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Our family consists of Paul/Daddy. He loves his little girls, wife and family more than anything in the world. Velvet (aka MaMa Velvet or Mommy). I'm a photographer and very happy stay at home Mom who can't get enough time with my little ones! Lily (aka Monster or Princess). She's our 12 year old smart, talkative, beautiful young woman who is impressing us everyday! Addison (aka Doo or Addi). She's 9, artistic, sensitive, lovely young lady who has a quick sense of humor! Scarlett or Bo for short! She's 7, sassy, outgoing, cute as a button and has a passion for a few very select food groups! Finally we have our littlest princess, who has blessed us with her presence until it's time to go home. She's 1 and the happiest little baby around! She loves clapping, snuggling, shaking her head no, and laughing at her sisters! She's incredibly smart and uses sign language to communicate most of her needs until she learns to use her big girl words. We are loving on her with every ounce of our being!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Who's Child is This?

If any of you have known me for any amount of time you are all well aware that cleaning is about my LEAST favorite thing to do.

I'm a stay at home mom and I know that cleaning is part of my job title but I am a master of procastinating and excuse making and will wiggle my way out of it as often as possible.

That being said, their are some things in a house inhabited by children that HAVE to get done every so often.

Scrubbing pb&j/macaroni/ranch/boogers/dirt/watermelon/yogurt/etc; off the walls is one of those things.

Today was one of those days.

So I loaded up one of my larger bowls with soap and water and started on the stair walls.

These walls see a lot of traffic and gunk covered fingers on a daily basis and were definitely needing a good scrub down.

About 5 minutes into my scrubbing and sulking I had a little girl who looked like this on my hands...

She had been attempting to "help" me scrub the walls by taking the sponge from me.

I'd had to tell her no multiple times cause I didn't want her getting her hands in the dirty water.

I finally relented and gave her the sponge...

Notice, if you will, the ginormous crocodile tear sliding down her cheek.

Now watch her stop wailing and prep the sponge...

Now watch her CLEAN my walls...


Ok, who's kid is this?



  1. What a wonderful "teachable moment." Ironically, the one doing the teaching was Addy. Her lesson? She loves to help you. Your job? Harness it:-)