Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Grown-up Galina

Galina has a few new interests lately. First, she is loving her bling.
Here she is with her necklace wrapped around her neck. I tried to fix it so it went over her head, but she would have no part of it. Sometime she gets it on right but other times prefers the wrap look. It must be the new fall style. Her bracelet is within her grab as she fixes her hair. Fixes her hair... hint, hint Galina.
Or not. She likes the windblown look.
"Well, maybe I'll wear a hat, Mom."
Yeah, that's much better, fashion queenie.
Next, she's decided to pick up a few chores to pull her weight around here. 'Bout time, young lady!
"Daisy! Time to go on a walk!"
This is Daisy. She was my 30th birthday present. Our firstborn. Gone down a few notches on the food chain a bit since the kids were born. Still love her though! Now she is off to go run some errands. Gotta get those crackers, ya know. Without crackers she's like a 16 year old with PMS.
Oh so busy! The life of a 1 year old..........

Post Olympic Games

Our boy was very interested in watching the Olympics this summer. Especially the diving part. He began his own show yesterday afternoon.
Here he is preparing for his big dive. He already lifted his arms up to his shoulders and took a deep breath, exhaling as his arms went back to his side.

Notice the "tightie whitie" training undies. He refused to wear underwear until after visiting preschool last week. I told him he couldn't go until the undies went on. He paused. "You can run faster with them on too," I added, smiling at my stroke of genius. With eyes getting big and a smile unfolding, he said, "Okay, Mom." (Mom, not Mommy?!?! He's getting so old!)

But back to the Olympics.....
Legs turned out, bead necklace on, and off he goes~

Ahhh, no splash. I'd say he's made a strong running for the gold. Or the gold, blue, green, purple, white bead necklace.

He won the gold! Okay, not really...except in my heart. But he did get a medal. In soccer. That's Treyton's friend, Jeremy. He must have done a pretty good dive from his mom's file too. I like how the T-shirt that he got from the class is long-sleeved and goes down to his little white socks.

Yeah, I'm pretty proud of our little sport star and his daddy is too!