First up? Last Sunday we were at church. Ayden Jane leaves for children's church and the nice lady who was escorting and teaching the program does not know Ayden Jane. AJ takes 'guatemala', her little back pack Kayla bought for her on one of her mission trips there, with her snack in it. I told the woman that Ayden Jane could not eat whatever snack they were having and to just let her have the almonds in her back pack. I totally forgot to mention drinks. I returned to discover that the kids had been given lemonade to drink with their snack. AAAAAHHHHH!!!! I asked the woman about Ayden Jane and she told me that, "Ayden Jane said she could not have lemonade because it has sugar in it. She had water." Holy Cow!!!! I was so proud of my little one. What 3 yr. old on the planet turns down lemonade and asks for water?
Next, singing. Ayden Jane has been really into singing lately. She is actually pretty good for a 3 year old, but even if she wasn't it is ridiculously cute to listen to little ones sing. Today's song was her own version of a classic. Yippidee doo da, Yippidee A, my oh my what a beautiful day. Plenty of sunshine gettin' in my way.... I guess it actually makes pretty good sense when the heat index is 105 outside!
Lastly, we have spent most of the past 2 days in water. It is both wonderful and exhausting! In the ocean, she took her maiden voyage into boogie boarding. It was awesome!! I helped her get on her belly on the board and once she was comfortable with the balance I pushed her into the wave. Yes, I dove after her, I am not entirely crazy. She loved it!!! She managed to stay on and ride the wave in. She was hooked! At the pool she attempts to spend as much time under water as on top. She will jump in a swim to me, let go of the pool noodle and swim to me, leave the steps and .... The only problem is that she thinks it is even more fun to do these things when I am not looking!! She was even on the steps the other day and asked me to go get her pool noodle floating out in the water. No sooner did I go one way to get it she took off swimming in another direction! Problem is she can only swim as far as one breath can take her!!