Can you believe this picture is from 10 days ago? We had enough snow to buid a snowman taller than Dad! I loved this Sydney totem-pole snowman. This was before the head went on. She was so funny sitting up there...
Sydney has a new way of saying my name. The tone is a little bit like when someone brings you a gift and you say, "You shouldn't have" but actually you are downright thrilled that they did. The other part of it is like when you are disappointed in someone who did something when they DARN WELL should know better than to do it. You can take it either way depending on the circumstance.
For example, I come home from the store when Sydney has woken up from her nap in my absence, "MOOOO-OOOOMMMM, you're home! Ohhhhh. (wraps her arms around my legs and hugs me)
Next, I pull a big old spiral sliced ham out of the fridge to warm up for our Easter Feast, "MOOOO-OOOOOMMMMMM! Ohhhhhhh! I love you!" (read, I LOVE HAM!)
Today, as I was getting ready to get in the shower, I got undressed and Sydney noticed the sunburn that I got on my chest at the park yesterday. I had taken the kids and their bikes to bask in the 65 degree day on the final day of their Spring Break around mid-morning. I should've known better and put on some SPF 15 at the very least. The sun IS very strong this time of year and we ARE at high altitude...but alas, I did not. I was out for an hour and 20 minutes at the most and this is what I got...
It has happened at least once a year in the Spring, you think I should know better. Syndey sure thought so. She said, "Ohhhhhh, MOOOO-OOOOOOMMMMM, fire! You're SPICY!"
Yes, THAT, I am.