Thursday, 22 January 2009

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Oh my.

This long break from preschool has made me exceptionally thankful that they wear uniforms. Every day we have major battles about what Audrey would like to wear. Audrey, in the tradition of Black Sarah, only wears dresses or skirts with heels or flip-flops.

Last Thursday it was really chilly so I put my zombie child in front of the television and completely undressed her and dressed her without her even noticing! Then, as soon as Yo Gabba Gabba ended, she looked down at her adorable poodle outfit and said, "Hey! I didn't want to wear pants!!" I said, "Oops, well it's time to go! Sorry!" and threw her in the car. I don't think she'll fall for that again.

It was freezing this morning when we got ready to go grocery shopping and she was furious that I wouldn't let her go bare-legged. "I look like a ridiculous weirdo!" she said after I finally wrestled her cute boot-cut jeans on.

She was so melodramatic I took a picture.

An hour later we got home from the store and Audrey disappeared. Then I heard her yell, "Mom, you can take my picture now!"

Oh my.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Pure Terror pt 2

These pics speak for themselves.

I'm not talking until I get a lawyer

Despite the repeated torture tactics, Clark would never confess to anything.

Pure Joy and Pure Terror

Clark's love for dogs can only be matched by Audrey's fear of them. Here's a picture of a little boy with sheer delight on his face.

Christmas Card

Here's our Christmas card this year. If you failed to get one don't feel left out because no one else got one either.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Christmas Eve

Clark wasn't very excited about going to sleep Christmas eve.

More Audrey stories...

I'm sure Josh will be in soon with a Christmas post, but I wanted to hurry up and write these stories down before I forget them.

One of Audrey's favorite books is Guess How Much I Love You. (Side note: I hate it. How many times can you say Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare without getting sick of it? Twice.) Anyway, she and Josh always say the last lines of the book to each other. Josh says, "I love you right up to the moon." And Audrey says, "and back." Well I messed it up and said the whole thing to her, "I love you right up to the moon and back." She had a very puzzled look on her face and said, "Well I love you to Salado and back." About 28 miles. Gee thanks!

Yesterday, Audrey said, "Mom, Macy is a funny, funny boy. He likes princesses!"
"Audrey, Macy is a girl. She has short, beautiful hair. She is a girl," I replied.
"Mom! That was really rude of you! Macy is a boy and he will not like that!" So we spent some time yesterday googling women with short hair. In her defense, it is kind of hard to tell when they all wear the same uniform!

Then yesterday during nap I heard her singing on the monitor. We are trying to get her napping in her room instead of mine. I burst in her room thinking I would find her out of bed playing with toys but she was in bed and said, "Mom, I'm just quietly singing. Is that wrong?"