Monday, November 29, 2010

Lyla Quotes and some pics

Lyla's speech has really started to pick up lately and it has been so fun to listen to her figure out how to talk. Anyway, lately she has been saying some really funny things and so I thought I'd jot a few down before I forget about them...

Situation: We've been trying to teach Lyla what to say when people ask her how old she is (she turns two this week!). After some coaching, this is the result.
Me: Hey Lyla, how old are you?
Lyla: Um, 14 thousand!
Me: What?
Nate: Lyla, how old are you? Are you two?
Lyla: Um, 14 thousand! (So weird! I don't know where she got the thousand, lol!)

Situation: Lyla playing with the screen on the fireplace.
Me: Lyla, you are NOT supposed to touch that!
Lyla: (with a victorious fist pump in the air) I WANT TIME OUT!!! (she then proceeds to run to time out).

It's funny the phrases we must say a lot...
Nate: Okay Lyla, you can get off time out now.
Lyla: Okay, just a second daddy.

Me: Hey Lyla, come here!
Lyla: K, just a sec!

Situation: Lyla putting the phone to her ear...
Lyla: Uh huh. Ok. Bye. (and then repeats a thousand times)

The next two are examples of how she has learned to admire herself:
Situation: Pull out the camera to take pictures of Lyla.
Lyla: (After we take almost every picture, she runs to the camera to look at it) "CUTE!!"

Situation: We put on a new outfit on Lyla
Lyla: CUTE!!!

Not really a quote, but she loves to unbutton things. So one night she was wearing the full body pajama's that button from top to bottom. The next morning she comes out of her room wearing nothing but her diaper and dragging her pajama's behind her. So cute!

Situation: We've been working with her to speak or ask for things in full sentences. Usually it goes "Mommy, can I have some water, please?"
Lyla:I want water!
Me: Oh Lyla, how do you ask?
Lyla: Momma called the doctor and the doctor said, "NO MORE MONKEY'S JUMP ON BED!" (And then she laughs)

Situation: Ly loves to sing and we sing several songs before bed each night. She knows almost all the words to most of them and she knows when the songs are coming to an end. So to avoid the final bedtime song, she has learned to transition her songs, DJ style.
Nate and I: I feel my Savior's love, the (love)...
Lyla: ...(wants) me for a sunBEAM!

And lastly, whenever she talks to or about Ruby, she says "Wooby Wooby!" in this cute, sing song voice.

We love our little chatter box!

Here are just a few pics from the past couple of weeks...

Lyla loves to pose with Ruby. Unfortunately this results in her grabbing Ruby and pulling her on top of her OR just laying on top of her completely. I'm surprised at how much Ruby doesn't seem to mind!
Ruby her bouncer.
Cute pic, even though she kind of looks like a boy :)
Me snuggling with my girls and reading them a book.

Monday, November 15, 2010

This face...

I love being greeted by this face on a daily basis! She's giving me the stank eye!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I completely identify with her...

Do you want to know what it is really like to be married to me? Just watch the TV show Parenthood and look for Kristina Braverman. Okay, so I don't have a child with autism and so I'm not in her exact circumstance, but our personalities are IDENTICAL! Nate and I just sit and watch and he is always pausing the show and exclaiming "THAT IS YOU!" and I can't help but laugh because it is so so true. Her personality, attitude, expressions, drama, and sensitivity. Just everything. So yes, if I were to be made into a TV character, it would definitely be her.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Quick update...

Halloween: After we carved pumpkins, Lyla and I went to our ward Trunk-or-Treat, which was so fun!

Lyla taking her turn to walk across the stage to show off her costume. She was so confused!
The next day we went trick-or-treating with our friends, the Players. Jaxon and Lyla were ecstatic the whole time!
They literally ran from house to house!

Jaxon loved to ring the door bell. I don't think Lyla cared about that part at all so it worked out :)

I love that their outfits match!

We tried getting them to take a picture together... this was the best we got.

On their daddy's shoulder's for most of the time. Poor guys were sore afterwards!

Here are just some recent pics...

Lyla wants to be just like me. Yesterday, she got into my makeup and then started to straighten her hair. Don't worry, the straightener wasn't plugged in.

Sisterly tummy timy :)

I took these two cute pics last night. Love how they turned out!

And this picture was from this morning. Ruby is officially 3 weeks old... CRAZY!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tear-jerkin' movies...

Movies that make me cry EVERY TIME I watch them...
  • Stepmom - seriously, I cry throughout the entire movie
  • Steel Magnolias - obviously
  • Titanic - no not when Leo sinks to the bottom of the ocean... but when the ship is sinking and they show the old couple on the bed awaiting their death and THEN they show the mom telling a story to her two children so they won't be scared! SO SAD!
  • Life is Beautiful - if you don't cry in this one then you don't have a heart
  • Armageddon - you know when... in the end when she is saying goodbye to her dad!
  • My Girl - the bee's. Oh, those stinkin' bee's!!
  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants - The little girl. I think her name is Bailey.
  • Fox and the Hound
  • The Green Mile - I actually haven't seen this in forever, but I'm sure I'd cry again if I watched it.
  • The Notebook - I think I saw this movie 7 times in the theaters with my friends and we just sat and bawled for like 10 minutes afterward every time. I know, that's a little pathetic and I'm a total sissy.
  • LOTR: The last movie - Okay, I just have to admit this one so a certain someone *cough* RACHEL *cough* doesn't call me out on it. I totally cried at the end of the LOTR trilogy. But I think it's because we watched them all in a row and I was so sad at the end! But since those movies are SO long I probably won't watch them all again for a long time. IF I did though, I'd probably cry every time.
So, what movies make you cry EVERY SINGLE TIME you watch them?