Archive for August, 2010

The Littleist Ivy

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Despite my despair at Ivy never wanting to swim or go underwater, it seems that the heavens are smiling down on us. Shortly after hosting a swim play date where all the other kids were swimming under water and have a blast, she started to also gain confidence. A couple of weeks later, and here we are!!!

Its Amazing

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Its amazing how much Violet talks now! It surprises me every time I suddenly make sense of what sounds like baby babble. This morning it was “I’m-a sit down.” A couple days ago it was, “Found it!” She can say the dogs name Princess, though it sounds like “Pintheth” LOL…its so cute. This morning she said, “I want Pintheth.” and “I’ma letter out, ta da!” (I’m going to let her out) and “Ivy’s thcared of Pintheth” (Ivy’s scared of Princess) Princess was trapped under the laundry basket if you are wondering what she was going to let her out from.

Her phrases are just developing so quickly. I thought maybe she was repeating phrases she heard, because I certainly do not remember Ivy speaking in full sentences at this age. But she is definitely putting them together by herself. Next thing you know she is going to be carrying on full conversations!

UPDATE: Oh, and the other thing I noticed today that she started saying was a full “yes” instead of “yeah”. Only she pronounces it “Yeth.” SO CUTE!!! So a few minutes ago she said, “Want apple jooth.” “You want apple juice?” I asked. “Yeth,” she answered. LOL

Anyway, a quick update on everyone else. We are all sick!! It started with Violet, then I got it, then Phillip and now Ivy. It doesn’t seem to be very severe, thank God! But the girls did develop a wet-sounding cough that is a bit nasty. As long as they don’t sound like their lungs are affected I am ok with that and we can just ride it out. I need to take Violet in for her 18 month vaccinations… a little late! I keep forgetting for some reason. And I don’t want to accidentally become a non-vaccinating mom! I do believe in vaccinating your children, unlike many of the Attachment Parenting moms in Vegas.

Craftiness and Ballet

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We went to a birthday party yesterday for a friend of Ivy’s named Isabella. I want you all to know how awesome I am, because I made this apron as a gift:

And decorated this plain gift bag with scrapbooking supplies:

And it was super easy, and fun, and I have no idea why I never tried it before. I am very proud of myself in case you cannot tell.

Anyway, we have a ton of adorable ballet pics, my favorite being the Minnie Mouse ones for Ivy. I didn’t think it would be that interested when I read it on the schedule but it turns out to be one of my all time favorite costumes, its sooo sweet!! If I have time I will put together a video of the footage because pictures just don’t do it justice.

That said, here are pics! :)

First, of Violet as Olivia the Ballet Piggie.

Since Violet refused to keep the costume on for long, here are her remnants...

Violet refused to keep the costume on!

They get a different stamp at the end of each class

They get a different stamp at the end of each class

And now, Minnie Mouse! How adorable is that dress!!

Minnie Mouse curtsey!