Archive for May, 2010

Happy Birthday, Phillip!

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Phillip is now 34 and officially an old geezer. The girls and I baked him a cake. Are you so amazed? Actually, yesterday was super-domestic-diva day for me… I did the following:

Vacuumed
Mopped
Swept
Took child to doctor
Bathed children
Did laundry
Baked cake
Ironed husband’s clothes
Made dinner

The only think I did not do was sew something, and that is only because I ran out of time! Otherwise it would have been the perfect storm of domesticity.

Anyway, so we baked him a cake and we also made pizza from scratch for dinner. He was very appreciative, and it was actually a lot of fun. Usually I don’t like cooking or baking because the work to payoff ratio is just too low. But now that Ivy is old enough to help me I can see that it is very enriching for her to do this with me, so I think I will bake more from here on out. Violet sort of just hangs out and tries to steal whatever utensils we use. She also likes to taste test. A lot.

Here are some pictures from yesterday.

Violet haunted the cake, trying to grab a fistful whenever possible.

Violet haunted the cake, trying to grab a fistful whenever possible.

Licking the spatula

Licking the spatula

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

 Whew! I can still blow out my candles in one breath!

Whew! I can still blow out my candles in one breath!

At the end of the day we suddenly stopped hearing Ivy play, so we turn around to find this

My poor little doll was so exhausted from all the work we did, she dropped mid-play!

My poor little doll was so exhausted from all the work we did, she dropped mid-play!

The Lion King

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I know I have not posted any of Ivy’s ballet stuff in a while, but here she is as the Lion King.

That’s More Opera!

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So as not to be left behind, Violet joins the opera!

Random Sampling of Pictures

Posted in Ballet, Church, Family Outings, Holidays | 20 Comments »
Ivy as the Lion King

Ivy as the Lion King

Vioet attempting an arabesque

Violet attempting an arabesque

Hugs!!

Hugs!!

Violet at the park

Violet at the park

Leaving church on Mother's Day

Leaving church on Mother's Day

My girls and I on Mother's Day

My girls and I on Mother's Day

Things Violet Says

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Spanish:
Apapos = Zapatos
Papo = Pato
Agua = Agua
Ya = Enough
La = Ola
Dato = Gato (she uses this to describe cats and dogs)
Ma = Mas
Lalo = Abuelo
Meh-y = Veni
Iaia
Si
Ciao

English:

Wawa = Water
Na = Snack
Dis = This
Tha = That
Wan = I want
Mah-ma or Gama = Grandma
Idy = Ivy
Da = Dog
Eee = Eat
Gee-gee = Jesus
Yeah
No
Mama
Dada
Baby

…and probably another handful more that I cannot think of at the moment, but which I will update here once I do remember!