Sunday, November 26, 2006

Christmas 2006

I forgot to take a picture of her in front of the tree yesterday, so here it is today!
I'm also participating in Donna's Family Fotofun challenge this week. To see the other participants, click here!

Decorating the tree

Hanging ornaments
She was so careful...

So precise....

So intense.....

And everything she hung was in the same spot!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Turkey Dinner

Say, you wouldn't happen to know of a place a girl can take her bear and get some turkey would you?

Sadly, this is the ONLY picture I took on 'Thanksgiving'. It never fails. I had a long weekend and lots of things planned, and I end up getting sick. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


-To my family for being so supportive. You guys are the best and I couldn’t have accomplished half of what I have without you.

-To my friends….who are also a part of my family. I lucked out with all of you….well maybe not YOU (yeah, I’m talking about you, ya bum).

-To the inventors of coffee, thanks for making it possible for me to haul my carcass out of the house before noon every day.

-To the cast and crew of the greatest show ever, thanks LOST for making me MORE afraid to get on a plane than I already was.

-To my daughter for teaching me about all the important things; holidays, birthdays, clouds, trees, butterflies, etc….

-To a man and a woman that I have never met (but will always have a connection to), who made it possible for me to be a mom to the greatest little girl in the world.

That is her toy poodle pet carrier that insisted on wearing on her head for her nap.
These are the things that I am most thankful for this year. I hope you all have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Highchair Hi-jinxs

**This may become a regular segment**

Me: TK, what does Santa Claus say?
TK: Goo goo!
(I think she is confusing Santa and a turkey or combining them into her own Holiday icon. Instead of "Ho! Ho! Ho!" and "Gobble! Gobble!" we just have the multipurpose "Goo Goo!")


TK: Nee hel! Nee hel! (Translation: Need help! Need help!)
Me: What do you need help with, honey?
TK: Caaah boom! (Translation: Car go boom!) (This is followed by maniacal laughter, and rolling on the floor)

Scene: TK spots an unidentified object on the floor as I'm folding laundry.
TK: Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, no!!!
Me: What's the matter?
TK picks up the UIO from the floor and brings it to me as though it were toxic waste.
TK: Die shee! (Translation: Dryer sheet!)
Me: And the problem would be???
TK: OH NO!! Oh NO!!!!! YUCK!!
TK flings the dryer sheet at me and runs away as though it were going to eat her.

TK is eating her dinner.
TK: (mouth overflowing with food) MOH NOOD! (Translation: More Noodles!)
Me: Uhhhhh, I don't think so.
Me: Where will you put them? In your pants?
TK nods emphatically

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Randomly funny

The other night, we were in the car heading home. This is the conversation that went on for 10 minutes...

The Kid: Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Uh-oh.
Me: What, honey?
The Kid: Uh-oh. Uh-oh. Uh-oh.
Me: Uh-oh, what?
The Kid: Tree!
Me: Tree?
The Kid: Uh-oh! Uh-oh! Uh-oh!

This whole exchange went on about 30 more times until I was laughing so hard I was crying. Then she started laughing. And then it started up again.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Things I Love

I love that my daughter is developing a wicked sense of humor. Ask her a question and more often than not, she will give you the wrong answer, just because she can.

I love how she never wants to give me a hug when I want one, but she will sneak up and surprise me with a hug. It never fails to choke me up.

I love how she says Hello, Goodbye and Night-Night to things. Every morning she says hello to her dragon. She rarely leaves the bathroom without saying bye-bye to her potty chair. And she always says bye-bye or night-night to the moon.

I love how she says mama and baby as if she were a pretentious British child....or Madonna.

I love that her favorite television show is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and there will be hell to pay if it is missed.

I love that Donald Duck is ALWAYS referred to as Blue Donald and woe unto you who does not call him by his full and proper title.

I love that when she is in trouble she will slowly try to break eye contact and pretend like she doesn't know that I am talking to her. If she could whistle, she would.