Saturday, June 28, 2008

What Max and Aviva have been up to...

Max
  • Max asked Keely for something the other day.  When she said no, he starting counting in a threatening voice, "ooooone, twooooooo, ..........
  • I was watching Ellen while I was working out and Max said, "Why they do that mama?"  I was confused and asked, "Why do they do what?"  He responded with this really funny fake laugh and I realized he meant the audience.  I told him that they thought she was funny.  I don't think he agreed.  
  • Keely got out her tea set and set the table for her and Max.  After a long lecture on what is "proper,"  she poured the tea (water).  Max raised his cup and out of no where said, "Cheers Kee, cheers!"  
Aviva
  • We know when Aviva gets excited about something because she starts gasping for breath.  I definitely need to get it on video.
  • The other day Aviva was laying on her tummy, looking away from me.  Periodically she would pop up on her arms, look at me and start cracking up.  At first I didn't realize it, but she was playing peek-a-boo with me!
  • As much as Max is a daddy's boy, Aviva is a mama's girl.  And I have to say, it's really nice.  As soon as I walk in the room she grins and stares me down until I come pick her up.  
  • She also knows her daddy.  When he comes home from work Max jumps up on him and she starts flapping her legs and arms up and down waiting for her turn.  
  • She sticks her tongue out when she's concentrating.  This is maybe my favorite thing because it came straight from me.  Wether it's genetic or she learned it just watching me (sometimes it takes a lot of concentration to change a diaper...), either way I love that she's like her mama. 

6 comments:

Kristin Mulrooney said...

You may not realize this, but Max and Aviva have also been spending a lot of time at our house. Several times I have overheard Aida saying something like this while playing 'Ok Max, you can play with the instruments while Aviva and I cook dinner.' I guess she is going to fight the fact that they are in Michigan by pretending they are still here!

Delsa said...

That was just what I needed this morning. We had a tough night and it was delightful to read about those adorable children.

Mandy said...

Your kids are so cute! I love how Max gets things- what a smartie. And Aviva, so cute about the tongue thing! Can't wait to hang out with you guys when we get back in town!

Elizabeth Downie said...

Hahahaha - I just noticed how you put my name in on your list. Thank you for not putting my nickname on the list!

Are you ready for the showdown tomorrow? I'm going to post the TRUE story about what happened that fateful July 3rd all those years ago.

Kristin said...

Oh, I've been thinking about all week Miss Elizabeth "I should have served time" Downie.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Ha! I can't wait. I trust our readers will see through your fabricated story ;)