Saturday, May 7, 2011

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Bailey as the Pink Ninja

Three year olds say awesome things!  I have to write some of them down before I forget.  Bailey and I have been having some really fun/funny conversations lately; they often remind me that being 3 is not the worst thing on the planet.

The other day we were stopped at a stoplight and there was a lady walking in the cross walk.
Bailey asked,"Mom, why doesn't she have a kid?"
I said, "Not everybody has kids."
"Why?" she asked in utter amazement.
"Well, not everybody has kids with them all the time," was my plain response.
"Why not mom?  Kids are so much fun!" she exclaimed.
I thought, you're right Bailey--especially when she has such great insight on the world.
She was the Pink Ninja and I was the yellow one.  I had to teach her a few ninja moves so she could fight off the bad guys.

One of the fun things, for me at least, about having girls is dressing them up in adorable outfits.  If you know me, you know that Bailey has more clothes than any one little girl needs.  I've always picked out her clothes, but lately she's been wanting to pick out her own.  She usually wants to wear a "pretty dress" or an "adorable skirt."  Last week I was trying to get Bailey ready in time to go to Brooklynn's doctor's appointment.  Bailey wanted to wear a nice church dress, but I persuaded her to wear a different play dress.  I can usually convince her to wear something more suitable, as long as I give her a few options.  This process is not the quickest thing, but at least she feels like she got some input in the decision. 

When she was finally dressed and marching down the stairs, she was chanting, "I'm gonna wear everything that I wanna wear!"  It was not a defiant chant, but one of pure happiness in her outfit for the day--a purple, flowered play dress and her pink polka dot Hello Kitty rainboots.  She had to make sure that she had a coordinating purple headband to match--of course!  I would have taken a picture of her ensemble, but I didn't want to be late for Brooklynn's appointment.

Other Favorites:
"Brooklynn's following asleep"  instead of falling asleep.

"Do you want to see my big surprise?" she'll ask anyone while holding anything behind her back.  The big surprise could be a sticker, her shoes, a piece of paper, or even a piece of trash.  Everything is exciting as long as it's described as a big surprise.

"This is the best ______(day, food, present, show, etc.) in my life ever!"  I love this one because she is so sincere and does feel at that moment that whatever it is is the greatest thing she's experienced in her life.

She also loves "big kid games" (any game that's in a box), movies (she's truly obsessed), anything described as "special," and her baby sister. 

Family Fun:
Last Sunday we ate dinner at the beach with my family.  We had a family favorite--tin foil dinners.  I didn't put a bathing suit on Bailey, but as you can see she went in anyway.  She was in heaven!  She was finally able to fly her ladybug kite and loved it.

Check out that air!!

Here's when she stopped trying to stay dry and just went for it.

Bailey's favorite play date any time and any place--Toni!


Lissy said...

Love this post! Bailey is such a cutie. I totally relate to the "not the worst thing on the planet" comment :) Happy Mother's Day!!

keri mae rhineer said...

it would be me... if i were there.... hahaha... those ninja pictures reminded me when you would dress me up and take pictures of me. funny