Wednesday, February 9, 2011


"alex, don't hit your sister!"
"alex, don't kick your sister!!"
"alex, don't sit on your sister!!!"

"alex...did you just spit on your sister?! ok- time out kid."



it's hard not to laugh. she looks so contrite.

30 seconds later, after a very loud "SORRY!" she's over it.





and for now, brynn is safe. from wayward hands, feet & spit.




what a furrowed brow. such focus. intense i tell you.

and as all is calm & quiet....the dogs begin barking with so much fervor that i'm pretty sure we're all about to die at the hands of an intruder.

as i reach for my weapon of choice (salad tongs that alex removed from their proper place)- i look outside to see this:





a masked robber, intent on cleaning us out?

no- just some feathered food. yes, food. stupid dogs.

and i forgot about these next gems- alex & "baby" elmo.


we don't have any baby dolls- so poor elmo gets diapered & force fed some "MIIIILK!"


i try to instill safety & love by letting alex know that this isn't the proper way to hold her "baby" & check his diaper...


in return, i'm rewarded with a look of disdain as i call her parenting methods into question.

my bad.

i later discovered elmo in the trash. i'm thinking babysitting is out of the question.
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Jocelyn said...

OMG! The expressions are priceless! Love it.

sfloyd said...

Can I just say that your posts keep me rolling on the floor...the pictures are way to funny to handle...thanks!

Unpolished Parenting said...

I try not to laugh when I read these because I'll be in a similiar situation in a few short months, but her faces are just so priceless.

Kim said...

That face is great! I think you'll be seeing much more of it -- can you imagine it at 12 or 13?

Mrs. R said...

This post just made my morning. And I love that look she's giving you in the last photo. Priceless!

breedwoman said...

Oh my, i died laughing reading this, knowing my daughter will be the SAME WAY when i have another... maybe worse since she'll be older. So cute how you document it! love it! Good luck!

Her Momma said...

oh man if looks could kill! LOVE!

MrsBro... said...

I die! Alex rules!

Nicole said...

OMG the expressions!! She's so animated, I love the last pic! Gawd these girls are just too presh.

E said...

Have you read Of Mice and Men? George and the rabbits. That's how I describe Lyla's love for Madison.

Britt said...

Ok your babes totally remind me of mine! That last picture and the look on her face?? Totally something Lidia does ALL THE TIME! She also feeds, diapers, etc her baby but then throws her down and also tackles her baby sister too! Ohhhh we have our work cut out for us!

Mrs. V said...

This post cracked me up! I love how Alex has her little hands together in the first few pics in time out! haha!

Mitzi G. said...

she looks so sweet even in time out & OMG that face in the last photo is like she is shooting daggers at you!!

Carol said...

Hilarious and charming! My girls do the same thing, only it isn't nearly as cute because my oldest is 5. Glad to see that Elmo loves the target diapies too!

Jess said...

Adorable! Looks like Alex might POSSIBLY like her sister a little more than she lets on. Or perhaps she just likes copying mommy. Either way... it's pretty cute. And I'm sure they'll get along better once Brynn is older and more "fun".

J.Mo said...

BAHahahahah! She is hilarious. As are you <3

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

Bwahahahaha! Her expressions + your captions= pure awesomeness. I adore you.

Jen said...

Love that bean bag chair. Where did you get it?