So we're back from Newfoundland and I have about a million pictures to post of our vacation. Looking through some of those pictures reminds me of silly Isabella and her 3-year old way of expressing herself, slight speech impediments and all:
1. Dad decided to take the girls fishing. Erykah was busy casting and trying to reel in trout but Isabella was more interested in playing with the worms. She sat at the picnic table near the brook and stretched and twisted and pulled the worms, she dropped them on the ground, picked them up, poked and prodded. She finally put one squiggly worm down and when it no longer moved she said, "Ah poor little worm, e's sleeping" (Yes I'm sure that's exactly what is was?, didn't have the heart to tell her she had probably just tortured the poor creature to death).
2. Again with the worms: Isabella held out the worm to grandma and asked, "Do you wanna hold him?" Grandma responded with a quick, "No, yuck!" to which Isabella stated, "But he's so beautiful and cute!"
3. Isabella for some reason has been completely obsessed with talking about her "boobies". Perhaps it's because she was seeing me breastfeeding, I don't really know. But anyways, at the dinner table mom is telling her that she has to eat so she can grow up big and strong. Isabella stated, "I'm gonna grow BIG like Auntie Myrna and have BIG boobies.....(slight delay)...and a big bum". Hmmm...glad you noticed, Isabella! Thanks! lol :)
4. Mom was drawing Isabella's attention to baby sarah at one point and asking her, "She's so cute, isn't she?" Isabella answered, "Yup, are you gonna eat her gwandma?"
(I think she's heard the phrase "I'm gonna eat you up" one too many times and doesn't quite get that it's not literal).
5. Isabella loved a book grandma had kept belonged to us called, "Monsters Don't Scare Me!". She had been read it so many times she could "read" it back to herself within a few days. There's a phrase in it that says, "I think I can do it, I hope I can do it, I KNOW I can do it!". One day Isabella was trying to convince Poppa to do something (I'm not even sure what it was but I think the girls were wanting him to pick them up and swing them around and turn them upside down and all that stuff that Grandpa's usually do with kids). Well dad has had a bad hip and knee and must have told them "No, not right now". And then I hear Isabella repeating that famous line, "Ah Poppa, I think you can do it, I hope you can do it, I KNOW you can do it!!" and who can say no to such conviction?!
....and I'm sure there are many many more, I should have been writing them all down!