Brizzy is talking a lot these days (see video below). Often she is singing/talking to herself in her own language, but she is saying like 10 new words a day. I can't seem to keep up. Here are some translations of her talking:
-Mommadadda - the combined parent, much more powerful than mom herself (she also says nonapapa) - kween uh - clean up -waydeego (always whispered with her arms stretched out) - where did it go? -nuk - milk -teez - please -taayou- thank you -yiiiaaahh (long i sound) - yeah! what she says when she's excited, which is quite often -yeth - yes, which she says nonstop -nak -snack, which is what she calls all meals -cooookie - this means well, cookie, but also, she gets it confused with the word cooking, so I have to be careful about that. When I am cooking something, she automatically thinks she's going to get a cookie. -wuh you - love you, she always signs this when she says it, which is hilarious, and makes her look like a slow child. -cawcaw - car. She has been saying this for a while, but her obsession with cars seems to grow! Apparently, the only thing she will watch on TV is nascar. Nice. -baccue - vacuum, which she is still afraid of. But she has her own vacuum which she loves. Mommy's baccue is evil. -paapaa- backpack. I got her an adorable little backpack in Hawaii which she wears anytime we go anywhere. Sometimes it gets so heavy that it makes her fall over and its really funny. -sweee - sweep. Briz helps me clean, its one of her favorite things to do, so this is why much of her vocabulary has to do with cleaning. -bow- (said in a very deep voice) ball, the other favorite toy still (Other favorites, mimi-minnie, beh/taddy- teddy bear, biby - baby, buhboo- big bird, biggy- binky).
I could go on and on, but I won't because you will be incredibly bored with me. I just think she's the funniest person alive. It makes for great entertainment. A good reason to have a kid :)
Sometimes being Mormon sucks. Particularly when Halloween falls on a Sunday. But luckily, we have friends who make it fun anyways. On All Hallow's Eve, we spent the evening at the Thayne's eating good food and just talking and laughing. And I think our kids had like 15 bruises/falls between them because we were busy neglecting our children. But hey, that's what friendship is all about right?
Kyle and Adam reading some stories to the kids.
Jaron loves Uncle Kyle.
Kristi is staying warm with Megan's amazing quilt. Just because we're friends doesn't mean we all possess the same talents. Sometimes Megan likes to make us look bad.
Adam is enjoying sharing the frosting with Piper, perhaps a little too much!
Jaron is showing off some of his moves.
Playing under the table.
Thanks for dinner guys. We need to do it again, soon! Because otherwise, I may not have a good meal for a while :)
We had a busy Halloween weekend, so I have divided into three big events:
1. Nelson's Halloween Party: Their annual costume party where a ton of people from our ward show up. It's the non-censored party if you will. Our family went with an Asian theme this year. Nick was a Samurai, I was a geisha, and Brizzy was a sumo wrestler. I sprayed Brizzy and my hair black, but Brizzy's hair was gray by the end of the night, so she just looked like a big fat, old lady in diapers. For a good part of the night, she was wearing no diaper, just a cloth thong thingy to get the full affect. It made people a little nervous that she would take a dump on the floor, but she held out for quite a while, just in time for us to put a diaper on her. The best costume of the night was Brett as Coach Beast (see my facebook page). Briz was a champ, as we made her stay up until 10 p.m. The sugar kept her going strong!
2. Nash's baptism, etc.: We drove down to Eugene for little Nashy poo's baptism. We, however, missed, the actual baptism, because Nick and I were busy arguing over directions. We did make the confirmation, however, and for the rest of the activities for the day. We went out to lunch at Olive Garden and to Crosby's soccer game. I did not dress Briz quite appropriate; she was freezing in her dress. She was so cold and tired, she even fell asleep in my arms at the soccer game. It was a Halloween miracle and I loved it, even though the poor girl was so tired.
3. Trunk or Treat: I didn't get to spend a lot of time enjoying the night with Briz because I was busy running the cake walk. But I did get to spend a little bit of time with her. She was a ladybug for this night, because the outdoor trunk or treat was too wet and cold for just a thong. And she was just as adorable. She loved trick or treating. It took her a few cars, but she got it pretty quickly. She would go up to a car trunk, say "twee," take the candy, throw it in her pumpkin, and sign/say "tayyoou" (thank you). She loved just running around with her candy and with all of the big kids. Sugar + Briz = happiness.
P.S. I forgot a big fourth event. Briz went into nursery on Sunday! Wahoo!!! I felt like Mel Gibson because I kept yelling "Freedom" randomly during church. I really did feel like I had so much free time. And she loved it. I was hoping maybe just a little bit that she would miss me, but no, she didn't.
The month of October has generally sucked for me. And that is not fun because I love October. Not only has it been beautiful weather in Oregon, but it's the beginning of the Holidays. And I just haven't felt up to the excitement, unfortunately. It went from a flu to a cold, and now I am pretty sure I have bronchitis. The worst part about it, and this may be TMI, but I pee my pants a little if I cough too hard. Damn you Briz and your birth! Luckily, I have a hilarious daughter who keeps me in good spirits (For when she's asleep, I have Gilmore Girls on the internet). Here's a little video of her being her.
The last two weekends Briz and I have gone down to Eugene to visit cousins. Our trip a week ago was to watch some soccer and football games.
Jaxon pushing Briz in her stroller after his football game.
I love Briz' new puffy coat. She can hardly move in it sometimes, particularly if she falls on the floor; its nearly impossible for her to get back up. It involves a lot of grunting and I love to watch.
Jaxon was more excited to play with Brizzy and show her off to his fellow teammates than he was to even really play. As you can tell, Briz didn't mind the attention.
We went to Tyus' soccer game where he played great. It was fun to watch him play on the JV team. But also weird. It makes me feel old!
Crosy, the stylish teenager with Briz (doesn't Briz look like Chris Farley in this picture?)
Brizzy's so lucky to be adored by her cousins. She adores them equally back. Endless amounts of attention! Who could ask for more?
I had heard a lot about this movie and was excited to see it (I have been watching a lot of below average movies on netflix). It was good, but I think that's all I can say about it. I loved learning more about Jackie Robinson, and I always appreciate a heroic sports movie, but there wasn't anything particularly amazing or special about it. Just a good quality movie.
I read this book for my most recent book club, and I absolutely loved it. It's a great length, not too short and not too long. It kept me interested the entire time. It was mostly about art and art Degas specifically. I felt like I was constantly learning all about the art world which was fascinating. I highly recommend to anyone who has even a little bit of interest in art.