Another Play Date – Another Story

July 31, 2007

We drove to the gorgeous home of Mrs. "R" and sweet little "S" today for a morning play date.  I’m sure you’ll recognize "S" right away – she does have the most striking brown eyes.  As always, I had my camera on hand and thought I would get a few shots before we headed on our merry way.  Well . . . . as you know, toddlers have other plans, and most, if not all of the time, they don’t include granting the wishes of an adult. LOL For example, sitting still, looking in the correct direction and smiling on cue just so someone can click that annoying black box. haha

Instead of trying to corral our little tornadoes, we opted instead to let them play and I would just take random pictures of the chaos.  Every single time I was getting ready to take a pic of little miss "S," my munchkin would invariably have her head covering the exact shot I was trying to get.  Boy can she move!  Instead of trying to move her every single time, I decided to put her in "S’s " crib, so I could get a clear shot of S.  K (my daughter) was actually ecstatic with her new digs.  She laughed, jumped up and down, and decided it would be fun to pretend to take a nap.  Too bad she doesn’t go down that easily when it really is nap time. :)

Then it happened, she heard and spied S getting in trouble for throwing clothes on the floor.  My daughter, now loving the "No" word, could not help but take it upon herself to get S in trouble every time she saw the clothes flying.  She would yell "NO NO NO," point to S, then look at S’s Mom as if to say – "Do you see this?  Do you see what’s happening here?"  Even this afternoon after we returned home, I pulled these pictures up on my computer screen, K threw her right hand in front of her, looking a little *too* much like a traffic cop, and said "NO NO NO – MESS!!!  I’m fairly confident that S was quite thrilled with K emphatically *informing* (I’m trying not to use the word tattle here) her Mom of her every move. Oh boy! 

I’m pretty sure K was happy it wasn’t her getting into trouble over the flying clothes, since she had her fair share of getting into trouble before we ever made our way to S’s room.  K is really into the land of "MINE" and poor S, every time she would pick anything up, K would run over, grab it and yell "MINE!!!"   How on earth do you teach an almost two year old that "No, it really isn’t yours" . . . .  even though I’m acutely aware that she believes if it graces the presence of her palm, it is indeed HERS! LOL

Wonderful time, wonderful company and here are some pictures to document the event.

Here is where it all started – the famous clothes flying incident! :) ~

Click here to see the above picture bigger: – Photo One

Here is K, ahem, *informing* S’s mother of the event.

Click here to see the above picture bigger: Photo Two

Two cuties trying to see a truck.  K is so excited that she’s attempting to scale the wall, and doing a pretty good job ~

Sweet S enjoying a little reading time ~

Yep, like I said, striking eyes ~

Thanks again R and S for a fantastic morning!  Everything from the warm conversation to the delicious food was very much appreciated.  Not to mention, a little present that we came home with – K thanks you, he’s been a big hit!!!!!!  Looking forward to the next one!

Anonymous: What a great account of our morning and we DID have fun! Thanks to you girls for coming out and "playing" with us. I enjoyed the day VERY MUCH and I am glad to hear you both did, too. See you when we return. Be safe. R.

Crystal: What beautiful girls! Your story about Kasen totally cracked me up. That is So Steven these days! We really need to get those two together! When is Christine going to be in TX? I'm sure I've already missed her but we really need to get together!

Crystal: What beautiful girls! Your story about Kasen totally cracked me up. That is So Steven these days! We really need to get those two together! When is Christine going to be in TX? I'm sure I've already missed her but we really need to get together!