Sometimes you just have to do it yourself.

Hey! This is Emma.

Well, and Addie, too – but mostly me, because she is my “baby sis” and is not nearly as talented as I am in the talking, typing or storytelling arenas, but I will help her when it is her turn.

First off, we really need to apologize for our obvious slacker Mom lately. She is running around like the crazy rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, exclaiming, “I’m late! I’m late!,” and she is really preoccupied with something, or a few somethings, and she clearly does not understand how important it is to keep her bloggy friends happy. She just keep throwing up a photo here, or a few photos there, and hoping that our sweetness will tide you all over.


Mothers…can’t live with ’em, can’t live without ’em.

Anyhow, about a thousand days ago, our friend Zoe tagged us for a fun little meme. I kept asking Mommy when we could do it and kept getting, “um…how about later.” Story of my life. So, Ad and I are just going to do it now.

The rules:
-Each player makes a list of eight random facts/habits about themselves.
-At the end of your list, choose eight people to tag and list their names. (We probably won’t play by this rule, though).

So, since I am the big sister, and running the show around here, I figure I will go first.

Emma’s Eight:
1. I love school. I tell Mom every single day how I can’t wait to be 5, so I can go to the kindergarten classroom. There I get to go to school – ALL day long. Every day. I’m really excited about that. And I get my own lunch box!

2. There is this boy, Henry, he is at my school and I think he is very cute. My friend Ella and I are always chasing him at recess and I told Mom the other day that I was going to marry Henry when we grow up. Mom said that I was ONLY 4 YEARS OLD (yes, she said it loud like that) and that I should just be friends with Henry, but not worry about boyfriends and getting married and stuff like that. I told her, “I’m almost 5!” Her head just dropped forward and she shook it back and forth, I’m not sure what that means, but she does it a lot lately.

3. I am going to be 5 on April 9th, in case you didn’t know. I like to tell everyone that. I think that maybe I will have a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party. Mom just laughs because Aunt Meesh used to have a bedroom with Strawberry Shortcake all over the wallpaper. I guess everyone likes Strawberry Shortcake.

4. When I’m not in school, or planning my birthday party, I really do like to play with my “baby sis.” That is what I call her, and it also always makes Mom laugh. We have been known to give Mommy close to an hour of peace at one time, while we play Polly Pockets and dollhouses. Sometimes I think Mom doesn’t believe that we are just playing because she will come in and ask, “What are you doing?” “Why are you so quiet in here?”

5. I am working hard on my ballet dancing. I started a new class that my friends Ella and Kate are in. It is on Saturday with Miss Caroline and we are learning A LOT! Miss Caroline told Mommy that she has not seen feet like mine in a long time! Mommy says she is not sure, but she thinks it is a good thing. Apparently my long, skinny feet are good for ballet dancers. I really want to be Clara in the Nutcracker some day.

6. I also like playing baseball with Daddy. I conned Davin into playing with me for hours when he was here a few weeks ago. But I keep telling Mommy that I really want to play soccer. Mommy says this summer, after I am 5, I get to start playing. Which is good, because every time we go to the Grove and I throw pennies into the fountain and I wish to play soccer. Now I won’t have to waste all of those wishes!

7. My current favorite person is Sharpay from High School Musical. I used to only want to wear skirts and dresses, but Nena and Mommy found me some “Sharpay jeans” they are sparkly and very cool, so I have branched out and am now including some new stuff into my wardrobe. But it must sparkle. And it must be fabulous!

8. I know the plot to every Tom & Jerry cartoon. It is my favorite cartoon. Daddy and I like to watch them together. He has also been showing me the Three Stooges. Much to Mommy’s chagrin.

Addie’s Eight:
1. Well, I’m 2. So that pretty much explains what it is like around here. One minute I’m laughing and having a great day, the next minute I am having a supreme meltdown because my sock is not on my foot the right way. It is kind of a game now – I just do it to keep Mom on her toes.

2. After my “debut” at the dance recital last month, I am taking a little break from dance. Although every time Mommy puts tights on me, I ask her “Am going to dance class?” But I don’t think I really want to go.

3. My obsession for Cinderella has been transferred to Ariel. I love the Ariel song, I want to watch Ariel every single day. Sometimes I will sit at the table and comb my hair with a fork, or “dinglehopper” like Ariel does while I sing, “Aaaaaah, aaaahhh.” Mommy is trying to get it on video, but I’m smarter than her. I know when she is trying to trick me and I know exactly when to stop.

4. The two words that I say (and use correctly) that cracks Mommy up lately. “Pobabaly” (probably) and ack-tu-ally (actually). “Um, Mommy – ack-tu-ally, I want juice instead of milk – but I pobabaly will have to have some goldfish with my juice. Yes?”

5. I think my big sister is great. She is my favorite person. When she is somewhere and I need her I will yell at the top of my little lungs, “Emma Gwacie Girl Boris! Where arrre you?!” Most of the time we have a very fun time. But I do know that by screaming very loud when Emma isn’t sharing with me, it will make Mommy come running. Another fun game I like to play.

6. As much as I love Emma, I really love my afternoons with Mommy when Em is at school. We usually don’t do anything exciting, but Mommy says I’m a totally different kid when I am without Em. I sure do like it when all of Mommy’s attention is on me.

7. My favorite place to go and just hang out is the “puppy kitty store” (PetSmart). We always start in the fish and wander past the birds, but then I get antsy and can’t wait to get to the back of the store where the puppies are! There is a doggy daycare where all of the puppies go and run around and I love to watch them. And then I have to go visit the kitties, too. And I love our kitties. The other day I picked Smokey up and carried her around for a little bit. I think she really liked it!

8. I am the world’s slowest eater. Or maybe this is just another game to drive Mommy crazy? The only way to get me to eat a full meal in a timely fashion is to make sure you are serving “noonels” (noodles) or broccoli. It is a sure way to make sure I will wipe my plate clean.


So there you have it. A little bit of funny stuff and happenings that Mom has been to busy to write about. I think that all of our bloggy friends have already done this? If you haven’t and want to – just leave us a comment and let us know you did it!

Now we have to go find Mommy. It is a fun little game we play sometimes. Mommy has to go to the bathroom or take a shower, and we go throw open the bathroom door. “MOOOM? Hey, MOM! You in here? Found you! Now it is our turn to go hide…”


5 Responses to “Sometimes you just have to do it yourself.”

  1. 1 Elisa January 23, 2008 at 9:12 pm


  2. 2 Matthew January 24, 2008 at 9:50 am

    Yay Strawberry Shortcake! My company is the creator/owner of Strawberry Shortcake…as well as the Care Bears and Holly Hobbie. So, it’s nice to see some interest!

    This was fun to read.

  3. 3 Christina January 24, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Em and Ad, good for you for grabbing the reigns! You two are some very awesome little girls. Addie, Nadia likes the word “actually”, too! And she likes Ariel too, except she still thinks it’s Cinderella. She doesn’t have a big sister to set her straight, like you do.

  4. 4 Colleen January 24, 2008 at 4:25 pm


    I loved reading what all of the kids had to type up for this meme. It’s so fun. I’m thinking that all the kids should start their own little community blog.

  1. 1 Crafty Tuesday « Barely Controlled Chaos Trackback on August 19, 2008 at 1:09 am

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