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October 25, 2005



Your kids are just so freakin' adorable.I'm glad that the Diddl incident came out alright in the end (pun definitely intended)Happy birthday, Anni!

angela marie

Um. Never heard of the Diddl thing. Don't think it's a good idea to get my girls into THAT too...stop tempting me with links, woman. :)My daughter's birthday saw a bazillion cupcakes too. Those girls and their cupcakes. Anni is after my own heart...I scrape off the frosting too.


Ummm..."futtuhfie caduhpidduh!" Is that beautiful caterpillar? Just thought I would take a guess. Again, I love your post. If only I was as creative as you are with your wording. Never a dull momment, huh? I am lucky that none of my girld, thus far, have swollowed anything like that. I just love how Annika talks. When we saw you with her Mudder, I thought that was the cutest thing. Now, I'm afraid. She is so adorable! Happy belated birthday Annikda!


Sarah - translation: Butterfly! Caterpillar!


Again, great pics! I love seeing the girls. LOL at the necklace incident! Although I'm sure it wasn't so funny at the time! Glad that's over.HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNI!!! Glad it was a good one.Tina

Becca - momofnataliebear

If you keep showing me cute links to cute things I am going to have to buy my kid more cute stuff...stop the madness!!! I also hope that Diddl came out OK in the end (he, he, he - I'm sorry that Liz beat me to it!)!

Yankee T

These children are just beautiful beyond words...


I wish I knew whether I am having a girl! We are all about cute clothes around here.Ooh, and cupcakes. I could really go for a cupcake.


I too didn't know what futtuhfie caduhpidduh meant until I looked at her shirt. Then it was, "Aha, Chris it's butterfly caterpillar." We laughed because we've been going through that ourselves. I love the Diddl story, but the Where's Waldo part kind of got to me. (Now that'll keep the old ticker toned.) What great birthday times. I'm afraid that I enjoyed this post very much.


OMG, I was laughing so hard (when I found out everything was ok, of course). Anni, Frankie--total keepers!Happy Birthday, Anni!!!!!!!


Beautiful pictures of beautiful children. I love toddler-speak. :)

Beanie Baby

I'm so happy to hear that she had such a lovely day, swallowed chain and all. And such lovely pictures to celebrate--I'm a total sucker for keeping Frances's things for posterity.


Oh my.

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Falling Down, November 2004

  • Balloon in hand, my 4-year-old
    twirled across the kitchen floor,
    singing nonsense words
    in her own key.
    "It's my gift!" she declared
    to the world at large, which
    was really only me,
    sitting at the table. Enough
    twirling, and she lost
    her balance, tumbling
    to the floor in a theatrical
    slapstick of elbows and knees.

    She lay on her back
    for a few seconds,
    at the textured ceiling
    with the mysterious
    spaghetti sauce stain.
    Suddenly she
    flapping her arms and legs
    there on the floor, as if to swish
    the imaginary snow
    into a snow angel.

    "Falling down is also a gift!" says she.

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