Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Helen's World

This little girl has us laughing and scratching our heads at the same time.

Here her diaper fell off in the parking lot of Dr. Wiatrak's office building. She wasn't yelling, "PODDY! PODDY!" for no reason.

Here is a brief moment of quiet at the Golden Arches. Lately, she has been acting shy (while remaining observant) in public.

Helen see, Helen do. Mommy cleans, now how 'bout you? In her determined mode, she got the broom out of its holder on the wall, accidentally smacking Mommy between the eyes with the handle.

Lately, she chooses several "items of the day," and hauls them everywhere. This day, it was her night-night bear and her cup. The number of items ranges from 2-4, usually evolving into whatever triggers her fancy. She will browse room by room, adding to her collection, hollering her frustration when stuff starts dropping. (It's like me walking into a store and only grabbing a basket. That's when you find all the good deals and you end up needing a cart.)

And conking out for an extremely rare morning nap during room time. Remove whatever is uncomfortable, clutch all that is precious--this day it was a travel pack of Kleenex--and float into oblivion.

8 comments:

lisa m. said...

Nice diaper incident! No wonder she is ready to be potty trained! :)

Anonymous said...

What a cutie! She just begs for a big squeeze when she looks at me and grins and says " Das An Jan". :) Jan

Jenn said...

The last picture is priceless....I was laughing out loud. Love reading your posts!

Conrad said...

I'm glad you're capturing Ms. Middle Child, even so soon after Jack. I love her clutching the shoe while she sleeps - she's definitely in the right family. Les

leslie said...

uh, sorry Conrad . . . that was the she part of us - not the he. :-)

Sherri said...

Like mother like daughter...except yours was a skirt instead of a diaper. :)

That little Helen looks like such a busy girl. What a fun stage!

Wynette said...

I love their little quirks! Helen is getting so big and I've never even met her! Time to change this, don't you think?

Wynette said...

By the way, I love her orange dress. Your creation?