I have been meaning to update but we have been so busy this month. Aaron has finally got his Internship finalized. Yeah! He will be working for General Mills in Lodi as a safety officer. He will be working on a six month project on salary, so I am glad it is temporary, I hope we can learn from this experience. In the
meantime, he has been doing work for Apx, which has worked out really well. He does installs about 3 times a week and a service call or two a day. So, we have a cash flow finally, and he is still around most of the day.
We have been able to do many projects as well. Scott and I have put together 3 loads of junk for the junk yard and Dave used his new truck to take two of them already. The backyard and house are now slightly looking better. Scott and I have also finished his wall paper and it looks great. We cleaned up Mike's room so the babies have a place to play while the girls do some scrap booking and or sewing. Aaron and Scott mounted the projector to the ceiling so we can watch movies on the big screen!
Hali is learning more and more everyday- it's crazy. She took her first few steps on the 13th and we have been practicing everyday. We got her one of those little push walkers so she uses that as well.
Everyone says she will be walking soon, so that will be fun!! She says uh-o now every time she drops something or just gets stuck on the uh part and says, “uh- uh- uh-uh”, it’s funny. A couple days ago she learned how to throw a ball and she can now toss the ball to me and I toss it back, she loves it. A few times she hits her self on the head or throws it behind her and then says, “uh-o.” She also loves her johnny jump-up. She spins herself around and around. It's great when I need to do something in the kitchen. She is becoming very independent. She wants to feed herself and I can only sneak in a few bites when she is not paying attention. So meal times have become pretty messy. Hali now has two bottom teeth and is cutting all four on top. Luckily she likes to brush her teeth and does not fight it. Oh ,and she can say “Becca” but I don’t think she know I am Becca she just mumbles it when she plays. She is so funny because she talks as if you knew what she was saying, she looks at her toys, points to things, looks at you talk, talk, talks, then laughs as if she had said a joke or something. Then when you ask her a question she says “yea”. When you ask for something she has picked up off the floor she will hand it to you, which is great because she won't put it in her mouth usually. She now says “pa-pa” all the time and sometimes “ball” we are working on Scott but she can only say “ott.” She sometimes copies the word thank-you but it needs a lot of practice. We are also working on our animal sounds, she can meow sometimes.
I forgot to mention that we went to the Kings vs Mavericks game on the 15th. It was actually a very exciting game. Tina was able to score us some tickets, so we surprised John and Aaron with them on Christmas. Hali loved all the music at the game, So she rocked out the whole time.