Sunday, June 10, 2007

A real update

I realized I hadn't shared many Kathryn & Olivia-isms of late. I typed this up earlier for my journal and decided to share. Enjoy!

Kathryn love, love, loves to sing. She sings all the time. Her favorite toon is "Twinka Twinka Yitta Stawa" (sung with a good 'ol southern accent). We sing lots of things to that toon, including "Jesus Loves Me" - it works, try it! She also likes very much to make up her own versions of songs. Last week we were singing "Jesus Loves Me" and at the very last stanza, (..the Bible tells me so), she substituted "I-i want a dink".

I've been trying to think of "different" things for breakfast, as it is not Kathryn's favorite meal of the day. I came up with french toast one day - real original, I know. I sprinkled it with powdered sugar, and had syrup for her to dip it. She asked me, "what is it, Mommy?", and I responded, "It's called french toast". For some reason she wasn't satisfied with my answer, so she continued to ask me over and over. Finally, she asked me for about the fifth time, "what is it, Mommy?" I once again responded, "it's french toast". She pointed to the powdered sugar and said, "No, Mommy, it's snow!"

She has just within the last month come to the realization that Mommy and Daddy have "other" names. Of course, she has been calling me "honey" for a while now, but she has started asking where Brad is: "Honey, where's Bad? Baaaad? Are you?" Then one day while I was working on her scrapbook I showed her a picture of me and asked who it was: "It's Mitah, Mommy!" It's harder to correct than you might think. I think Brad and I are just going to have to resort to calling each other Mommy and Daddy ALL the time.

She pretends all the time. Here are a few of her favorite things to pretend:
1. Leaving. She loves to be going somewhere. She will get on her little trike, and say, "Bye, Mommy. Bye, Oiya. See ya. I wuv you. Have fun." Then when she comes back in she says, "Hi! Dood to see ya!"
2. Talking on the phone. She is usually talking to one of three people: Gramma, Nana, or Rosie
3. Sleeping. She loves "bankets", and constantly is "gonen (going) to seep". If you don't wake her up soon enough, she says, "Wate up, Mommy?"

Whenever she is bored, she either wants to go to Rosie's house, Nana's house, or Gramma's house. That's where I want to go when I'm bored too :).

All signs are showing that Kathryn has outgrown her milk allergy. With the weight issues that we've been struggling with over the past year, this truly is an answer to prayer. I haven't had her back to the Dr. yet, but we can see definite signs that our little girl is getting to be not-too-little anymore.

Olivia is growing like a little weed. She is crawling all over the place, and pulling up on anything and everything. We have had our share of "accidents". So far, she has pulled a chair and my sewing machine case on top of her. She loves to eat baby food. Her favorites are peas, sweet potatoes, bananas, and her favorite of all, oatmeal cereal - she can't get enough of it. She says "DaDa" all the time, and has the sweetest voice. She is the happiest, most content little thing I've ever seen.

Kathryn and Olivia are really beginning to "play" together. First thing in the morning, they get so excited to see each other. Kathryn loves to be the first one in O's room. She opens the door and says, "Dood Mornin', Oiya! You seep dood?" Both of their faces light up when they see each other.

Lately, Kathryn has become quite the entertainer. Olivia thinks Kathryn is really hilarious, and Olivia's laugh makes Kathryn get even crazier, bringing on even more hearty laughing from both parties. Yesterday Olivia had found a coin and put it in her mouth. Before I could get to her, Kathryn ran over to her and said "Not in the mouth, Oiya, not in the mouth. Ahhhhhh (opening her mouth for Olivia to mimic her)". Olivia opened her mouth and Kathryn took the coin out. She'll make a great babysitter one day :).

"Children are a gift from the LORD ; they are a reward from him. Children born to a young man are like sharp arrows in a warrior's hands. How happy is the man whose quiver is full of them! He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates."
Psalm 127:3-5

Of course, I can't end a post without a few sweet pictures :). These are of a wedding we attended last weekend. Our good friends Adam & Rosie and Jeremy & Jessica were there. Here are some pictures of all of our girls and us.

The day after the wedding was Claire's birthday. That was a pretty fun day, too ;-)

There were way too many cute pictures to choose between, so I just picked a few and quit looking at all the ones I was leaving out. Many thanks to Jessica for the great pictures!


Jeremy said...

Kathryn is so funny! Shelby has been doing some funny things lately too and she learned a lot from Sara and Lindsay in the few days they were here! It is amazing how much they pick up on and how fast it happens! I just love being a Mommy! Can't wait to see you guys again.

Also, a couple more houses just went up for sale in our neighborhood. we have a great church here too. Plus, Shelby needs some more kids to play on her swing set. (Is that enough hints? ;))

Anonymous said...

Olivia's picture with the
ball in her mouth looks just like Dad's brother Jack!!

Jen said...

Wow...that was all too cute. Man, I sure wished we lived close to see them. Who knows when I will see you all next.

You both look great and your hair is so long now!!

ash said...

i love your guys.
the end.

ash said...

olivia is. no joke..such a happy baby..
im still working on kat! lol

rs said...

I LOVED LOVED LOVED reading that. Even though I already knew (almost) everything about those girls, I just thought it was such a sweet way to remember everything.

I am up pretty late...the Spurs are about to beat the Cavs...who knew I was such an NBA fan! Adam went to bed at nine!