Mom: "To Africa to see the elephants and lions and monkeys"
"SO BIG" - A dissertation in 20-month-old independence presented by Julie Mulcock, novice in toddler affairs
This is the third and last post of the night because my ice cream is gone and my husband is asleep and I STILL have not started the work I need to do. BUT I had to add this in because I LOVE this picture of my Mollie:
THIS is Mollie to a "T." She has now reached the pre-pre-pre adult stage and believes that she is "So big!" Being, therefore, "so big", she is studying up, much like a botanist reads the latest advances in green things that grow. There is a lot to know, of course. Mollie's got to keep her edge.
A lesson in politics
Monday was such a great day to attack the "land of desolation" otherwise known as our yard. So I put on my gloves and went out there to tame the dirt. Mollie was my helper. Julia, our friend downstairs, came up too and after they had filled and emptied their watering cans at least 50 times, things got a little out of control. Talk about mud slinging. Maybe these two little sweethearts have a future in politics? (But Mollie, deary, don't you think you have taken things a little too far with that toothbrush moustache?)
Three Ring Circus
Well, I should be working right now and dieting to boot, but instead I am blogging and eating a bowl of ice cream. Rebel!
This past week the Caldwell Three-Ring Circus got underway with the arrival of Jenny and Katie and their kids from out-of-town (Kansas and Richfield, respectively). It was SO SO FUN to have some more cousins around to play with! We went to the park and fed the ducks and went to Gateway Discovery and made crafts and overflowed the kitchen sink on accident, which inadvertently caused a new form of "slip all over the kitchen floor in your feetie pajamas and eat diswashing soap bubbles" mayhem. All that fun and then everyone went home again leaving us with nothing but a lot of sticky doorknobs and fish lips on windows. (Insert frowny face here.)
Here are some favorite pics of the five Caldwells grandkids/cousins (In order of appearance: Caleb, Mollie, Abby, Hallie and Adelynn). Bethany, always the good sport, came along for the ride and provided a great set of extra hands!