Friday! I didn't update yesterday....feeling kind of lazy again.
Ashlyn turns 20 months! In the past month, her developmental growth
far exceeds her physicalities...aside from a tad more fuzz on her
head and lower cuspids erupting, I haven't noticed any other physical
then again, seeing her every day hinders the ability to distinguish
gradual changes. =P
I got a few emails and responses regarding the spanking issue. I just want to clarify that I DO NOT abuse my child. I firmly believe in building a strong foundation of love, respect, good manners, and discipline. I think, first and foremost, taking the time to explain bad behavior is a must. Ashlyn's last spanking has proved to be quite effective. She has become more cautious about getting into things she's not supposed to and is better behaved. That, to me, is the fruit of tough labor.
Ashlyn and I met Grace, Lauren, and Taylor at the gym again. Though
my leg hurts like heck, I am driven to maintain my workout regiment.
The blisters on my leg has filled with fluid and blood. It looks really
awful but I'm sure it's part of the healing process. =/
Tonight Aric met with his classmates to work on their final presentation. He got home by 8:30pm, and we spent the evening playing with the baby and watching TV.
check it....as I was getting Ashlyn ready for bed tonight, I heard
the doorbell ring downstairs. It was close to midnight and I was like,
"WTH?" Aric went down to see who it was at this late hour,
and a couple of minutes later, Ivy, Bett, and Wil ran screaming into
We hung out in the living room a bit while Ivy, Bett, and Wil played with Ashlyn. Then, after Aric put the baby down to bed, the girls and I spent the late evening hanging out in the backyard, enjoying a baguette with paté and a bottle of Cab, underneath the sparkle of lights hanging from the patio umbrella. We stayed up talking till the wee hours of the morning and laughed till our sides hurt. It was great! *sigh* I'm so lucky!
Wishing you all a great weekend! =D
Pictures from tonight:
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