Friday, July 31, 2009
Lovey & I take Becca & Miguel for a bike ride after dinner each night. Mary-Gail has decided that she wants to stand up in the bike trailer and look out the back. She has been doing this for the past week, and on Saturday (7/25) I finally remembered to grab my camera & have Tony take a picture of her.
(Rebecca was doing this too, until I went over a bump on the Provo River Trail and she smacked her chin on the metal bar than she was leaning on. The memory of the pain & bruise (awful!) is still too real/fresh for Rebecca to stand up again. I know she'll do it soon though - hanging your head out the back of a bike trailer is too much fun).
Thursday, July 30, 2009
My poor Lovey - sleeping in the garden tub. I had the carpets cleaned today and moved everything out of our bedroom (and the girls' rooms), and Lovey had nowhere to lay his head. He improvised and followed Rebecca & Mary-Gail's lead: lined the tub with pillows, hi-jacketed Mary-Gail's "bug-Tickah," and laid down for a quick cat-nap.
Sunday, July 26, 2009
This video is an 'oldie,' but it is a 'goodie.' And because it's a goodie, I could not help but re-post it, and have it be the concluding post of my "A Week in Videos" posts. This little girl can brighten my spirits just by her smile & laugh & her sweet, always-happy disposition. I love her!
I love her laugh! I love her bright, smiling eyes! I love her independence! I love that she's mine - all mine!!!
January 21, 2008 (6-days shy of 14 months old)
Mary-Gail sits in her high-chair at breakfast, laughing at me as I make some silly "ugh" sound.
Lovey & I used to call MG "vampire-baby" (or vamp-babe) because of how her teeth came in (her incisors came in before her front teeth - weird!)
Saturday, July 25, 2009
October 12, 2007 - Becca always enjoys her time swining in Pappy's arms....AND she enjoys the treats Pappy gives her. That Pappy! He's always sneaking something for the girls!
P.S. Pappy is known for "breaking the rules" when it comes to his grandchildren. He is the first to give them pickles, lemons & limes (poor 9-month old Gage!), and cookies to just mention a few. Becca & Miguel still swipe cookies out of my hand - just like Rebecca did in this video with Pappy!
After we petted animals, had our pony rides, and saw how much we all weighed compared to what certain animals weighed, we went to see a show - Ice Age 3. I wouldn't see it again, nor would I recommend it for little kids (but I am super picky at seeing movies).
Mary-Gail says: "Look at me! Look at me! I'm riding, I'm riding my horsey."
Mary-Gail looked like she was slipping off the saddle, so I went to reposition her and she said, "I can do it. I'm riding my horsey. I can do IT!" Such an independent spirited little girl
Friday, July 24, 2009
December 3, 2006 - Tony changing Mary-Gail's diaper (6-days old)
March 23, 2009: Tony reads to the girls "Opposites" by Sandra Boyton
Thursday, July 23, 2009
July 18, 2009
Best of friends!
Mary-Gail sitting on Becca = tons of belly laughter
Mary-Gail gives Becca a ride. Although this is not the first time the girls have ridden each other, this is the first time I've been able to catch it on film
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
July 7, 2009
Tony was watching the girls when Rebecca decided (on her own) to jump from the top of her slide! Tony said, "Kamakazee!" and Rebecca jumped
More of Rebecca's "Kamakazee jumps." Plus, Mary-Gail says to Rebecca, "Good Job, Do it again"
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
April 24, 2009
Mmmmmm, RediWhip - My favorite!
It's Pappy's fault - he started us on this:
While Pappy was recovering @ Jo's house from his open-heart surgery + Staph infection + Meningitis this past January - April, he made Eggo waffles for Jo's kids for breakfast. And he added a special topping, which we all have to have now - RediWhip. Oh, it is so so so delicious!
Monday, July 20, 2009
March 3, 2009: Bath time
Rebecca displays her "Sad Face" & "Happy Face." This has become a fun game for the girls to play with each other, and with us! Rebecca & Mary-Gail are very open with their feelings - "I'm sad, Mommy," or "I'm being grumpy." And, they told our Pediatrician 2 weeks ago, "I'm sick."
"S L O W F E E T. Quick Feet!" A favorite line from Dr. Suess' "The Foot Book"
- "You in trouble. Stand in the corner"
- "2 minutes - K?"
- "You OK? You alright?"
- "Don't cry"
- "I'm sad, Mommy" (that's from Mary-Gail)
- "I'm being tired, Mommy" (another one from Mary-Gail)
- "You did it!"
- "Good job!"
- "I can do it" OR "I can do it by myself"
- "Look at me! Look at me Daddy!"
- "Don't look at me"
- "Leave me alone"
- "I'm the boss" AND "You're not the boss"
- "You stop it" OR "Mommy, STOP!"
- "I love you, Becca" (Mary-Gail)
- "I love you, Ma-jail" (Becca)
- "ArlaMae is our sister" AND "ArlaMae is a doggie - woof!"
- "Be nice to me"
- "Cousins are here" - Both an exclamation & a question (Mary-Gail has been saying this lately after getting up from naptime
- "Well, Hello, Mommy. Well Hello"
- "Hello again"
- "Hi, Twin"
- "Good bye. C-U later. Have fun. Have a good day/night"
- "What are you talking about?"
- "I can't see you" AND "I can see you!"
- "Well, Look at that!"
- ...And daily quotes from their books and movies
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
But 2 weeks ago Ver had her litter of kitties - 5 in all (and I helped deliver kitty #1 and broke it's bag). And 2 weeks ago Stephanie had her little boy, and he is so so so cute! Rebecca & Mary-Gail were so excited to see the baby kitties: they were so cute with them! Becca & Miguel went around saying, "Meow, Meow, Meow" in higher-than-normal pitched voices - I guess to emphasize the little kitties' sounds. So when Rebecca & Mary-Gail saw Stephanie's little boy last Sunday, we asked them, "What do little babies say?" And Mary-Gail said, "Meow, Meow, Meow." I guess Stephanie has a little, baby-boy kitty. Too cute!
Cy was completely oblivious that Jo & I were pointing out that his shirt had sparkles on it.
I think that made him like it even more!
Rebecca was like "Seriously?"
The swimsuits are 2T's, but Cy is a 4T boy - no matter, just squeeze in
As you can see, Cy is very content & happy w/himself
Friday, July 17, 2009
The showhouse was nearly vacant: just us and 3 other families in the entire theater. We got front-row-Joe seats (I'm sure the girls will be quoting that line again), and settled in to watch the short animated film prior to "UP"'s showing. When the screen went black, Mary-Gail said, "New movie coming, Mommy. New one coming." Such a bright little girl.
Lovey & I mused over our sweet littles and their excitement, surprise, sadness, and happiness during the 1 1/2 hour show. I was bawling after the first 10 minutes of the show, and Becca was a bit worried about me. "You OK? You alright? Don't cry Mommy, Don't cry." I had to wipe a tear from my eyes for her tender cares for me.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Mary-Gail has also begun to dress & un-dress s e v e r a l times during the day. She seems to empty her dresser drawers quicker than I can wash, fold & put the clothes away! (Now I know what Jo goes through when her Reese & Cy change clothes 5 & 6 times a day!) Sometimes Mary-Gail puts her shorts on right, sometimes (as above) she puts both legs in one of the shorts'-legs. Mary-Gail didn't mind so much, until we started pinching her cute bumma-lumma. It's a cute bumma-lumma.