Monday, October 24, 2011

Let Them Be Little

I Heart Faces photo challenge of the week is "Let Them Be Little". I immediately thought of this picture of my little ones because it's just so funny and cute. They were DONE taking pictures!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

we need a dog

Lyla would be the happiest little girl around if she only had one thing... a dog. Really any pet, but she LOVES dogs! She is always asking to pet other people's dogs and she tells me all the time, "Mom, I don't like cats but I LOVE dogs. Cat's scratch me." Which is true, a cat did scratch her once. Anyway, if we had a few extra thousand dollars hanging around, we would totally have a dog. We have a house and a big yard... gosh it would be perfect. But alas, we do not. So we have to settle for this....

That's right, a giant black spider with purple sparkles. It is one of our halloween decorations that you can hang from the ceiling. Instead, Lyla has been dragging it around telling everyone "You can pet it if you want to! He's SOOOO nice!". I would hang it but I don't know if I have the heart to take away her first "pet", whom she loves so dearly. So, maybe I'll let her have 19 more days of bliss.

Two words: Pet Deprived

Monday, October 10, 2011

funny girls on a fall day

The girls and I have been sick this past week... especially little Ruby. I think all had the same cold but Ruby's must have been enhanced since she just got 2 molars in the past week! Poor girl. Oddly enough, those are the only two she has so far. Let's just get it all over with Rub, we got this!
Anyhoo, we have been avoiding contact with anything that involves kids (which is pretty much everything for us) and I think the three of us have gone a little crazy being homebound like this. So, after we ran an errand today, we didn't want to be couped up again in the house, so we went into the backyard to play AND of course, I took pics of the girls just for fun.
Ruby wasn't in the mood at first...
First a glare...
Then she softens...
And back to her old self :) Rawrrrr...
Ly has especially felt couped up in this house and so she just ran around like crazy in the yard. But not before she stole Rub's binki. You have to click on the picture to make it bigger because her expressions are so funny!
Awesome runner/jumper/hopper/skipper?...
Don't you just love her outfit? She picked it out all by herself :)
I told Lyla to do a star jump (you know, with both arms and legs out) and this was the result...

My favorite.
I can always count on Lyla to leave me laughing with her priceless expressions! Love my girls!
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Thursday, October 6, 2011

proof it's fall

Behind our fence in our backyard there are a ton of big, foresty tree's that are beautiful and green! But this little guy in our yard just wanted to remind us that Fall really is here.

And you may not know it, but this tree is STRONG. It withstood the hurricane, when other big tree's were knocked over. Even more impressive, it has withstood several beatings by little toddler's taking it by the trunk and violently shaking it back and forth. I'm sorry tree. I try to put a stop to that as quickly as I can.

Happy Fall!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Lyla was so funny today...

I don't know what it was but Lyla was so funny today!! Here are a few examples...

1. Setup: This morning it was pretty chilly outside but Nate and Lyla went in the back yard so they could go play around. I went to join them and chased after Lyla for a little bit and attacked her with tickle's. After a few minutes I was pretty cold and decided to head back in the house.
Lyla: Are you going inside mom?
Me: Yeah, I'm going inside.
Lyla: (sounding disappointed and sarcastic at the same time) Oh, are you too busy?
SLAP! Nate was laughing because our 2 year old had just burned me.
Me: What? No! I was cold you silly goose!
So of course I played with her a little longer until we all went back in.
Family, isn't it about... time? (So perfect for general conference weekend!)

2. Setup: Lyla loves fruit snacks and she had just had a pack of them. We were watching the afternoon session of conference and since that wasn't holding her attention she was watching a movie in the other room. I heard her go into the kitchen, grab herself another pack of fruit snacks (which she is not supposed to do since she she just had one and she didn't ask) and go back to watch her movie.
Nate: Are you going to say something to her?
Me: No, I think I'll let her think she got away with it. I'm choosing my battles.
Then Lyla walks in and so generously hands me a purple fruit snack (she knows they are my favorite) and says "Here you go mom!". So much for letting her be sneaky! So I thanked her for sharing and told her to ask next time.

3. Setup: Someone "Booed" us today. It's a Halloween tradition where someone ding-dong ditches you and leaves you a treat with a note that says "You've been booed!" and you're supposed hang a sign in your window that says you were booed and then go do it to a couple of other people in your neighborhood. Super fun and cute!

Anyway, so we open the door to this cute little note and the treat's and we were so excited! At first glance we thought they were cupcakes...
Us: Someone left us cupcakes!
Lyla: I wanna see the cupcakes!
And before we know it she starts walking out before I could grab her and SQUISH!!!!!! She steps right on the plate of what we now know were homemade oreo's! NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! We felt so bad because someone had went through all this effort to do something so cute and creative and Lyla came in prancing around like she was King Kong. It's okay though, the treats were covered so we ate the non-damaged goodies and it really did give us a good laugh! I'm just hoping that whoever it was who dropped them off wasn't hiding out and listening to all the commotion. And if whoever it was is reading this blog... I'M SORRY and THANK YOU!!! :)

4. Setup: During conference today, whenever a speaker came up she would ask, "Who's that?" and we would tell her. Here are a few funny exmples:
President Eyring:
L: Who's that?
Nate: That's President Henry B Eyring.
L: Hey! I saw him last night!

President Uchtdorf:
Ly was having trouble saying his name. Here are a few of her versions of his name: Uff-dork, Mook-dor, ucht-doof.

5. Both girls were in their room for their afternoon nap. About 10 minutes after we put them in we were Ruby laughing hysterically over and over again. It turns out that Lyla had put all of her bedding in Ruby's crib and had climbed in there herself and was playing with Ruby making her laugh and laugh. Such a sweet sound!

We love our funny girl and that she made us laugh so much today!