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the great stare down of 2012


We’re only 2 weeks into the new year and we’ve already had a big show down in our house.  Bella’s new thing is the “stare down.”  She’ll stare down anyone…at home, in public, at the grocery store…even the eye doctor was privy to the experience the other day.

Last night at dinner, Bella threw down the gauntlet:  The Great Stare Down of 2012 was ON.

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Wow…there really was no competition.  I think we all know who the clear winner was that night. :)

fashionista or fashion victim


New York Daily News recently ran an article, “Fashion Overkill, When Stars Wear a Trend to Death.”  Evidently, folks are tired of Kim Kardashian and her one-armed cocktail dresses.

Now, Bella isn’t allowed to watch the Kardashians.  (I have to sneak and watch them when she’s asleep.)  Nonetheless, she’s managed to channel her inner Kim Kardashian, and has embraced this one-armed look.

But wait, there’s more….

Is she working it, or what?!?!

Yes, 3 days in a row, I’ve looked up to find Bella sporting this new “signature look.”

Do I love it?  Of course!

My budding fashionista…mama is so proud.

the pacifier has GOT to go (…i think?)


This is Bobby.

He’s Bella’s BFF, and if we lose him, we’re toast.  We have no idea why he’s named Bobby.  She just started calling him that, so we went with it.

I probably shouldn’t be OVERLY worried, since Bella won’t be 2 until March, but I have to admit it’s kind of embarrassing to walk around with Bobby plugging her up, especially since she talks so much, people think she’s older than what she is.

Hubby says it makes her happy and don’t worry about it.  However, I really don’t want all the beautiful pics from her childhood to have Bobby in them!

As you can see here…

And here…

And here…

And — ok you get the point!

So yesterday, I took a stance.  Bobby will only be used at nap/bedtime now.  She’s been asking for him, and I keep telling her, he’s in her bed, waiting for her to go to sleep.  I feel pseudo-bad telling this fib, knowing good and well I’ve got an emergency one hidden on me, but so far, no major meltdowns.  This is Day 2…stay tuned.