Marc hung out with the girls yesterday. He got them dressed. And they all matched. Wearing yellow.
Jul 29, 2012
Jul 28, 2012
The other morning Athélie woke me up (she pretty much always wakes me up) and she already had on multiple bracelets, necklaces, and a hairband. She declared she was a princess and asked me where was her princess dress. Very interesting. Someone must have told her about princesses.
Another conversation we've been having lately is: Athélie will tell me "I not Athélie, I Taylee. I no like Athélie, I Taylee. I no Athélie Laurenne, I Taylee Laurenne." Over and over again. She is very adamant about it. It kind of makes me sad , because her name, Athélie, has such meaning behind it (God shall be exalted). Plus, Marc and I felt like God gave us her name even before she was conceived. And yes it is difficult to pronounce. And I have encouraged people to call her Taylee because it is easier, but I don't want to loose her real name. I am going to keep calling her Athélie, and hopefully she will grow out this stage. How does she have such an opinion already? She is not even 3 yet?
Her favorite colors are yellow (still - she's liked yellow for a while now), pink and green. She'll tell anyone who will listen what her favorite colors are. She gives Stasiya all the purple, blue, and orange things saying those are Stasiya's favorite colors. We'll see about that.
Athélie's been been saying lots of funny things lately. She likes to pretend that Stasiya is her puppy and she'll get a long ribbon and use it as a leash and "walk" her puppy. And Stasiya plays along and crawls on the floor. She'll call Stas - "Puppy" - "Puppy's awake" - so funny.
Jul 17, 2012
Happy 17 Months Stas!
She has a great big smile that is contagious. And has lots of different facial expressions.
She has turned into the little comedian of our family making all of us laugh at dinner time even though she only says a handful of words. She has the biggest smile and the biggest/loudest squeal that makes Marc and I both smile each time we see and hear it. She is a great little sister. Athélie loves her. It's so fun to hear their little conversations with each other and to see them play together.
Jul 12, 2012
Thanks to Mami (Marc's mom) Christmas in July arrived at our house this week in the form of an endless box of mangoes. Every year she sends us a box around Marc's birthday. And we always look forward to it and savor each and every one. Remember last year - Taylee was already eating the mango seeds like a pro.