Friday, September 21, 2012

Sparkle Shoes, Chili, and Good Helpers

After being sick the last few days, Liv seems to be getting back to her usual self of wandering around, pulling me around after her, and saying fun things.  Tonight we had a chili cook off for the ward, and Liv loved exploring everything.  A few times, she would wander off, and then come to find me and mistakenly grab another blonde woman in the ward instead.  She was pulling on her hand to come follow her and trying to crawl into her lap.  It was really quite funny.

We headed off to Once Upon a Child after the activity and got Liv some new sparkly shoes.  She loves them!  Tonight when we were putting her to bed, she asked to sing Old McDonald Had a Farm. We let her pick the animals to sing about, and about our fifth round, she picked shoes.  So I sang, "a shoe, shoe, here, and a shoe, shoe there," to which she replied, "Sparkle shoes!"  So we did a couple of rounds singing about sparkly shoes, too.

My favorite thing she said today was when Tyler was taking out the garbage.  We were all outside, and as he made his way to the trash, Liv said, "Daddy's taking garbage.  Daddy's a good helper!  You're a good helper, daddy!"  So fun!

We also called Aunt Amy at Liv's request, and got to talk to Grandma and Grandpa Madsen.  She was hoping to talk to Dani, too, but didn't get to.  Liv loves her family!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Favorite Phrases

Liv cracks me up.  She says the funniest things these days.  Like when the DVD stopped working the other day, and she said, "What's going on?" followed shortly thereafter by, "What happened?  What's going on?"

She also yelled at me to "Go in the kitchen!" tonight.  She wanted some privacy, and apparently I was getting too close.  At other times when she wants privacy, she'll say, "No! Stay over there!"  This is then followed by a very sweet, "Hi, mommy," and a wave.

She also asks, "Where did daddy go?"  and "What are you doing?" several times in a row, even when you give her the answer.

A week ago, on the way to the sitters, she said, "Super Why, with the power to read!"

She can sing most of the words to a ton of songs by herself, and I love catching her singing to herself.

Liv also knows almost all her letters (she mixes up u and v with w) and points out letters wherever we go.

She also says really sweet things like, "I love you very much!" and she gives really great hugs :)