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!!!!!