Archive for April 9th, 2008

the dance of the mud puddle…

subtly different from the rain dance…

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big bad jonness!!

jon has passed all of his tests!!!  congratulations, babe!  but for some red tape, you are a licensed architect!  that is worthy of many exclamation points!!

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jasper is saying, “i knew you were going to pass, da…you got your smarts from me…”  wait, sweetie, i think you have got it backwards – it is supposed to go, you got your smarts from him…” 

 

 

mud puddles!!! yippie!!

we had a pretty impressive storm last night – hail, jasper being woken up by the thunder, heavy rain – a thick storm…so needless to say, the backyard was wet and puddly today when we went to play out there…

however, mom just gave me a huge bundle of old clothes from chloe and lexie (jasper’s cousins) and most were along the lines of play clothes – you know, the kind of clothes that jasper can run around in and get dirty and i won’t think, “aw, man!”…so now jasper has plenty of clothes that she can do whatever in and i wont care…

hence, the pink pants with mud all up her legs…that is ok!  easier to throw those pants in the washer than it is to bathe her!

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jasper is picking up some dogfood that mocker dropped…just helping her out…much to mocker’s dismay 🙂

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jasper is cheesing it up for the camera!!  i had the camera pretty close up to her face and it obviously tickled her silly!

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and is still tickling her silly in this shot!

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this is jasper lilith being “patient” as she waits for mocker to finish eating so that they can play…what being “patient” really means is that jasper circles her, pets her and talks to her until mocker is done…and then they go from there!

jasper should have a mountain named after her…

i don’t have a picture but i do have the sweetest daughter in the entire known universe! 

i was on the phone with susan and jasper was so freaking good and sweet and thoughtful and quiet and entertained herself just fine for probably around 45 minutes of talking!   we had oswald on the tv and she sat in my lap for a bit, then moved to the morris chair and sat there to watch oswald and play her little piano…so independent!

and the cherry on top?  i got off the phone and turned to jasper and said, “thank you for being so good!” (all excited and wow-like) and do you know what she did?  she threw her arms up and out and said “mama” with a really happy smile…oh, wow, i didn’t see that one coming…

so my feet didn’t touch the floor, i moved so fast, as i went to pick her up and give her a big hug…and she gave me just as big of a hug back…

i am going to go pick up the pieces of my heart now because it about shattered with love for that little girl when she did that…