Sunday, May 30, 2010

When the cat is away.....

...this mouse likes to play!  Um, yeah. So I know that isn't all that funny, but I am trying to come up with titles other than "Sunday Update."  Yeah.

Rich has been in Las Vegas for a bachelor party since Friday.  And I have been having a nice weekend with Alex.

I stayed up until 2:30 a.m. on the first night because I got a little obsessed with some sugar-cookie decorating.  And because once I had made about a dozen different bowls of colored icing, and I realized that it was 11 pm, I couldn't let the icing spoil, so I HAD to finish the project.  (Yes, I realize that royal icing doesn't really spoil, per se, but you get my drift.)

And Alex did not really feel like sleeping in the next morning because she was actually smart (unlike her mommy) and went to bed at a decent hour, so 6:30 a.m. came just a bit too early for me!  I tried to convince her that it would be fun to snuggle in bed with me and the pups, but she was really chipper (read: TOO chipper) and thought it would be a much better idea to practice her singing (yelling?).  

After breakfast, I tried to clean up my cookie mess, but of course Alex had other plans.  She has had her eye on a certain doggie watering bowl for quite some time now.  And while I was otherwise occupied with royal-icing-gooeyness, she seized her opportunity.  I saw her out of the corner of my eye, but had both hands full, and I thought to myself, "I'll get her in just ONE second."  And by the time that I was there, we had a puddle of water everywhere! But she was absolutely so happy with herself, that I just grabbed my camera and started snapping away, because, what the heck, the mess was already made! 



This kid is just a ball of mischief.  And she is so proud of herself!


5 comments:

Sarah LeSueur said...

She is so cute! It's hard to get ANYTHING done huh?! And I LOVE those cookies. I want to make some...they would never turn out that good though.

Just lil ol me! said...

Oh my she is so proud of herself! I love it!

Anonymous said...

While the cat's away, the kittens had a GREAT time! Beautiful cookies, Jen! Can't wait for the celebration of Alex's 1st brithday!! Our girl looks like she was thoroughly enjoying herself with the dog's water bowl. I applaud you for letting her be creative while Mommy was being creative. You are a fabulous photographer! With love always, Cindy (M-I-deammuscL) :-)

Lea said...

I love the water picture. And those cookies are amazing!

Happynews said...

Determination is a great quality! Reminds me of another little girl......
Keep it up Alex, it'll keep your Mommy young!
Gamma XoXo's