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2.07.2008

And a Happy Chinese New Year to you...

...despite the fact that my sweet, darling child wanted NOTHING to do with having her picture taken in any of her silk dresses. Three hours later it is funny ~ at the time it wasn't so much...

I can hear her in my mind saying, "Umm, mama, this collar is a bit snug. I know that you said this pink one is a size bigger than the blue one AND that I've never even worn it, but can we take it off already?"
Then she runs to show me which one to try on next... "I like this one MaMa!"













Can anyone say incorrect sizing? Anyway, I listen to her polite request and switch her out of the pink dress to the white one she wore for her dedication back in July. She may not have used her rapidly growing vocabulary, but I can read her face to say, "What is with these collars?" She started pulling at it and before I could actually get the fancy (whoever came up with those pretty but devilish to button up closures should be tortured!) buttons open, she had a melt-down. "I said get me out of this crazy dress now! Maya for the love of all things, HELP ME!!!"













She ran around in her diaper for about two minutes and then spied the blue dress. Despite her negative experience with the pink and white dresses, this blue one has always been something she reaches for in the closet. I can't imagine that she remembers wearing it on the red couch, but she has always liked it. I figured that since she was reaching for it now that we'd have a different outcome and I could actually get some good pictures of her for Chinese New Year. What was I thinking? Who knows, but here's what she was thinking..."Hmm, I don't remember this being so tight two weeks ago at Darby's house..." And then it came, "You come get this dress off me now! And I want an M & M!"













And then DaDa swept onto the scene. (He'd been working to make up for the lost hours from this morning while I was at preschool.) He brought Kylie back to her happy place by doing "the hula dance with the Hula ducks" from Ni Hao Kai-Lan that they watched together this morning. Ahh, the magic of Daddys...

"Happy New Year Everyone!"

Oh, and for the record, shortly after this happy picture was taken, I put Kylie out of her misery and changed her into her comfy Carter's pajamas. But there were no M & M's...

7 comments:

Cindy M said...

Okay, the picture with Maya not only made my whole day...it WAS my whole day! Well, it was my evening, at least...I'll leave it at that...but I didn't take even ONE picture of Caroline today...what is up with THAT??

C.C. said...

Happy Chinese New Year to you!!

Anonymous said...

Good try with the pretty silk dresses, Mama. How can our little darling have grown out of all of them?! I understand how she feels about those tight collars - it makes me feel that I can't breathe.
Thank you Ian for getting her to smile so sweetly for one picture. We'll all cherish the Chinese silk dress on our little darling on Chinese New Year's Day 2008 - the day after her Adoption Day. Hallelujah!!
LaoLao

Buckeyes & Eggrolls said...

I had to laugh because we have dresses for maddy that are too small already. Totally INCORRECT sizing! I'm glad I tried on her size 4 dress. It's the one that actually fit.. LOL

Hope you all had a Happy New Year despite the few tears around picture taking :0)

Allison said...

The picture with Maya is awesome. And WOW, have I seen that look on Maggie's face a time or two. Incidentally, Maggie has that same blue dress that Kylie does. I didn't even think to put it on her on Wednesday night. GREAT pics!

Our Journey said...

We have the same blue dress! We're wearing it to our New Year celebration tonight -- and Anne Marie is the same way -- ugh those buttons & tight necks!! The girls look so sweet in them though!
Happy Chinese New Year!!

Anonymous said...

That is great! I love the picture of her on the floor screaming! That makes me laugh out loud!
Aunt Traci