Sunday, September 19, 2010

Luke's second birthday

Tuesday was Luke's second birthday. Oh how I love that little boy! He is getting to be so much fun now; I definitely think two is my favorite age for kiddos. He loves to run and jump and play with trucks, and he gives good hugs and kisses when you're lucky and catch him in the right mood. His vocabulary is constantly expanding, and he surprises us sometimes with his sentences. Today he said, "I see a squirrel right now!" and (very forcefully) "Come down right now! Dinner!" He definitely isn't afraid to take charge. He also is very polite in that he almost always says thank you whenever you do something for him.

He has started singing a lot and now has renditions of "Rock-a-bye Baby" and "I Am Like a Star" added to "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star." He also attempts to belt out the hymns at church, and usually the little kids around us turn to look at him during the Sacrament hymn to wonder why he is being so irreverent. He has the best smile and I love his dimples. I just love him so much--even though he can be a MAJOR stinker when he wants to be!

I learned that when you whip frosting a lot to mix in food coloring, you should put it in the fridge to harden again before you frost with it. Otherwise you end up with melty frosting, fire truck windows that slide down the cake, etc.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Video Mania

Sorry for the plethora of videos, they're more for the grandmas and grandpas than anyone else. Luke has taken up singing/sing-talking lately. This isn't his best rendition but it's the best we could get without a loud "cheese!" when he noticed the camera.

Lydia is becoming uber-creative lately, with this just being one of the many ideas she's come up with lately.

Some of her creativity is not as constructive. This is her closet after I left her in her room alone with the instructions to pick up and put away everything the floor.

(I didn't take a picture of the floor where she dumped all of her noodles because she knew she couldn't have dessert unless she finished her dinner.)

Lastly, this is the fun toy that the kids discovered. Don't let Luke fool you, he's the first one who thought to climb up the table and slide down after the legs broke off my work table.