Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Chloe Post: Holiday Shopping with Miss Stella

Last week, I got to combine two of my favorite things: shopping and Miss Stella! We hit the road for the AC Outlets to shop for our adopted angel.

Here I am - all ready to go!

Mommy and I picked out lots of nice clothes and toys for the little boy we adopted thru the Salvation Army. But, we realized that I needed a hat and gloves, too, so Mommy let me pick out a set. I like to wear this hat and bark at people. Hee hee hee.

Then, we went to Applebees (I love Applebees) for lunch with Miss Stella - what a fun trip!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Chloe Post: Holiday Crafting

Mommy and I are crafters. It's part of who we are.
This is an exciting time of year because we are crafting in anticipation of Christmas!!

Beth and I are BFF and we had a great time painting with Mommy the weekend before Thanksgiving. I painted FOUR pieces of pottery. Mommy only painted one. I'm just saying.

Afterward, I went home and took a nap and Mommy made this pretty wreath for the front door. She said it only cost her $12 + tax. That made her really happy.

Mommy will post more photos tomorrow and Wednesday. She's a slacker and neglected to post all last week. Slacker Mommy!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chloe Post: Don't Try to Tire Me OUT

On Saturday, I was TEEMING with energy... full to the brim with vigor and anticipation... at 6:30am. Mommy brought me downstairs to watch Diego, but she kept nodding off and missing the best parts! "WAKE UP, MOMMY," I kept saying so she wouldn't miss out. I'm sure she appreciated that. After I (finally) went down for a nap, Mommy took a rest, too... and then Daddy said we should go to the Starbucks (yay), the park (YAY) and the library (yay) - to tire me out for bedtime.

Cori and I agreed, but in my head, I knew we weren't really going to get tired out. We just wanted the park!

Mommy is too pregnant to take me on the slides, so Daddy did them with me and we chased each other around. It was so much fun!

I was still rip-raring to go all day long... but Daddy had to go to bed early.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Chloe Post: Happy Founders' Day

Mommy and I want to wish all the Phi Sigs a wonderful Founders' Day! We had a great time on Sunday, celebrating with more than 300 women!

(Check out how my coat matches this new dress from Aunt Jennifer - accessorizing is what separates us from the animals on Go, Diego, Go.)

Aunt Diane is a Phi Sig and she was so happy to see me - she travels so much and she and Uncle John miss hanging out with me. I can't wait to see her again on Thanksgiving.

But, one of the best parts of Founders' Day is that it's all WOMEN and we all recognize the necessity of a little extra dessert! Hee hee hee, Daddy - 2 cookies and a brownie. Watch out!

Mommy and I were so happy to spend the day together.

And of course, I'm always happy to help out. This is Beth - she and I are super good friends, so I wanted to help her with her presentation.

And when I got bored, I modeled for Mommy. Everyone else found it charming.
I think Mommy has a PS, so I will sign off, but thanks Phi Sigs for letting me crash the party!

PS. From Mommy: Big Props to the women of Theta Eta (Rider University) - they made these killer centerpieces and I was lucky enough to win one!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Chloe Post: The Most Comfy Place to Watch Dora & Diego

The other day, Daddy brought my pool in from the porch and said he was going to put it in the basement.

He needs to be quicker.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Chloe Post: Cooking With Mommy

When you make french toast, you dip bread into a bowl of beaten egg. Mommy adds cinnamon sugar to her egg wash to make it yummier.

Unlike Mommy, I am not allowed to play with raw eggs.
I had to settle for a wooden spoon, mixing bowl and the end of a loaf.

I was fine with that. After cooking, the bowl and spoon came in handy for making music. Daddy was not yet awake, so Mommy said I could go to town.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Chloe Post: Halloween Part 2: StoryBook Land

On Saturday, Mommy and Daddy took me trick or treating at StoryBook Land! How cool is that?! StoryBook Land is full of rides that are just perfect for me and they had a lot of trick or treats... most of which were cool toys!

Mommy's costume had this cool hat - she let me play with it while Daddy was still "getting ready" (which means "waking up").

Here's Mommy! She and Amber dressed up as witches!!

I got my first trick or treat from Mrs. Claus at Santa's house. I was not clear on this whole practice at all, but there was an older girl in front of me who was too afraid to even say "trick or treat" much less sit on her lap. Mommy said that I needed to be really nice to Mrs. Claus because Santa might be watching and it's just good to be polite anyway. So, I tried to keep my anxiety on the inside. I said, "trick or treat" and when I got a nice toy, I said, "thank you."

Mommy and Daddy said Santa would be impressed.

Daddy and I were hiding from Mommy in this little igloo! Daddy had to bend down to get inside. He is so silly!

Once I was broken in to trick or treating with Mrs. Claus, I started to understand. You look for the orange sign and wait your turn in line and then say "trick or treat" and then say "thank you." If you do not do these things, Daddy does not let you have the treat.

(I have to say that not all children followed this policy and Daddy didn't say anything to them! Sigh. It's hard work being Daddy's Good Girl.)

But, it's worth it! Daddy took me on all the rides! When you ride a ride at SBL, a metal bar comes down to protect you, so Mommy couldn't ride anything except for two rides. Amber was in the way! This truck ride was cool because Daddy and I got the very first truck in the line up. We won the race!

I'm deceptively calm here, but this ride was a little upsetting. Daddy liked it, but I wish someone had warned me that it went back and forth AND side to side.

Can you see those goats up there? They are so silly. They eat their food out of a bucket on a string. Mommy got some food and put it in the bucket and the goat and Mommy worked together to move the string to get the bucket up there. Silly goats!

Mommy said that she and Uncle Josh fed the goats that way when they came to SBL with their Mom-Mom and Pop-Pop a very long time ago.

Mommy has a picture in a photo album of this maze and she said that the little kids in the photo are her and Uncle Josh. I don't believe her. That's a trick.

Periodically along the way, I liked to stop and assess the status of my treat bag... and I always came up smiling!

What a great day!!