Diagnosis: Teeth

Oh. My. Lord. Alexis woke up this morning and decided she is 2. It is not pretty.

Alexis: "Up"
I pick her up.
Alexis: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" (Allow me to translate. That means, "What the hell do you think you're doing? PUT ME DOWN NOW.)
I put her down.
Alexis: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH. UP. UP. UP." (Translation not necessary.)
I pick her up.
Alexis: "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH" (I would translate, but I have no freakin' idea at this point.)

Later . . .

Me: "Do you want something to eat?"
Alexis: "Yes."
Me: "What do you want?"
Alexis: "Cracker."
I hand the kid a cracker. She promptly launches it at me with enough velocity to take out an eye. So I open the fridge for her.
Me: "What do you want to eat?"
Alexis grabs a container of yogurt and starts laughing like a mad woman. She laughs so hard and for so long that tears start to come out of her eyes. I try to give her a spoon and open the yogurt. Let's just say I'll be cleaning up the yogurt spatters all over the kitchen walls for the next six weeks.

Best part? We're going out for dinner tonight. THAT should be great fun.


Where's Dora?

This picture doesn't do justice to the Dora moment I had with Alexis at KMart the other day:

If you could see the Dora purse that Alexis has over her shoulder, the Dora pajamas that I'm holding (because Alexis was dragging them across the floor), and the Dora cups/plates that were abandoned seconds ago, then you might begin to have an idea of the depths of our Dora addiction.



1. Daddy woke up in the mood to clean. Four hours later, the house was spotless. He rocks.

2. I would like to publicly apologize to the fine shoppers of the Robinson Giant Eagle. You see, I was looking for apricots when it all transpired. I was not present for the Gala apple shopping with Daddy and Alexis. I tried to find all the ones with Alexis bite marks in them, but I'm sure I missed a few. Sorry about that.

3. I taught Alexis a very, very important word tonight: Steelers.

4. Steeeeeeeeeeeeeeelers! Football!

5. One last thing, I'm very disappointed in y'all for not commenting on yesterday's video. Grandparents, I'm talking to you.