Thursday, April 12, 2012

Things You Can Do With a Baseball

1) Naughtily throw it over a fence after being expressly told not to do so...

"Hello?  Is anybody there?  I need my ball, please,"  she called, over...and over...and over again. 

I'm sure the whole neighborhood was wondering what mean things we were doing to torment our child.

And dang it, I was determined not to go get her ball back for her, since she'd purposely defied my instruction. 

Not to mention, the gate handle gets stuck and I can't get it open anyway...


2) Stand by sweetly, innocently, guiltily while Daddy comes to the rescue.  Then get told off by him when trying to throw it back over the fence again... (note the scolding finger...)

 



3) Play baseball.  Briefly.


4) Flip hair dramatically over the shoulder while contemplating what naughty thing to do next with the ball.

 

5) Try repeatedly to throw the ball into the tree to get it stuck there.  Fail repeatedly.  Get Mommy to place it carefully up in the tree by hand to give the illusion that it was stuck.

 


6) Shake tree limb dramatically to try to get the ball down.  Fail repeatedly yet again.  Make Mommy pick all 50-something pounds of child up over her head so she can flick it out of the tree herself.

 


7) Just enjoy the day and be an awesomely cute kid.  (I know this last one has nothing to do with a baseball...)

13 comments:

Anna Theurer said...

She most certainly is an awesomely cute kid!

wendy said...

This is so cute! Claire has been doing the same thing with her beach ball ( throwing it over the fence into the neighbors yard.)Have a great day! Wendy

Anna said...

Fun! Grace found a baseball in the back yard hunting for eggs! Was so funny. She promptly threw it at me. I moved pretty quickly cus earlier in the day she had thrown a shoe. It hit me square between the eyes. OUCH! I know she wasnt aiming at me... or was she?! ha ha! Love Sammis hair unbraided and blowing in the wind. Great photos!!!

Lisa said...

so cute! love love love the hair

Rochelle said...

Haha, so laughing at this one! Love it!

CMSavage6 said...

She is just too adorable! And she looks so grown up! Thank you for sharing all the pictures they always make me smile.

Chromosomally Enhanced said...

that is funny! love the fun that she has with the ball...smiles

Extranjera said...

LOVE the hair flipping.
Life is better with a little drama in it, even if it means you have to make it by having your mom stick the ball in a tree. I often mix my own too.

Rob Monroe said...

Hey - at least she still cares about it a week after her game! Good plan, mama!

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh, this was so cute!! lol...My favorite was the hair flipping picture!! Haha...Diva!

teal915 said...

She's just trying to keep mom and dad on their toes ; ) Madison has a skirt that matches Sammi's top. Very cute and summery.

Cindy said...

Isn't it hard when they've purposely disobeyed... but they're SOOO cute... but they've disobeyed...?? :)

Hey, her tooth came out!! Were you back home or still on your trip when it finally came loose?

CM said...

I agree, one awesomely cute kid! Love her new haircut.