Saturday, December 27, 2008


The weather's been grand here, so we've been taking a lot of walks. Samaire got a great little hat and sweater from Cathyfor Christmas, so she's got the perfect cold-busters for our current winter happenings. . . (I also got a new hat!) P.S. She's much happier than she looks here about being outside. She just refuses to be our monkey. Will. Not. Smile. On. Command.

So, we took Samaire to Borders yesterday. As we perused the children's books, Sam spotted a stuffed Curious George. Knowing how I loved the great CG as a kid, he held it up for me to see.

Samaire went CRA-ZEE. Every time Sam held George up, she absolutely shook with excitement.

Needless to say, we went home with a new stuffed monkey. The first toy she ever picked out for herself. She held him all the way home, eventually falling asleep, still grasping his ears in her tiny fists as she dreamt away in the bjorn.

And, in case you are wondering, our girl is committed. She loved him still today. After gazing adoringly at him, she eventually fell asleep like this:

I'm afraid Kieran and Hagan might have some serious competition .... :)


Leslie Amick said...

Amazing pictures. I am in love with that baby and that monkey!

Saint's Girl said...

Damn you George!