Archive for June 17th, 2009

imelda marcos should be so lucky…

i always let jasper pick out her own shoes (lord knows she has plenty of choices!) and other than making sure they are on the right feet when she comes out (and, yeah, they always are!), i don’t worry about whether they match her outfit or not…  i mean, really, what does it matter?

anyway, today i shout out my normal, “go get your shoes, jaspy!  let’s go workout!” and off she runs to her closet…

she comes back out into the living room with her boots and i say, “boots?  are you sure?  it is hot outside.”

and do you know what she says?  “yes, mom, boots!  today i need boots on!”

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what does a mom say to that?  well, this mom just chuckled and said, “well, if you need boots, then you need boots!”

and so i watched her pull her much-needed boots on and we ran out the door…

(with the teddy bear in tow!)

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the rabbit hole…

so i hear, “momma!!  don’t come in, ok?  i play by myself, ok?”

and then i hear a door shut so i walk around the corner to see what the story is and i see this:

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a very shut door to jasper’s room…  with a little girl telling me to “not come in” from the other side of this closed door…  huh…

and just to test the waters, i knock on the door and call out a “hallo the house!” and, to my surprise, she throws the door open wide and says, “come in, momma!”

hmm, i like this version much better!  so i go in and she points me to the recliner…  i sit down and jasper turns back to shut the door again (with me inside the room this time!)  and says, “welcome to my houzze, momma!  welcome to my houzze!”

the girl has a way with words, doesn’t she?

so i hang out in the recliner while jasper goes about the business of being an almost 3 year old…

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here she is taking the temperature of some of her horses…  “oh, no!  take tempeuhchure!  houhses sick!”

the diagnosis?  “houhses need nap!”

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and here she is piling on her jewelry…  can’t wear just one necklace or bracelet, oh no!

between her actions and her conversation (not to mention the impromptu singing),  she keeps me quite entertained!

my own little walking entertainment center!  priceless, just priceless!

neena and jasper lilith…

mom came to visit us for a couple of days and jasper totally monopolized her time 🙂

nah, the three of us had a great time hanging out with each other but i was frightfully lax on the taking of the pictures!

in fact, i only have one:

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here are mom and jasper lilith playing with their colors and shapes – mom called out the shapes and jasper goes from there…  jasper knows her basic shapes and all her colors, of course, so the kindergarten teacher in mom was suitably impressed 🙂

our mornings were lazy but once we got going, we kept going!  we spent time at the gym, in the backyard and,last but not least, at the pool (mom says it isnt a pool, it is a water park – what do you think?  we like the one on randall mill!) but it is just easier to say pool…

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mom, you can see her new kitty cat has joined her bed menagerie – she puts it by her and says, “ohhh, goo-night, kitty!”

we had a wonderful time and jasper was already asking about her neena 10 minutes after she left…  “neena went home?”  “letz call neena!”