Wednesday, February 29, 2012

EVR: Eleven Months

Feb. 29, 2012

Oh, you sweet girl.  You're growing too fast!
You crawl faster by the second.
You love the stairs.  Love, actually, is an understatement.
You finally nap!
You love to pet Lucy.
You occasionally say, "Uh oh!"
You love your blanket.
You copy your brother, particularly when it comes to screaming and spitting (or acting like an elephant).
You eat and eat and eat; you put your brother to shame.
You like to crawl up my leg...or anyone's.
You take little excursions around the house just checking things out.
You love to play on my bed.
You sit in your high chair and just giggle at anyone who will look at you.
You love to practice smiling.
You have molars (3.10.12):  hardly even fussed.
You've been nicknamed "Busy Lizzy."
You're showing more interest in books and being read to.
You love to play in your brother's room.
The dirt and grass don't bother you a bit.
You get all squinty-eyed when the wind blows and when you smile.
You're giggly (finally!).
You love to be chased up the stairs.
Bath time is like Christmas.  Still.

I love you, I love you, I love you.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Photo series: Phone dump

I got some new specs.  Warby Parker is the way to go.  I loved the whole process.  I love the look.  And, truly, the price; what's not to love?  

W's valentines for his teachers.  Because I lack a single crafting bone in my body, I feel rather proud of these.  
Valentine's breakfast
Every two-year-old needs Valentine boxers, right?  Thumbs up, Laura.  
Any time D and I go out, W always thinks we're going to the temple.  Though it's not always the case, maybe we're doing something right for W to think that.  I'll take it.  

Thursday, February 23, 2012


W thought it was hilarious to wear it around.  He looks so grown up!
I love this picture of Lizzy.  She played in bed with me and Buzz Lightyear one afternoon (when she should have been napping).  

W is a stellar big brother.  Proof.  

Saturday, February 18, 2012

My sister...

...she's what I call famous.  (wink)

Her wedding was featured here.  The feature makes the wedding look incredible.  It was even more magical in person.
Yay Lizzy!

Friday, February 3, 2012

EVR: Ten months

Lizzy is ten months old!
  • Her hair is getting longer and thicker.  Her hair clips are looking more promising.
  • She sucks on her pacifier on one side of her mouth and sticks her tongue out the other side.
  • She's letting go and standing on her own.
  • If you can't find her, your best bets are to look in the laundry room where the dog food is or in any of the bathrooms with an open-lid toilet.  Those are her favorite spots.  (Gross)
  • She's saying "mamamama" and "dadadada" more often.  "Ggggg"is her preferred sound.
  • She prefers finger foods over being spoon-fed.  Blueberries, cheerios, bananas and breads are faves.
  • We're pretty sure she has a dairy allergy/sensitivity. Since cutting out yogurt and cheese from her diet, she no longer screams through the night.  (Hallelujah!)
  • She will play along with Pat-A-Cake, and loves to clap her hands and throw them in the air.
  • She's a "So big!" pro, too.
  • Her favorite activity is to empty things.  Anything.  Books from shelves.  Clothing from drawers and baskets.  CDs from cases.  Magazines from racks.  Toys from bins.  Everything!
We love this girl.  She is busy, yet calm.  She is stoic, but so excitable.  She already seems to know what she wants -- and lets us know when we interfere with her wishes.  She is quietly strong.  

I think she's the best.