Monday, November 30, 2009


Because she can. Nothing like a half dressed toddler playing in your laundry basket. Now if I could only get her to fold the clean laundry before she dumped it out to make space for herself.

*and yes I blurred her little bits because you just can't ever tell these days*

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Trick or Treat

This year was not Riley's first Halloween, but it was her first time trick or treating. I had actually bought Riley a very cute cheap ladybug costume at a consignment sale, but at the last minute a former room mom of mine came through with Riley's dream costume.

M-I-C-K-E-Y, what do I do with these huge hands? She was cute as a button and absolutely LOVED going trick or treating. It was a cool drizzly night, but she managed to walk to about ten houses and insisted on carrying her little pumpkin bucket the entire way. She politely said "Triss or eat" at each door and almost always remembered to say thank you. I wish I had videotaped some of it, but I'll never forget the innocence of the first trick or treating.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jolly Green Giantess

Today I discovered a child height predictor tool on I was intrigued because our little princess is quite tall and growing more so each day and I've often wondered just how tall she'll end up.

Well, if this predictor is correct my husband and I have bred a Jolly Green Giantess. According to

Your girl will likely be 7 ft. 0 in. at age 18.

Okay I didn't panic when I read that. I figured there is some sort of variance added in considering that this is in fact a predictor tool and nothing more. Then, I read this disclaimer:

This prediction is a "best guess" but it's still just that -- a guess. Based on the formula we used* there is a 50 percent chance that your girl's full-grown height will be within 0.7 inches (above or below) of this prediction, and a 90 percent chance that it will be within 1.7 inches.

Oh, okay so based on the 90% chance my kid will either be 7 ft 2 inches or 6 feet 10 inches.

I feel so relieved.