Monday, March 24, 2008

Never say this kid doesn't know how to have fun!

She makes us laugh all day....

Just call her Imelda Marcos

This child has a love affair with shoes. I can't count high enough to count the number of times per day she changes her shoes. Thanks to cousin Olivia (whom I think inherited many shoes from cousins Hannah and Caroline), Angelina has more shoes than she knows what to do with. They don't all fit her,but my attempts at hiding away the larger shoes failed. She found them and insists on wearing them.

And it doesn't just stop there. She tries to change our shoes all day too!

And of course she likes to wear our shoes too, and gets mad when she can't walk in them.

All this from the child who, until about 16 months, refused to have ANYTHING on her feet. She pulled off shoes the minute you put them on and would fight and fuss. Now she pulls them off, but only so she can put on another pait.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Bring on the Clowns!

A night of amazing sights for Angelina. Cirque du Soleil is in town and though we won't be able to see the performance, Angelina was treated to visit by some of the performers. On First Friday they came out and made their way around town. We found them at Beethoven's. Bad mommy that I am I forgot my camera, so this is the only one I have, passed along by a friend. She was enthralled! I don't think I've ever seen her eyes so big as she stared in amazement at them. And all were ever so kind, they stayed quite a long time, interacting with all the kids and adults. You'd think they'd get tired of it all, but they are true performers, always keeping up the show.

It was a cold(ish) night, but I'm so glad we made it out.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Little Miss Personality

Angelina is just too darn funny.

People are always coming up to her and saying how cute she is. She just bats her eyelashes or laughs. She is cute, but I've figured out what makes her so darn cute.

It's all in the personality. Yes, she has big beautiful blue eyes that stare up at you (especially after she is naughty). Yes, she has a stunning smile you can't resist. But it's something more. Whevever we go people will look and comment on her, they'll come up to her and kiss her and hold her and just go on and on and on. Ok, I know every kid gets that.

But she is special. She has this way of lighting up the room when she goes into it (except when she's shrieking). She is just So Full Of Life. Case in point: We were at a political rally recently, and there were a ton of parents with small kids there. It was in the evening, all the kids are quietly in their strollers or their parents' arms half asleep.

Angelina? No. As soon as the music started she was dancing, laughing, clapping to the music. She kept running in circles (and only circles because I prevented her from running too far away in one direction). There are many times this drives me bonkers, but I also finally realized it's what makes her so special. She was tired and rubbing her eyes (with hands full of dirt because she kept playing in the large planter) but she was laughing constantly. Every adult that walked by (and many kids too) smiled and talked about the "Cute little girl."

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