Friday, May 30, 2008

Meet the Newest Member of Our Family!

LOL--here she is!! Meet Rosalita*.
Probably about as close as we will get to having another pet. She just arrived after a long stay in Indiana, where JM gave her some much needed repairs. Autumn LOVES her (and she'll tell anyone who will listen). She's totally fascinated, but a little nervous still. Keeps telling me she has to check on her "o-bot" and talk to her. Autumn follows her around the house, but always at a good distance.
*named by her previous owner

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Candy Land

Autumn and I played Candy Land a few nights ago for the first time. I was really surprised by how quickly she caught on to the concept. And she beat me!!! Next day, first thing she wants to do is play with me AND matt. She beat me again! (so did Matt). :-) LOL.

(Oh, and "Aunt Beth" made the dress!)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

More Autumn-isms

"playing catch with daddy" -- nope, it doesn't involve a ball. autumn's version of playing catch is running around the house with daddy chasing her until he catches her. a variation of this game is daddy running around the house until autumn catches him.

"1,2,3,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,18,20" -- autumn's version of counting when she's playing hide and seek. (she likes to hide by laying down in the middle of the floor or on the bed and covering her eyes with her hands. when her eyes are covered she's invisible, of course.)

"necklaceseseseseseses" -- how she says necklace

"sponsible" -- being responsible--especially when it comes to cleaning up her room

"look, Dad! Look!!! See all those email cars over there?" -- we were at the PO going in to mail some stuff in the evening and all the little delivery vehicles were parked in rows alongside the building. :-) She thought it was neat.

"oh, cool" -- becoming a more and more common reply to anything anyone says

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

strawberry pickin'!!!

Today we went strawberry picking. Autumn had a great time! :-)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


...with mouse


Picking through markdowns at the grocery store--I got a TON of lilies for $1.25. There are now two of these HUGE bouquets in the house. :-)

Cupcakes for Daddy

Matt's birthday is today and Autumn decided that he wanted cupcakes.
"What kind of cupcakes do you think he wants?"
"Chocolate!!!" (In a very "isn't it obvious, mommy???" kind of voice.)