Thursday, October 20, 2011

adventures in the sink

The house was quiet (this is how many good stories start).  Then Alli came to me in a panic and said, "June is doing something in the bathroom."  "Something" is short for "something that is really naughty."
And so I sprang to my feet to assess the situation.
This is what I found...

Yes, June climbed into the bathroom sink, stopped the drain and had a little bubble bath.

Just her size.

That soap dispenser was full last week.

When she was done I wrapped her in a hand towel... okay, it was a little too small.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Word of the day: Perseverance

Ruby had a helium balloon (always bad news).  She let go of it in the office and it flew up to the one spot of vaulted ceiling in that room, so she couldn't reach the string.  She came and asked me to get it.  I was chopping tomatoes to freeze and my hands were icky... so I told her to wait.  In a few minutes, I came to help, and I found that she had her balloon.  Ruby saw my surprised look and said, "I used some perseverance and got the balloon by myself."
Of course.
I asked her if she knew what that meant.
"It's when you keep trying until you get it."

I was a proud mama.
Later, she took the balloon outside.  Bad news.  It will take a whole lot more perseverance (and an airplane, rocket ship, or the like) to get it now.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


Last week June offered a cashier at a store her sucker (from her mouth). 
"You want some?" she asked him as she held it out in his direction. 
"I'm good," he said.

June is a sweetie... usually willing to share, always concerned about boo-boos, always making us laugh.  She will say "thank you" if you complement her.  If you don't notice her fabulous outfit, she will ask you if you like it... and she will tell you that she loves it.
June is tiny for her age, but acts much older than her age.  She can talk your ear off.  Questions, questions, questions.  All through the day she asks me what time it is... and when Daddy is coming home.  June dresses herself (or chooses not to... see below).
She likes to eat her lunch from her lunch box, like her big sisters.

June takes great care of her favorite baby doll.  He (she calls him "Boy Baby") is covered in bandages.  Tough love.
June pretends to read.  She tells some very imaginative stories... she told grandpa she rode a horse with her cousins this week.  (false.)  I asked her if it was real or pretend.  "'Tend."
This little girl is a drop of summer everyday.   

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

growing up

Remember when Alli cut her own hair the day before school?

It's growing out... or should I say up?

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I know a stud when I see one

That's what I'm talkin' about.
Andy is working on our basement... finishing part of it.

The closet is framed out.  The walls are up.

There is drywall!  And outlets!  And a switch!

And lights!  Andy had to reroute some of the ductwork so there wouldn't be so many crazy soffets.

Here is the man at work...

The man has skills!