Thursday, May 19, 2011

the dogs

Michael was singing Who Let the Dogs Out? the other day. Nina approached him and asked seriously, "Who did let the dogs out?"

How Nina rolls down on the farm

Nina's preschool class visited Six Middleton asparagus farm this week. I told her she couldn't wear a dress-had to wear pants. She relented, but decided she'd have to glam up the look somehow. After she completed the look, she asked, "Do I look like a farm girl?"

and then she did a pose down for me ...

Saturday, May 14, 2011

scars and babies

I was sunning myself a bit in the backyard. Audrey says, "I can see your scars from your surgery." Then she adds nonchalantly, "And I know where babies come out of, but it's not appropriate," and she skips away.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

So many reasons to love motherhood

Michael asked if I'd like something special for breakfast on Mother's Day. "I'd like to sleep in and have french toast in bed."

At 6:00 a.m., Nina's hot, stinky little-kid-with-8-metal-caps-on-her-teeth breath was on my face and she's pleading, "Wheeeennnn are you getting uuuupppp?"

Same thing at 6:10, 6:20, 6:45 and 7:00. At 7:15, the team couldn't wait any longer and they burst into the room. Nina shouted happily, "Happy Valentine's Day!"

Nina's card (made this morning) read, "Mom I love you. I don't like bad guys. They're mean. Nina." Touching, huh?

Audrey was a little softer in her card, noting that I'm "kind." Awwww!

Then came gift time. You'll recall the fantasticly versatile zebra print snuggie I got for my birthday... so I was anxious to see what they chose this time. (drum roll please)... TINKERBELL pajama bottoms!

Michael, however, scored big points with the new Tina Fey and Rob Lowe books.

Then I was treated to my favorite breakfast, while wearing a crown. Oh, and Audrey also put a portable mirror in front of me so I could watch myself eat. How nice!

And that, my friends, was my great morning.