Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pic-a-nic in the Park

Things I learned while on a picnic with Avii:

I think the letter “P” is her favorite.  In the same sentence she talked about Parks, Princesses, Picnics, Pudding, Popsicles, Papa, Purple, Peanutbutter…

We have established that she is Ernie and I am Bert (you should hear us laugh sometimes! I swear!).

We went on for a good five minutes with the whole “Dude, where’s your car?  Where’s your car, dude?” thing.

Peanut butter and jelly and snack packs taste better shared.

I ate hommus and triscuits

She can make a gourmet meal out of sand.

My "soup"

Anything is possible in princess flip flops.

I can use the teeter-totter as a thigh workout machine with her on the other end (squats with weight!).

I think over the next few weeks I need to take the time and head over to the park.  Maybe, if it warms up a few degrees more, I can start trying to tan my pastey legs while reading and playing with Avii.
I also want to exercise a little more, so maybe I can do sprints around the park.  The trees and bushes have been cut down and the park is exposed to most of the neighborhood (and is not nearly as pretty as it used to be) so hopefully I can get over it and not worry about people watching me huff and puff my fat butt around.  I am not the most outdoorsy person, but my family and a lot of my friends are and I want to be with them.  Baby steps I suppose.

 I have been reading "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and it is amazingly good.  I am kind of weird in that I like watching the movie and then reading the book.  I have done it with "Cheri" by Collette, "The Girl With the Pearl Earring" by Tracy Chevalier, "The Devil Wears Prada," "Julie/Julia"... and probably a few others.  I kind of enjoy the book better that way.  Does anyone else do that?  Or do you feel it ruins the endings?



  1. She's so cute! I love what you said, "Anything is possible in princess flip-flops." Love it!

    Regarding one of your recent comments, you ROCK the black eyeliner! I think that having a signature makeup looks is great, like Gwen Stefani.

  2. you guys are too cute! I love this post xx

  3. sounds like a lovely day spent together. most people say the books are better than the movies, which i've found to be true as well. so i don't mind watching the movie first to set the tone for the more detailed reading. reading first kind of leaves me disappointed with the movies, lol!

  4. that's so enjoying! lovely shots with your daughterxxx

  5. adorable photos <3 love your jacket!!

  6. Your daughter is SO adorable! I'm actually a nanny by trade so I appreciate the life and joy kids bring to the world. It's fun to play!!! glad to see you two having some fun.

  7. I love this!! I wanna have picnics with you and Avii when you are back!


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