Friday, January 30, 2009
Anyway ... on the way to dinner, Allen was telling us about the traffic lights that he saw. We've been teaching him what red, yellow, and green mean, so he gets very excited as he sees each light. He'll say, "here comes another one!"
Well, tonight, he deciding to help Papa out with his driving ... when we approached a red light, Allen would say, "Watch Wahyen! It's wed!!" ("Wahyen" is how Allen says Papa's name -- Warren). Or he would yell, "Stop, Wahyen!" It was absolutely classic (and sounds just like his Nana).
In other news, I'm happy to announce that my husband got a job!!! He starts right after we get back from Disney World. Yay Brian!!!
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I didn't bother trying to "clean up the sofa" ... so the dogs and their toys made it into the photo as well.
This is the first party we've thrown since moving down here, so I'm very excited. And I've never thrown a Superbowl party ever. So I'm going a little overboard ... I got the cute plates and cups and a matching tablecloth. Then I got some cute gel window clings that say things like "Touchdown" and have helmets and stuff. They were all out of the coordinating napkins so I had to get those striped ones. But all-in-all I'm proud of the purchases.
More later! Xoxo,
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Also, I felt bad tonight as I looked at little Mimi because I realized she hasn't been getting any blog love. So, lest you think we don't love her anymore, here's a picture of our first baby.
- Macky an cheese. He's been ordering for himself a lot lately, and this is how he orders Macaroni and cheese.
- On your mooork, get set, go! (on your mark ...)
- I sink so. (I think so)
- Acshy (actually)
- Mees or mines (mine)
- Muphy Hengicks Caig!
- Ayen Huntuh Caig
Today, Daddy was holding him after meeting, and I was talking to someone. He leaned over, tapped my face (or slapped it lightly), and said, "Yegyuh, hon. It's time to go now!" (Yegyuh is how he says Allegra). He's too much!!xoxo,
So to continue the freakishly good streak we were having, we got to the meeting about 10 minutes early (which is huge for us). Then, Allen was wonderful during most of the meeting. He did have a couple issues towards the end of the Watchtower (he was choking Mommy with her necklace and being too noisy), but overall he was really fabulous.
I was happy enough with that, but it actually got better! After his nap he was a sweetheart while Mommy and Daddy worked on filing; ate his dinner like a champ; and went right upstairs for his bath. He actually thanked me for washing him! And then hugged me while I was drying him off, and said, "Yuv ou Mommy." What a sweetheart!
It's days like these that make the terrible-twos bearable.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
The five of us (my mom, dad, Brian, Allen, and I) went to an early dinner, where Allen was absolutely fabulous! He ate most of his dinner; he smiled and giggled; he charmed the waiter and other diners. He was so good that we decided he should get ice cream for dessert.
Unfortunately, they didn't serve ice cream at the restaurant, so we went off in search of ice cream elsewhere. We finally happened upon a place that was open, and after what seemed like a half-hour we were in the car with all our treats.
Allen ate his own ice cream, plus about half of my ice cream cone. Here's a little glimpse of his ice-creamy face.
He's expressing his independence more and more lately. Tonight, we had a minor meltdown in the car because he wanted to hold my ice cream cone by himself (which we know would have ended in a huge mess). He also has decided (most of the time, at least) to climb the stairs by himself. Here's a picture of his cute little bum going up the steps.
That's all for now. Goodnight, loves.
It was all I thought it would be. Wonderfully silly and dumb and totally Kevin James. I think at least half my enjoyment came out of Brian laughing hysterically throughout the entire movie. Anyway, it was an afternoon well spent. Especially since Brian and I rarely get to go on a date. Thanks Dad!
Friday, January 23, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Hope this sheds some light on what I go through to talk on the phone :) Ya'll are definitely worth it though!!
Last night was a laugh-out-loud night. Now, I'm not sure if I've told you guys this before, but Allen has a fascination lately with seeing our mouths, and the food inside of it. He will ask us, while we're eating, "Yet me see your mouf." We have to open our mouths, after which he examines, and says, "See, there's chicken!" (or whatever we're eating).
Last night, we turned the tables on him, and asked him to see his mouth (you can barely see in the back side of his mouth that he's got a green bean in there) ...
This next picture shows, just what a good mood he was in during the entire dinner experience. What a cheeseball!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Sadly, because I was feeling so overwhelmed and disorganized, I neglected to pack our camera for the assembly. Which is truly a shame because the kid looked so flippin' cute! He wore a suit each day, and was so proud of his handsomeness that the cheesy, self-important smiles were very much in abundance.
Allen flirted with everyone. I mean every single girl. We went to Ruby Tuesday on Friday night, and he struck up a conversation (sort of) with two girls in the booth behind us. Within five minutes, the waitress was holding him, and he had to give each girl in the booth a hug before he left.
He was also quite smitten with a little girl named Jasmin who sat in front of us at the assembly yesterday. And Allen is no dummy. He decided he needed to make friends with her daddy too. He leaned down and put his chin on his shoulder and chatted him up the entire day.
Yesterday we sat near our circuit overseer, Brother Campbell. Since we just had his visit, Allen was able to recognize him quite easily. Each time he was on stage throughout the day, Allen said, "Campbell!" including during the closing prayer yesterday. Just as he began the prayer he said (loudly), "Bwutha Campbell!
Allen also has a new friend, Hunter Smith. Since Allen has been practicing his full name -- "Ayen Huntuh Cwaig," he assumed that Hunter's last name was "Cwaig." We worked with him for awhile, and how he understands that his last name is "Sniff." Allen spoke constantly of "Huntuh Sniff" this weekend. It was very sweet.
More to share tomorrow, I hope.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sleeping on Daddy (he does a lot of this)
The happy family
Cute little face
Playing next to Mommy
So far, he's a perfect little pumpkin. The perfect puppy for Allen because he is very content to sit on someone's "yap" and sleep. He's done some exploring, but I think he's pretty worn out from such a big day.
Thank you so much to the Clark family for such a wonderful puppy. And thank you Lori and Carol for driving him up here to us today. We love you all so much!