and then there is ivy, who i have been trying to get a good picture of for a while. the girl is seriously beautiful, but when i get out the camera things do not come together, she looks away or makes funny smiles. but i will keep trying. ivy makes me laugh. she does the randomest things at any given time that make me smile. she sings a lot also- it's perfect, she usually starts singing "i am a child of god," "i love to see the temple" or "we are a happy family" at tense moments, like she knows it is what i need to hear to cool me off. she loves to get into things and makes everyone nervous when we don't know where she is or what she is getting into. she loves her baby dolls. "i wanna watch you" is what i hear at my feet whenever i cook anything so she sits on the counter and helps a lot. her legs (which are not so chunky anymore- sad!) are so cute and hairy. she loves to run around naked, but also loves to pick out her clothes and get dressed in the morning. her thumb tastes like strawberries, and she is willing to let you taste it. she is also a fish, but refuses to use any type of floaties, and has to have you hold her so she can swim and loves to be thrown between people in the pool. she is still the snuggliest girl, and always makes me feel like a good mom.
and that is all i can type, they are waking up. time to go swim!