Friday, November 13, 2009

Silly Things

I just wanted to write down a couple of funny things that Ivy has been saying and doing lately.
* Rudolph is Bluedolph the red nosed reindeer. 
* Tonight she was calling bandaids bambis.
* She always calls me Mama  _______ fill in the blank with any animal such as reindeer, snake, bear, puppy.
*She then refers to herself as the baby version of that animal.  I also use this tactic to get her to do something.  Somehow she is more willing to do it if she is a baby witch or baby cat.  And if she gets hurt its instantly "Mama Snake(or her animal of choice for the day) come here.  And if I just say "Are you ok?"  She reminds me that I need to say Baby Snake.
* Sometimes she says ya instead of you.  Like Can I sit by ya?  I know it doesn't sound funny to read but she is very sing-songy when she talks.  She uses this when she asks if someone is all right too.  "Are you all right?  Are ya?!
* Her favorite things right now are mac and cheese, pears and being chased and chasing around the house.  As soon as Darin walks in the door its CHASE ME!  But we have to pretend to be bears or elephants or sharks or the Grinch.
* Animals are still a passion for her.  In case you couldn't tell.
* She is FINALLY getting her last 2 front bottom teeth.  Not the middle ones but the ones on each side.  Actually I'm sad about it cuz she is so cute when she shows you her teeth and has those little holes.  Its even funnier when she does it to Grandma in church and growls at her.  Then says Your turn!

*SIGH* Why does she have to grow up?

***Edited to add... She calls popsicles bicycles.***

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thirty Flirty and Thriving!

I turned 30 on Friday.  Darin tried really hard-and succeeded in making it a special day.  I'm not gonna lie, I've had a string of not so great birthdays so it was great.  Last year Darin was in the hospital with kidney stones if that gives you any idea.  I get some fun presents like

his old camera with a new lens (I made that camera strap isn't it cute!) and some soup bowls that are so gorgeous I can't wait to use them.  Ivy and I also went and had lunch with Darin at Greenies AND Darin came home early from work.  Ahh what a sweet guy. 
Darin's sister Ellayne has her birthday on the 22nd, mine and Rob (Ellayne's husband) have our birthday on the 30th, then Darin and his brother Rich have birthdays on November 10th and 11th.  So we also had a little party with just adults at our house.  It was nice to not have a bazillion kids running around and then everyone have to leave at 8 so those bazillion kids can go to bed.  We had some yummy food, chatted, and played a few games.  What a perfect, low key way to have a birthday.  Thanks to everyone for making me feel so special and loved!  Its because of such loving friends and family that I feel so great about being *ugh* thirty!

Happy Halloween!

Ivy has LOVED everything about Halloween.  She enjoys the creepy and getting scared (as much as a paranoid mom will let her get scared) and all of the Spookies.  Here is her costume parade for the month.  The cat costume was given to us by Aunt Laney. 


This was the costume I put together for Halloween.  She only wore it to the ward trunk or treat party though.  I say she was a pirate.  She says she was a witch baby!

On Halloween she ended up being a BYU cheerleader.  She was crabby and I wasn't going to fight her to wear a costume.  My dad gave her this cute little number!  We didn't even end up taking her trick or treating on Saturday because she was having so much fun handing out candy to all of the trick or treaters!  This is the first year in our 8 year marriage that we have lived somewhere that we actually had more than 3 kids ring our doorbell.  So that was a lot of fun.  I ended up having to open the last bag of candy (I was hoping to be able to take it back).  Oh well.  Now to resist the temptation to eat it. Happy Halloween!