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Happy 3rd birhday, Elle! Here are 36 things that make her who she is (in honor of 36 months...3 things just wasn't enough!) She:

1. Does not like being dirty. (she will change clothes if there is even a drop of water on her.)

2. Is independent. Very.

3. Wants to be a doctor when she grows up.

4. Weighs in at a whopping 26 lbs.

5. Is missing one tooth (thanks to running into a corner of the wall).

6. Loves her baby dolls.

7. Has Daddy wrapped around her little finger (she makes him lay day with her every night or she won't go to sleep.)

8. Is a Star Wars fan.

9. Loves squinkies.

10. Is a packrat. Missing something? Look in her purse/tricycle/pocket.

11. Loves Strawberries.

12. Is a big fan of her big sister.

13. Is a little OCD at times. (don't dare put something in the wrong place.)

14. Likes Diet Coke and Coke Zero. And Mounty Dew.

15. Is bossy.

16. Does not like to be called Elle Madison. Only Elle. Or Buggy. Or, Cuddlebug. (In her words.)

17. Is super clumsy. Refer to #5.

18. Is obsessed with doing things right. She asks everyday if her shoes are on the right feet.

19. Loves wearing jammies. Sometimes, that means she changes into clean ones in the morning.

20. Is terrified of bugs. She makes us kill every fly she sees.

21. Wants a new dog. One that will ride in her purse, and cuddle, and obey her.

22. Loves the song "Give Said the Little Stream" and sings it to her little brother when he cries.

23. Loves the song "Dynomite" and has a mean booty shake to go with it.

24. Has an evil cackle-laugh.

25. Likes to go places.

26. An expert at throwing some monster fits.

27. Is a chocoholic.

28. Is always the first to kneel and fold her arms for family prayer.

29. Asks to go to Nanny's whenever she is mad at Mom.

30. Is a blanket child. She has four that float around.

31. Likes being destructive. That is why we call her Stitch sometimes. But, that is not her name. (Please refer to  #16)

32. Loves playing outside.

33. "cooks" in her kitchen all of the time.

34. Loves helping.

35. Is a night owl. The kid can stay up later than me most nights.

36. Loves giving hugs and needs lots of cuddling.

Now, if you made it through all of that, congratulations. Happy birthday to my favorite three year old!


Kansas City Temple!

While we were in Kansas City a few weeks ago, we took a minute on our way out to drive by the Kansas City Temple that is being built. We are pretty excited! As you can tell from the pictures, it was super windy.

I love the code of conduct, and I think it is pretty amazing that everyone follows it.



The big 6 months

Today marks six months since this little angel entered the world. Six months! Where did it all go?

So, in honor of six months, here are six things I am currently loving about this sweet boy.

1. His hearty belly laugh.

2. That "grumpy" days usually entail him not laughing. Yep, super easy baby.

3. His chubby thighs. (I'm pretty sure they make up a good 16 of his 20 pounds. Pic to come.)

4. That he gives me kisses all of the time. Yes, those big, wet, slobbery baby kisses. Love them!

5. He loves playing with his feet. I've always wanted a baby that lays and plays with thier feet. Check!

6. He loves me best. Yes, for once, I am the favorite parent! It only took three tries to accomplish. David assures me that this will change as soon as I am no longer the food source. We'll see - this kid just has a sweet spot for me. :)

 I can't wait to see what the next six months bring!



E: Mom, you don't dance like that, you got to walk on your Ticky-toes.



When it is dark (in a room, car)

E: I can't see my eyes, I can't see my eyes!