Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Some Love

Have you seen those Valentine backpacks that have been all around blog land? They are adorable. I love the idea. Unfortunately I haven't the craftiness, time, nor energy to make them. BUT! I found these super cute mailboxes in the dollar bins at target that serve the same purpose. I put them out at the beginning of February and we've been putting stuff in them every day. May's I put treats, dollar store toys, stickers, etc. Zach's I filled with treats and coupons.
Maylie made some valentines to put in Zach's. I think she painted herself more than she painted the valentines. She wasn't terribly excited about getting her picture taken can you tell?
Zach has been putting puzzle pieces in mine with the last ones being on Valentines day. What a sweetheart huh.
Anyways it was way fun. I think we are going to have to make it a tradition at our house. I actually bought 4 mailboxes so we can use them for a few years.

Here is our new house! I love love love it. Do you love the big porch? I certainly do. Everyone that has come over asks if we are going to repaint our door. It is pretty beat up so yes, we are going to paint it but we are going to keep it the same color. We both really like the blue and if we paint the door a different color that means getting up to those shutters and painting those too-which isn't going to happen.

We are unpacked except I still have things to hang up. I don't know where to put anything! So I have a big box in my otherwise empty living room with our frames still in it. One day I'll get to hanging.
I only have pictures of "the girls'" bathroom today, and only because I wanted pictures of the things I've done to it so far. First of all in our apartment we just had one bathroom and I had a big board that held both my jewelry and May's headbands and hairclips but here we had to part ways so I needed something else to put May's clips on. This little number took about 3 mins. I just picked ribbon of different colors and widths tied a knot at the top glued the heart on and hung on it on the wall. Voila, no messy drawers.

Here is the rest of the bathroom. I wanted something girly but wasn't into the whole Ariel shower curtain. So I bought the heart rug. It's Target's valentines thing but I don't look at it and think Valentines so I thought it was ok. The trash can, toothbrush holder, and canister are all different colors found on the rug. The shower curtain is just yellow and I cut out some foam hearts and tied them on with string. I like them. I might redo them one day the colors don't match as closely as I wanted but it works.
I'll have to get more pictures up as I get things done. The Robert's closest to my house is going out of business. Boo Hoo says I. There is a Micheals pretty close still but I dislike them I will greatly miss the Roberts. But on a bright note last week they had 75% off their merchandise and this week it is 90%. I got some killer deals...Like a $70 cricut cartridge for $7 Yip!

Baby is still doing well. I think we've definitely decided on the name Camille. Although we are debating spelling. I kind of like it with one 'l' so Camile. Zach says people will say it like Ca Mile, I have much more faith that people aren't that stupid. We need to find a middle name still though.
When I was pregnant with May she would get the hiccups all the time and I thought it was so cute. This time around my baby still gets hiccups quite frequently but since I'm carrying her so far back I can feel them on my spine- still so cute still-but oh so painful!
I think May is kind of understanding that we are going to have a baby. She calls the other bedroom "baby sisters room". We have the crib sitting up there not put together and she goes in there and says "Oh no babies bed broken" and then I tell her it's not broken Dada just needs to put it together. And then she tells me "Help Dada. I fix it." What a sweetheart huh. I also have some clothes out on the floor and she calls them "babies shirts" so she is realizing it's for someone else besides her. She loves when we see babies and I keep telling her we are going to have a baby at our house soon and she just says "Ok".

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The world according to May

Can I just tell you how much I love this age. I know it's supposed to be the terrible twos and yes there are some major tantrums involved but I just love it. The following are some of my favorite things May says and or does.

When May wants something to go fast, like her car or mama to run down the hall with her, she says "Allegro!" courtesy of watching too much Little Einsteins.

She loves to sing "Once there was a snowman" I of course can not catch it on camera to save my life.

When she sees the moon she says, "Look Mama moon, I taka (can't) reach it. too high!" She says about the same thing with the mountains but they are too tall.

Last night after FHE she was flipping through our gospel art book and she came to the picture of Nephi with his family on the boat and there is a boy next to Nephi wearing just cuff links and she says to me, "Look Mama, nakey nakey! Needs a shirt." Ha, yes indeed he does need a shirt. I'm glad she is developing her sense of modesty early.

She rarely calls a car a car they are usually either trucks, buses, or race cars.

The other day I asked her if she was stinky and she said, "No May May not stinky, Snow White stinky, need diaper change."

She has a ton of books memorized, I can't believe her memory. Anyway, it is so cute to watch her flip through the book and basically be able to tell me what the page says, again another thing that I must catch on camera but can't.

She "helps" me cook dinner and do the dishes. She loves to stir things and when she does it she says "stir stir stir" as she goes along. The inflection in her voice is the best part if only I had an inflection typing keyboard.

When we go out to eat when the waiter comes to ask what we want to drink, without either of us saying anything she screams out, "CHOCOLATE MILK!" at the waiter in sheer delight.

She loves to play "bedtime" which is ironic because she hates the real bedtime. She'll make me (or whoever she has roped into playing with her) "turn light" lay down and she'll tuck you in and give you a kiss. It's so sweet.

She said her first prayer (that is, she said her first pray) by herself the other day. "Dear faer, thank you, pease bess, Jesus Christ, AMEN!" What a doll, completely melted my heart.

She is starting to be more particular about what she wears. Below is an outfit she picked out yesterday.Watching her pick it out cracks me up. She has a few hats but only likes her purple hat. She also has several butterfly hair clips in under her hat. The green shirt was chosen because it has a teddy bear on it. The vest (which she calls a coat) because it has pink hearts. The skirt-well that's obvious why that is an obvious choice right? My favorite part though is the heels. They were hand me downs from her cousin. I haven't actually let her wear them anywhere but she loves to wear them around the house and will usually insist that I go put on a pair of heels as well (I do not comply just in case you were wondering-I love my daughter but I draw the line at wearing heels around all day for no apparent reason). Anyway she thought she was all ready to go outside and play in the snow and was quite upset when I told her no, I don't think so.

We are all moved into our house. Pictures to come once it's a little bit more put together. I love love love love it. We feel so blessed to be here. I will admit there are a couple things I miss about being in an apartment, like a maintenance guy coming to fix things instead of Zach having to take his precious hours at home to do it, our best buds right next door, and all of us being within talking distance no matter where we were. But we are all loving the space, loving the quietness, and loving the feeling of something being ours to work on together. We went to our ward on Sunday, everyone seemed really nice and May actually stayed in nursery and was having lots of fun when I went to pick her up (which is huge news).