Tuesday, January 27, 2009


That's what Maddie calls them. Have you seen these things?? Normally, I don't think twice about dinosaurs in any form. But our friend won tickets on the radio for "Walking With Dinosaurs", so we went and I must admit I'm glad we did! The creators did an incredible job with these dinosaurs. They are huge and so life-like. They actually move just like you'd imagine they would if they were alive--not jerky or anything. You can't really see it, but I outlined the dino on the picture in yellow, and the paleontologist in pink to distinguish size differences.

And I loved their set. The flowers and plants that surrounded the stage were just blow ups that went up then down, as the passing of time was depicted. I loved their bright colors.

Not the best pics, but you get an idea of the stage and the size when compared to the paleontologist (who also narrates). Very cool. If your friend wins tickets, you should go too!

Since Madeline got in free, and Ray was not able to go, we brought Ethan along. I was impressed with how much he knew about dinosaurs. I thought he was only into superheros. Turns out I was wrong.

Following are two video clips for further illustration. The first one's about 40 seconds, and the second is about 3 minutes. Watch these and be amazed that Maddie wasn't scared by any of it! Not by their LOUD, ferocious roaring or anything. She's quite the brave little one!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Our Little Clotheshorse

I was just going to post a few pictures of Madeline with all the different hats and things that she puts on her head. But as I went through my pictures I remembered that she just loves changing her daily wear in general. This is such a fun age. I never know what I'm going to turn around to find--she is constantly bedecking herself! These pictures were all taken in December. Have a look.

In case you can't tell, she has a shirt and two pairs of pants pulled onto her right leg--over her green pants. And she was making plans with that shirt and a pair of pants in each hand.

Bowl on head.

One day after church.

Once her head is covered, she makes sure her baby's head is also covered.

I came in once to get her up from her nap, and found her like this, with her pants on her head.

Same day as above, but again pantless and with a new hat on her head. [Incidentally, that's not a cigarette in her mouth. Its a clothespin. Which, by the way, are dangerous and cause pinching. :( Never let your kid play with them.]

OK, this one is not technically about clothing. But one day she walked around with her play cell phone up to her ear for about 30 minutes. Straight! There was no break there. I thought I'd spare you, but I do have about 10 pics documenting this event.

Christmas morning. She had to have a bow on her head, and would not let go of the Teddy Grahams from her stocking for anything.

Later on Christmas morning, with her new hat, gloves and slippers. All from the 25c sale, mind you. More on that later.

She finally got to Daddy's ties. I've been wondering when she would find those.

I think these two pictures portray my favorite finding. Four of my headbands on her head, along with a Baby Bloom. Isn't it great how she has two put on from the back? Its all very outer space-like.