Monday, December 08, 2008

Some Monday Randomness

First off, a huge thank you for all the support and encouragement everyone's been giving me over the job loss thing. It's been hard, but I'm doing OK. And a special shout-out to my friend and fellow blogger, Ann-Marie, who stopped by with a bag full of assorted Girl Scout aka "You've-Just-Been-Fired" cookies.

I can't remember the last time I've not been at work on Monday, so here are some random happenings and photos from today.

First off, a riddle. What do a Polly Pocket doll, a Glad plastic container, a corkscrew, a pizza cutter, and water have in common?

Yeah, I have no idea either (and something you can't see in the photo, she is wearing her precious red rubber boots with her pajamas).

The next picture is a little horrifying. Lucy lost her first tooth on her birthday, exactly six months ago yesterday. The tooth next to it was loose too--it still hasn't fallen out, even though she can completely rotate it around in her mouth. Then her two top front teeth have been loose since at least September. One of them is so loose that I now call her Snaggletooth. When her teacher helped her into the car this morning she whispered to me, "Just pull that tooth out!" I said, "She won't let me near it." She was wiggling it on the way home, and we went over a bump so it began to bleed. That was worth at least an hour of drama. But she readily agreed for me to photograph Snaggletooth (and trust me, it looks even worse in person).

When I was a little girl, my grandma had these two very cute white china elves that climbed up her candles. I don't know whatever happened to them, but I've always wanted some. Last week I won these on ebay--this guy has a little friend who now resides on my other candlestick.

Lastly, I picked up Elaine's pictures that I had taken a week or so ago. I'm really happy with how they turned out. These are photos of pictures so they don't quite do them justice.

It's hard to believe she'll be three years old this week. Here's one last picture-- this is her right now, playing that her mermaid and assorted Polly Pockets are swimming in the kitchen sink. [Note the footwear].


Melanie said...

Ha! Love the boots! Those are all great pics of Elaine - both the casual sink shots and the ones from Penneys. :) Poor Lucy! I'm with her teacher - the tooth has got to go. Give her a Snickers - that always did the trick on my brother's teeth! Have a great night, Alice!

Becky said...

I would never let my parents near my loose teeth either. I was terrified at the thought of the tooth tied to the string tied to the door suggestion. Once I remember that I had a tooth that was barely hanging on, but I was willing it to stay in. My dad started to tickle me, and by the time I got him to stop, the tooth was miraculously missing. He must have grabbed it out during my laughter.

The pictures of Elaine turned out so cute!

Ann-Marie said...

I love Elaine's photos! She looks really lovely, and that dress is gorgeous! Where did you get them done? I hope you let me know when you run out of YJBF cookies - I sort of have an endless supply!

I'm with Becky on the tooth thing. I remember playing and playing with it and hoping it wouldn't come out! But, when it did, since I had a waterbed - I had to leave it in a glass of water in the kitchen. When I woke up, there were four quarters stacked in the glass. Magic!

Juliet said...

What beautiful pictures of Elaine. I love the one with both of you. I'm like Ann-Marie, who did the pictures? They are excellent!!!

Keep us posted on Lucy's tooth.

Mae said...

The tooth is so funny. My Mother used to pull all the loose teeth in the neighborhood. I don't know how she got to be the "dentist" of the neighborhood. Mae

Ann-Marie said...

So, don't hate me forever, but I tagged you in a blog thingy today! Check out my blog for details!