24 January 2011

Teaser and a Tidbit

Utah was nothing short of awesome. Life has been nothing short of busy since returning, plus Netflix kindly had a new Mad Men DVD waiting for me when we got back from our trip, so I've been neglecting the blog.

I did download a bunch of photos off of my camera when we got home from our trip, and I am planning to post some once I stop being busy. The fact that I'm out of Mad Men DVDs will help my productivity, too. For now, here are two pictures taken by one of our hosts, one of Maddie and one of Riley. I'm doing myself absolutely no favors here as Karyn is a much, much, much better photographer than I am and now anything I post will be completely lackluster by comparison. These are just too good not to share, though. They were taken at the Ogden Nature Center, where Maddie spent most of the time talking to and about her animal friends and Riley spent the entire time exploring the texture and properties of snow.





In the few days after we got home from our trip, I overheard Maddie muttering to herself as she struggled to fit a doll into its clothing. As I listened carefully, I could make out the words of her chant:

We must, we must, we must increase our bust!
We'd better, we'd better, before we wear a sweater!


?????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOLZ and all that. "Where did you learn that?" I asked. She explained that she had heard it on an Amber Brown audiobook. Well, then. Maddie has continued to chant this with some frequency, and I've not said anything about it. I've never even asked her if she knows what it means. It's too funny for me to bother.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a good time. FWIW, I vaguely remember those words from 'Are you there God, it's me Margaret' from back in the day.

OTRgirl said...

Catching up after severe blog-neglect. It's fun to hear that things are going well! Those pictures are great.

The song? Awesome. Too, too funny.

Anonymous said...

I think the 'Are you there God . . .' reference is right (If I remember correctly too)

Very cute.

~C~

Tigger said...

I remember the first line from "Are you there God? It's me, Margaret." Ah the pre-teen days. :)

Anonymous said...

You have to teach her the next line!

The bigger the better, the tighter the sweater
The boys are depending on us!

django's mommy said...

Oh, that is absolutely from Are You There God? It's me, Margaret! I read that book no fewer than eleventy million times.

And when the heck did your kids get so BIG?! Riley especially looks like... a Person.

Glad you had a great time.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh Riley looks like such a big boy in that picture. WOW.

Snickollet said...

I remember the bust chant from _Are You There God . . ." too, which made it all the more surprising to me when Maddie busted out (ha ha) with it. I don't think even the precocious Miss Maddie J is quite ready for _Are You There_. I read that book a million times, too, and I'm currently reading _Superfudge_ to M&R. Love Judy Blume.

Anonymous said...

LOL, yes I remember that book too.
BTW, it doesn't work....

Pam

Anonymous said...

I remember the first two lines from my childhood, which was waaaaay before the "Are You There, God?" was published.

Leslie in Santa Cruz

Gina said...

Mad Men DVDs are responsible for my current level of sleep deprivation. I have no self control and end up watching an entire DVD in one sitting.

Clearly, Maddie is four going on fourteen...perhaps soon she can be a Mad Men watching buddy for you soon. (Kidding)

Anonymous said...

You should totally have those kids supporting you with modeling gigs! They are so darn cute!!

Jennifer said...

Geez, she's already heard it even if she doesn't yet know what it means. I'm glad UT went well for you guys.