Monday, January 19, 2009
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Today we had scrambled eggs, her favorite! She says, " Thanks mom, I love scrambled eggs, they are my favorite in the world." After I hand her her plate: " My scrambled eggs are too hot, it breaks my heart". While eating with everyone, " I have to go poop on the toilet, I be right back" moments later... "I am dooooone" I go to help her out and she asks," what is that smell?" my response, "well... Iz , its your poop." Iz, "EWW that smells gross!!" of course she had to run out to announce she smelled poop and its gross.!!! .....what do you do?
She asks several times a day: Shall I go brush my teeth? my reply: sure Iz. with that I get a big "THANKS MOM," while she runs to the bathroom to get started.
Today almost nap time, she was begging to watch a show instead. After asking me why she couldn't several times, I pulled the famous, "Because I am the mom and I am in charge". A few minutes later while eating her sandwich she said, " I will be the mom!" "Really?" I say. She proceeds, "You have to listen to me crazy little girl" and taps my nose like I am a child. "OK" I say, she then tells me "you have to go take a nap, while I watch a show!"
Tonight, I put her to bed and start to tell a made up bedtime story about two princesses, Abigail and Isabelle. They had many beautiful horses, dogs, and cats. (their favorite animals, so I thought). Isabelle pops up with clasped hands and asks "and cows?"..... me: what? ....... uummm of course, cows??
But my favorite of the day (yes all of this in one fantastic day). While climbing on the back of the couch she noticed the new Oquirrh Mountain Temple being built out our back window. With all the excitement in the world she screams, " Mom, the Temple!! I want to go, can we go? That's Jesus' house, I want to see Jesus again!!!! He is this taller, taller, tall!" (standing on the arm of the couch with her arms stretched up as high as they can go!)
If you want to know what pure joy is, just watch her! While playing with playdoh and making a huge mess (which makes Abbie crazy) Abbie asks, " What's wrong with you Iz?" Isabelle's reply, "nothing Abbie I am not sad, I am happy see", with a big cheesy grin on her face! Abbie grinning, "I know Iz, you are always happy!"
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Then the philosopher, she talks to me about what is reality, "would if we are all just dreaming and this isn't really happening?" then questions like,"did people live here before us, like did they exist before we were here ... on earth?" I told her yes of course there is a lot of history and started naming people who have come and gone. She brought up Mary (Jesus' mom) and many others who have come and gone, then she was satisfied... onto to thinking of more things.
I don't know what to think of her, she goes from 6 to 16 in a flash... She really wanted a hair dying kit for Christmas (pink, purple, green etc). I thought these little clips would be a little more uhhh... fun and less permanent. She also wants to get bangs cut like her aunt Alex, the bangs that cover one eye!! I said no way, so now she is trying to manipulate her hair into "bangs" that cover just a part of one eye!!
Her latest idea... "wouldn't it be great if I was magic, then I could just say poof and my room would be clean" etc. Yesterday it was: "if I was magic, I would make myself an adult.." I talked her out of that one as quick as I could. She settled for staying 11 or 12 for the rest of her life! How is she already so grown up and why does she want to grow faster??
If I was magic, I would keep her 6 forever!! I love her to pieces!!
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Isabelle loves to hold her baby sisters, its so fun to see her take so much interest in them. She plays with them all the time. The twins are at the "wiggle the arms and kick the legs" stage, so Iz gets bumped and bonked by them all the time. Yes, she is close enough to get hit by their short little arms and legs. The problem is she thinks its intentional and of course its pretty traumatic for her. She is too much!!
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Friday, January 9, 2009
A photo contest done by our awesome photographer.... Isabelle made it into the top ten!! You can help her win by clicking on this link and leaving a comment on her blog for Izza's pic, she is pic #9 Please vote for her!!!
just scroll down and vote!!
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hair bows, headbands, ribbons.... and of course, the older two love clothes and SHOES! I love my girls!! (Ben loves it too!!)
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Tuesday, January 6, 2009
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Iz square in the face.
Step four: consoling... step five and six were in the previous post (part two) Allowing the girls to white wash and hit him with as many snowballs as Iz could muster.. I believe she threw several with very few hitting him hence me joining the party for the white washing!
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Monday, January 5, 2009
These twins have been amazing, it has been so much fun to have them in our home. They are such good babies!! Life is, as expected, super busy but so worth every second. Both are already sleeping through the night, from 10pm-6am!! Yeah, I get to sleep. They are just so pleasant and just love being together. I highly recommend having twins to everyone!! :)
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Friday, January 2, 2009
The twins first Christmas, pretty uneventful for them, they slept through most of it!
Ab and Iz really got into the whole idea of it this year, it was so fun for me to watch and listen to them talk about Santa Claus and what he might bring them!
We sang Christmas carols around the tree, all the kids got to stand in front and lead the music! It was a great year with the kids being old enough to know most of the songs and really get the idea of Christmas! After the kids went to bed the adults stayed up and played Mafia for a couple of hours before lights out and waiting all night for Santa!! :)
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We spent a week in CA, going to Disneyland and hanging out at the beach. We went the week before Christmas... the park was empty!! We got to stay on rides for two or three times in a row without getting off because there were no lines! It was amazing!!
We had a blast taking Abbie and Iz to Disneyland... (Ben's mom flew out to watch the twins while we went, THANK YOU!!) Isabelle was totally star struck when she got to meet the all the princesses. Abbie was big enough this year to ride the big rides with Dad! It was so much fun!!
There are no pics with this post because..... I guess my camera deleted them?? If I find them I will post some... :(
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Iz LOVED the beach. It was in the 60s so we went with light jackets just to hang out, but we couldn't stop Abbie, she ended up in the water and loving it. She was mesmerized by the waves and somehow got the impression that she could control them, it was hilarious. Iz was in her own world for hours scooping dirt and dumping it in another place, she learned about the waves pretty quickly: She was bent over to scoop some mud when a large wave washed over her, it knocked her down into the water....poor thing will never go near the ocean again... at least for now! The twins were of course there with us in their car seats sound asleep, perfect babies!!
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