Tuesday, June 26, 2012

She's Three!

Mia had a FULL birthday. 
She woke up to a yummy breakfast and overly enthusiastic Mom.
Here she is making her birthday crown (after getting her birthday bath and hair-do):


Then we met Gma R & Aunt Mary at the mall for some long-awaited ear piercing.  Her cousin had hers done a few months ago and Mia has been fascinated by earrings and earring wearers ever since.  I figured that if she is that conscious of them, then I suppose we can go for it!  I had built it up so much, however, and asked her so frequently, "are you sure you want holes in your ears?  It is going to hurt!" that when it came down to piercing time, she was totally traumatized before they even made contact with her ears.

Here she is super wary during the before prep and still feeling a little concerned afterward.  




But then all was well again when Gma took her to the food court for some greasy "Pamba Bear Express."
  Reveling over her fun gifts from Gma R:

Then after a long trip to Toys-R-Us during Dad's work break, 
we met some more family at the park where Gma K arrived in pomp and grandeur with Mia's new wagon:


Mia's strawberry ladybugs on some tasty (and relatively healthy) Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint "leaves:"


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 Whew!  We were both pooped by the end of of the day, so I suppose it was a success!
Here is pre-nighttime modeling of her new climbing harness while sitting amid the rest of the spoils (the indoor appropriate spoils, at least). 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

June's Top 10

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Radiant at her post-sealing celebration:

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Snugging with G Gma Heinz & big sis:

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Trying out some rice cereal (while advertising for our insurance company):

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THIS is a rarity because dad's alarm goes off at 4:30am and the girls only make their way into bed with mom just after he takes off for his wicked long run (EVERY day of the week).  
Each morning, I lie hoping with all my might that his raucous isn't followed by the pitter-patter of Mia's feet, the slamming of her own door and reckless opening of mine, and then June's subsequent yell after such a rude awakening.  
I am hardly ever appeased.

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A few weeks ago, I set June down mid-feeding to do something urgent.  I left the bottle on her tummy and when I came back I found that she had helped herself.  It scared me.
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June's eyes are so dark, her pupils are camouflaged--  they look like big, juicy black olives!
  
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Mia's Top 10

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This photo epitomizes these girls' personalities

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When Mia dresses herself (which she does whenever we don't have anywhere to go),
 it tends to be some sort of contradiction, like Keens and a tutu:

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I wish someone would give me permission to do this all day:

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Mia is certain that dandelions are delicacies.

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Being submissive at the dentist-- 
She was accompanied by a pleased mom because of her fabulous clean teeth report
(although, Dad gets all the credit for his nightly brushing, flossing, and fluoride ritual).

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Sweet cousin interactions

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