Saturday, July 08, 2006

Expressing Herself






Just memorializing a couple of our current favorite phrases of yours, Dear Child--we have no idea from where you pick these things up, but coming, as they do, from someone who still can't properly pronounce the words 'ketchup' (chepup) or 'magic' (magitch, with a hard 'g' sound), they're pretty darn entertaining. You've been using these regularly for the last few days, but here are the contexts in which they were first introduced to us:

After giving me a big hug and a kiss, you place your hand on your hip saucily, look around, and query, "Now. WHERE is that lovely ol' Daddy of mine?"

and

During your nightly woe-is-me, weeping, wailing, teeth-gnashing, conniption-fit angst-fest about having to go to bed, you actually took my face in your hands, looked at me pitiously, and pleaded, "Mommy, I really INSIST, I do NOT want to go to bed now!" Wish I'd 'a thought of that one when I was your age, because I never wanted to go to bed, either. Still don't.

I'm trying to decide whether you're channelling Katherine Hepburn or Lucille Ball.

More car-top silliness from the city fireworks festival on flickr.

16 comments:

  1. I never want to go to bed either. Hence the hour I am posting this.

    Could she BE any more adorable?

    I am diabetic you know, I can't handle that much sweetness!

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  2. My face? It has exploded all over the screen here.

    Way. Too. Cute. For. Public. Consumption.

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  3. We have to get our two drama queens together.

    Holiday to Little Rock, anyone?

    Or one to Philly?

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  4. Holy Cute-on-a-Stick. That girl of yours is definitely channeling someone in black and white.

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  5. I firmly believe that some kids are just BORN with that kind of personality! Their little lives canNOT have given them enough experience to be that sophisticated in so short a time. Of course, it takes wonderful parenting to bring it out in them and nurture it. ;>)

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  6. She's insanely cute. The facial expressions are fantastic.

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  7. I vote for Lucille Ball, in the best possible way. I hear there are some openings now that Dakota Fanning's getting like a billion dollars a picture...

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  8. Your daughter is so photogenic. This girl is MADE for reality tv!

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  9. She is so beautiful Belinda! Great shots - what a ham!

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  10. I can just hear her saying "I INSIST". What a darling! And so, so cute and photogenic, as always.

    Elizabeth
    http://table4five.wordpress.com

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  11. she's so cute belinda! you done good.

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  12. She is just so CUTE! Really, prettiest little thing ever. She reminds me of my little cousin who I don't get to see near enough. And ya'll are so funny. "Out of the mouth of babes..." - Thats what my mom always said!

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  13. With a face like that.....who needs fireworks. Your camera was certainly pointed in the right direction!

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  14. Just when I think I can't possibly get any more infatuated ...

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