Posts tagged ‘oh dear’

May 18, 2011

Playdate {pretty, happy, funny, real}

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This is going to be a “funny, real” installment.  My little Jelly Bean recently had her first “real” playdate (all the others being more excuses to hang out with my girlfriends than opportunities for J to play with other babies, her being unable to hold up her torso and all).  The girls sat facing each other and stealing one another’s toys and squeaking at each other, which was adorable, and generally having a good old time.

What we did not take into account, however, was the fact that my hubs has recently taught J a game called “Baby Attack” in which he sits the baby on his chest and lets her fall forward and gnaw on his chin, nose, cheekbone, and whatever else she can get her chubby little hands on.  It’s hilarious but she is STRONG and will happily chew on your face with full force.

Now, you, being a rational human, have already figured out what was bound to happen here but it took us a little longer.  First, J grabbed little L’s pacifier leash and chewed on it for a while.  After she had lulled us into complacence, she did some sort of baby kung fu move and toppled L in one fell swoop, diving in and grabbing her head in a truly masterful round of Baby Attack.

We have taught her well.

I’m sure they’ll come back again one day.  Once the gum-marks have faded from her forehead, that is.

Go see Leila and Rosie at Like Mother, Like Daughter for more Pretty, Happy, Funny, and Real!

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April 20, 2011

Potpourri ~ {phfr}

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She’s so pretty!

Is the mom-gushing too much?  I seem to have lost all capacity to tell.

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So sorry to rub in this California weather, but LOOK at my basil!  Look at it!  Pesto is in my immediate future!  This is happy-making indeed.

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One of the great things about our big family (besides all the love and supportiveness…) is that there is almost no need to buy any baby toy, ever.  We recently got a standing wobble saucer thing that J loves to play in on loan/hand-me-down from a family member.  It had been in the garage so we cleaned it all up and washed it lovingly, all except one stuffed dinosaur thingy that couldn’t be removed, but it isn’t that dirty, after all and anyway it is high up on the side and too hard for her to reach right now.

Famous last words.

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This is about as real as it gets:

Oh my.  Does anyone have baby clothes drawer organizing tips?  I have organized and re-organized this dresser at least once a month since J was born, and yet every time after about a week it goes native again.

Happy Holy Week!  Can’t believe it’s already Thursday.

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