Thursday, October 28, 2010

Mom, how did Eve do that to that ball?

I love the dollar bins at Target. Today I found a package of glittery christmas ornaments and I couldn't resist them. This is actually going to be the first year we will have a tree. We waited until after Christmas last year to buy one so it would be on clearance. Sad, I know, but I finally feel like the girls are old enough anyways. Now that we don't have any toddling or cruising babies, it should be easier to have one (I hope!)

But back to the dollar bin Christmas ornaments. We got them home and I thought they were put away. I wasn't too worried about them anyways. Then Kylie came up to me and handed me the ball in the following picture:

Nope, it's definitely not supposed to look like that. I didn't realize the glitter would come off so easily. But I guess that's what I get for buying them out of the dollar bin, so no big deal. The funny part is what happened next. Kylie looked at me and said: "Mom, how did Eve do that to that ball?" It doesn't sound too far stretched; Eve loves putting things in her mouth, she's still only 1 year old. The problem though is that Kylie's face looked like this:And Eve's didn't.

And Kylie's hands looked like this:

And Eve's didn't.

Little stinkerpot.

I asked Kylie how she thought Eve would have done it and she said: "Her probably put it in her mouth."
I showed her the pictures and showed her the glitter on her face. She knows I figured it out. She's a pretty smart cookie. And usually very sweet, I hope this isn't the start of something. It's a good thing I love this little girl. Very much.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dairy Farm Trip

This trip was so much fun! We got to taste delicious milk, visit the factory where the milk is bottled and milk a cow. I am not a milk drinker so when I heard we would be sampling milk, I wasn't very excited. But I was brave and tasted the samples and I was so surprised. It was delicious. Their milk flavors included banana, orange and root beer. They were all good. I bought some of their cheese as well. I love cheese.

Kylie and Eve were also happy because we went with some of their loved church friends. We have been blessed to make some good friends in our short time here in Kansas City; it's going to be sad when we leave.

Stink Eye

Eve has been giving me the stink eye lately. She glares and at me and then squints one eye. She does it when I tell her something she doesn't want to hear or just when she's feeling ornery for absolutely no other reason other than she IS ornery. This always makes me laugh, no matter how many times she does it, so I might be encouraging her but I seriously think it's so cute.
I even sometimes try to get her to give me the stink eye by giving it to her first. I hope that doesn't make me a bad mom!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


UPDATE: see the end of post for some Kylie-ims I remembered after posting the first time.

Kylie is quite the little talker at 2 and a half. It's so much fun to have REAL conversations with her. She actually has a great handle on English grammar, but her vocabulary can be pretty silly. We choose not to correct her on a lot of the funny things she sometimes says, because it's just so adorable. Not to mention she doesn't always believe us when we correct her anyways.

Here are some "Kylie-isms"

  • Polka-nuts = polka-dots
  • Rainbrella = umbrella
  • Uh-oh, the radios = uh-oh spaghettios (My grandma uses this expression a lot, so other than in our own family, I don't know how common it is.)
  • Hunguee = hungry (She's said it like this since age 1 and Jason thought it was so adorable he started saying it too. It's became a part of our family vocabulary in no time.)
  • Choo choo clock = coo coo clock, or sometimes just a plain old regular clock
  • Too much cheese = grated parmesan (Jason once poured a lot of parmesan cheese on his spaghetti, then said: "Oh no, I have too much cheese." Kylie said she wanted "too much cheese too." and the name has stuck.)
And here are some expressions that aren't incorrect, but we thought they were so cute coming out of her mouth, that we've adopted into our family vocabulary as well:

  • "I just love you." (She also uses the term "I just..." in lots of other sentences.)
  • "It sure is [...]" (Examples: It sure is hot today. It sure is dark today. It sure is cloudy. I don't know where she learned to talk like a farmer.)
  • "Is that a good idea?" (It always crack me up when she has to get her "ideas" approved by me.)
Also in her head, the word "yesterday" refers to the past as a whole. Likewise, "tomorrow" refers to some time in the future. So if she tells you that something happened "yesterday", that just means it happened sometime previously. It could have happened months ago. She has a great memory and can recall things that happened to her from last Christmas or even some things that happened a year ago. So if she uses the word "yesterday" it usually is a true story that happened to her.

On the other hand, she also talks a lot about pretend stories. Her imagination completely blossomed about 2 months ago. She woke up one morning with absolutely no interest in any of her toys, the TV or her books. All she wanted to do was act out these stories that popped up in her head using toys in her imagination. She would pretend to hand me something, even though her hand was empty and say for example: "Here is a walking stick Mom. Come climb this mountain with me." And she would walk across the living room floor, pretending to climb an imaginary mountain. Since then, she has regained interest in her toys, books and some TV shows, but she still has lots of stories in her head that she loves to act out.

There are so many other silly phrases/Kylie-isms that she says on a daily basis, but I'm having a hard time remembering them. I will update this post if I think of any more.

  • Wonderbar: granola bar
  • Barbie sauce: barbecue sauce
  • Where is Thumbkin? Where is Thumbkin? Here I am! Here I am! How a day to meet you. How a day to meet you. I'm good. I'm good: Her version of the "Where is Thumpkin" song.
  • If "X", then you better "Y": my favorite so far was when we had been out playing at a park and she didn't want to come home so on the drive home she said: "If you are driving home, then you better tell me!" Haha, I told her and she wasn't happy. Another example: "If I see a jawhawk in my town, I better say boo!"