Tuesday, March 3, 2009

From the Mouth of Babes*

(The babe in question)


The first few days that Alicia was here we were all sort of getting used to the rhythm of our life. After a few conversations Alicia observed

"So, I'm figuring out that Aaron, you are sort of a neat freak...and Emily, you are the slob."

In the mean time we've all settled into life and Alicia is one of the family. To summarize the past three days.

Saturday - Held a semi-chewed waffle fry that Tessa handed to her in the car.

Sunday - Caught semi-chewed grapes that Tessa lost interest in during church (notice the theme of our lives) and handed over her precious phone on the way home to keep Tessa awake.

Monday - Cleaned up throw up.


I'm thinking we'll owe her a pretty big gift when this is all over!


Last summer Alicia stayed for a month with our sister living in Ohio at the time. They had an extra bedroom and a spare bathroom. I guess this summer she is learning how the other half lives - in this pic Tessa and Alicia snuggle on Alicia's "bed" (aka the living room couch) - at first we offered her a luxurious down comforter. That ended when we realized she was allergic to it.

But - to Alicia's credit - Aaron and I mock our living situation, Alicia hasn't spoken a single negative word. We love her!

(And to make it even better she is at this moment making brownies from SCRATCH!)

6 comments:

Tanya said...

She can totally come to my house next!=)

CurtisandMindy said...

Alicia, you are my hero! Thanks for taking such good care of Emily!

jamerlou said...

I love the look Tessa has on her new bed! Alicia is seriously a devoted aunt. I don't know of anyone who cleans up throw up unless it's your own or your childs. You guys are lucky!

indeazgirl said...

are those not the best books ever?!

Leshy said...

i don't know if i quiet put the whole slob part that way i think i said it in a more subtle way

Tara said...

It's so great you have some help--Alicia sounds like a trooper (you have to be to clean up throw-up) I love your carrot btw!! Just crotchet a bunny to go with it and you have easter basket stuffers ;0)