Tuesday, September 13, 2011


more on mary....
she cracks us up!  today she said in all seriousness “enough hugs and kisses, mama.” with both hands held out, motioning to stop.  danny and i died laughing. 

she’s just her own bird.... as you can see by the outfit she picked out.  she was making luke food and feeding him.  she had a fork and i didn’t think much of it, but later i was reminded that playing with a fork isn’t a good idea.  

she is really sweet to luke!  she gets really excited when he wakes up, always tries to make him laugh, plays with him, etc.  she also loves to say "no baby!" to him... we're working on that.  she takes his toys sometimes (which we're also working on) but usually pretends to be sweet by giving him a different one... and she usually says "luke not want it" speaking of the toy she just took from him.  smart, mary.  but luke absolutely loves her!  it's awesome.

here are a few funny stories...

she wants us to scratch her back all of the time.  a few weeks ago danny was scratching her back (she was kind of leaned to one side) and when he finished she looked up at him and said “other back” and turned to her other side.  danny said, why haven’t i thought of that?!?  
a few nights ago we gave her a special treat (chocolate covered peanut butter cracker... yum!).  it took her forever to eat it and when she was done she had some melted chocolate on her finger.  she held it out to us and with disgust on her face said, “oh no... poo poo!”  she hasn’t eaten chocolate too often, if you can tell.  :)  
yes, there are four "holes" along her lips.  she was playing with a fork and fell on it! it was sad!  

these stories are much funnier when you see her very adult like facial expressions coupled with her very 2 year old speech... still can’t say many sounds.  we love it.  speaking of her speech, i’ve been wanting to write down some of my favorite things that she says (or used to say)... a few of these she’s corrected herself, but many she’s still hanging on to. 
we've since stopped playing with forks at our house  
some of my favorite words from mary.... 

mon-ya: banana, milk, michael, balloon and clean up.  she would sing “mon-ya, mon-ya” as she was cleaning up.  you kind of had to know the context if you were going to figure out what she was talking about.... obviously because the five have nothing in common!  mon-ya is no longer in use for any of these words now.  

wadi: video.  she usually calls it ‘widyo’ now... which is much closer to video.  :) 

sa-see: cereal, which she asks for about 4 times a day 

teddy: karen (danny’s sister), we're hoping to keep this one forever.  i love it!  we all call her teddy now.  

yute: luke or 'bubba yute' or 'bubba' 

mon-ey: mary (she’s about half and half now... if you ask her what her name is she says mary, but she still refers to herself as “money” when she’s speaking about herself... it doesn’t totally sound like the us currency, but close.)

fiddy: excuse me.  yeah, she says it all of the time.  i love it!  she’ll say it to her doll if she’s where mary wants to play or sit, she’ll say it to me or danny often and she says it to strangers if they are in her way.  hilarious.

foony: smoothie.  she’s really into “making food” for us these days... and one of her favorite things to make are foonies.  danny asks for one every time because he likes to hear her say it.  
a few since moving here.... she says “bibu” instead of ibu, which is kind of like mrs. (or mother or any woman) but you say it before every woman’s name.  she always started says “walking walking” when she’s talking about herself walking around.  in indonesian the term for going on a walk is “jalan jalan” which literally means “walking walking” so we’re guessing that the babysitter says “walking walking” when they go on walks everyday.  she knows very little english, but she’s watched american kids before so she knows basic words.  i think it’s hilarious that mary now says “walking walking” all of the time.


karen said...

ugh! I miss her so much! Has she started to say any Indonesian words?

danny said...

Mary says "apa" any time someone starts speaking Indonesian. It's funny that she knows exactly when we're speaking Indonesian as opposed to English words she doesn't know.

"Apa" means "what."

Luke said...

I miss my little Mary and Luke. Mary is like the cutest little girl, along with Kate, that I have ever seen. I am secretly trying to think of ways that maybe me and Kate can come to Indonesia. I haven't told Kelley yet though. Love you guys.

Amy said...

sad. i miss ya'll. she is so freaking cute/pretty. why haven't we talked? ridiculous.