Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Princess for a Day
Whew...what a big day! I was a princess for Hall
oween and it was LOTS of fun (as you can tell by my grin)

Mom was a princess too...and even my baby sister got in on the act! This afternoon, Mom and I made cookies and we took some to my very favorite neighbors when we went trick or treating. Here I am at their house. And this is me with my babysitter, Natalie (Nat). My friend Clara and her baby brother Noah and I all went together to trick or treat. We had a lot of fun (even if I got a little scared by a pirate right off the bat and Dad had to carry me the rest of the evening). Clara was a ladybug. Isn't she cute? Our neighbors had 60 JACK-O-LANTERNS in their yard!!! Can you believe that?! At the end of the night, we headed home to pass out candy. It sure went fast! Lots of love to you all from the princess!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mom was proud of me...

I had kind of a cold or something today so I didn't get to go to the nursery tonight like I usually do on Thursdays while Mom and Dad are at Challenge. So, Mom and I took dinner to campus and ate with Dad and then left to run some errands. Yesterday we made caramel corn for the nursery workers so we dropped that off and then Mom said,

"Livi, do you want to go look at shoes or just go home?" I replied emphatically,

"I DO want to go look at shoes, Mommy! I very much want to." (Mom says she has passed on her shopping gene to me) Since we had a few free minutes, we drove to Payless. When we walked in the door, the nice lady asked Mom if she wanted her to measure my feet. I wasn't at all excited about that but she tricked me with Dora and Princess stickers. Mom was shocked to find out my feet measured at almost a 9.5! I guess I take after Mom that way too :) Anyway, Mom needed to look at her size so we went there first and then headed to look at my size. I immediately spotted beautiful pink sparkly glitter shoes with PRINCESSES. I grabbed them and started shouting, "THESE, Mommy. I really want these shoes. Please, Mommy. I want these."

Mom looked at them for a minute and then, bracing for a huge reaction, said "Livi, we came to look for tennis shoes. We really don't need this kind of shoes." I think she was holding her breath but I really don't know why. I just said, "Okay, Mommy," and walked off to look at something else.

When we got to the car, Mom said, "Livi, can I tell you something?" She said she was very proud of me for not throwing a fit and accepting that we couldn't get the princess shoes. I didn't think it was that big of a deal but Mom sure did. We had to stop for gas and Mom let me pick out gummy worms. I think I will always not throw fits!

(the pink sparkly Princess shoes are on my Christmas list now - I just don't know it :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Some recent Livi-isms...

Monday, when we walked outside to go for a walk,

Livi: "What was that noise?!"
Mom: "I think you heard a bird chirping."
Livi: "I think it was an eagle."

This morning, while we were getting ready to go to bible study,

"Mom, you're not new? You're old?"

To Dad the other day, while they were playing,

"Dad, you want some slime?"
"Slime? From where?"
"From my mouth."

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Tonight at bedtime, here's how my prayers went...

Mom: "Dear..."
Me: "Jesus"
Mom: "Thank you for..."
Me: "My curtains baby sister."

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Apparantly I've been pretty funny today! Here are just a couple of examples:

Tonight is family night. Mom and I had been talking all week about making mini pizzas and watching "Cars" together. But, when Mom went to get the movie at the library, it wasn't there. Before she went to Blockbuster, she wanted to make sure that was still what I wanted to do, so she said,

"Livi, I have a question. Would you rather go to a special park tonight and play or stay at home and watch the cars movie."

"I would rather go to the special park and THEN watch the cars movie. I want to do both."

Mom and Dad laughed a lot and said I already knew how to negotiate, whatever that means.

Later, we were all playing with Play-Doh, my new favorite thing in the world. My baby sister was kicking a lot so Mom asked if I wanted to feel her moving. I was really pretty busy with my Play-Doh but I said okay. I stuck my hand on her tummy for about one second and said,

"Oh. She feels pretty good."

Here's one from one of my friends Chelsea, who watches me while I'm in the nursery:
"Livi, do you have a stanky diaper?"
"No I don't."
"Livi, are you sure?"
"No!! I'm not livi, I'm Snow White."

Last night as Mom was helping me out of the carseat, I told her "You're always sweet." Then later in the evening, for good measure I said, "You're always cute." I think Mom needs to hear nice things like that when she's feeling big and pregnant.