Posts tagged ‘{phfr}’

May 25, 2011

Redundancy is Extremely Real

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When I was pondering over what I could post for this week’s installment of pretty, happy, funny, real, I worried because it turns out there is only one thing I have taken pictures of this week. I’ll leave it to you to guess (how could you possibly) what that might have been. After despairing for a few moments, a light went on (I decided to cheat). WHAT could be more real than a mom who incessantly takes pictures of her child? Nothing, I tell you. So here we are.

Here you have the “evocative black and white quasi-profile shot.”

I like to call this one “Mommy please put down the camera and play with me.”

This one is my favorite:

There are more (oh, there are more. We’re just scratching the surface here, people) but they’re all from the same baby photoshoot, so I will spare you!

But oh! I just remembered I took some pictures at our church fair last week. And, is it just me, or does this:

Just look like the worst idea ever? Eek.

We had fun on the ground, though.

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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.

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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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April 14, 2011

Diaper Oppression– {pretty, happy, funny, real}

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My five and a half month old (how is she that old already?) has recently decided that the thing she objects to most in this world is her diaper. She doesn’t like it, doesn’t want it, and will gladly tell you about it if you happen to be the unlucky soul putting her diaper back on after a changing (which happen frequently, as she is also extremely opposed to any dampness on her tushy).

Since she’s been sick and I’m apparently a pushover, I decided to humor her the other day and let her roll around naked for a while on a waterproof mat in the living room.

This ended, believe it or not, with no messes whatsoever.

Unfortunately the second go-round in this experiment did not go quite as well. Yesterday I thought I’d try again, but this time just take off her diaper and see if she was as happy. She totally was and proceeded to enjoy her diaper-free playtime with wild abandon, rolling to and fro with squeaks and squeals and happy chatter until, a few minutes later, she pooped everywhere. All over her clothes, the mat, everywhere.

Did I mention we had company?

She thinks it’s pretty funny.

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