Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Child Prodigy!

My girls are master pianists already! They didn't even need a lesson!

Although, Isabella likes to climb on the keyboard more than anything.

Which really irritates Avery.

Speaking of climbing... Isabella is a climbing machine! She climbs on anything and everything. Pretty sure she gets this from her dad. He could climb out of his crib by the time he was 1! She is getting really fast at climbing the stairs. She is so squirmy that it's almost impossible to change her diaper. Hence, her pajamas are not buttoned. And she is so strong! Isabella had RSV a couple weeks ago (Avery had it the next week, long couple weeks, glad it's over) and the strong, male doctor and myself could not hold her down to check her ears, we had to call in a nurse for help.
She pulls herself up on everything. Including her sister's face. Yes, if Avery is lying down, Isabella will crawl her way over and use Avery's face as a boost to stand up. If' I'm not giving her enough attention she crawls over and pulls herself up on my leg. It's really the sweetest thing in the world.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

cutie patooties

Boy, I love these girls! Aren't they cute!!

Typically Avery Faces
Isabella being her silly self. She loves to eat her socks...gross, I know.
Now that Isabella is mobile, it's hard to get a picture of both of them together. Here's what happens when I try.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Moo, Baa, La La La!!

A cow says Moo.
A Sheep says Baa.
Three singing pigs say LA LA LA!
"No, no!" you say, "that isn't right. The pigs say oink all day and night."
Rhinoceroses snort and snuff.
And little dogs go ruff ruff ruff!
Some other dogs go bow wow wow!
And cats and kittens say Meow!
Quack! Says the duck.
A horse says neigh.
It's quiet now. What do you say?

Sadly, I recited the entire book without even checking to make sure I have it right. I know I have it right. Down to which animal "says" and which "goes". This is Avery's favorite book. I read it at least 5 times a day. She doesn't care if she's looking at the book or not. If she won't eat her mashed carrots, I just say "The cow says moo" and she looks up with a big grin on her face and I slip them in.

Our favorite comedian is Brian Regan and I am convinced he is talking about this book in one of his jokes. Here's a link to the video to see for yourself.

Monday, March 1, 2010

March Is Upon Us!

Yipee! Spring starts in 21 days which is one season closer to SUMMER! This summer will be particularly wondrous. I spent the first half of last summer hugely pregnant and on bedrest. Then of course the second half of the summer was consumed by 2 tiny little babies. So, I spent zero time outdoors. Such a shame, Utah has incredible summers! I couldn't limit it to 10, so here is my list of the 11 best things of summer 2010.

1. Boating. Every Saturday. Everyone is invited!

2. Sunbathing. I know it's really terrible for me, but I love it.

3. 4th of July. My favorite holiday. Oh yeah, fireworks are pretty sweet too.

4. Fruit! Strawberries, cantaloupe, peaches, cherries, watermelon, and although it's not a fruit, it still deserves to be mentioned, corn on the cob.

5. My family coming to Utah. My parents and siblings that are still at home always make a trip to Utah in July. We have been doing it for 25+ years.

6. For those of you that get excited for boots and scarfs... Blah! Boots and scarfs and suck it! It's all about sandals and sun dresses.

7. Looooong Days

8. My Brother-In-Law, Jon, comes home from his mission. Everyone says this, but I can't believe he has been gone for 2 years

9. Long walks OUTDOORS! I go to the Orem rec center and walk around the indoor track, but I'm really tired of looking at those brown walls and the smell of sweat.

10. Grilling. Grilling is awesome.

11. The ice cream truck. Those magical notes make my heart beat every time.