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31 January 2012

Bits and Pieces

Oh Wow.  Another completely random blog post two or three days after my last one.  Sorry folks, it is ALL sorts of craziness up in this house these days.

+ David is leaving tomorrow for Venezuela for two weeks for a father/son trip with his dad.  So, yeah, my parents are pretty much moving in with me and vice versa.  Beyond thankful that we are out here to have their help.  And, sort of freaking out because TWO WEEKS is a long time.  It's the longest we've ever been apart.

+ And, speaking of the husband, we got to go on our January date on Saturday night.  BDubs, y'all!  It was sooo good, too.  David and I have always loved going to BW3 for their wings and trivia.  And, we seriously kicked some trivia tail Saturday night!

This looks so gross, but tasted SO good!

Why yes, I did take a picture of our winning name on the screen.

+  Sydney is cutting her first tooth.  Yup, a whole two months before Olivia ever did.  {Not that I'm comparing.}  It's her bottom tooth on her left side.  She is hardly sleeping, has a runny nose and a cough {that I thought was what Olivia had, but since she never spiked a fever, I think it is due to that nasty little tooth} and literally wants to be held all the time.  I feel so bad for her because I know she is miserable.  You can just see it on her face.  Pobrecita.

+ Olivia is saying the funniest things these days.  She keeps asking for "a handful of UH-tella" instead of Nutella.  I've got her hooked.  Her favorite new song is Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book, but she keeps calling it Bear A Sesames.  I've had to have a little chat with her about my Do Not Disturbs.   They are now completely off limits and are not to be disturbed.  She has done a lot better with it than I originally thought.  The other night she asked if she could hold them and I reminded her that she's a big girl now and that she can't do that.  So, she said, "I'll just look at them."  Then, she took her nose right up to them, sniffed and said, "Mmmmm, your boobies smell SO good."  Oh goodness, she's gonna hate me for this when she's older.  I love you, Olivia!

+ We dyed rice yesterday and it turned out really cute.  I'll try and put a tutorial up in the next couple of days, but it was super easy.  Rice, rubbing alcohol and food coloring.  It's going to hurt me when it gets mixed.

+ So, the other night, I was sending my brother some video messages of Olivia.  I was trying to get her to say hi to "Aunt Hala" and she couldn't remember what to say and this is the little outtake.  I swear I have watched it 100 times whenever I need a laugh.  The way she says, HOLLLAAA and the look on her face afterwards is priceless.  Love that girl. {And, I love OxyClean.  Those blueberry stains came right out!}

+ And, just because she's so dang cute.  Oh man, I just love her so much.

Can you believe it's the last day of January?  One month down, eleven more to go!
Happy Tuesday from the Valley of the Sun


Marissa said...

Oh my gooooodnesssss! I NEED that dyed rice tutorial! Amazing and I'm glad I'm not the only one hot in January ; )))

Mom Cooper said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, Amanda you are such a wonderful, loving and creative mother. I am so proud of you and the way you are bringing up our grand-daughters. I love you all so very much.

David, I don't want to exclude you, because you too are a very loving, awesome hands -on daddy. The girls are blessed to have you and Amanda as their parents.