Tuesday, February 21, 2012

HAPPY 11th Monday!!!

If these pictures look a little off and blurry, that would be because she thinks the can wiggle or fast crawl off the bed.


Elizabeth is a hoot! She figured out how to fast crawl and now walking is sooooo last week. Walking was just too much trouble and she's a cautious lady by nature.
Her favorite game is "Drop the Sippy Cup". She always wins that one.
She will occasionally say "Hi" and "Bye" although they sounds more like "Haiiiii" and "Baiiiii"
She will also occasionally say "Mama"
She gives kisses (open-mouthed of course) and will "hug" a stuffed animal by crushing it into her neck.
She definitely lets you know when she is mad and her little version of a fit is just too funny.
She still claps for "more" or for anything she wants. She'll point and clap if you are to fetch something for her highness.

HAPPY 10th Monthday!!!

(Oh maaaaaan! She took my sign.)

(I forgive her because we're so cute together!)

This little lady is still just as sweet as can be!
She has pretty much stopped talking. She will still clap for "more" but is really reluctant to sign "all done". (Actually, she has waged a mini war about it. It's kind of cute. She gets so indignant when we try to get her to say it before she can get down.)
She will bark at the cats (or any other animal). She has become really expressive in other, nonverbal ways with pointing and gesturing. It's obvious she is trying to communicate with us about things in her own little way.
She isn't quite ready to walk but cruises like a champ!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

HAPPY 9th Monthday!!!

Now little Lily is crawling like a champ. She can get everywhere she needs to go, with cats and "no no toys" being her biggest motivators. She will clap for "more" now most of the time, especially if you are offering bananas!

We can't leave big sister out of the picture:

Lunch Dance Parties

One of the fun things about being home with the girls is our ability to be fun and goofy whenever we want.

There is a station here that plays songs from my high school days over the lunch hour. (What's scary is that it is considered "the flashback lunch". Translation: I'm old

Enjoy this cute video of one of our many lunchtime dance parties. Ignore my annoying singing in the background.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Interview with Anna, age 4

Here is and interview with Anna, age 4. We did this on the same day last year during a blizzard. This year it is 65 degrees. And has been for 3 days. Go figure.

What is your:
1) Favorite color? Black and Purple
2) Favorite book? I think all of the books are my favorite.
3) Favorite movie? The Swan Princess
4) Favorite food? I think I like all of the food
5) Least favorite food? Welll…. I don’t like pepper
6) Favorite fruit? Sharp carrots. The pointy kind
7) Favorite vegetable? Apple. Is a apple a vegetable?
8) Least favorite vegetable? What are vegetables?
9) Favorite TV show? We already had this discussion. (I explained the difference between a movie and a T.V. show, then she answered: Sid)
10) Favorite song? All of the songs are my favorite I think.
11) Favorite thing to do with mom? Don’t know
12) Favorite thing to do with dad? Look at the stars. That’s amazing.
13) Favorite game to play with friends? Maybe the check game. (?)
14) Favorite store? That one with the playground with it
15) Favorite sport? Naybe its baseball
16) Favorite bible story? Jonah and the Whale
17)Favorite place to go? The mountains
18) Favorite restaurant? The one with the lambsters (lobsters) in it!
19) Favorite toy? The one that I got from the restaurant. (The one she got today at McDonalds-we were waiting for her prescription for an ear infection ☹)
20) Favorite thing to do with Elizabeth? Play the eating game
21) Favorite drink? Hot chocolate
22) Favorite thing to do at school? Play in the gym
23) Favorite thing to do outside? Play tag
24) What do you want to be when you grow up? A superhero
25) What can you do now that you are 4? Like things like this (crouching on floor, weird yoga poses, side bends, etc.)
26) Who is your best friend? I think all my friends are my best friends.
27) What is mom's job? I think to go to work
28) What is dad's job? I think to help mommy and do stuff
29) What does mom always say? I think moms always say everything
30) What does dad always say? Everyone says everything
31) What is your nickname? I think Anna Maria Stokes
32) What makes you laugh? Well like when daddy tickles me
33) What makes you sad? Well like kind of when I get a shot. I cry, cry, cry
34) What are you thankful for? I’m thankful for my little baby sister ☺
35) What does mom love about you? I think she likes like my google-ness (huh?)