No? Man…I’ve had quite an eventful past couple of days, nothing interesting, but hey, if you’re still coming to this blog after I posted that inane conversation with F-train, you really are easy to please, so here goes.
My friends and the most adorable, genius baby in all the world came by for a visit. Here’s a picture:
I mean, honestly!
Her parents got lost on the way over, so young Princess Leia fell into a lengthy nap that she was not pleased to be awakened from. This resulted in grumpy Leia…then she became Leia no pants after the her pants-are-wet-but-Dawn-doesn’t-have-a-dryer incident.
Now, the first time Leia came for a visit I was woefully unprepared. We had to make do with a wacky stroller pushing game and playing with rubber duckies I got from a baby shower that I went to a few months ago. But this time I was ready! I bought a couple of toys on my home from Christmas dinner and rounded up the ducks! I also had my camera. She really has the most expressive face ever.
Of course, she did not like the camera at first, so all the early shots involve pouting and tears.
Her parents tried to get her to say my name.
“Come on, Leia, say “Dawn”…say “hi Aunt Dawn.” Dawn was almost your name!”
“Yeah, it was like 82nd on the list,” her mother added.
“Oh, don’t worry, Leia. I still call you Dawn,” I replied.
All efforts failed. However, I am fairly sure that she named one of the rubber ducks, Dawn. So. There’s that.
We ordered pizza, cause she really really seemed to like it the last time. Plus, the poor bastards live in Maryland and well, who knows when the last time they had anything remotely resembling New York pizza.
The funniest was when Polo was all “no, give her some of your slice, she’s already eaten half of mine.”
“Waaa…my baby ate my pizza! Give it to her!”
They are so cute.
He got her back later though when we were playing Scrabble and she kept drawing bad tiles and pouting.
That’s when he sang her the “baby on the bus goes wa wa wa” song. Hilarious. They really should make a sitcom about them.
Alas, my undefeated at Scrabble in my house days are over. Marco managed to a 45 point play on his first go and I became too preoccupied with finding a bingo, to recover. I did manage to beat Lola again. But really, I beat her sooo many times (read:twice) that she’s hardly an accomplishment.
Much like Fisch has become.
Leia was totally into the tiles and I can’t wait for her to start playing, I will be looking for challenge by then.
Leia somehow managed to turn on my ipod speakers. She put on NSYNC’s bye bye bye and her father was dismayed at her musical selection. His spirits were lifted, however, when she doubled back less than a minute later to turn the volume waaay down.
“Yes! Good, Leia! It is too loud! Good girl!”
She then asked for a glass of “agua,” leading me to despair that all the world is bilingual, but me.
I gave her the water and walked back to the kitchen.
Before I had crossed the threshold, I heard a splash in the livingroom.
I poked my head back in and her parents were calming sitting at the kitchen table, while their only child was surrounded by a puddle of water.
“Ah, Aunt Dawn has just learned a valuable lesson about giving a baby a full glass of water,” her father said laughing as I mopped up the spill with my mounds of paper towels.
We finished up the game and they headed home, I watched some TV and then decided to go play a little in Manhattan.
I had an insane game and ended the night with Fisch being the voice of reason telling me to leave while I was ahead…which, you know, if you knew him, is funny.
Anyway, I leave for vacation tomorrow.
I may or may not continue posting these fascinatingly inciteful tomes, but have a good end of year and a happy start to 2007.
Oh yeah, that’s right. I took it old school.
That movie sucked by the way.