Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Me: You need to get to sleep girl. We have a lot of things to do tomorrow.
Tootle: Can't you just put that stuff under my eyes?
Me, as I burst out laughing: I'm not worried about the circles under your eyes. I don't want you to be in a bad mood.
Tootle: Still that stuff really works.
I think I've created a makeup monster.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Doodle donated 11 inches of her gorgeous hair to Locks of Love today. She is happy with her short and sassy new do. Tootle's hair wasn't long enough yet so she decided to cut off 6 inches, making her hair the same length as her sister's locks. I think they both look cute. This is the second time that J. has cut Doodle's hair for Locks of Love; the first time was three years ago.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Doodle is a huge Mets fan, ever since the Nationals traded her favorite player to the Mets, so I sprung for tickets to Wednesday night's game. She was thrilled to be able to get her ball signed by one of the Mets' pitchers and to have some one-on-one time with me (and it was a long time: batting practice starts 2.5 hours before the game). Tootle stayed home with Nana; she isn't able to stay awake long enough for a night game yet.
Doodle checks the stats in the Sport section of the paper every day and frequently visits the Mets home page. I'm curious to find out what she'll do if the Mets dump her favorite player. She may like backing a winning team so much that she'll stick with them. The Mets creamed the Nats 12-0; it was a painful game to watch.
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Doodle is aware that the Chinese consider wide ear lobes to be lucky, but it doesn't make her feel any better. We've actually had people in China and staff in Chinese restaurants here in the U.S. comment on what wonderfully lucky ears Doodle has. Nowadays they don't seem so lucky to me; I want the curtain of hair to be tied back. I need to cross my fingers that this phase passes quickly.
We spent last week at this resort in the mountains of Western Maryland. It was so relaxing that the girls decided to "meditate" a few times, once while boating and another when sitting on rocks. We hiked, swam, fished, boated, and toasted marshmallows. The lodge had kids' activities so I signed the girls up for "Hook, Line, and Sinker" where the staff taught the girls how to fish, which meant that I didn't have to be the one to put the bait on their hooks and take the fish off the hooks and release them back into the lake. Tootle caught six fish and even caught a log and a fish at the same time. Doodle caught a small mouth bass and several other fish. Now the trick is for me to stay as relaxed when I return to work tomorrow. Oommmm...
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Most nights, Tootle comes racing in to my room and climbs into bed with me in the middle of the night. She claims that the larger bed means that she will only be sleeping with me 1 in every 14 nights. We'll see.