Friday, May 01, 2009
We enjoyed M3's fashion challenge last week over on the Salsa blog, so we decided to turn Maimie loose in her closet again this week.
On Tuesday morning, Maimie picked her "favorite" pale yellow blouse and paired it with some dark pink leggings. Just as I was about to despair over her inability to properly color coordinate, she yanked a multicolored striped skort out of the drawer. Pulling the skort over the leggings, she eyed a gray sweater (who puts GRAY in a toddler's wardrobe, anyway?) she just had to have. Later in the morning, the Hello Kitty socks made a big comeback, too. Maimie chose two braids for her hairstyle with an orange/yellow(?) barrette.
And I guess a girl's just not dressed without a couple of tattoos on the back of each paw. Actually I had an appointment to get my hair done that morning so, yes, we went in public, and, no, it didn't even bother me!
I just had to post this photo of Jacob and Maimie on my--brace yourself--NEW couch! I still can't believe it. Sometimes I just walk past the living room to admire it. My old couches were pretty sad, really. The blue plaid couch has been retired to the rec room over the garage. We have had it for at least 18 years. The white couch is still in the living room until our other sofa (that had to be ordered) gets here. I told Steve it looked like a communion wafer --all small and flat and white-- next to my gorgeous new big lovely brown couch. It's really not the fault of the white couch. After all it has been around for at least 20 years since it got it's start as Steve's "bachelor" couch.
Who is that dapper young lad? It's Joseph, all dressed for Colonial Day today at school. Every year the fifth grade spends a day reenacting a typical day for the early colonists. They spend time in crafts, games, and even food that the colonists would have enjoyed.
Last Sunday, Maimie was still in her church dress and looked cute as a bug. I took her out on the porch while Daddy and the boys were looking for mushrooms and sissy was doing homework. She gets a huge kick out of blowing bubbles. It was actually pretty difficult for her for quite some time with her cleft lip/palate situation. Now that she has mastered it, she wants to do it alot.
Maimie continues to heal from her pharyngeal flap surgery and has progressed in her diet to nearly include everything. I'm still a little leary of chips and very hard/sharp things until it is completely healed, but yesterday I totally forgot and gave her a fortune cookie with her fried rice. She handled it fine, but it wasn't too bright of mom.