Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Purple Face

While skypeing with my parents this past weekend, we had the kiddos coloring pictures for their uncle missionary. Greg and I moved closer to the camera to talk to my folks and the kiddos colored in the background.

A few minutes later my mom says to us, "hey what's Bellie eating?" This is what Belle was eating...Purple wax.

Apparently, she was chewing and spitting it out because it was all over the floor under her seat in little bite-sized pieces. She thought it was funny.

Oh to be 16 1/2 months old... This one is because big brother didn't want to be left out of the pictures.... what a handsome devil :)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Video: Fire Truck

After rehearsal last Saturday, we drove up to San Marcos to meet Gramma Barb. We passed a bunch of these kiddo rides, Jared chose to ride the Fire Truck on the way back to the car.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Video: Dancin' Fun

Today, while we watched Sesame Street, Jared thought he'd get his groove on. Annabelle then got her talk on.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Marchin' Along

We've been pretty busy around these parts and as I don't having anything pressing to do RIGHT now for Savior of the World, I figured I'd update.

Greg is hard at-work, as ever. He recently was called as the First Counselor in the Young Men's presidency. He LOVES working with the YM; yes, they can be challenging, but he loves them, so it works. He's taken up a lot of slack since rehearsals have started. He actually took the kiddos to a party last weekend, all by himself. It just makes me love him more. We spent some of our Tax return on some home stuff, so he's been excited be Mister Fix-It.

Amber is slowly losing her mind and loving it! Just kidding! This whole experience with the play has already been incredible. We have t-minus 30 DAYS until the performance and I'm super stoked. The cast is amazing and everyone fits their parts so well. I'm blessed to be surround by people I enjoy, feed off of, and help me keep the spirit with each rehearsal. The production still has it's hiccups (what production doesn't), but we always seem to come out better afterwords. I've had a couple friends in our ward come up to me and tell me that I seem stronger and more confident; it's nice to be using this talent again and I think the Lord wanted me to remember to do so. I'm constantly amazed at how much the Lord watches out for our family, the production, and each of us as individuals. Recently, I broke my toe, so it'll be interesting when I go to direct at tonight's rehearsal! I'm excited for this month to come!

Jared is a silly silly boy. He's hilarious, and with the production, I've fallen out of habit of writing the crazy things he says. Things like "going to chase a monster/dinosaur," as he runs around the house or "ate too much food" when, in reality, he's only had a couple bites. He loves to run, pretend, help and hug his sister. He REALLY LOVES the music from Savior of the World, calls it "Jesus music." He even has a favorite song, the women sing called "Alleluia." The other day in the car I heard him sing to the WHOLE SONG; he even recited the spoken lines. He's really excited for his birthday because he knows he's getting a big boy bed.

Annabelle is a hoot and a half! She's currently trying to figure out the whole 'running' and 'not-running-into-walls' thing. Hilarious. She has so many words; some of the ones I forgot... hair, Jesus, drink, book, Buzz, Woody, etc. She also gets frustrated pretty easy... most of the frustration is usually from Jared. She loves to listen, help and share. She's even given Jared things to stop him from having a meltdown; a little peacemaker. She, like her brother, enjoys to sing and dance. Elmo's Ducks is her current favorite; she even quacks at the right parts. She really loves to skype with the grandparents and is currently learning to put books back on the shelf, instead of throwing them on the floor.

That's our lives right now.... I'll do a little better to take more pictures...

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Year of Disney

We're going here in May with my parents, brother (and maybe more) to visit my sister and celebrate Jared (and Great Gma's?) birthday.

We're BEYOND excited and I CAN'T wait to see Jared & Belle there.

71 days... but who's counting?

Monday, March 7, 2011

'Friday' Video: Fin, Noggin, Dude!

Thanks to Jer for initiating the Fin, Noggin, Dude ritual at our house! Annabelle likes to do it the most, but Jared is funny when he does it to the video camera when we Skype with the grandparents.

Check out the newest way to say whats up below:

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Many Faces of Annabelle

Since she's almost 16 months old, I thought it'd be fun to display her many faces... along with some fun facts.



Extra Goofy.
Weight: 24 lbs (it was 23, 13 oz at her appt last month, so I'm sure it's now 24+)
Height: 31 1/2 in--- she's catching up to Jared already
Head Circ.: 21ish inches--- i think
Hair: whispy strawberry blonde
Eyes: light amber brown
12--- 4 front, bottom and top and 4 molars
Shoe Size: 3 1/2 to 4 (too bad they don't make a 3 1/2)
Nicknames: Belle, Annabellie, Bellie, Little Mama, Little Girl, Baby-zilla, Sissy
Jared, Daddy, Pink Blankie, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, running around, Monkeys, Minnie Mouse, singing, dancing, splashing
Dislikes: being held and/or strapped in when Jared is walking, going down the stairs alone,
Favorite Food: pb&j without crust, quesadillas, grilled cheese, raisins, chocolate, mac & cheese, yakisoba, gyozas, pasta, oatmeal, bananas, applesauce, crackers. She'll only eat breaded chicken and isn't too fond of veggies (I know, I know)
Favorite Toys: Princess Minnie, Mickey, Cuddle Monkey,
Favorite Books: Any of the Disney books, Star Wars ABC, Fifteen Animals (she calls is the 'ba bu,' bob book), scriptures
Favorite Things to Watch: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Sesame Street, Dinosaur Train, any Disney/Pixar movie, Thomas & Friends
Signs: She only ever did 'all done' and 'more'--- now she does neither because she talks ALL THE TIME.
Words: Daddy, Mama, Jared, more, all done, wa-wa=want, ka-ka=cracker, ink=drink, buh= brother or ball, car, train, dude, up, out, go, Jiji, Oba, Gamma, Mema, Deda, peas=please, Min-min=Mickey or Minnie, mon-mon=monkey, hi, bye, love you---- and a bunch more, I can't think of off the top of my head
Other New Tricks: She sings and loves it. Most often we hear 'dinosaur train theme' and 'yo ho pirate's life.' She also dances all the time. She's started asking for kisses on her boo-boos. She also does 'noggin,' from Finding Nemo, to be featured in the next post. :)
What's next: learning more words, traveling to Walt DisneyWorld to see Aunt Meggie in May, nursery in TWO MONTHS!
How she drives us crazy: She's inherited the stubborness. Grr. She's also hard at church... it's the 12-18 month range... I'm counting down the days.
Why she's so awesome: She's so cute. She loves to help and follow Jared; she'd follow him anywhere. The two of them are so funny together and she doesn't put up with his non-gentle ways. She'll get up from almost any fall. She already says so much and has such a fun personality. She absolutely loves to read and will go upstairs to play alone, if no one is up there.


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