Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Yesterday I bought a big bag of dog food, but left it in my backseat overnight. This morning when I got in the car, I saw that something had actually gotten inside my car (the windows were open), ripped open the bag, and spread dog food everywhere. Lovely. My car reeks of dog food now.

Emma gets really upset lately if we give anything away, or leave something of ours somewhere. The morning we left Steve's car at the mechanics was pretty tragic for her. Yesterday I didn't get the mail out in time, so I brought it to the post office. When I dropped it in the big mailbox there, she started to cry and whimper "see mail again". She has such a problem letting things go, so I knew there was going to be trouble when we dropped off the dogs for haircuts this morning. She was heartbroken as we walked out to the car afterwards. We stopped at the store and the only thing that would make her feel better was a big red pepper. I let her start eating it in the store, and she eagerly finished it when we got home. Several people stopped to comment on her eating it, but they were probably really thinking "What a weirdo that kid is!".








She is doing this cute thing lately where she'll say, "Tell you a joke, mommy." When I ask her what joke, she'll say, "Pigs say meow!" or some such other incorrect animal noise, and giggle uncontrollably at her wittiness. What a goofy kid.

Oh, and here is the pattern I used for the skirt.

8 comments:

Abbie said...

Hahaha...Emma is so funny. Her jokes are about as funny as David's!

Catherine said...

SO glad you got a picture of the pepper eating!

Love the skirt....the pattern is great. BUT...it seems everytime I buy a patttern teh sizes are WEIRD! Did you find this to be the right size if you bought the size you wear in sweat-shop made clothing?

Also, read the book cautiously, and you'll be fine. The idea behind it is to educate and to encourage ethical choices without losing your mind and going all-out-vegan. I just lose my mind easier than some:)

Katie said...

LOL! What a goofy kid! :) I'm so happy for you that emma likes things that are so healthy..much easier than trying to coerce your kids into eating veggies like my mom had to do. :) give emma hugs n kisses for me!

kt

Sarah said...

Catherine, I do think the size was weird. The pattern only went down to a size 6, so I figured I'd have to adjust it down a size or two. But I actually could barely fit the fabric around my waist so I had to make the seams narrower so it would fit. I ended up cutting almost a foot off the hem, though. (But everything is long on me so I guess that's not too weird.)

David said...

That Emma is out of control with her eating habits. She needs to come hang out with me more if she wants to learn some new and better jokes. I know how "funny" you and Steve are, so that kid is probably starving for some hilarity.

Shawn said...

That is so cute of her eating the pepper. Bethany and Annie love them too :)

HeyJulieMama said...

Those photos are hilarious. I especially like the third photo. Attack that pepper with a vengeance! That definitely needs to be in a scrapbook. : )

mom said...

I love reading about your life and your Darling Bunny!