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Wonder Toddler Wednesday–Mulan

Wonder Toddler Powers, activate! Form of…Mulan getting ready for the matchmaker!Eme got a costume for Christmas that is supposed to look like a traditional Chinese outfit (thanks Aunt Gillie and Uncle Ryan!). She calls it her “Muuman dress.” She enjoys putting on the whole getup (including a pair of red shoes–thanks Papa Guy–and a pink fan) and acting out the first few scenes of Mulan (

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Welcome to Wonder Toddler Wednesday!

New year, new baby on the way, and my girl has been a toddler for some time now, so welcome to the newly named (but still the same) Wonder Toddler Wednesday!Wonder Toddler powers, activate! Form of…the cutest sheep in the Christmas play!At the last moment we got roped into the Christmas play at church (they had only one sheep). Eme enjoyed her time in the spotlight — she was a total

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Wonder Baby Wednesday #37

Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…Maid Marion (the fox version from the Disney Robin Hood cartoon) or Maria from Sound of Music. Or both.Eme is at an age where she loves to mimic things she sees. When she wanted to put dishtowels on her head to mimic wearing a wimple, we clearly had to capture it on film.She’s actually getting quite good at repeating lines from movies, as well, so when she

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Wonder Baby Wednesday #36

Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…Daddy’s little helper.”Mommy, I haf do some wurt.””Ok, why don’t you go sit by Daddy and you can work on his phone while he works on his computer?”(yes, she does know how to use the iPhone with very little help.)My favorite part is that they each needed a drink to keep from getting parched because they’re working so hard — guess whose drink is in the

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2 am calls are never something you want

I usually stick to posting about Eme on this blog, but something funny happened to me over the weekend and I really wanted to share…I got drunk-dialed. And texted. Multiple times. By someone I’ve never met.Allow me to re-create the timeline for you here (texts are verbatim):Saturday to Sunday:10:49 pm — missed call from a number I didn’t recognize, no message11 pm — text from same number: “

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Wonder Baby Wednesday #35

Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…mechanic to Dora the Explorer.She decided that her Dora car needed to be fixed, so she flipped it over, got out her tools (yes, it’s a hammer in her right hand; who knows when you’ll need to pound on something?), and went to work. It’s good news that she likes to take care of things, and doesn’t mind working to fix her own car.When I asked why her car

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Pottery Painting result

This is the result of Eme’s first foray into pottery painting. I feel that it accurately reflects both her vibrant personality and her love of Cinderella. :)…

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Wonder Baby Wednesday #34 (Halloween post!)

Eme’s Halloween costume is too cute for words! This is the first year she really understands what Halloween is, and she selected her own costume, so we’re having lots of fun.Wait for it…..Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair.A few other mothers were complaining at the library today that they had trouble getting their children into their costumes for

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There’s not actually anything keeping me from posting…

I know I need to post again soon. I don’t know why I have been so reluctant to post lately, but I do know that if I download some pics from my phone I’ll have plenty of WBW shots to share.Soon. I promise.

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Wonder Baby Wednesday #33

Wonder Baby Powers, activate! Form of…mommy’s little artist!Today, for the first time, we took Eme’s love of painting to the store — the pottery painting store. We first had to decide among a number of things she could have painted (plates, bowls, figurines, etc). When she spotted the Cinderella figurine, her mind was made up.I brought one of Daddy’s old shirts (for maximum clothing coverage