Thursday, August 30, 2012

Chloe and the Princesses

 Chloe: A couple of weeks ago, Mommy and I got to go somewhere UNBELIEVABLE.

The Upper Darby High School Theatre. (Sigh.)

Which was filled with PRINCESSES!

 I was dressed as Rapunzel and do you know who I met?  RAPUNZEL.  She was so excited that I was dressed like her.  She was so beautiful, but honestly, I thought her hair would be longer.

I also got to meet Belle...

...and Lumiere, who I was less excited about.  He has a candle on his head and is not a princess.

Last year, I was all about the Little Mermaid, so it was a nice piece of my past to meet Ariel and Sebastian.  We showed them our family Little Mermaid portrait and they were excited.  We are just a Disney-loving family.
When we got home, we found the junior princess all tuckered out.  Daddy said she tried to stay awake, but just couldn't make it.  Little Kit Kat.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

The Party!

 Chloe: Hi, Amber.  Hi, Ethan.

Amber: You're a cutie, you know that?

 Amber: I love that kid, he cracks me up!

 Chloe: Aunt Diane's party is a good place to practice modeling, so I dunked my head into the wagon full of water to get the "just off the beach" look.  What do you think?

 Amber: Eh, try to be more natural, more fluid.  Watch me for tips.

 Chloe: Like this?

 Chloe: What about this?

 Amber: Um... well... just stick with me, kid - I'll help you up your game...

Amber: ...I mean, later I will.  Aunt Diane's party is like a marathon, man.  I need a nap!

Note from Mommy and Daddy: Thank you, Aunt Diane and Uncle John for such a wonderful party and such a lovely visit - we had a great time!!

Friday, August 17, 2012

"Up Thru the Atmosphere, Up Where the Air is Clear..."

 Chloe: Ah, so relaxing.  I've been wanting a kite* for some time and it is all I imagined.  The billowing, the flying, the control... I love it.

 Amber: What?  What are you talking about?  What are we supposed to be doing right now?

 Amber: ...Oh... I see what you did there.  Okay.  Neat.

(pause, watching kite)
(yup, still flying)
(oh, someone ducked because they thought it was a real seagull* - heh)
(ducks are better than seagulls)

...Seriously?  We're still on the freakin' kite?

 Chloe: Yeah, let's take a walk - we'll make Daddy pull for a bit and then we'll bust out!

Amber: Cool.  It's fun how everyone on the promenade is laughing at him, pulling an empty wagon as we exert our independence.

Chloe: Independence is EXHAUSTING. 

Amber: True dat.  Let's chill for a bit before the party...

(Party pics coming tomorrow)

*Note from Chloe: Daddy said it was really brave of Mommy to buy a kite depicting an animal of which she is afraid.  I'm not sure why she hates birds so much, but she said that all weekend, she felt like Tippi Hedron.  I don't know what that means.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

To Swim or Not to Swim...

 Amber: Back in the wagon!

Chloe: Yup - this is my favorite place to be - Aunt Diane and Uncle John's beach house!  Bring on the beach!

 Amber: MUSH, huskies!

 Amber: I want the toys only when you are holding them and I am not afraid to steal, fight and kick to get what I want.

Chloe: Sigh.  That kid.

 Chloe: No matter.  I will play in the water with Daddy. I love the ocean!!!

 Amber (sniffling): I do NOT.

Chloe: Oh, get over yourself.  And everyone else, stay tuned to tomorrow's blog post for more photos of last week's trip to the shore!