Better late than never, right? Sorry. Anyway, here they are. I wasn't as good at taking pics or capturing stuff from the girls this month, but ya got what ya got! Below is the slideshow & funny stuff from the kids. To the right is the link to the newsletter.
McKinley: McKinley is our never-ending ray of sunshine and questions. Here’s what she’s been doing:
-After going to the Draper Temple open house, we asked her what her favorite part was. Her answer, without hesitation, was “cookies!” (they had cookies in the church afterwards)
-We were at grandma’s house & Aunt Cindy was asking grandma “Is this your primary printer mom?” McKinley piped up “Hey, I went to primary today!”
-McKinley continues to be our backseat driver letting us know about red lights & stop signs, telling us to slow down, and to be careful when we change lanes.
-McKinley wasn’t feeling good after preschool. She was sitting on the couch and said “Mom, I don’t feel good. I forgot to not go to preschool!”
-McKinley has had a few really neat prayers including one that said “Thank you for my family. They’re nice. They’re not mean. They’re wonderful. They’re so so special.”
-McKinley has started to learn the art of buttering up. Mom gave her 2 choices (like do this or go to your room). McKinley said “I choose…to love you!”
-Mommy had told McKinley she couldn’t watch a movie. McKinley waited a minute and then said “But mommy, Jesus said I could!”
- We were doing our family council & asked McKinley what was something that made her happy. She said “My face. I like my face! I can make silly faces, sad faces, happy faces…” We love her face, too!
-Ireland had dropped Jason’s phone in a cup of water & it looked completely ruined. Daddy was frustrated, but McKinley walked over to him, put her hand on his shoulder and said “Daddy, you got to pray to Jesus.” So, they said a prayer, waited for it to dry, and the next day it worked. Thank you, McKinley, for your faith!!
-McKinley has been playing the game “Guess what?...I love you!” a lot. We get to hear “I love you” so much from our little girl & we LOVE it!
-McKinley overheard us trying to decide on a Chinese restaurant. We were getting ready to go & McKinley excitedly yelled to Ireland “We’re going to China Ireland! Hooray!”
-She was staring at mommy’s face one day and said “Mom, you have a crack in your eyes” We had a talk about blood vessels after that :)
-One day during naptime/quiet time, McKinley took all the clothes off her bottom hangers. We walked in to see what was going on. She had made a pile of white hangers, and a pile of colored hangers. We asked her to put all the clothes back on the hangers. She cried for help again later, and when mom went in, she was so upset because she had used all the colored hangers for the colored clothes & thought she couldn’t use the white hangers to hang the colored clothes with.
-McKinley has been dressing in lots of layers lately. She always wants to put a long sleeved shirt under a t-shirt. Mom has given her much liberty lately with her clothing, and some outfits have been interesting.
-McKinley was downstairs when mom had to throw up. She went in there & stood by the toilet, put her hand on mom’s shoulder and said “I’m right here, mom” (and kept saying that). And then she said “Mom, all the time you are puking – all the time!”
IRELAND: Ireland has been a little mischief-maker this month and seems to always be getting into something. She is so fun, though, and we LOVE her!
-Ireland has been on a “Moma, Dada” kick lately. If one of us isn’t there, she wants the other one. She always wants us both in the same room at the same time.
-Mom was sitting on the bed, telling daddy “I feel crappy” Ireland piped up “Happy? Feel Happy?”
-One of the most frustrating, mischievous things Ireland has done this month is taking the keyboard keys off the laptop. It’s happened 3 times now, and the first time was the worst – she had about ¾ of the keys off.
-Every time the TV is turned on, Ireland gets SO excited and says “Signing Time, Signing Time!” And she begs for it all day and gets so upset when it’s turned off.
-Ireland has started to get a bit bossy toward her sister and will say “Stop it Kinley!” or “Don’t Kinley!”
-Mom & Dad hear this from the backseat of the car: Ireland: “Panties!” Mc: Ireland – NO! You DON’T wear panties!” (this went on for about 10 minutes – each time Ireland’s “panties!” getting more giddy and McKinley’s NO’s getting more frustrated – almost to tears)
-Mom always thought Ireland was saying “Oh no, Oh no”, but realized one day while wiping Ireland’s ouchie (rash) bum, that Ireland was saying “I know, I know” because that’s what mom always says when she’s wiping her bum (as in I know this hurts, I’m sorry)
-Another frustrating thing we’ve dealt with this month is coloring on the walls. One time, she colored on the same wall 3 times in a row. We’ve done time-outs and taken all writing utensils away, but she somehow finds them. Hopefully this is a fast phase – and thankfully WD-40 has taken it off.
-We’re thinking Ireland is going to be left-handed. Not certain, but she always uses her left hand to write with and eat with.
-Ireland is still taking her pants and diaper off constantly.
-Ireland has been saying cute prayers & if you help her a little bit “Thank Thee For…” she’ll fill in the blank with lots of things. It’s so cute to listen to her pray. We’re just working on being a bit more reverent during the prayer.
-Ireland really doesn’t walk anymore. She runs all over the place – even if it’s just down the hall. She’s always in a hurry to get someplace.