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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Red hair and other things

Dear Olivia,
It's time to play blog-catch-up for about a year and a half.

As a time-reference, these are all pre-Disney experiences of your life. Because Disney World probably changed all of our lives in a small way (not to be dramatic), but more to come on that later!

These are more your everyday, quarky things, the reasons I love being your mom...

"I saw that spider yesterday."

the almost-sleepover (ended at 10 pm)

The indians and pilgrims tumbling recital with your one handed cartwheel I could never do...
With nana, papa, and aunt Amber :)

Things that bug you: People who always follow the rules.
Things that bug Cate: People who break the rules.

And your homeschool group presentation.
Of course since Princess Anna lives in Arendelle, that is a perfect opportunity to give a presentation about geography. 

Red hair dye from Dollar Tree=$1
Red haired,spunky Olivia=Priceless

Cate is the "Ying" to your "Yang".  
That's what Mr. Jim said.  
I'm not sure what it means, but I'm sure it's true.

Cate: "Livs, how did my toothbrush get in the wrong cup?"
O: "The same way mine got in the right cup."

"Olivia, what did you learn at VBS?"
"I told you already."
"I forgot."
"God strengthens me.  If you forget again, just look at my craft."

 "Could you grow your tummy bigger so you can get a baby inside?"

"We're all snacked up".

This is us. ;)

baby cousin Samuel

We call them cousins because their mom is my cousin! 
Isla and Kaia ran a kiddie race with you!

State fair, oh my, I hope you wear the apron again...one more year?!

family camp 2016

oscar mayer weiner with dad

cousins.  love

My cousin's wedding

Nana love

You took your Thankful journal over to the neighbor's.
"I told Taylor about Jesus.  She laughed at me.  In a bad way. 
She said if I said one more thing about Jesus I'll throw your notebook down the toilet."
(tears, both of us)
But I'm happy that you can stand firm in your faith and be a missionary in our own neighborhood.

"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes."  Romans 1:16


Saturday, March 11, 2017

Paige and Alaina

Dear Paige and Alaina,
We wanted to tell you how much fun we had with you while you came over!

Olivia USUALLY NEVER does puzzles.
Only with Alaina, and only when we're blizzarded inside.

Kind of fun to cozy up in jammies.

Alaina and Paige were built-in babysitters and Simon loved the attention.

This photo was triggered by a selfie which was sent from Cancun from YOUR parents on the beach-to which Olivia yelled-"No Fair!" (Just because it's like a blizzardy 15 degrees here.)

Sooo...some of the cousins opted for swimwear, sunglasses, and moon sand to stage a beach.
We pretended like we were at the beach and I think Olivia really thought she was at a beach.

Cate knew she wasn't at the beach, but couldn't have been happier...
she LOVES being with her cousins.

We made the most of being stuck inside...

America's Got Talent, here we come...

And finally, we got OUT!  To the library.

Bass Pro, snacks all around.

And Alaina picked the bottle caps candy, with the wax tops you bite off.  
I didn't know they still made those.

Then we saw your uncle Matt and Olivia goes "That guy looks JUST like Uncle Mark!"

 We are so thankful we got to have you for a few days!
Next time we'll get your parents to take us on a trip with them...Oh yeah, it will be Florida!
It will be more like nana and papa taking us all on a trip with them...With the whole V family, can't wait:)

Uncle James, Aunt Jenna, Olivia, Cate 
(and Simon)

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Pajama days in heaven

Dear Olivia,
This has been my favorite age for you.  
6 has been great because you're developing that silly humor and growing in Christ at the same time.

You decided you would demonstrate a Cambodian dance to your homeschool group.  
At home, you practiced and you were VERY into it.  

The presentation:
First, you showed the group where Cambodia is on the globe.
And then...no dance.
"Mom, you dance."
umm, no.  
It was a very short presentation.  

"Best. Day. Ever."

"Who tooted?"
Olivia: "I followed the smell and it was YOU."

Olivia: teacher
monkeys:  students
Cate: annoying little sister that messes up everything

"Will there be pajama days in heaven?"

Altoona Pediatric office let you dress up as a dentist.   
Although you don't want to be a dentist.  
You only want to do chores and make enough money for an American girl doll, 
and then never work again.

Paige's potato chip was abnormally large and picture-worthy.

The Manipulator.
We secretly call you that because you're discovering the art of manipulation. 
You suddenly developed a cough that was so hoarse, you were unable to practice piano.  
The cough magically disappeared when I said "kids with coughs can't have ice cream."

Your sweet friend, Sierra.