Sunday, November 22, 2009

What you said?

Big girl!

Reading to Brother

First haircut

Playing in the sand at the new house

Whitney is seriously growing up too fast! Her vocabulary is growing so rapidly. She is constantly amazing us (and cracking us up) with new phrases. Here are some of the highlights:

"What you said?"--we hear this several hundred times a day. She says this pretty much every time you say anything to her. If she doesn't say "What you said?", she will say, "HUH?" with quite the confused look on her face. You would think she really didn't get what we said, but she gets everything. Lately I've been asking her to repeat back what I've said and she repeats word for word.

A couple of weeks ago, I was getting after her and attempting to send her to the mat; she decided to go into Grandma H's room, then came out a few seconds later saying, "I feel much better now."

Today as we were driving to Church, Whit noticed that Mike didn't have his seat belt on and asked, "Dad, can you put your seat belt on, so we can be safe?"

We are really struggling with getting Wilson to sleep during the night. Last night was really rough, but at one point, I heard Whitney tell him, "I'll go get Mom." Then she came to me and said, "Mom, brother needs you." What a great sister!

When we got to Church Mike asked Whitney whose house it was and she quickly answered, "Jesus." Then she said, "Jesus built it."

We started working on memorizing the First Article of Faith a couple of weeks ago. It says, "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost." Last night we were trying to get her to repeat it and she told us no, and then said the whole thing by herself!

We are also FINALLY potty trained!!!! We started trying to potty train Whitney at the end of March. It has been an off and on operation since then. About a month ago I decided to really try again and she had a great week. Then the next week it was like we had never even tried. Then finally two Sundays ago, she was in the tub and said suddenly, "I need to go poopy" so I pulled her out of the tub and she went! That was the first time she EVER told me she needed to go. She did great in panties after that. Then on Wednesday after that she just went in and went potty on her own without even saying anything!! She has had a couple of poopy accidents, but no pee accidents for two weeks! She has even been sleeping in panties for about a week and a half!! We have one happy Mommy! And one big girl! YAY!!!

Going Up!

the floor
Walls going up!
The final truss

Mike has been working so hard on our new house! We have been so blessed with beautiful weather even this far into November! He has been spending every extra minute out working. It is amazing how fast a house can go up. He has pretty much sheeted the entire house (I need to get out there and get new pictures). We've selected windows and have them sitting in the garage here at Geraldine's. We also had our garage door and shingles delivered last week. It is so exciting, but overwhelming to make all of the decisions. I am so blessed to have such a talented husband. I'm so grateful for his hard work for our family.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

Whitney has been scared of everything Halloween since the Halloween aisle was set up in the stores. It may have something to do with us (Dad, Mom & Grandma K) taking her to see the things that talk and seeing her get scared and us cracking up...maybe. But anytime we've gone to WalMart, the first thing she says is, "I don't want to go to the Halloween aisle." She did go once with her dad and decided that she liked the Tinkerbell costume, so Dad told her that Mom would make her one. She came home and asked me if I would make her Tinker dress--so I did! Then I decided that if she was going to be Tink, we needed a cute little Peter Pan to go with it. I'm so happy with how their costumes turned out. They were so cute! Whitney loved getting her candy when we went Trick or Treating, but she absolutely refused to say "trick or treat" at any door--including Grandma's house. It was such a beautiful night and we walked several blocks, got lots of candy, yummy kettle corn from our old neighbors, warm cinnamon apple cider from our old bishop and visited and walked with friends who were also out.