Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Chloe: The good people of Sea Isle City finished the new playground just in time for our arrival! New slides, new climbing things, new spinning things that all the Mommies hated and all the Daddies tried to ride themselves. It was so cool, don't you agree, Amber?
Chloe: Wow. She can sleep anywhere. Amazing. It's lucky that she's asleep, actually. The only thing not finished was the area with the baby swings. Can you just picture the attitude if the ONE thing her size was unavailable? Sheesh. She did get to ride a bit, though. Because I refused to stay one side of the playground, Mommy had to keep dragging her around on that blanket.
Chloe: Besides, it gave me time to pose for the paparazzi.
Chloe: One of my favorite things about the beach (besides going in the ocean with Aunt Diane) is finding other kids to play with... sometimes, the big kids don't want to play with me, but that's only because they don't realize what an asset I can be! On Saturday, I finally found a great group of girls who welcomed me into the fold. I helped them make this awesome castle!
(Insert from Mommy: Attention, Nathan Brat Child: If you again try to take my kid's shark or ball with you up the beach after you repeatedly refused to share your toys OR play with her in any capacity, I will have no compunction at all about telling your mother that you are a BRAT. Leave my kid alone.)
Amber: I really like the beach, too. When Mommy isn't looking, I like to eat sand. Chloe usually is a good supplier. She tends to get sand EVERYWHERE. Sometimes she gets in trouble. But, hey. If you can't do the time, you shouldn't do the crime.
Chloe: Yeah, Friday afternoon wasn't great for the ol' Chloster. But, Mommy had forgiven me by dinnertime.
Amber: Yeah, she's pretty chill that way.
Chloe: Anyway, thank you Aunt Diane (and Uncle John)!
Amber: We had a great time! We love you!
Monday, June 27, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Chloe's new thing is matching. When we went to the Cape May Zoo in May, she was wearing her "Turtley Cool" shirt and when we came upon the turtles, she tried to show them her shirt, "It matches!"
When we met the Low Rent Dora a couple of weekends ago, she was wearing a Dora shirt. "It matches!"
So, she was thrilled when I showed her these matching dresses from Grams and tried to immediately disrobe to put it on.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Chloe: Don't feel bad. Mommy wouldn't let me taste her drink. And it looked really yummy!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
I don't really remember this. I remember that there was a book about a doggie who wore a bandage, but was he hurt? Blind? Related to Bret Michaels? I have no idea. When I saw this one (prominently displayed in the middle of the quilt), I got a flash of a memory of Mom-Mom reading this book and of her enjoying reading it to me... but the same flash made me think that I had feigned interest in it because she liked it so much. I'm thinking that maybe the dog WAS hurt and that's why I was lukewarm for the story. But, my memory may be failing me on this one.
This is from the Grover book from when Grover is trying to hide, but he can't and he asks the reader to just SAY he was hidden so he can win hide and seek. This book was in the same box as the bedspread, so Chloe and I have been reading it. She sort of gets that she's supposed to say she doesn't see Grover, but not really.
Isn't this hella cool? I should learn to quilt.
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Amber: Fair enough.
Amber: Here we are with Mommy!
Chloe: Doesn't she look so happy?
Amber: Mommy said she felt so relaxed and happy to be at the beach with her two beautiful girls.
Chloe: Hey, what's that? I didn't have one of those!
Amber: It's my SuperBrella. It's awesome.
Chloe: When I was your age, I had this stupid tent that Mommy kept trying to open and close and keep in one place and it was a mess. This is way cooler.
Chloe: Well, good for you. I mean, you're not old enough to go in the ocean with Aunt Diane (like me) or dig in the sand (like me) or go shopping on the promenade (like me) or eat one of Aunt Diane's yummy sandwiches (like me) so I'm glad you have that SuperBrella.
Chloe: When Mommy and I were shopping, we bought these cool matching Sea Isle City sweatshirts for us. I picked out the dolphin ones for us, Amber. Do you like them?
Amber: What was the other option?
Amber: There are no flowers on the beach!
Chloe: That's why I got the dolphins.
Amber: Smart move.
Amber: Don't let it go to your head.
Chloe: This was really fun, too! Aunt Diane and I love the slides!
Chloe: That wasn't the mulch, it was your diaper. Ha!
Amber: WOW. Now, I know you guys are crazy!!
Amber: Don't worry about those other rides... by next summer, you'll be helping me be brave on them, right?