Saturday, February 2, 2013

2 and 4

Nathan turned 2 on January 10- we celebrated by going to the BYU basketball game that night and then on Friday night we invited some family and friends over for dinner and cake & ice cream.   How is it possible that he is aleady two?   We are so blessed to have Nathan in our family and I am so happy that I get to be his mom.  He makes me laugh every day and keeps me very busy chasing him and pulling him off the counter (or whereve else he climbs).  Here are some things about Nate at 2:
  • He is talking more and more everyday.  He makes me laugh with some of the things that he comes up with.  One of my favorite things is when he calls from his crib in the morning "mommy where are you?".   I always ask him "Nathan where are you?" and he responds "Good".
  • He loves music and loves to sing.
  • He loves anything with wheels- planes, trains, trucks, cards.
  • He is really into the I-pad right now.  He is such as stinker- he can get in and start his games with out any help and usually without permission.
  • He loves picking on his sister.  She always gives him the reaction he wants so he keeps it up.  Other times they love each other so much- I live for those moments.
  • His favorite TV shows right now are: Little Einstein, Sesame Street (especially Elmo), Curious George, and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.
  • His favorite foods are chicken, anything chocolate, strawberries, beans, rice, tortillas.
  • His best friend is Austin.
Here are some of my favorites from his birthday photoshoot:

Miss Olivia turns four tomorrow- I am little sad to see her grow up so fast, but I love watching her turn into such a beautiful little girl.   She is sassy, amazingly smart, and such a good girl (most of the time).  I am so blessed to be her mom and we are lucky to have her in our family.  Here is some things about Olivia at 4:
  • She loves learning and her teacher thinks she is one of the smartest kids in her class.   She knows here alphabets by sight, sound, and writes most of them very well.  She can write her name, she knows the months of the year and the days of the week, and can count to 100 with just a little help from mom.
  • She loves gymnastics and moved into the big gym in December.  She is in the 5 year old class she is holding her own with the "big" girls.
  • She loves doing crafty things: coloring, sewing, painting, stamping, and coloring.
  • Her favorite TV shows: Doc McStuffings, Little Einstien, Jake and the Neverland Pirates.
  • Her favorite foods: Popcorn, green beans, apples, anything with sugar, warm milk.
  • Her Best Friends:  Hurley, McKaty, and Cason
  • She loves Minnie Mouse, playing with her new babies she got for Christmas: Summer and Sabado (her choices), and doing puzzles.
  • She loves music, signing, and dancing.
Here are some of my favorites from her birthday photoshoot: