Monday, May 11, 2009

I would like to have a word with

the Grandmas please.

The other day Addison was playing with some of her toys and all of a sudden I heard her quietly say "what the he** is going on here?"!

I couldn't believe it. Had I really just heard what I thought I did? So I told her that this is not something that we say and asked her where she heard it. Without even hesitating she said that her grandmas taught her to say it.

Now my question to you two lovely (and might I add profane) ladies is why on earth would you think this is acceptable to teach my innocent 3 year old? I don't feel as though we need to make a big deal over this. I would just like for you to take responsibility for your actions. Were you two in cahoots? Or did you each just randomly decide on your own "I think today would be a great day to teach Addison a new expression"? I might expect this sort of thing from the grandpas, but the grandmas? Never the grandmas!

Well I would appreciate it if in the future you could refrain from teaching my daughter such vulgarity and perhaps take her aside and let her know that your past lessons are inappropriate.

Okay, for those of you who don't know I'm kidding I suppose I should clarify. I KNOW that Addison did not learn this from either one of her grandmas. Truth be told she probably got it from her dad. What? You didn't think I was going to say she got it from me did you? =)
I just think it's hilarious how quick she was to blame her grandmas. Like she thought there was no way she could get in trouble if her grandmas told her to do it. Let that be a lesson to the grandmas. That girl worships you two gals and hangs on every word you say (and sometimes those you don't).

Monday, May 4, 2009

The Chandler Curse

Does anyone remember the episode of friends when Chandler can't smile? He & Monica are trying to get their engagement pictures done but every time Chandler gets in front of the camera he gets this strange, almost scary, look on his face.

Well, my sweet Addison Rose has this same problem. I love my baby girl to death and think she is the most beautiful girl in the whole wide world (I know, a bit biased) but she cannot take a good posed picture to save her life!

Today was picture day at her dance studio so she was dressed up all cute in her little recital outfit. When we got home from dance I decided to try to take some pictures of her myself. Here's what we ended up with when I asked her to look at me and smile:

I know the top one doesn't look too funny on here, but when it's full size it's pretty silly. In her defense, I suppose I should disclose that she was squinting because the sun was in her eyes. But still, this happens almost every time we try to take a picture. I can't wait to see what the ones from the studio look like (hee hee).

Now here's what she looked like when I just asked her to run around and play and forget about the camera:

Ahhh, much better!

While she'll probably never be a super model with picture taking skills like these, she'll always be beautiful to me.