Friday, May 31, 2013

That's What Chloe Said - May

Chloe has developed a new accent and we have no idea where it came from. She's dropped the Russian accent more or less and now has a...Southern(?) accent.
The shortened version of "yes" is no longer "yeah." It's "YAYuh"
Dad is now "DAHYud"
It's so weird. We have no idea where this came from. 

Monday, May 13, 2013


This is Purple

Things to keep in mind when talking about Purple.

  1. Purple is a proper name and must be capitalized.
  2. Purple is to be treated with respect. Do not toss her on the floor or step on her. (Which brings me to point 3.)
  3. Purple is female and female pronouns should be used when referring to her.
  4. And don't ever ever call her Blankie, Purple Blankie, or (heaven forbid) Your Blanket. I mean, seriously, how would you like it if someone called you by some other name? 
Purple first made her appearance in our lives during one of our pre-baby shopping extravaganzas at Babies R Us. We lived pretty close to one in Colorado and became quite familiar with its aisles during the 3 years we lived there. Purple came home and sat neatly folded in Solana's future crib waiting for her. Little did we know how important Purple would become. Stuffed animals have come and gone. There were the tiny square blankies with little Pooh and Tigger dolls sticking out the middle and rubber teethers on the corner. There was Puppy. And most recently, a rainbow night light. These were all night-time must-haves at one point or another. But Purple has stayed the course and is a true friend. For a long time Solana wouldn't drink her milk without "walking her fingers" along purple's edge. I wonder how many washings she'll withstand. Maybe she'll be a tiny shred of fabric that Solana carries off to college. I know I still have my Ted sitting up in the top of my closet. I guess time will tell. She looks pretty good for her age. 8 years down and a few to go... For now I thought it wise to snap a picture of her while she still resembles her original self.