Monday, September 27, 2010

Olivia Kate {20 months}

Our little Liv is 20 months.
Well, she will be tomorrow- but I have time to blog today!
I feel like she has turned into a little girl this month!
It breaks my heart, just a little, to see this girl grow up.

But, we do love watching her learn new things.
Like how she gives the best kisses.
With her sweet little fish face pucker.
And, when she says goodbye, she blows you a kiss!
It will melt your heart.
I promise!

She is always on the move.
Sitting still only for moments at a time.
But, those sweet still moments are the best of all,
because she is usually paused for a hug.
Her talking has taken off even more this month.
I love hearing her saying new things daily.
Like at Gap a few weeks ago,
when she grabbed a shirt off the shelf and declared it,
Or when she throws something in the trash:
"Ewww, deguteen" (disgusting.)
When she sees her own picture and says,
She has loved trying on her new fall clothes.
That is what big girls do!
She will even spin when you ask her turn around!??
And, then she doesn't want to take them off.
She has an obsession with her blue loafers.
Bought by her favorite person,
"Nana" (Our fabulous friend, and taker of the above pictures, Triana.)
She is obsessed, and wants to wear them with everything!
So, when you see her in her cute blue loafers,
and they don't match,
remember I am picking my battles!
She just doesn't seem much like a baby anymore.
Today, she wanted to wear panties!
She is 20 months old.
She ran into the closet, and grabbed Ansley's panties.
She was yelling, "Ansley," and pointing to them as I put them on her.
It lasted 20 minutes, when I finally wrestled her back into a diaper.
Mama isn't ready for potty training quite yet!
Maybe next month?
We love you Livvy Kate!
Stay little for just awhile longer, please??

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sealed: For time and all Eternity

June 26, 2010 marked the most important day for our family.
Curtis and I were sealed for time and all eternity in the Draper, Utah Temple.
Olivia was sealed to us.
It was such a special day. A day I will never forgot.
A day I will always be grateful for.
A day we waited a long time for.
We were so blessed to be joined by wonderful family and friends.
It still brings tears to my eyes to remember the feelings of the day.
We are an eternal family.

(Picture September 2010 by Triana Ord Photography)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The Tooth Fairy

Ansley lost her first tooth last night!
To say she was excited would be an understatement.
We tucked the tooth into her sweet little tooth pillow.
(Which I should get a picture of, but Livvy is napping right now, in the room with the pillow)
And Ansley reminded me that she wanted a figurine, not just money from the tooth fairy!
Being a tooth fairy is hard work!
Poor fairy had a hard time finding the tooth pillow!!
Don't worry though, she did.
And she left $2, special fairy dust, and a hand written teeny, tiny note!
Fair dust is nice and sparkly. And comes in a pretty jeweled container!
But, wouldn't you know?
Those jewels don't stick very well.
So the tooth fairy had to make some apologies in her note.
Her note read:
Dear Ansley,
Congratulations on your first tooth loss!
Here is some special fairy dust for you!
Oops. Looks like I lost a jewel! Hope you don't
The Tooth Fairy
I hear you are tooth fairy too!
In case you have forgotten,
Ansley is the tooth fairy!
My Dad and she play this game.
She knew the tooth fairy was real because,
"She wrote in cursive, and even knew my name.
Plus she lost a jewel. And that is something tooth fairies do!"
This morning, when Ansley woke up she was SO excited!
She ran into my room to tell me,
"The tooth fairy is AWESOME! This is better than my birthday!"
On the way to school she called Grandma to tell her the big news!
And what the fairy had left her.
She told her all about how the fairy dust was real!
"I used it in my room, so it didn't work,
but when I get home from school I am going to use it outside.
And I will fly! I have been waiting years to fly!"
I might have some explaining to do after school!
Uh oh...