Thursday, December 9, 2010

walking and whining

12-7-bench

12-7-little-feet

12-7-tree-on-the-side

12-7-love-garden

12-7-sunflower

12-7-sweaters
12-7-mrs-claus

12-7-calamity

12-7-glidden

12-7-godzilla

one great thing about winter in kansas is that we have a good sporting chance of a decent day here and there. yesterday we got one, so i took a whirl around downtown with the four year old while big sis was in art class. but the whining. the gritching. the moaning pile of child on the sidewalk. too COLD. too FAR. too MUCH. too TIRED. there she is, collapsed next to seƱor godzilla. she, griping because she has to move her very own self down the street. he, probably because he can't. (and i think he's still missing a hand.) we broke the spell by riding the elevator up and down at weavers for a half hour. still, mademoiselle grouchette earned an early exit to bed last night and i got a good head start on a new doodle painting. i hear stirring upstairs - let's hope mr. sun is shining more brightly on her today. i think i'll brew a pot of coffee before i find out.

23 comments:

Joye Schwartz said...

Just discovered your blog through the week word folks, love it!! Am thinking about joining the lists, will see how my week goes, but will keep in touch :)
Joye

kristen said...

love your pictures here and your writing is like listening to an old friend! Love it.

Amanda said...

Gotta love a place that advertises that "They've Got Ugly Christmas Sweaters." Love it!
:)

Eden said...

I had more of the Monsier Grouch when my son was younger!! This post just cracked me up....you know, with the way they have to "move their very own body" and all!! Too funny! Hope the sun is shining in Kansas today :D

Nina Crittenden said...

Never a dull moment! I love that you are always able to put your own adorable spin on the moments that are not so adorable! p.s. my youngest has the very same shoes and has been wearing them more since she somehow lost one of her sneakers...

Kim Hambric said...

Such an interesting town you live in!

I'm right fond of elevators myself, an I've been known to crumple to the sidewalk in distress more than once.

Fine Lines said...

I think it's amazing that you produce all you wonderful art with "little ones" (grouchy or not) under foot. Bravo to you!!

freebird said...

Lol, I am the whiner when we go shopping. I don't like shopping generally but do enjoy one trip to the mall (out at my daughter's when we get there for Christmas) one time a year. And I am a grown-up (drat)! Kids can be a pain in the rear but they can also be such cuties. As bright as the sun - as dark as the shadow or something like that.

Buffalo Lucy said...

OMG, my next door neighbor when I was a kid had that godzilla toy! It's hands shoot off when you press a button!! Too funny.

Chopsticks and Spaghetti said...

"Walking and whining." That's the name of my exercise routine.

mtnmermaid said...

love your images from yesterday...and the humourous look you take at your daughter. Just discovered your beautiful doodles from Kind Over Matter the other day...although actually it was the most recent Summerset Studio - I just hadn't made it to visit you yet. I'm a lettering gal myself. All the best for a lovely holiday with your beautiful daughters - may your little one learn the joy of being able to move her own self.

Phoenix Peacock said...

because I would wear cowboy boots with my fuzzy lingerie!

Giggles said...

So funny! That can surely bring the day down! Hope she has a better day today, I know that coffee will help you!! Happy Thursday to you, and have a great weekend! Love the visuals! Her tights are precious!

Hugs Giggles

tulpen said...

LOVING that bench!

And my daughter has those shoes.

L'Atelier said...

I hope you enjoyed that coffee... and today is a happy day.
i do so love the face of your daughter! the expression as if you made her cross a desert on foot ;)
do also remember those days when you felt like that?

Christine E-E said...

we can see ms grumpy in the last picture... such an adorable, pained look...

Shannon said...

with a 2 1/2 year old who gave up naps and a new baby i sure know that feeling of pushing the early bedtime ticket... i'm up early with the little one but since the older one is still in bed that's a good sign that today is going to be a good day. it's also good because i'm getting a much needed break today as my sister is babysitting...yippee...hello yoga class! happy day to you and your girls. xo

meg duerksen said...

my cousin is the curly haired girl who works at the love garden. :) she has forEVER.

Bella Sinclair said...

Awww, I didn't notice little birdiegirl until you pointed her out! Hope they had decent music in the elevator.

Someone with a fetish for double amputees would have a field day looking at THAT window!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Oh that lil' punkin! Sweet, sweet, sweet! I've said this before, and I'll say it again...you live in a kick ass town. Of course you know that.
Cheers to you, have a great weekend!

Colorfuldayz said...

Mine is now 14, but Oh, do I remember those days!! I have a few photos of her rolling around on the floor, or the sidewalk, wailing that she willnot go another step. Sometimes she still has those moments, but at her age I just say ,"Get out of the car. You are staying home and not sucking the fun out of my day." Thanks for sharing.

cath c said...

oh boy. i know those days, i've been feeling a lot like your girl for a days now.

great photos. i miss living in a walking town or city.

AG Ambroult said...

I wanna to go the Love Garden! (I wanna go to Lawrence, KS)