Nothing too exciting around our place lately but here is a little of what’s been going on since my last post.
We celebrated Valentines a few times during the V-week. On V-day Devin brought home Olive Garden goodness for dinner. I spent the last few hours before he got home attempting to make a cake for him for dessert. Katelyn wasn’t having it so it certainly took a “few” hours with her on my hip insisting on being involved in my every move. I think her love for the KitchenAid causes some jealousy problems…
I spent all of 47 seconds frosting it but only because it doesn’t change the taste in the end.
The following Saturday we went out to the movies–something we haven’t done since Katelyn was a few months old. We’ve worked out a babysitting swap with a couple that we know through Devin’s BYU days. It’s fabulous.
During the week I’ve been swapping babysitting with a sister in our ward that has a daughter Katelyn’s age. About every other week I get a few hours to myself while Munchkin has time for some socializing. It’s a nice break especially since Katelyn has become increasingly aware that shopping isn’t much fun for her.
Other than that, it seems like every night Devin and I sit and laugh about the cute and funny things that our little girl does.
Some of our favorites include:
-her absolute love for berries. Strawberries. Blackberries. Raspberries. Blueberries. Loves.
-her need to accessorize. Seven headbands is better than six and they always look better as necklaces. Mamma’s hair ties double as bracelets and hers work best as rings. You can never go wrong with a hat.
-most food is better when dipped. (Waffles go best with cream).
-if she could form full sentences she would say, “Mamma? Mamma? Mamma…what are you doing? Mamma?”
-her best friends include her Daddy, Pooh Bear, and “Moon” book.
We love how we can’t seem to keep up with her desire to learn more signs. She’s recently begun making up her own signs. Jacket, necklace, earring and blanket are 100% Bug-Bug created. Some of the ones she’s mastered recently are pizza (one we created since the actual sign is basically just spelled out), moon, help, book, cracker, kitty and of course berry. Words that she actually attempts to say are star (her favorite), stair, bike, ball, and chair. My favorite is that she calls polka dots “dot dot”. She also enjoys pointing out purple things by saying “purpo!”
We’ve been doing regular video chats with my parents and occasional ones with Devin’s mom. The more we do it the more Katelyn interacts with them and that’s been a lot of fun.