No, we didn't go get our photograph done.
I commissioned a budding new artist to draw our portrait.
Years from now people will admire this in the Guggenheim, or the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or perhaps Le Louvre.
Presenting.... an original masterpiece, by Connor entitled "family portrait"
He added in family members from right to left, (yes, he is unconventional in his artistry...)
See the key below to fully understand his incredible talent:
#1 Connor, the artist. He says he has "long legs like Daddy"
#2 Mommy. She has medium legs.
#3 Daddy. Daddy has long legs.
#4 Ma (great grandma). She has little legs.
#5 Paige She has little legs too. Her hair is up tall.
Paige is independent.
Way too independent for a 2 year old if you ask me.
At least, way too independent for my 2 year old.
I know, I know, its a positive thing she wants to do things by herself, try to learn new skills yadda yadda yadda ... but, I thought I had a little time left to baby her.
Putting PJs on? "NO Mommy, I do it myself!"
So... I let her pull her pants up, and try to get her PJ shirt on... her arm got a little twisted as she tried to put the shirt on, so I helped her out a little by untangling the sleeve... well, she got mad. And said "NO MOMMY I DO IT MYSELF!" and pulled her arm back out of her PJs, as if it would erase the fact that I helped her...and redid it herself.
On selecting a drink: (note the reason for my alleged milk cruelty is because Paige often substitutes milk for food because she drinks way too much milk daily, so I am trying to cut down on her milk intake)
M: "Paige would you like some juice or water"
M: "No Paige, you already had a big cup of milk earlier, you can have some juice or water"
P: "I want milk"
M: "No milk. Juice or water"
M: "Paige, NO MILK. Juice or water"
P: "I want milk"
M: "Juice or water"
M: "Ok Paige, does that mean you don't want a drink"
P: "I want juice"
And, finally, on her name.... the other day she was telling me what to domaking her needs known I said "Boy Paige, you're bossy!" to which she replied... "Me not bossy, me Paige!"
I have registered to participate in this year's March for Babies to raise money and awareness for the
work that March of Dimes does to promote healthy babies. My sister and brother in law have started a
team called "Ethan & Avery's All-Stars" and will be walking in honor of our precious preemies, my niece and nephew.
The money we raise will support March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-
term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. It will also be used to bring comfort and information tofamilies with a baby in newborn intensive care. Any little bit helps....
If you would like to help by donating money to March of Dimes March for Babies please visit my
personal page at::