Saturday, January 10, 2009

snowmen, gated communities, wonderchairs, and machine guns




it's snowing here at the gated community! no, we didn't move, but we are surrounded by gates and are learning to hurdle well. a certain two-footer (who shall remain nameless) has taken to climbing the stairs at lightening speed, eating toilet paper from the roll (tell me someone else's kid has a fancy for this delicacy!) and splashing in the dog's water-- so our fortress now is complete with gates! i'm watching her now as she tries to find a way around the one at the stairs...

last night jon took his two girls out or a date night. we had fun window shopping at the mall and trying to guess the ages of the middleschool/highschool scene (we're so old...). now, to many of you, this may appear as a lame date; however, with the chill keeping hae and i indoors most days, it was great to get out and walk. another bonus, you don't have to settle on a restaurant-- you can have italian for dinner and then chick-fil-a ice cream for dessert! but, the best part of the date was 10 minutes in the wonderchair. i have no idea what you really call it, but it's immortalized in my mind as the wonderchair. brookstone has this massage chair that costs as much as a new-to-us car would sitting in the back of the store. the ones in the front are just fine for those quickly passing by, but the ones in the back are reserved for the wives of whom's husbands know they exist, ask the sales staff to turn it on, and then take your child on a stroll while you melt into the leather. best. date. ever. (okay, so maybe not ever, but it certainly was great!)

haven has this little toy that was passed down from our neighbor. it's a little steering wheel/car toy with barney's voice telling you to buckle your belt, stop at red, and turn your blinker on-- you're turning left. anyways, there's a little key chain with an pretend keyless entry button. our sweet girl has figured out that if you hold down any said button, the noise will st-st-st-stutter. so this morning as we were all hanging out in bed, jon and i look over wondering how we provided our daughter with a machine gun baby toy. haven released the button on the car and looked up at us and laughed while barney finally anounced 'the doors are locked.'

6 comments:

sheena said...

she is so gorgeous! trying to guess the age of kids at the mall sounds like fun. funny how much twelve year olds can look like sixteen year olds!

amber said...

that snowman outfit is sooooooo cute!

Laura Camp said...

SO cute! I love that last picture of Haven where she looks like she's saying, ok mom - enough. :)

Mall dates are the best dates - especially when Chick-Fil-A is involved.

Mariposakp said...

She is so adorable!!!

Tirzah said...

That's the one of the cutest snowhavens I've ever seen!

cherany said...

Hey, Jennifer! It's Cherany - remember me? :)

Came across your blog through friends & just wanted to say that the snowman baby pictures are SO FLIPPING CUTE! And just so you know, I pretty much never think baby pictures are all that cute, so you can take this compliment seriously; I'm not just saying it!

Hope all is well with you. Congratulations on the baby!