Monday, November 23, 2009

steve and jodie

on the same day that uncle seth visited (yes, i'm still that far behind...), we also got to hang out with our friends steve and jodie!
they met up with us on the street as bebe buzzed along the sidewalk.

beebs loved having another kid around to play with! they tossed the ball...

and read lots of books!

bebe is often gone on book tours. she picks one book and then takes it around to everyone.

she likes to hear each person's interpretation of the material before forming her own opinion.

"now, here you believe that the pink elephant represents your mother's wayward tendencies, while the yellow zebra acts as your own reconciliation of those tendencies in a cleansing and forward-moving manner- am i hearing you right? very interesting. that's not the way steve saw it at all..."

after dinner bebe stripped down to the choobs and searched for babies in one of her "baby" magazines.

"these kids are a little too happy for my tastes."

"where are the tantrums?"

"the dirty diapers?"

"day long crying jags from teething, skinned knees, broken toys..."

"i don't even see a bad haircut anywhere! is all of this some kind of elaborate put-on to persuade people into thinking they need services and products that taken out of context would seem absurd, useless, and even wasteful? what the jeebus is going on!?!"

that's pretty much it, bebe. nail on the head.

"oh. alright then."

after all that, it was time for some jammies and something a little more transparent to read.

bebe tends to be shy and stand-offish at first, but it's amazing how at ease she becomes around people when she begins to sense how close they are to mommy and daddy.

in a room full of acquaintances or strangers even, she sticks close and stays pretty quiet. but when she's around family it doesn't take long for her to revert to her loud and entertaining self.

by the end of the evening, everybody was wiped out.


big thanks to steve and jodie for stopping in to hang out with us, listening to us bemoan the less fun aspects of our lives, and especially for bringing along an extra ticket to the celtics game! Thanks Guys!

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