"they left us something more precious than silver and gold..."

Sunday, September 27, 2009

big "happs"

"happs"...our biggest happenings lately

LUCY LU turned 3!
Our little Lu is such a character...most people think she is a bit older than she really is because she has such a BIG personality.
What I luv most about Lucy...
~ how she says "holy mackerel", her sweet smile & laugh, how she runs to me after she brushes her teeth & blows in my face and says "smell it now!", her bluish eyes, how she had to have 4 candles on her birthday cake (even though she is 3!), the way she dances & sings...
~ she is adventurous...she usually does things Vannah won't...like last Sunday in church (we were sitting back in the chairs) and I asked Vanny to run my tithing up to the Bishop quick before the meeting started & she was "too shy"...Lucy pulled the envelope right out of my hand & ran it right up to him...giving the whole Bishopric fives as she walked off the stand!
~ she luvs band-aids...she uses them as stickers but also luvs to put them on anything that hurts!
~ how she pokes my face at 3am in the morning and asks me "momma what you doing?"
~ the way she uses the phrase BFF...we are at the bank and she will say "i need to get a sucker for vanny too, cause she is my BFF" or when she is in time-out, she likes to yell out to me "this is it mommy, you are not my BFF anymore!!!"
~ she luvs dresses & changing her clothes...multiple times a day.
~ her obsession with gum, barbies, babies, tinkerbell, dvd's in the car.
...although lucy does sometime give me a run for my money because she is slightly strong willed, i luv her for her big spirit...she is speicaly to me in many ways.

she had a great birthday breakfast & got to open a couple gifts! she luved the gumball machine from nanny & popie...and her baby alive (whom she quickly named "lola") from her aunt emma!

we had a super fun lunch & afternoon at Chuck-E-Cheese, where Lucy always tells everyone "a kid can be a kid!" she luved every minute of it!

it was so fun to have mom & dad in town to help celebrate!

*the other major happ...

Vannah lost her FIRST tooth! We were sitting out on the deck, eating dinner and she came running over to me and said "mom, i was eating my corn and my tooth felt really weird!" literally less than 10 minutes later that tooth was out! she has is waiting to put it under her pillow til monday, so she can show her teacher at school on monday!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

you are a mommy if...

1. you are not grossed out by this picture

2. you can relate to this situation

3. you are sometimes (okay always) grateful for DVR, especially when this happens in the middle of one of your favorite shows

4. you find it convenient your husband is never around when this happens

5. you also find it convenient this happens in the cutest outfits, surrounded by the cutest blankets
6. hence, you are grateful for oxiclean or whichever stain-out brand you prefer...which is usually only a hopeful attempt to get that mustard paste out
7. you usually don't mind too much because you luv the little bebe so much...you start getting worried like, "how did she have all that poopy in there anyways?" and then, you start saying things like "oh little sissy, that is so stinky, isn't that stinky" "oh poor little baby girl, let's get you in the tubby" "mommy is gonna make you feel all better, yes she is"
8. and you usually do make things all better...cause you are the mommy. and yes, she is sleeping in this picture, she luvs her tubtime...it's like she is in a bubbly hot tub...luvin that jilly bean girl.