Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cultural Fair

The 1st grade had a cultural fair and Greta's class chose Asia. She did a great job singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in Mandarin and she chose to learn about the Komodo Dragon. We had fun making her poster and we learned a lot of freaky things about Komodo dragons, like if one bites you and doesn't end up eating you you'll die anyways from it's poisonous venom. Such a nice thought.:)

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Now that this little girl is two she has changed completely. I thought we had already entered the terrible two stage, boy was I wrong. I didn't realize temper tantrums could get worse. This girl is spoiled, and not always in a good way.

But despite her spoiled little attitude it is there for good reason, she's just so darn cute. She can get her way with anyone, because she knows how to work it. She knows how to say "peeeease" with pleading little eyes and a sweet little voice. And if you happen not to fall for it you better watch out because her wrath will be released and you might end up with your eyes scratched out.

On the other hand she is so sweet at times and I just can't get enough of her. The way she say's "Wuv you mommy." Or how she wants us to snuggle her every day. The ways she says "Peeease?" Or how excited she gets when she sees her siblings. This girls loves people and she always wants to be with them.

Now that she's two she doesn't want to take naps anymore and has started climbing out of bed. When we switched her to a bed a few months ago we counted our lucky stars that she actually stayed in bed. Not only would she stay in bed, but she wouldn't get out in the mornings until her calls woke us up and we came and got her. But now she's figured out she can get out all by herself, and she does constantly.

With spring here and warmer weather she wants to be outside always. The second she wakes up she's asking for cereal and wants to eat it outside. We go on lots of walks. She jumps on the tramp daily. She loves to look, smell, and pick my flowers.

Olivia loves to dance. She loves to sing. She makes up songs everyday and they all end with "we all fall down." She loves to perform, and we love to watch her and tape her all the time.

I can't believe my baby is two. Where has the time gone. But we are soaking up every little thing she does and loving her for it. We love our Livy Lou and her spunky little personality,. We'll take her even if she does get mad and try to scratch our face off.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Fantastic Weekend

We had such a great weekend. It started Thursday night with an early birthday date for Cam and I. My dearest friend Jen sent me a gift card to Chili's so we went. It was a much needed reprieve from life. Friday I turned 33, I can't believe how fast time flies. That night we had our ward no talent show and I was so excited for our performance. I had been trying to talk my family into doing a dance to MC Hammer's "You Can't Touch This", but they wouldn't comply. So I came up with something even better, I think it was inspired.;)

We danced to a Will Smith's song "Men in Black." Austin was already working on a dance at school so he and Cam used some of it for the opening scene. It was great. Cam and Austin were the "men in black" and the girls and I were the aliens. Since we have keys to the church we were able to practice it a few times. It was so much fun putting together and Olivia was so funny playing dead and screaming when she got shot. But when the day came to actually perform it for everyone she just walked around in her frog costume silent. She was still adorable though.

The girls had me paint eyes all over their face and make tails and extra arms. They were all such good sports. I'm so proud of how brave they were. It was a really cute performance. I'm so mad that we forgot to take a picture of us all together after it was done. Oh well.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Bathroom Montser

The older three kids were at school. Cam and I were reading with Livy near by. All of a sudden the house got eerily quiet. We called for Olivia. She wouldn't answer. We got up and started looking for her. Still no answer. Then I went to my room and my bathroom door was shut. I knew she was in there. I called her. No answer. I could hear her moving. Trying to hide. I open the door and this is what I found.

She had taken my bed head (hair product) and lathered it on her head. She was a sticky mess. And now it's a constant battle to keep the bathroom monster out of my bathroom. Now she's after my makeup.