Thursday, November 24, 2011

My Girlies

I keep looking at our girl's lately and my mind is boggled at times with how much they have grown!  Maybe I'm more aware or actually able to observe them better too- life has slowed down a little now that we are getting more and more settled (why does it take FOREVER to get unpacked?)

Both my girls have had doctors appointment's recently.  So I was able to see where they are at physically.  They are quite average stats wise and pretty much have been from day one.  Liv's head was a little larger for her weight, and Brooklynn was a little heavier for her height but they've both leveled off nicely.  I'm so thankful for healthy growing girls.

A few more tid-bits on Brooklynn:
  • Loves "little girls shows", Team Umizoomi, Dora, Cat in the Hat, Mickey Mouse Club, and Disney movies.
  • knows almost every theme song to the shows she likes off by heart
  •   Is so quick and has the sharpest memory (she sure didn't get that from me)
  • Loves bed time stories
  • sleeps with all her "little guys" every nap and bedtime
  • fav primary songs are,  I love to see the temple, I am Child of God, Away in a Manger, and I am trying to be like Jesus
  • loves to yell at Mr. Sun lately for being to bright in the car, "go away Mr. sun- get lost, you are a butt muncher!", she screams, over and over!
  • Obsessed with princess things (crowns, dresses, makeup, movies, stories etc)
  • has been asking me lately if I bought her... to which I reply, "No.  I prayed to Heavenly Father for you and he sent you to us."  She asks me this all the time though!
  • Loves to play on my Iphone, and is really good at puzzle and number games.
  • wants to be a "big helper girl" and put soap in the dishwasher, load it and unload it but other than that she doesn't want to do anything else in the kitchen
  • is manipulative
  • loves nursery
  • loves Kodaly and I'm positive she is and fully KNOWS she's a teacher's pet. 
  • Has mastered brown nosing
  • loves Justin Bieber songs, and Maroon 5's "moves like jagger"
  • can finally rock two pig tails nicely
  • is always hunting around for change to put in her piggy bank
  • eats lip chap
  • loves to color and stick stickers everywhere
  • is destructive
  • loves her little sister to pieces and has been asking for another little sister, not brother or both... and then sometime says, " I don't want another sister, I just like Liv"
  • will come up with any excuse to get us to stay in her room longer and longer when we put her down for bed (again, she's manipulative)
  • loves hide and go seek
  • is ALWAYS hiding
  • can sing the entire A Whole New World song.
  • loves to shake her booty (literally) when a good dance song comes on
  • mooned me this morning on purpose and laughed about it
  • wants a smoovie (smoothie) every morning for breakfast
  • obsessed with dips- she will eat anything is she can dip it in something or pour dressing on it (works for me because I can get her to eat lots of raw veggies :))
  • ate half a tub of hummus the other day when I wasn't looking
  • loves to throw things in the shopping cart when I'm not looking or even when I am looking...
Oh I could go on and on about this girl.  She cracks us up and keeps things soo entertaining.  She is as sweet and gentle and she is hilarious and crazy!

A little about Alivia lately:

