Sunday, December 20, 2009

My Pretty Little Girls

It was ward Christmas party time and Scarlet was in an especially girly mood. So after getting into her red party dress and getting her hair "pretty like Ashley's" (never pretty like mom, always mom's friend Ashley) she requested to break into mom's jewelry. I just couldn't resist when I found a pair of clip-on earrings.

Now, keep in mind, these are not little kid clip-ons. These are the pageant earrings they make into clip-ons because they are heavy enough to rip your ear holes out. The larger, dangly, seriously heavy parts of the earrings are gone but the clip is still strong enough to grip to your head with deadly force. I thought she would last about 30 seconds.

One hour later, she finally requested I take them off. Her little ears were bright red. But she very softly laid them back in mom's jewelry box and told me next time she would wear them to the party to see Santa.
Speaking of Santa, she is obsessed with the man in red this year. She is just so excited about everything Christmas and talks about Santa like she would a best friend. That is, until he is nearby. She is somehow in awe of Santa but absolutely terrified of him.

I tried to prep her for the Christmas party. We had a talk about why kids sit on Santa's lap.

I said, "Scarlet, you can sit on Santa's lap and tell him what you want for Christmas. What do you want for Christmas?"


"Ok, what kind of presents?"

"Hmm.... Pink ones!"

"OK.....well you have to tell Santa that."

She seemed pretty excited about all the pink she could obtain if she could just get the nerve to talk to the jolly old guy.

She didn't even make it through the door before she was sobbing on the floor.

She came out seconds later with swollen eyes but a big smile on her face.

"Mom, he gave me a present anyway and I didn't even have to sit on his lap!" She told me through hiccups as she held up the gift from the Primary leaders.

**** Unrelated Side Story****

I went to pick up Scarlet from Nursery last week and she wasn't there. "She is on her way back from visiting Primary!" the leader told me. Sure enough, a minute later I see Scarlet walking, arms folded down the hallway back to Nursery.

"Just for fun?" I asked, a bit confused. The soon-t0-be Sunbeams attend Closing Exercises for a few weeks before the end of the year but Scarlet only turns 3 in March. Her friend, who is 4 days younger than her, hadn't gone.

Yeah, turns out Scarlet had 'somehow' made it on the list of kids moving to Sunbeams. I am sure someone took one look at the girl who towers above the Nursery children and assumed, she must be on her way out! Nope, one more year people.

****Back to Main Post Topic****

Now onto my other pretty little girl...

He INSISTED I stick that lovely headband on this morning. Everytime it fell off, he would pick it up, walk over to me, and have me put it back on his head.

He really would have made a pretty girl.

Oh yes, and you did hear my right. My son is finally walking! He started to get the idea at 14 months but just in the last week has decided to make walking his main mode of transportation.

15 months... way to barely make the cut off kid.


Kristi H. said...

You have cute cute kids Kacey!

Angie Larkin said...

You write just like you speak! Totally entertaining. Love when you post.

Samantha and Tyrel Ross said...

Rhode does make a pretty girl!! Funny about sunbeams! Just think what it will be like when she is 3!! Cooper towers over all his fellow soon to be sunbeams and he is 3.

Samantha said...

That's a hilarious sunbeam story. haha. This year for Christmas we got Owen a nike headband so that instead of insisting on wearing headbands like Kate, he can be a little more manly.

Stacie said...

Your posts always make me smile. I can even hear your voice telling me these adorable stories in person!

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

I just wanted you to know that you had the cutest christmas card and I love the post. I know this comment is delayed, but I have been busy lol. I can only last 5 minutes in those earrings. Way to go Scarlet!

mptanner said...

I am impressed I have an extremely difficult time getting my 19 month girl (whom doesn't really have hair) to keep head bands in :)