November First

My little bitty one is five today.

She is my shy girl and my silly girl and my artsy girl.

She is better at entertaining herself than anyone I know.  The other night, she spent an hour creating a person out of a jump rope, leaves, rocks, and sticks.


On her last night as a four-year-old, I asked her a few questions about herself.  She told me her favorite TV show is Max & Ruby.  She says her favorite movie is "every Alice in Wonderland we have."  Her favorite toy is her swing set, although if you give this child some blocks (Legos!) or a pen and some paper, she will stay busy for hours.  She wants a Lalaloopsy doll for her birthday, but she's quite happy with her Littlest Pet Shop and My Little Pony collections.  She is very excited for us to (finally!) start reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  She means it when she tells you her favorite music is classical, although she is very fond of this song, too.  She loves The Snowman, both the book and the short film.  She loves Mercer Mayer and Maurice Sendak.  She loves Betty Boop and Really Rosie, too.

 She is out of school today.  I'm taking her to a salon for a haircut.  Her Raggedy Ann birthday party will be Sunday.  Now that Halloween is over, and the bedroom/playroom makeover job is nearly complete, I can finally concentrate on this party!

Speaking of Halloween, we trick-or-treated at my grandmother's and in my favorite neighborhood in town.  It was so much fun!  Hope everyone had a wonderful Halloween!




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  1. What a sweetie. Busy for you with Halloween and Little Sis' birthday back to back!!

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    1. It's always like this. Big Sis's birthday always happens right after school starts, and I'm often in a play. My niece's birthday is on my wedding anniversary 2 weeks later. Little Sis's bday is right after Halloween, and my dad's is on the 4th. In fact, we're having her bday party on HIS birthday. I call the beginning of February "Mini Christmas." My brother and sister were both born on the 1st (8 years apart), and my husband's bday is on the 6th. My August birthday seems so lonely... ;o)

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  2. What a delightful ode to your little girl!! I loved hearing about all her interests, that was darling. You know how long my kid will entertain herself? Maybe 30 seconds.

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    1. Yeah, my oldest thinks she's a grown-up and wants to hang out with Mom or Dad as much as possible. This kiddo is such a little introvert, albeit a very funny one.

      When she was 3, she liked to pretend she had a pink house. She would describe it sometimes: two stories, big, fancy, with a nice mommy who lived there, and a baby brother or sister. Anytime we'd see a toy or something she would like, instead of begging for it, she'd shrug and say, "I have that at my pink house!"

      One evening, she climbed on my lap, and told me that her pink house was high on a mountain and that to get there, one would have to take an airplane. (She's fascinated by planes.) She explained, "That's why I never get to go there. Let's take an airplane there, Mommy." So I pulled her onto my lap at the computer chair, and said, "Okay, let's get buckled in." "NO!" she cried. "No, let's really go there!"

      She was serious. She had invented this place that was so real to her in her head, she thought I really could put us on a plane and take us there. I gently explained how this wasn't possible. Her bottom lip quivered and she disappeared into her room.

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    2. Oooooooooh! so so precious. oh my goodness I love her and I've never met her :)

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  3. That interview with your daughter is priceless! Now I want to interview my children... I'd probably learn a few things! LOVED IT! and I loved those pictures of the jump rope child- I kept giggling as you posted them. So cute! Looks like Halloween was fun- enjoy the day with little sis!

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    1. We're having a good time! She's very entertaining. We got free cake at our favorite Lebanese restaurant. The owner is always so nice to her, and she's so coy and mean to him. It works, too. She gets free desserts all the time. UGH.

      The jump rope child was driving me nuts. I kept telling her I needed to go in and work on their playroom, but she wouldn't finish! And I was supposed to keep taking pictures of it, too.

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