Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Red, White and...Oh...its only Tuesday

Raya has a couple Red, White and Blue outfits, so its going to be a week of patrioticness. Thank god for the 12 hours of sleep she got because she was in a great mood. However, when we made a trip to Forever 21 she refused to go in her stroller. Since I was literally running in to do an even exchange I decided just to carry her. By the time I got to the section my dress was in, the beating music got to Raya and she was doing everything in her power to get down. Because the master plan was to hold her while I ran in, and because I never thought of Plan B, Raya had no shoes on. I let her down anyways. Classy. She let out a little squeal of excitement when she realized she was free. It was the first time she'd every ran around a clothing rack and realized she could "sneak" up on me from the other side. Very entertaining for both of us. Since the dress I was looking for was no where to be found I joined in on the mini game of hide and sneak (yes i said sneak) And yes I was totally that annoying person playing with their kid while you tried to shop. I'm sorry. But I promise it was literally for 60 seconds. By the time she rounded the 2nd clothes rack she found a big pillar mirror. She's not in front of a big mirror like that very often, so being able to see herself talk and move was amazing. Watching herself dance was even better. Raya's dancing, like her all out dancing, she does these fast little squats like she's bouncing and she puts her arms in the air...almost like she's raising the roof. Basically she was dropping it like it was hot in front of this mirror. She drew a bit of a crowd.  I was so sad I didn't have a video camera. And at no time did it cross my mind to stop her. Lol. I'm sure some of the people watching were thinking "What kind of dancing does her mom teach her?" The only part of that dance I taught her was the arm part, I swear. It's like when she feels the beat her body can't be stopped. Ahhhh, good times. I've had some fun in 21, and this will definitely make Top 5.
Here's some pics of Patriotic Outfit #1. It's from her Texarkana Grandmaw. Doesn't she look like a little Southern Belle?
She can really smell flowers now. So funny. She sniffs so hard!
When Gentry comes home, you can usually hear him coming from a couple blocks away. Raya has learned that usually the sound of muffled music from a distance means Daddy is not far away. She also knows that if she's outside when he comes down the street he'll stop and pick her up and drive her to the house. This first picture is her hearing him coming. She's pointing down the street.

Sure enough, Daddy stops and picks her up. And buckles her up, of course. No 14 month old of mine is riding in the front seat without a seat belt ;)
And then they pull up...
                                                                  Pure excitement!

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