Wednesday, April 29, 2009

What Happens when Contrariness Develops Before Common Sense.

For the story behind "axiomatically bombastic", click here.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Sunny Shots

Testing out the JC Penney display beds for potential future teenage use. That pose is the epitome of Teenageness.
Pool time with Eli!

Umm. . .and Layla!

Trying to avoid the flyswatter. . .

Trying to sit on my cousin. . .

Having a serious conversation after the sitting-on incident. . .

Working diligently and seriously at playing. . . as usual.

Getting dry for lunch!
Check out my other Wordless Wednesday post at my main blog!

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Miscellaneous Moments of our Week

Ali is starting to branch out a bit in attempting to draw things. For instance, yesterday, she purposefully drew her first two happy faces.

Purposefully meaning: She told me she was going to draw a happy face, then proceeded to draw something very similar to a happy face:

err. .. the bottom two are hers. The other three are mine. As is "VIRA".

Before you think I'm really strange, Ali asked me to write that.

"Mommy draw a big huge "V". Now draw a big "I". Now draw a big "R". Now draw a big "A""

I really hope she's not thinking of using that as a baby name one day. I'm not a fan of having my first granddaughter's name sounding Viral.

In other news, we got to introduce a new friend - Luke - to the wonder that is the hot dog truck at the Galleria:
He, of course, LOVED it.

I bet I've blogged more about that Hot Dog truck than anyone else in the world. And I bet that's a pretty safe bet, too.

Last night at small group, Ali and AJ were playing a rousing game of "jump up (onto the windowsill), jump down:

There's nothing as complex as a game invented by a two year old.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Love Has No Limits. . . Or Does It?

A few weeks ago, we taught Ali to say "I love you THIS much!!", with her arms spread out as far as they could go. It's absolutely adorable - a sure moment to be cherished in a toddler's life.

I then took it a step further and started saying, "I love you to the sky!!", or, "I love you to Atlanta!!", or "I love you to the moon!!".

This brought out a whole new dimension of our conversations, of which I am sure could be analyzed for a greater understanding of a toddler's reasoning skills.

This is usually about how they go:

Me: "I love you to the sky!!!"

Ali: "I love you to the WALL!!"

Me: "I love you to Atlanta!!"

Ali: "I love you to the CHAIR!!"

Me: "I love you to the moon!!"

Ali: "I love you to the DOOR!!"

Maybe love DOES have it's limits. . .

Oh well. It's at least good to know where I stand.