking if we could afford it. This is coming from the woman who has never had a car payment the whole marriage. Knowing me to a T, Aaron was not at all surprised about my freakout session. He was very sweet. We had been looking to buy a new minivan for a while because my windstar had just about seen its last day. He told me that he wanted me to have something nicer than a minivan and that I deserved it. It was so so so sweet! He really got me good. It was completely unexpected and a total surprise.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

New Rivers

A lot of you may already know that we are apart of something wonderful. A group of people called New Rivers Experience. They are our church family. We call them our church family, because we truly are a family. New Rivers people are more than friends to us. They are our spritual mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters. The relationships we have with each other are very real and very deep. I know I could share ANYTHING with these people and it wouldn't matter to them. They would love me and support me wherever I was. Just pure pure hearts and genuinely kind people.
So the other night we had baptistims and baby dedications at Alicia and Kavin Tubbs's house.
It was such a good night. First we ate and then we had the baby dedications. Aaron and I were the first to go. We had already dedicated Alyssa to the Lord a couple of years back, but we still read the words over both of our girls. We got to say it in our own words. This is what Aaron spoke over them:
"Alyssa and Aubrey,
We promise to show you and teach you the ways of the Lord to the best of our ability. You are our gifts from the Lord and we will never take that for granted. We promise to always believe God's best for you and encourage you in your giftings and own individual uniqueness. We believe what Psalm 139:14 says that you are beautifully and wonderfully made. We promise you stability and love through our marriage and love and committment to each other. We promise to surround you with a community of believers and lovers who see your greatest potentials in Christ. We hope through us you will see Jesus. We pray that the seeds we plant will take root and grow deep and will continue to produce good fruit throughout your lives. You are our princesses, but most of all, you are God's princesses. May He always surround you and keep you as the apple of His eye. You are His and He is your King!" And that was our prayer that we prayed over the girls. I thought it was beautiful!!!!
Next our sweet sweet friends Drew and Christy Wight dedicated their new baby Velvie to the Lord. They read something they wrote and prayed their life verse over her. It was amazing too.
Last was Robin, who all night long made me cry like a baby. Robin is a single mother of 2 whose life has been completely turned around by Jesus. She and her kids Brennan and Blake are awesome! I hope our girls turn out to be that awesome!!!! Anyway, Brennan was 8 and had never been dedicated to the Lord, so Robin sat her on her knee and looked her in her eyes and with tears from both poured out her heart to Brennan and called out the potential she saw in her. It was a big time tear jerker and just a sweet sweet moment.
Next we had baptisims. First went Gabe who has 2 children and has also had a major life turn around recently. He said a few words to his kids and even though I couldn't hear all that he was saying, it made me cry too. Then Alicia and Miles spoke over him awesome powerful words and baptized him. Ok then comes Robin and her kids again. Robin spoke over both her kids again and baptized them, then her awesome kids prepared their own verses they spoke over her and baptized her together. It was so beautiful and sweet. I loved it. It is just so good to be a part of something so genuine and pure. When I am stressed out over something or having a hard time, just being a part of things like this melts it all away. It was such a refreshing time. God's presence was thick and the air was sweet.

Friday, August 22, 2008


Aaron is my husband whom I am very proud of. He is a postal worker and in the summer farms. He is extremely smart and can pretty much figure out how to do anything. He's pretty handy to have around. He is very driven and if he puts his mind to something it's going to happen. On the outside, Aaron has a very calm, quiet and gentle spirit about him. But at home, he is funny and goofy and if you looked through our kitchen winow in the evening, you might catch him dancing or doing the moonwalk. I love that no one knows him like I do!!!! My favorite thing about Aaron is that he loves Jesus, and he loves us with his whole heart. He takes good care of his girls. His interests are fishing, sports, golf, woodwork, researching things, late night bowls of cereal and farming. Our farm is called Reeves Family Farm and is located in Princeton. Our main crop is okra. This year Aaron farmed 20 acres total, okra being our main crop. Next year he plans on farming over 40 acres mainly okra, squash and onions. You may have caught him on the news a couple of times this summer. If not, you can google Aaron Reeves, Reeves Family Farm and watch it via the net. On a mushy note..... I am a very very lucky woman to have him. He is my best friend, and a great dad and helper.

