Saturday, January 12, 2013

Who's Bad!

So Eve and I have seen, first hand, several times, with great ferocity, what 3.25 years old looks like with our (former) sweet little angel:

We've met our match but so far we are prevailing.  We figured this day would come since both Eve and I are "stubborn first born type A driven personalities."  So of course our daughter would exhibit the same tendencies as her parents. Why wouldn't she constantly refuse to bend to the wishes of others when they conflict with her own wishes and desires?  Car trips, bed times, bathtimes, dinner times, all's never boring around here. 

The hardest part may very well be not laughing at her if you can believe it.  She appears to also have her father's sense of humor and sarcarstic wit.  More than half of the times she disobeys she will do something completely hilarious and laugh about it.  One of us is trying to correct her without laughing while the other parent has had to hide their face in their sleeve or leave the room due to laughter.

 A small example for your pleasure from today.  We are doing some errands/shopping and she makes her second "bad choice" at Target.  So Daddy scoops her up and takes her to the car while Mommy finishes up in the store.  We get to the van and I ask her if she can tell me why we had to leave?  "I made a bad choice."  Correct...she understands what she did!  Will you make better choices the next time we go to a store?  "No, I'll make bad choices again" she says.  Ouch.  Wrong answer.  So Daddy in his 'wisdom' informs little one: "if you cannot make good choices you will not be able to go to the store and Mommy will have to go shopping by herself."  To which she does this:

For those who had trouble with the lyrical style:
"When I get home for make a bad choice, I not gonna get to go, Mommy gonna go to the store all by herself cause I make bad choices everytime!"

And as you heard....once again I started laughing. 

We love you kid!  Thanks (we guess) for keeping us on our toes!!!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

3 Year Pics Photo Sample

The weather cooperated for us the last weekend in October and we were able to have some wonderful photos taken of Eden.  Here's a sample for your viewing pleasure:

Daddy thinks that with those big brown eyes, we will be calling her "Peepers" for years to come!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Patience (and Love) Personified

The Best of Friends:

As long as she keeps slipping him food, she can push, pull, and dress him up all she wants!

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Fun Saturday

Eden had a fun filled Saturday that she thought she should share with everyone.  She was very excited as we were going to her first game day at her favorite university.  She was very excited to see cheerleaders, the band, and lots of forever hopeful fans!
Here she is "full of energy" running across campus to see the band play:
Enjoy the final song before the band heads to the stadium:
Chilling with Mommy waiting for the band:
Getting closer to the stadium and finally seeing the band again!:
After seeing all the excitement of the stadium on gameday, we thought some frozen yogurt would be a great treat for a little girl (and her parents:)  As you can tell, she wanted every last drop!:
All in all, a very fun day for all who went.  Fun and tiring:
It is so much fun to be able to share these experiences with our "little one" who isn't so "little" anymore...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I've found this wonderful tactic that I can use when I don't want to do something.  It's called "delaying" and I've gotten pretty good at it.  Mom and Dad even think that I tailor my "delaying" to each of them by trying to do things that they consider "fun" or "cute" as a way to stay up longer, not take my nap, not clean up my toys, you know, anything that isn't fun.  Here's a snippet of an episode I pulled on Dad one night.  Enjoy!

Some wonderful examples of what I did earlier in the year when it was still a little too cold to be outside playing (remember those days?)

I can say with certainty that this hasn't happened since.  Not that I'm perefectly behaved...but I don't destroy entire rooms anymore!

Friday, April 6, 2012

I'm Still Here!

It was a busy winter though. Mommy and Daddy have been moving here and there and everywhere doing "adult stuff.". Which I guess means that my on-line presence takes a back seat.

I told Dad that it's 2012 and my on-line presence can't take a back he promised to update the world on my goings on.

This week was good for me as I had a chance to get back to the farm and keep an eye on the herd....but they kept many eyes on me:

That's all for now.