Sunday, February 19, 2012

Sydni's Surprise Sleepover

On our first morning together, much to my chagrin, SydniSueWho woke up 5:00am. Of course I was thrilled to see her, but I could have gone for another hour or two of sleep... On morning #2 she slept longer. Both mornings she wandered into my room, climbed up into my bed for a snuggle fest (that lasted no more than a few minutes) and then quickly informed me that it was breakfast time. 
Getting dressed turned into an invasion of Auntie Meg's closet/dresser/armoire and a very accessorized dress-up session.
We called home to see how Kolter was doing without his 'Mama Sydni.'
With tags still attached, we somersaulted off the furniture.
We went for a walk.
And played in the park.
Two Christmases ago, shortly after Brian and I had chosen to adopt, Auntie Tess and Uncle[bro-in-law]Brian gave this puzzle to our future Baby. Sydni did the honors of assembling it for the first time. And she did so all by her 4-year-old self. I was so proud, not to mention impressed!
Tess, don't mind her messy face. We are girls, powered by chocolate. :)

Upon remembering that it was Valentine's Day, Sydni suggested that we have a special treat to celebrate. In true Mr. style, Uncle Bri broke out the ice cream and made her a special, just-for-Sydni Sundae. Watching her enjoy it-every drop of it-was dessert enough for us. :)

Sydni was in her silliest state throughout her stay at our house. 
Following are a few quotes that I couldn't help but record either because they were so odd, so confusing, or so entertaining...

***Tessa's last words to Sydni as she went out the door with Nana and Kolter were, "Be good for Auntie Meg, No watching more than one TV show per day, Love you, Nigh-Night!" Not 2 seconds after the front door closed and before Tess was off my front porch, Sydni exclaimed, "Let's watch some TV!"

***Reading 'Big Blue Truck' and admiring the illustrations: "They really did a good job staying in the lines! That must mean that a mommy or a daddy drew these pictures..." 
***Later on, part way through 'Big Blue Truck': "I really like this book b/c I never 'readed' it, so I had no idea it would be so pretty!" 
                    Thanks Aunt Barb, for the great nursery reading material! That book 
is all the rage according to Sydni and Moses.

***While looking at a pic of me on the waterfront in Portland: "Are you at a hotel at your house?" I'm still confused by that one...

***"You're my 'favoritest' Auntie Meg ever!"

***During a morning snuggle session with Finn and Auntie Meg: 
To Finn: "Kitty! Kitty! Kitty!"
To me: "He kind of looks like a 'wabbit'..."
To Finn: "Oh, you're such a cute baby!"
Me to Sydni: "Actually, he's a dog."

***Playing dress up in Auntie Meg's closet and insisting that everything fit "just right," Sydni thrust both hands out from her mouth and exclaimed: "This is how I 'throw' hugs!" (Instead of kisses)

***Rolling around on the floor like a puppy and speaking in high-pitched jibberish: "Auntie Meg, kick my leg very hard! I like it!" I remain confused...

***"Auntie Meg, are you ready to go?" Me [still in my yoga pants]: "No, I haven't even gotten dressed yet." Sydni: "Get your bra on and go!" Don't ask me where she came up with that, or why she thought I was bra-less?! Maybe it's time to invest in some better support?! HAHA!
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  1. Thanks for being so involved with your nieces and nephews Auntie Meg (and Uncle Bri!) They love you so much! Sydni had the greatest time getting to hang out with you for "2 whole nights and mornings" as she says.
    *I loved reading about your adventures and her quotes. She never ceases to make me laugh. (here's a good quote from lunch today: "Auntie Amy, I really like the style that you added to my Mommy's hair." :) hehehe

    1. haha That Auntie Amy's got talent, 'adding style' and all! :)

  2. What beautiful pictures of Sydni! The quotes are priceless, thanks for making me laugh out loud.

    1. Thanks, Mom! I'm glad you like them, she's a pretty little subject...and a funny one too. I often wish I had a clone so that one of me could be shooting and the other recording the humor behind each picture. My memory all too often fails me, but I always have pictures. :)

  3. Great pictures, love the quotes!