Friday, June 12, 2009

Want it? Well, you can't have it! Ha!

The Coveted Piece of Soggy Graham Cracker
Matt: Hailey, want the rest of my graham cracker? I think I can reach.
Hailey: That's so nice of you! I'd love it!
Matt: Okay, reach your hand out and it's yours!
Matt: Mom, I'm not sure I want to give it to her anymore.
Hailey: But you said you would...that makes me sad.
Matt: It looks so yummy though...I'm conflicted. Should I? Shouldn't I?
Hailey: You should give it to me!!!
Matt: I'm so sorry...I can't hold out. This piece of soggy graham cracker needs to be in my mouth. I didn't mean to lead you on...I just need it!
Hailey: So, I get nothing? NOTHING??? This is ridiculous!

I think we need to start working on sharing...

Monday, June 8, 2009

The Perfect there any such thing?

So, we were getting ready for one of our infamous photo shoots. The babies are finally big enough to wear these onesies from their Uncle Z who lives in Nebraska. I thought it would be nice to send him a picture of them wearing his gift. Hailey volunteered to be the director of the photo shoot and Matthew grudgingly agreed to take her direction. Here goes nothing!

H: Oh, you're ready? You didn't say you were ready! Can I get a little more notice next time? Do you see what I'm dealing with here?
M: Mmmm...shapes taste good.

H: Okay, Matt, when Mommy counts to three, smile.
M: Okay...I smiled.
H: NO, NO, AND look at the camera.
M: Hmmm...okay, thanks for being more specific this time. I'll do better!
H: Here we go again...Matt, get ready.
M: Okay...we'll get it this time. Oh wait...more shapes...gotta taste them too!
H: screwed it up again!!!

M: Mommy, Hailey keeps yelling at me! I'm trying to smile, but then she tells me to look at the camera at the same time and I get all confused!
H: Mom, I'm just doing what you want me to do. I really don't know what his problem is. He keeps playing with his shapes...what is the deal with that?
M: Mom, make her stop!
H: Listen, if you do what I say when I say it, we'll stop because Mommy will have a picture to send to Uncle Z...get it?
M: Yes, I'm back on board!

H: Seriously...why am I trying so hard!?!? You're not even smiling!!! He's going to think we hate these onesies!!!
M: Mom, I'm so sad...Hailey is yelling at me and I'm really trying. Don't you think this face is cute too? Does it always have to be a smile?
H: Ugh...he's impossible to work with!

H: Seriously, Mom!!! He's trying to crawl away! How am I supposed to work with this?
M: I wasn't crawling away...I wanted to touch Mommy's leg.
H: WHY???
M: I dunno...I love her.
H: Yeah, me too...WAIT! I'm still mad at you for ruining another picture!
M: Sorry...I'll get it this time. I'll concentrate...I promise.
H: SMILE!!!!
M: Nice job, Hailey...we're both smiling!
H: WHAT??? My eyes were closed??? I screwed up this one? That's it! I quit!
M: She was the best director I ever worked with. Let's do this again!