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Speaking of Hunting

Lil' Mis Blue Mouth

Speaking of hunting… we had an Easter egg hunt this weekend. Yeah, I know, you want to hear about Toby dressing up in full camo and hunting for some poor helpless little doves in Argentina but I don’t have any news yet so I’ll just share our Easter egg hunting stories instead.

Since we spent Easter on the plane heading back from Hawaii, Toby and I sort of glossed over the holiday. I don’t know if Baby Bug is even really old enough to understand the real meaning of Easter. She does understand the meaning of the Easter Bunny and candy though.

blue candy!

Oh yeah. The subject of candy has taken up a significant portion of her brain. She’s even gotten so bad that she doesn’t ask for cupcakes and birthday cake anymore. Now it’s candy this and candy that. Good thing she’ll probably inherit my super-strong industrial strength teeth that have never had a cavity to this day. But don’t worry, we’re brushing daily just in case she doesn’t.


Before Toby was even on the plane to Argentina, I had already called up my nieces and asked them to come spend some time with us. I hate being alone the first night when Toby leaves. Ever since my car got broken into, being alone kinda gives me the heebie jeebies. Of course my mom, sister-in-law and nieces were happy to oblige.

Jelly Bean Queen

We’ve been up to all sort of hijinks with the niece-com-poops. Doughnuts for breakfast, three-layered pudding for desert, making play dough from scratch, an Easter egg hunt in the park, and of course plenty of beach time. If we keep it up the time will fly by.

That's hotttttt

Daddy who? Actually Baby Bug does miss her dad. Especially after spending eight days with him and getting LOTS of attention.

We took Toby to the airport early on Friday morning and she was more than happy to get dressed and hop into the car to go to the airport. I think she thought she was going on the airplane too. Since we built up flying so much for our Hawaii trip, she thinks it’s a fun roller-coaster ride or something.


She fell asleep on the hour drive to the airport and we didn’t have the heart to wake her up so she could say goodbye. The truth is, I was just plain selfish and I wanted her to sleep the whole way back from the airport because I hate playing the Fetch-the-Pacifiers game while I’m driving. Especially when I’m driving in traffic home from LA. So we let her sleep.

Well, you know what happened next. When we were about five minutes from home she magically woke up and then there were tears. A river of tears…

“Where’s Daddy?!!”

“He’s on the airplane”

“Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!!!!! I WANNA GO ON THE AIRPLANE!!!!”

“I’m sorry, Baby. Not this time.”

“I WANNA GO ON THE AIRPLANE TO HAWAII!!! I want to go in the POOL! I WANT DADDY! I WANT TO GO SWIMMING….. Waaaaaaaah Wahhhhhhh Waaaaah!!!!”

On and on it went for the remainder of our drive home. I think it would have kept on going for days if I hadn’t master-minded my nieces visit to take her mind off the unfairness of the world.

She really loved the pool in Hawaii. I think it will be permanently branded in her memory.

I think the swimming pool made the biggest impression

I’m going to have to find a pool around here if I want to keep my sanity.


  • Rhi

    A couple things:

    1) The piggy tails are the cutest
    2) Niece-com-poops just reminded me that one of my girlfriends (who is having a baby boy ANY MINUTE!!) calls her nephews, her little “pews.” Cause they’re stinky boys! I love it!

    That is all :)

  • Jamie

    I absolutely LOVE the new banner.It is super cute,love the extra touch of the bug on it. Your daughter is really too cute. I too am having the candy problem, it used to be cookies but we’ve moved on now. Enjoy your time with your nieces and the rest of you family. Also enjoy that beautiful weather you guys are having on the West coast.

  • Camels & Chocolate

    Seriously, I don’t keep coming to your blog every day just because you write so well (which you do), but because your pics of Baby Bug are so freakin’ cute. I never thought I wanted children of my own, but seeing your daily posts about her makes me rethink that.

    I love how she poses for the picture with her tongue out and all the ones you take of her from behind waddling about. And the pigtails…ahh, cuteness overload!!

  • Mrs. Wilson

    She is SO sweet it kills me.

    I love that pic at the top of her with her blue mouth. Keep that one for her wedding.

    By baby is only 11 months and is ALREADY in love with candy! (Not that I give her any … nope … not me.)

  • Susan

    I’m a scaredy cat when Richard is away so completely understand having the family come distract. I do that every business trip! Easter egg hunt looks like fun!

  • Jan

    Your daughter is SO cute!!!

    I’ve been reading your blog for a little while and have never commented yet. However, those pics made me feel like I HAVE to tell you how adorable she is!

    So “Hi” :) I love your blog and love your pictures and your writing and of course your cute art :)

  • BeachMama

    Oh how cute are BB’s pigtails? She is growing so big and lovin’ the candy. Glad your Mom and SIL and Nieces were able to join you for a visit. Hope the time passes quickly for you.

  • JennyC.No3

    Wow. When you said ‘full camo’ you certainly meant it! ;). Too funny.
    If looks like you’re all having fun – glad to see it even if hubby isn’t there!