Archive for September 28th, 2008

big tex…

heather and i took the kiddos to the texas state fair yesterday and other than be a little warmer than usual, it was fun!

we ate foods that had no business being fried (fried grilled cheese!), got sunburned, rode some rides (jasper lilith loved her first kiddie roller coaster!), played some games, wandered around and frolicked in the fountains – if anybody has any doubts, i assure you that the fountains were the definitive highlight of the outing!

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they couldn’t climb into this fountain but jasper is thinking about doing it anyway!

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the moo cow twins!  i don’t have a picture of the two of them trying to push their heads into the same hole!  they both wanted the same one and i think the silent battle of wills (or would that be a battle of heads?) would have gone on for much longer if heather and i hadn’t pulled our mama cards out and put a stop to it…

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aren’t the two girls cute?  this little girl kept trying to play with jasper but jasper was only interested in the water… 

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and this other little girls ball – jasper was very, very interested in this ball!!  luckily, the fascination of running and water tuned out most of the ball fixation  🙂

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she liked to step on the holes that the water was spouting out of…  which would make it spray everywhere and everyone – mainly, it seemed, me

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is duncan peeing?  well, no… sheesh…  but he was very excited that it looked like he was peeing!!! 

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a moment of contemplation…

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and contemplative moment over…  back to running and making lots of cute, loud girly noises!

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high time for tea…

and here is the jasper lilith lounging on the couch sipping her morning tea…  how old is she again?

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we are a hot tea household so it makes sense that jasper is a hot tea gal – she bats her long eyelashes and goes, “tea?  pease?  pease?” (pease = please) and so we make hot tea… 

i have always allowed her to sip on my hot tea or coffee but the only tea i let her drink plenty of is a tea that i discovered in south africa  called rooibos tea…  we all love it but she really, really, really (3 reallys worth) loves it especially when i make it milky!  i brought a bunch of bags of it back with me and dad continues to keep me supplied with his annual african trips…  thanks, dad!  oh and we need more oxtail broth, too!!    🙂

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she has her favorite jasper-sized mug (actually, it is the only mug i will let her use but don’t tell her that), she steals my spot on the couch, says, “tea!!  tea!!!  ‘ank you!” (‘ank you = thank you) and lingers over her morning cartoons and hot tea… 

i mean, seriously, i have to continuously remind myself that this little girl is only 2 years old!  pop, you are right – jasper lilith is an old soul…