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September 13, 2012


Cue to late afternoon. Monday. Maile was driving me and Mr. M crazy! For a little one who has transitioned to one nap a day, and hits a wall around 3 PM, I hate to say it, but this is pretty normal. 

I'd put her down and she'd just pull at my leg, sign "All done!" emphatically, and fuss to be picked up. I'd walk away, and she'd shout "Dada? Dada?!" until Mr. M picked her up ... And after about 20 minutes of that, we were almost out of ideas. So, on went Baby Girl's favorite sandals, and a walk to the park we took.

We walked and talked (well, mostly listened) the block or so to one of the neighborhood playgrounds, while I tried not to think about how exhausted I was. By 5 PM, all I could do was think about it anyway -- I was so tired. It just wasn't my day. Actually, this just hasn't been my week. I've been feeling a bit a lot like a zombie. 

I told Mr. M that night, "I'm thinking, the playground needs to be an evening routine ..." because thankfully, it wore her out! But in all seriousness, am I the only one who goes through periods of feeling majorly burnt out? Doesn't this baby realize that in order for me to be a good mama, she has to give me a break from time to time? Don't answer that. Here's some cute pictures of her instead.

Exploring, with Dada.

Learning how to go down the slide ...

And holding on for dear life. "Um, Dada? I'm supposed to do this for fun? You must be joking."

That, my friends, is the face of determination.

Mid-slide freakout. Like any good mother, I kept taking pictures, rather than jump to her assistance. Mr. M was right there, though.

By the end of our park visit, Maile was sliding by herself, saying "Wheeeeeee!" every time she got to the bottom. Oh, and, not wanting to leave the slide, she threw a fit that involved her having to be thrown over Mr. M's shoulder when we left. Just keepin' it real. It's a good thing she's cute.


  1. she is darling! I love little babies with lots of hair...probably because that will never be the case for my kids :) Love your cute blog!

    1. Haha. Thank you so much!

      I feel ya. I was bald as a baby! Thankfully, I married someone who is part Hawaiian. That pretty much guaranteed our babies hair. ;)

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    1. Thanks Harri! You are so sweet to leave us so much love.

  3. She is gorgeous! And I am totally with ya on this. Judah has been off the charts hyper today. I even took him to a playground this morning and that normally ensures a fantastic nap time, but I hear him upstairs throwing his books onto the floor. If I get him that means no nap and he will be mr cranky pants/random screaming till 8pm, if I don't get him then he might might might get a late nap (fingers crossed) I swear its the weather change. Its throwing all babies off their routine.

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    1. Thank you, Christine!

      Your blog is lovely. You take absolutely stunning photos.

  5. Looks like Ur daughter had fun! :) she's so cute btw..

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog lovely! :)
    Happy to have found yours too now

  7. these are ADORABLE! i love that she says 'weeee' on the slide - you've got to capture that on video! too adorable to pass up. and i can't imagine how tiring it must be to be constantly moving - but at least the park sounds like it was fun!

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails