27 August 2008

The Devious Dr. Doolittle

If you could talk to the animals, what would you say?  Would you help them plot their midnight escape from the local zoo like Amelia?  It all began with a shifty-eyed glance around for possible escape routes for her long-necked friends then a visit to the new carousel to set up the decoy giraffe...  I could tell you more, but then I'd have to kill you.

16 August 2008

Oooo, Barbie!

Maybe only my mother and I will understand the monumental significance of this post, and if that is the case I'm totally okay with that.  For those of you who are scratching their heads and wondering what on earth has warranted a third blog posting in one day, let me explain...

Teishi was a darling young child with only one wish.  (Ha!  Already the story begins with a lie.)  At any rate, one of her "please mommy, I have to have it" wishes was always to have one of those Barbie-sized for-display-only camping tents and sleeping bags you see make an appearance in stores as the weather warms up.  Yes, you girls know exactly what I'm talking about.  And you can't tell me that your Barbies weren't secretly planning a camping trip, too.  Well, my Barbies planned and planned, but never acquired the required outdoor gear for a proper night out under the stars.  Alas, as our fair Teishi grew into adulthood, her dream began to fade until one day - one fateful day - when she stumbled upon a colorful, cardboard end cap at her local box store... "Coleman DreamMate Mini Sleeping Bag".  WHAT?!?!  The dream is within reach for a meager $8.99?  Make way!  I'm headed to the register!  And so fair reader, Teishi's darling daughter will grow up in a world that her mother could only dream of as a youngster.  A world where all is right, where mini sleeping bags are widely available, and where Barbie can sleep safe and sound under the stars (and the sprinklers, if the automatic timer is set).  The end.

Watch out, Michael Phelps!

Step aside decorated Olympians - Amelia is in the water.  She may not win the 400 Fly, but she most certainly will out-splash you!  Teishi's cousins, the Goodmans, reserve a fabulous pool every summer for a giant swim party and we were lucky enough to be invited.  It was great to have dinner and visit with them and then jump into the water.

Haute couture, Fall 2008

Are you a trendsetter like Amelia?  Well, if you take your cues from the toddler-set, take notice.  It's out and it's hot!  Wearing shoes on your feet is SO last week.  It's all about shoes on your belt these days.  What are you waiting for?

11 August 2008

Let's Get Physical!

You may think that making a toddler wear a headband is something close to torture, but what you clearly don't realize is that it's tough work WALKING around the house.  Yep, you heard me right.  We're in trouble - walking.  And she's fast!  (Truth be told, the headband might just be mommy reliving the 80s - they're back, you know.  I just wish you could see that she is wearing jelly shoes, too.  Pink, glittery ones.)

02 August 2008

Under Ten Hours Flat

David says I shouldn't expose myself by broadcasting such nerdy facts, but I just can't help it.  I've just finished the fourth and final installment of the Twilight series books and I am lost in my happy world with my favorite vampire and those he loves.  (FYI: I am one of those people, I'm sure.  We just haven't met yet.)