Thursday, July 3, 2008

That Makes No Sense...

I think back to when Anna Kate was a baby and toddler often, especially when I look at pictures. It seems like yesterday to me, yet it seems like one big blur now. When folks used to tell me, 'you better enjoy every second with her because they grow up so fast' I didn't believe them. OH.MY.WAS.I.WRONG!!!

Anna Kate was taking a bath this morning while I was putting my makeup on and wanted to brush Dora the Explorer's teeth. I gave her a spare toothbrush which she wanted toothpaste on. I didn’t want to waste it, so I suggested using the bubbles instead. She looked up at me with a very serious expression and said, and I quote, “Mama, well that just doesn’t make any sense at all. She needs toothpaste, not bubbles.” My how quickly she is growing up!

And I guess since she is growing up she has taken on the roll of a Mama. She has two baby dolls that she if particularly fond of. Every single morning, and I do mean every morning, we have to haul the babies in their car seats with a blanket and binky for each of them to the car. Anna Kate gets in, gets them all situated and buckles them up. When that's done she finally climbs into her seat so I can buckle her up. This process takes a good 3-4 minutes and I don't dare ask her to please hurry up or I'll get, "Mama, don't rush me!" from her. (I swear she takes her dear sweet time just to get under my skin.) This morning was no different and she was so darned cute sitting in the car with her babies all buckled up beside her. She was so proud of her babies :-)

Pardon the poor quality of this photo - it was taken with my cell phone.