Wednesday, October 29, 2014

39 Questions with Ila, age 5

1. What is your name? Ila Vieu Becker
2. How old are you? Five
3. What is your favorite color?  Brown
4. What is your favorite toy? Midnight
5. What is your favorite fruit? grapes and apples
6. What is your favorite movie? Sleeping Beauty
7. What is your favorite food? Ice cream
8. What is your favorite outfit? Pink pants and Anna and Elsa shirt
9. What is your favorite game? Trouble
10. What is your favorite snack? Pirate Smoothies (bootie)
11. What is your favorite animal? hmmmm, a horse
12. What is your favorite song? Let it Go
13. What is your favorite book? Llama Llama Red Pajama
14. Who is your best friend? Justice
15. What is your favorite cereal? That new cereal
16. What is your favorite thing to do outside? play on my tricycle
17. What is your favorite drink? chocolate milk
18. What is your favorite holiday? Hmm, what's a holiday? (after explaining it to her): Valentine's Day
19. What makes you laugh? telling jokes
20. What's your favorite thing to do with your sisters? Play with them and play soccer ball
21.  How do you like to help mommy? do the dishes and clean up my room
22. What do you want to be when you grow up? a princess
23. Where does daddy work? at work, at KapStone!
24. Where does Mommy work? at home
25. When you dream at night, what do you dream about? Christmas, stars and clouds and the sun. and valentines day.
26. What's your favorite thing to do at church? Dance and sing to Jesus
27. What is your favorite chore? put my clothes away in the dirty laundry basket and my drawers
28. Can you tell me a secret? I like it when you love me
29. What is your favorite thing to do at school? paint and color with markers
30. What's your favorite thing to do with Mommy and Daddy? have cuddle time
31.What makes you happy? be funny and playing games.
32. What's your favorite bible verse? Luke 12:7, don't be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows.
33. Where do you want to travel? to the park, and go to the city.
34 If you were an animal, what would you be? A zebra!
35. What's your favorite opposites? up and down
36. What would you do on your perfect day? make good choices! and help you learn, and help you be better.
37. Who do you want to marry? Daddy!!!
38. What is something you don't like? I dont like people steeling my stuff.  Only bad people steel.
39. Any other thoughts? I love God and He loves me and I love him and my dad and mom loves me.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Chessidy and Adorae by: Nicole

I realized last week that I haven't written a blog in almost a year!  I neglected to write a 2 year old update on Chessidy OR a one year old update on Adorae!

So, here we go!

Chessidy, at 2 years and 4 months old is quite a toddler!  Full of mischief, wonder, energy and sweetness, she keeps me on my toes!  She has a very large vocabulary, and speaks very clearly, but only in groups of people she knows well.  Her sweet curly hair gets her attention wherever she goes (and at home too, because, really, it's just SO CUTE!).  Chessidy is a very passionate girl!  Hot or cold but never in between, she lets us know when she likes something, or doesn't.  One thing that will always win her over is silliness.  She absolutely loves being silly on her own, or with a friend, sister, parent, whoever really!  She is a determined kid, who will find loop holes in anything I tell her that is against what she wants ("chessidy, don't pick up the apples on the ground." Chessidy responds "don't pick up, just look?"  "Yep, just look at it."  she will then bend over and put her face or eye directly on the apple because she really just wanted to touch it.) which is a trait she inherited from her daddy.  I cannot, for one minute, keep my eyes or ears off her, because she will most certainly get into something she shouldn't be into.  Her favorites are my purse, the laundry room, and the pantry. One on one Chessidy is the sweetest, most delightful girl I could ask for! She really loves being the center of attention, but what child doesn't? In her sibling group she's the first to give kisses and hugs, and the first to take someones toy.  She will gladly let Adorae pull her hair and scratch her face, and never reacts negatively, but she will scream, very loudly, if her toys are taken or Ila tells her no. She often pretends not to hear me when I'm giving her directions or calling for her, and at times it has made me seriously question her hearing.  She loves to cuddle, sing and swing.  She looks up to Ila in a lot of ways but I can see that she is trying, every day, to be her own person, and not to be led too much by her big sister.  Her name quite suits her, and we just love her!  Her favorites are: Yellow, juice, fruit chews, Buzz and Woody, Daniel Tigers Neighborhood (which she calls "tigerhood"), Jesus Loves Me and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, taking pictures and videos then watching them, playing with Ila and Daddy, and her Marma, Poppy, Grandma and Grandpa.

Adorae, is 1 year old (and 8 days if you want to be picky)and she is MY girl, and if you've spent any time at all with her, you know what that looks like.  She LOVES her mommy! She has grown a lot in her mommy needs, and now tolerates (and sometimes even enjoys), fairly well, others.  She does much better with other people if I'm not in the same room.  She is full of joy and sweetness, but is uncertain about the rest of the world outside the group of people she knows well.  I've come to accept that it's more than okay to be skeptical of others, especially when you're so young!  She can walk, but prefers to crawl. She would be carried around all day if I would and could carry her around all day.  She absolutely LOVES her sisters and they can bring out a smile or squeal of delight faster than anyone.  She enjoys her daddy time too, but is still learning to enjoy his style of playtime.  It's growing on her, but she is still uncertain about the wild play that her sisters so love.  I'd be surprised if she grew up and was an extrovert, but stranger things have happened!  She seems to like very small groups and alone time quite a bit.  Her first word was Ila, and it's still the only repeat word in her vocabulary, although she has two or three times cried out for "mamama" and I'll take it! She loves giving me kisses, and I love getting them even though they are super slobbery and wet.  She has 5 teeth and eats everything.  She doesn't appear to have any allergies or many food dislikes at this point. My favorite thing about her is that she can't really laugh.  She kind of screams instead of laughs, and it just about kills me every time! She has a face of pure joy, but the sound comes out and if you're not looking at her you'd probably think something was wrong with her! It's so funny and weird, but I'll always remember her baby "laugh."  She also loves to be silly.  Her favorite game is the "blanket game" which consists of Ila and/or Chessidy pulling her and moving her around in a blanket.  They parachute it over her head, and put it on the ground and she throws her body onto it and screams with delight as they twist and turn and pull it all around.  It's a very supervised game, as injury is just waiting to be had playing it, but they all love it so much we just go with it!

So there you have it, a little glimpse into our sweet girls personalities.  We are sure busy with them, but we wouldn't have it any other way!