Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Stella Likes to Eat Sand

Therefore, when she poops she not only gets the relief of a bowel movement, but when her diaper gets changed she has the buff and shine exfoliation treatment. The little diva, some might say, already getting spa treatments at such a young age. This is the same girl who had her first diaper blow-out at The Camelback Inn. She was, after all, born in Scottsdale, Arizona, aka East Beverly Hills. One may ask, "When a girl like this is in need of a first hair cut where does she go?" She suggests a trip to the local Toni & Guy salon.

"Hmmm, yes, I'd like to lose some length, perhaps add some layers--what's that flash?!"

"Paparazzi, please, give a girl some space!"

"I spy some hair products. When we're finished, can you please take me to see them, Go Go?"

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I Call This One "Shiny Lips"

"We would like to thank the Academy for the Most Precious and Definitely Not Overrated Digital Camera Movie Award. We're flattered, of course, but we also understand the power of a cute child consuming man-sized portions of meat. And of course the jibberish and the answering of questions like she really knows what I'm asking. But most of all, the Shiny Lips, we understand their power."

Monday, January 22, 2007

Keeping It Real

Stella is a connoiseur of the good life. She likes to eat real food. When she's hungry for meat she don't want no cut-up-little-bits-so-they-can-fit-in-her-mouth. She wants the real thing. She wants it off the bone.

Oh, and she likes to make faces now, too.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Backlighting Kills the Shot"

I am going to share this regardless of the poor quality. Stella endured a Long Day recently and couldn't make it through lunch. She started drifting and instead of taking her out of her chair and out of her tired misery, I recorded it so we can all laugh at how innocent and funny she is.

The last fifteen seconds are the best. I must admit, I hope this happens again so that I may correct my lighting mistake the second time around!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Post 130

"For I know the plans I have for you, says the Mom, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to put you down for a nap and let you slumber."

Ah, life.

Stella, you can be a lot of work. There's tears and fussing and wailing. And unexplained tiredness when I have something fun planned. There's waking up at 6:30 in the morning when it's still dark outside. What is that all about?

Of course, there's also the kisses and hugs that you give. The pats on the back and your cheeks that always smell like maple syrup even though you never eat it.

Regardless, you're taking a nap.

Monday, January 01, 2007

Our Agenda

A recent email sent to the grandparents...

Stella recently informed us that she wants to make overnights a regular occurance in 2007. She already experienced one with much success during our flu in December. So, we're accepting offers. We're filling up her calendar! She's a social being a she likes to do stuff. She enjoys the movies, the carousel (if you stand next to her), the mall, the grocery store, parks, other kids, etc. The opportunities for entertaining/spoiling her are endless. She's still never been to Chuck E. Cheese and I can promise you I'm not taking her--that's your job!
When she's feeling good she'll sleep a good twelve hours in a row--even more if you make the room really dark!
Let us know when you want her!