Tuesday, April 14

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ivy is two. today.


i wish i would have started a list last week of all the things i love about miss ivy. sitting down right now i will not remember a fraction of them and there is so much to love about my little snuggle bug. to be honest, there are some things that i don't love like biting, scratching, pinching, hitting (last night we were snuggling when out of the blue she hit me in the mouth, she didn't say anything just kept on snuggling like nothing happened. but, it made me look like i had a upper lip, so it was sort of cool). for everything that a two-year-old does that bugs you there are a hundred things you love about them. here's a few- and i am sure i will add more as the week goes on:
*i love her smell- especially when she just wakes up, for some reason her skin smells good. her breath is another story, but her skin smells so good!
*her huge grin- my favorite ones are when you catch her doing something she should not and she tries to smile her way out of trouble
*the girl is obsessed with wallets and bags
*her hugs and kisses- i love fish face kisses and when she hugs me so tight i can let go and she will just hang there
*how polite she is- she always says please and thank you even "no, thank you!"
*how tough she is- her legs are always black and blue and lately she always has a few bruses on her face
*she's a water lover- she can swim (or so she thinks), i can't wait for the water to get a little warmer so we can surf together
*she loves her family especially velzy, hearing her say her name is so cute
*she's smart- she told luke that her birthday was april 14, i had only mentioned it to her once a few days prior. little sponge.
*she jumps around a lot and could do so all day long. i love when i can hear her orange juice sloshing around her big tummy
*how obsessed she is with babies- "i want to pet the baby"
*the girl is a talker- we have some pretty funny, totally legit conversations these days
*whenever she wants to do anything on her own she says "i can"- i hear this lot. toddler independence...
*i also hear "watch (enter whoever will look at her)" and then does something cute or funny for attention
*she is a great sharer.
*she is not potty trained- her mom is a slacker but will pick back up again soon
*my little snuggle bug loves to cuddle. at times she can be shy and clingy, but give her some time to warm up and you have yourself a show
*she is content to play on her own, but it usually means she is up to something
*that baby gasp laugh that is so cute is still around, and just hearing it makes me laugh

and to think, last year she would not touch frosting...

21 comments:

Stephanie J. Robertson said...

yes love the good and the bad! it's nice to hear another parent admit to it :)

there are so many things i love about miss ivy too- tell her happy birthday from us and we miss her!

Erika said...

I can't believe Ivy's already 2! Love the list...and love that cute cake! Happy Birthday Ivy!

Also, those cookies look SO good. I want one now. And, you guys should be PROFESSIONAL egg decorators because you're eggs were AMAZING! Look at you, little miss martha.

McLove said...

Happy Bday to Ivy! Fun to see you guys. That little cake looks yummy:)

karebear said...

Happy Birthday to you cutie!

liko said...

we miss you, ivy!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! eat lots of cake and ice cream for us!

chanel said...

PRECIOUS! Man that seems like it went soooo fast! What awesome cake for her- she obviously had FUN with it. she's darling!!!

Keli'i and Megan said...

Happy Birthday, Miss Ivy! Can't believe she's already two.

missy said...

Happy Birthday little Ivy!! Has it really been two years? How is that? I feel like I just found your blog.

(And when can we meet? Are you in town this week?)

Smiths said...

Happy Birthday Ivy! You know that her turning two means it's been a really really long time since we've hung out. Time flies.

Can I learn a little more about that beautiful little cake she's destroying? It looks amazing.

Melissa said...

oh my goodness! I can't wait to hear here cute little voice in full conversation mode!

Tell her Happy Birthday from us! We miss you guys!

and her cake was cute!

Matti said...

Awe, Happy Birthday Ivy!! We miss you!

Robyn said...

What? 2? Already? That is sad. Jenna is 1 today. So sad. It flies by too fast. Did your mom make that cupcake? Or did you? That is amazing if you did. I tried to make butterfly cupcakes, but....well, just look at my blog to see them later...

I would love to get to know this little girl. She sounds like so much fun! Happy Birthday Ivy!! I LOVE her name!

stef j. said...

NO WAY!! when did this happen! where does she go off thinking she can all of a sudden turn 2!?!?

well, it happened. and she's so freakin adorable. and I MISS Y'ALL!! and the cake is awesome.

HAPPY BDAY IVY!!

The Grahams said...

Happy Birthday Ivy!! She is so darn cute! I love that little bug cake! It is so cute and the perfect size! Ivy seems like she is really smart! I can't believe she could remember her birthday! We will be down there for a couple of weeks starting monday.... hopefully we will get to hang out with you and your girls!

Jen C. said...

Happy Birthday, Ivy! I can't believe that you are two already!

lauren said...

i love her. ps tell mr matthew thanks for the black eye... pretty cool lookin.. hopefully its stll there sat so you can see it.

BOWDENS said...

Happy Birthday Ivy! What a cute cake! I love that you just let her dig in! I've tried with both of mine and they don't want their fingers all mushy!!

Shanae said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IVY!!!!!

Molly Malia said...

happy birthday my little monster!

heidi said...

wow--happy belated ivy--didn't know you and oshyn were a day a part (plus 3 years). good work with the cake ivy. i LOVE when they really get into it.

Sallyseashell said...

Ashley,
i got really excited to see you on jaron's blog roll and was crossing my fingers that "the moffats" was my one and only favorite lukey dukie and Ashley moffat! Yes!!! How the hell are ya? Love the blog and you guys have the cutest kidlets ever! Seriously. Aloha.