Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
We are so idle we have taken to spreading hummus in our hair just for something to do.
Mom says that the whole point of her visit was the see her granddaughter, so she doesn't mind this house-arrest (or getting sick herself, which she has) but I can't help thinking that trading the weather and Mexican food of her home in southern New Mexico for those of Massachusetts in January is a bit of a raw deal.
At least Audrey is cute to watch. Her latest is that she has figured out how to indicate "Yes" by nodding. ("No" is indicated by a shake of the head, or "uh-uh" or, more directly, a slap in the face). Until now she has said "Yeah-yeah!" in place of "Yes!" but now she has also an emphatic nod while involves tipping her head way back and slamming her chin to her chest.
Posted by K at 10:11 AM
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Does your toddler exhibit an unusual willingness to cuddle quietly on the couch and rest her head on your shoulder? Does she turn down offers of cheddar-bunny crackers? Does she answer "Yeah" when asked if she is ready for a nap? These signs are even more reliable indicators than fever that your child is ill. Enjoy the extra cuddles while you can-- they are merely a sign of delirium.
Posted by K at 8:29 AM
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Arlington Woman and Her Toddler Spend Third Day Trapped in Their Suburban Home Under Self-Imposed Quarantine. Pink Eye and Chest Cold are Labeled Wintertime Culprits.
We are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo bored....................................................
Posted by K at 8:15 AM
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Audrey loves shoes. And anyone who has seen the shabby, scuffed up, hard-worn shoes on her mother's feet will know that she does not inherit this interest from me. "Shoes" was one of her first words, and it continues to be one of her favorite things to say, point to, and try on. She has greeted us in the morning by saying "Shoes!" and she has even called it out-- no kidding-- in her sleep. The other day we went to the local mall (I hate shopping but am willing to make exceptions for trips to the Bose outlet) where Audrey spotted a childrens' shoe store, and just completely lost her mind. She ran into the store, shouting "Shoes! Shoes!" to the surprise and delight of the people working in the store. It's probably not often that they see such enthusiasm from a two-foot customer, and not just for a particular pair of shoes-- for shoes in general. Shoes as an idea. Shoes as a way of life.
Above she is wearing her cousin Nathan's cowboy boots. They give her flower-appliqued over-all's a funky, urban-cowgirl sort of look.
Posted by K at 3:16 PM
At first, she'd eat what we spooned into her. Now, she will eat it her way or no way at all, and usually after a few bites she tosses it over her shoulder or wipes it off into her hair. The long list of her favorite foods includes cheddar, gouda, leyden, swiss and chevre. See the theme?
Posted by K at 3:03 PM
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Friday, January 2, 2009
First of our holiday series from the Texas/Oklahoma trip. This one is from the living room at Scott's folks place in Grapevine. Jim, a.k.a. Pop-Pop, helped Scott read Audrey her current bedtime favorite, Llama Llama, Red Pajama.
More photos coming shortly, soon as I can wrestle Scott's laptop away from him. He insists that he needs the laptop to do work, in order to provide our household with an income, and that this must come before blogging. Scott's very eccentric like that.
Posted by K at 10:18 AM