People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Friday, October 24, 2008

Back at it

My mother-in-law bought the girls cute matching halloween outfits and trying to get them to sit together for a shot was like trying to tell a fly to sit still.

Sophie is so dang funny. Currently her favorite words are "no way" and "cookie". She is a little cookie monster. About every five minutes she is tugging on my hand and saying cookie. My mom taught her how to say delicious and I get a kick out of it everytime she says it. Peese (please) is another word she is learning pretty well. If she starts screaming for no good reason and I tell her to stop, she automatically says peese, in a soft voice. She loves to sing and dance and when she tilts her head to the side, hand outstretched, and asks for cookie dough "peese" at 10:30 pm, there is no way I can say no.

Regan is my little helper. If there is a dirty diaper in any garbage besides the kitchen garbage, you can count on her to get it to the kitchen. She loves to help change Sophie's diapers and she really takes after her dad in that regard....i.e. wiping with a wet wipe once and then getting another wet wipe. If I'm cooking she wants to be right there to help.
She is pretty tender hearted. Sometimes when she's crying for no apparent reason I start my fake cry to go along with her. She looks at me and says, "Don't be sad mama. Why you sad? I want you to be happy." Little tears start welling up in her eyes and she starts crying because I'm (fake) crying. Pretty cute. I sometimes fake cry just to see her little bottom lip pucker out and have her rub my cheek softly.

One thing I really don't love is having the girls help me cook, but the mess is forgotten when I see this cute little face.

Now this is some serious brownie eating time.
Sophie thinks Regan is pretty funny. All that brownie mix tuckered her right out.

Is that a 5 o'clock shadow?
Nope...just lipstick.

What is the fascination with make-up?!?!?


DKAZ said...

And make-up is gender neutral so the boys do it too! Lovely. Looks like your having fun back up in the big city. Hopefully you will meet some rockin' neighbors like Dick and Lindsay...we, on the other hand will never be outdone!

Catherine said...

Love the matching Halloween outfits. I think your girls like brownie batter just a little bit...those messy faces are hiarious!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

I love the little outfits! Too cute. As far as the last 2 pictures...we will get along perfect!! You go girls! haha

The Baileyz said...

These are awesome pics Kristal, Thanks so much for yesterday. When appreciated what you did for us. Your the bestest! Love the outfits the girls are cute as!!!!

Ashley said...

I love that pic of Sophie sleeping....SO cute!

The Colvins said...

Cute outfits. I love the picture of Sophie asleep on the suit case!

Ashlee & Christian said...

All those pictures are so cute, I could leave a comment on each one! How sweet is that, she will even start to quiver and comfort you when she isn't even in tears herself. Those girls are too cute!

Dawna Greer said...

Just can't get enough pictures of the little munchkins! Not nearly as good as seeing them in person but definitely easier than cleaning up after their messes! Hahaha! Thank goodness you're young, have lots of energy and TONS of patience!
Love Mom

Jason & Kelli West said...

what cute kiddos. I love the pictures. Especially the one where she plopped down on the suitcase. I hope to see you soon. Miss ya!

Doug and Laura said...

I met Angela Joy and her family in our ward on Sunday. They said they were related to you guys, and I thought that was awesome! Good luck with everything.

Brittney Anderson's Fam said...

They are so cute. I loved watching Sophie at the Halloween party.

Kristin said...

Cute post. I love the chocolate covered faces.

Jessie Kae Rutledge said...

Hahah they're so funny! I love the outfits grandma got them! i need to come visit you soon before the snow starts!:) Love you all!