  • Has almost tripled her birth weight (she's 20.5 lbs) and will be 1 year old next month
  • is a firecracker
  • she is feisty
  • likes to cuddle in the morning or at night- during the day she likes to grab my face or pull my hair
  • grunts and growls at us all the time (but in a humorous way...)
  • likes to say, "whoa whoa whoa"
  • loves the jolly jumper and saucer
  • loves to bounce on anything and everyone
  • loves to throw things and say, "Uh Oh!"
  • Say's "dank u"
  • her hair has grown approximately 2mm since birth...
  • is beautiful
  • has 6 teeth
  • loves to dance
  • loves to jab her fingers in your mouth, ears and nose
  • loves to pinch your arms or cheeks, or scratch your face
  • loves broccoli
  • loves cheese
  • loves noodles
  • loves cucumber
  • sleeps really well
  • loves her blanky
  • is flexible beyond belief- we find her in really awkward sitting poses and doing the splits often
  • loves her big sister
  • gets really excited when her dad gets home
  • likes to cuddle dad 
  • loves to ride in carts
  • loves wind, rain or snow on her face
  • loves to play the xylophone
  • is growing like a weed
  • was the cutest Tinkerbell for Halloween
  • tries to follow me everywhere
  • loves having picture books read to her
  • loves to be walked around
  • loves to play "patty cake"
  • claps all the time
  • loves to pull her socks off
  • has the cutest dimple on her right cheek
  • is pulling herself up on everything
  • has found her balance on two feet a few times
  • loves to laugh 
  • makes a weird alien noise in between laughing
  • can climb up stairs now (not down yet)
  • is always pointing at things
  • has lots of nicknames, Yiv, Yiva, The Yiv, Yivsta, Yivvey, Livvey, & Liv (when Brooklynn
  • is crawling around everywhere
  • says, "da da" all the time and has said, "ma ma" (a few times)
I can't believe this girl is having her first birthday so soon.  She is such a joy to have, and her little personality keeps things very entertaining.   She has brought so much love in to our home and has been through a lot at a very young age (lived in three different homes) and lots of travels. 

    Monday, November 14, 2011

    A Simple Day but One Worth Blogg'n About

    We've been at home and inside a bit lately but I don't have other options right now because it is crunch time to get this house done already.  I finished sanding the kitchen cabinets today- finally! HOORAY :D !!! (yes we have been living in a kitchen with no cabinet doors for a month and I feel like Jerry Seinfeld sometimes)
    I have loathed working on them for so long now and just as the end was in sight I had this new burst of energy all of a sudden and now they are done and they can be painted.   I think they will look really good.  I must admit though, I HATE honey oak.  I hate oak trim, cabinets, and anything that resembles that yellow, grainy, shiny oak wood colour.  Its the hardest thing to strip and update you home's look with.

    So back to the "being inside lately" part.  Well today was just that and not only have we been home all day, we've eaten breakfast foods for all three meals! I had planned on making stir fry for dinner but Brooklynn wanted banana pancakes instead.  She won!

    This morning started off on a really sweet note- literally.  Brooklynn went into Liv's room when she woke up because she heard her crying.  Jason and I were still lying in bed when all of a sudden Brooklynn bursts out singing "I love to see the temple"!  My heart melted (and Jason's) as we heard our oldest girl sing her little sister a primary song to make her feel happy and got her to stop crying by doing so.  I could hear them laughing and giggling together and then Brooklynn said, "bye bye Liv!" and then she started screaming again so Brooklynn runs back in there and starts singing "I am a Child of God" and then tells Alivia to put on her happy face- that made us laugh!  I just can't get enough of seeing these two interact together. I LOVE having two girls.  Having sisters myself made me so exited to find out we were having another girl.  Seeing them develop a relationship so young really makes me excited for the type of friends they will be as time goes on.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2011

    Where we're at!

    I'm alive.  A LOT has changed.  We have been in the house just over a month now and life is taking structure slowly but surly.  My parents, Matt, Jenn and Justin came and left too (soo great having them here) and it was nice to be able to host everyone under one roof, even if we were still in construction and had like NO furniture!

    Jason is now 27.  We went Edmonton and saw the The Immortal Cirque du Soleil show- incredible!  It was a great date :)

    Brooklynn has been sick and on antibiotics which hasn't been fun.  Poor girl.  I HATE giving them antibiotics so she is on a probiotic at the same time and eating lots and lots of yogurt.

    Alivia has been on the move like crazy, the other day she had waundered into the bathroom and was in the middle of pulling herself up to the toilet bowl- yuck!!  We have to be sure to close all doors becase she is into everything.  She still looks like a vampire but the other top teeth are finally coming down more.  A lady at the grocery store saw her on Halloween and asked if I did that on purpose... really?!  Lol

    I'm off to the Urology Centre at Rockyview soon to get some tests done.  They are tryingto figure out what to do with this silly cyst.   SO annoying but I hope we can find some resolve.

    Pics to come soon!