Aubrey and Alyssa

Aubrey is my sweet little happy 6 month old. She was born very healthy weighing in at 9 lbs 7 oz. I had her all natural in a birthing tub at the Allen Birthing Center. It was not easy as far as pain goes, but overall, I think it was a successful and beautiful birth.

She is always smiling and content, and already cracks me up. She likes to sleep with her leg up in the air.

She is currently teething and is waking up still in the middle of the night(frown.) I've got my fingers crossed in hopes that she will sleep all night when her teeth come through. She is growing really fast, already weighs almost 18 pounds, but she was the size of a 2 month old when she was born, so she had a head start. She can do some tricks. She can roll over both ways and loves to yell "momma" when she is mad. Her interests are breast feeding, pulling hair, riding in cars, elmo, and laughing at her big sister.

Alyssa is my little shadow. She is my funny 3 year old. She is very smart and quick minded, picks up on things quick and never forgets anything you tell her. She is very very girly. Has to have a purse on her shoulder everytime she walks out the door. She has always been a busy body and still is. She makes sure my house is always nice and cluttered. While I am cleaning up one mess, she will be making sure that another one in the next room is being made. She has a very sweet and caring personality and is very good about sharing. She is always concerned about other people. If someone is sick and she hears about it, she asks me about a million questions about them and usually will end up praying for them at dinner time. She loves her little sister and is a very big help with her. Nobody can make Aubrey smile better than Alyssa. Her best tricks are the splits and a little thing we like to call "the ice skater." She will be starting library school in the fall and is very very excited about it. We bought her a new backpack and everything.

Her interests are playdough, goldfish crackers, old yeller, lip gloss and the outdoors.

Clouds of Canteloupe

Today I was in the kitchen and I smelled a toot and I asked Alyssa if she had tooted, and she said. "Yes, and it smells like a canteloupe." I think we have been around too many produce stands this summer.


Some men do rose petals, my husband spells out "I love you" in okra. Hey, I'll take it!!!!

Alyssa's Sadness

A few days ago, Alyssa and I had the TV going and Reba reruns were playing. It was the one where Cheyenne has her baby and Reba breaks into song, singing the baby a lullaby. It was a sweet little moment that brought a tear to my eye, but brought my 3 year old to a big sob. She ran over to me and was just crying her eyes out. She told me that it made her sad. It was the cutest thing ever. I don't think she even really knew why she was crying .

So yesterday I was struggling as usual to get the girls to take a nap at the same time so that I could have a moment to breathe, and I laid Aubrey down. She was crying and didn't want to go to sleep, although she was tired. She is the one that doesn't want to miss anything, already and only six months old. So I leaned over and started singing to her in her crib, and Alyssa walks in and I stop singing and tell her to go back to her bed. She climbs up in the crib with Aubrey and says mommy sing to her again. So I start singing a little lullaby to Aubrey. "Lullaby say goodnight, close your eyes and sleep tight, momma loves you , when you wake, I will make you a pancake." Just kind of make it up as I go along. Well, Alyssa starts balling again. Big tears!!!!! She goes and cuddles next to Aubrey and and covers her up with her blankie and tells me to stop singing that song. So I started to sing the " so this is love" song in the Cinderella movie, which has kind of the same melody, and she stops crying and is fine. So just for fun, I start singing the lullaby again and she starts balling again. It was so funny. When I finally got Aubrey to bed I asked Alyssa why that song made her cry, if it scared her, and she so no it just makes her sad. Too cute!!!! I know this sounds mean, but I had to show Aaron when he got home. He and Alyssa were playing and laughing and I started singing softly the little lullaby and her laughter breaks into big alligator tears again. I couldn't help but laugh. It is so funny and sweet and odd at the same time. I love it. She's my sweet little tender-hearted one!!!!!