the THIRD Annual Margaretpalooza


Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving, again!

I tried to sit you at the table like the rest of us, but that only seemed to confuse you. You wouldn't touch your plate until I put it on the tray of your high chair. So I guess you're not quite ready to sit with us at a table, but we'll get there.

While you could eat anything and everything your little hear desired this year, you only wanted to eat one thing: cranberries. You kept asking for more and eventually you gave up the spoon to shovel them in to your mouth with both hands. That change in delivery also lead to a discovery: cranberries are good for squishin'. So from that point on you squeezed and squished them to bits.

Poppa came over for dinner and daddy even woke up early for the occasion so you had almost double the number of adults you normally have a meal time. You kept asking Poppa to give you food and he was more than happy to oblige. However, you weren't too impressed with my turkey cooking abilities but you did like licking all of the gravy off of your fork, so that'll have to do for now.  Maybe next year you'll learn how super awesome Thanksgiving turkey is.

It's incredible to me how much has changed since last year. Today, I am thankful for all of your crazy, independently formed ideas. That's one awesome melon you've got there.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Oooooh well

I was awestruck when you started to play with dolls appropriately. You'd rock them, kiss them, dance with them. It made me seriously reconsider a lot of what I thought about nature vs nurture. And then today I put a dress on you- and you cried. No, you shrieked and SCREAMED. You may not be a real girl after all.

Monday, November 7, 2011


You can climb out of your crib. It's not terribly graceful and it sounds awfully painful.

Please stop?