Thursday, May 27, 2010

What Scout Does

She lays like the dog.............

She steals the camera and takes random pictures of:

Her toys...

Her foot.........

Self portraits......

Sneaks into baby sister's room during her nap, wakes her up, and takes pics.......(baby sister never minds)

her popcorn....
her tv shows....
random bad pics of her mother......

She also comes up with the greatest names for her toys

Some examples.......

This is "banana", "skin color" and this little dog has the misfortune of being named, "poop"


This is "Paw Prints Glitter Stars" and "Uni"
(used to be called "Unicorns", but it was permanently shortened. Paw Prints Glitter Stars name is said in full every time though)

Last but not least- meet "Housie The Slippery Pig" (said in full every time too). This would be mine and Rob's favorite name out of all her animals and we have taken to calling House, MD "Housie the Slippery Pig".
We really have NO idea of the origin of the name.

She also dresses her animals in her clothes and purses and they go "to shows".

She also gets some grand ideas:

This was an idea she got to coerce a bird to come inside and be her pet.
Prompted after visiting our neighbors who have a pet bird.She also acts out her plan on how this bird is going to fall for it and eat the bread and find itself suddenly in our house (in case it wasn't clear to me).

She also enriches Elinor's playtime when mommy's back is turned:

I left Elle on the bed playing on her playmat and walked out of the room and I came back in a few minutes later and found this

This is what you find when you remove one of the "walls" of the "wolf cave".

Again, Elle didn't mind.

She provides a service to the neighborhood kids:
She decorated rocks with sidewalk chalk like Easter eggs and put them in this basket and made this sign. It says,
"Kids, have one and keep it forever"

She dresses up in Elinor's clothes:

This is a baby snowsuit and it's by a brand called "Chuck Roast" and it's printed on that little black tag. She puts this on and is suddenly a pony named Chuck Roast.

She also crashes pictures I am trying to take of her little sister-

I'll be taking a pic of Elle and suddenly:


She also is pretty good at crashing pictures she is in already:


And she pretends, oh how she pretends..............

Here she is as a mama kangaroo

a kitty

a pirate

and a super sleuth...

She also has a preferred method of going down the stairs:

(If she is wearing the one piece zip dunglees you won't see her go down the stairs any other way)

This is a post idea I got from my friend Liza, she does a post for her kids around their birthdays every year as a kind of journal entry chronicling the kids and what they are doing that year, little things you don't want to forget about this particular time in their lives. Since Scout's birthday is coming, I thought I would follow suit and do the same thing (Losties might recognize the title -I couldn't resist- it was the final episode of Lost this week -now there is something to chronicle.

Scout is the greatest little girl. Not only is she funny and fills our lives with laughter, she is a sweet heart and so good. She has a sweet (if not sometimes loud) disposition. She has never been a tantrum thrower (I kept waiting for them, but they never came). She lets me cuddle her. She gives me "big hugs" she caught on that I say I like big hugs, so she does her best. She plays so cute, but can make a mess of a room in record time (it truly boggles my mind sometimes). When she plays with her little toys she calls it, "shows" and goes through a play of sorts and that is one show. So when I tell her it's time to get out of the bath, or go to sleep, she retorts that she needs to finish "this show".
She loved school, particularly the end when they are all waiting for their parents to pick them up, she and her friends Amber, Gabby and Bella play horses and gallop around the grass and she is always mad at us if we are too early, wanting every minute she can to run around like crazy (she does THE BEST little ninny thing, where she cups her little hands like hooves and circles them around like a horse up on it's two back legs.) She is also a good student, she made it into the "1,000 club" (passed off counting to 1,000 for her teacher), she is starting to sound out how to write words and can read and sound out many words now.
She is starting to tell me that she is too old for some shows she liked 6 months ago. Is now finding some enjoyment watching some shows aimed at "tweens" (yikes!). She loves to play computer games and I let her thinking they are more interactive and teach her more then if she was watching tv (most of the games aimed at preschoolers are educational).
She has totally captured her daddy's heart. He has a very strong bond with her and they are cute as can be together. She is also an awesome soccer player, as you all have been finding out (right along with her mom and dad). She doesn't much like to go places that isn't the park or school. She is a little home body.
She had a big big change in her world this year with the birth of a little sister. While she has had her moments where she needed reassurance that Rob and I still love her, she has been nothing but totally loving to Elinor. Even when she is mad at me for paying too much attention to the baby, she shows love to the baby instead of taking it out on her. She loves Elles so much and is so excited for the day that they can play side by side together. She already does to the best of her abilities (or Elle's abilities I should say). The sound of her laughter mixed with Elle's is one of the greatest joys in my life. Scout's always been there for me when I needed a little one to hold and I will always feel a special warmth in my heart that she is my girl.
We love you Scout SO MUCH! Thanks for being such a wonderful little thing.


Amy said...

Such a great little tribute to Scout. She's an amazing kid and has such a lively imagination and sweet disposition. It's so fun seeing you guys as such great parents. Sounds like you're enjoying all the little things, which is good, because they change and grow up so quickly. I know everyone says that, but it's true!

Haley said...

Wow these are seriously great pictures! She is such a funny girl. I'm glad she is enjoying her little sister. My personal favorite name is "skin color." That cracks me up!!

Haley said...

By the way, is Elles close to crawling yet?

Emily said...

No she isn't close. She has barely mastered sitting and even that is giving her generous credit. She is SO happy on her back, maneuvering her toys with her feet, she spends all her time that way. I have to make her practice sitting each day. Rob suspects that she is going to forgo crawling altogether and proceed straight to vine swinging.

Cat said...

Scout is awesome! And yes, I did get the LOST reference of the title immediately. She's such an amazing kid. I'm happy she's in my life.

Ami said...

What a great post! There is never a dull moment with Scout, and I've always loved reading about her imagination in play, naming animals, etc. :)

B said...

Best post ever. I've been re-reading the "You might also like:" posts, and loving them every bit as much as when they were written. But this one takes the cake. Probably because there is just so much Scoutness to it!!!

B said...

Oh, my favorite part is "Kids, have one and keep it forever"!!!!

Emily said...

I have also had fun reading the back posts that show up as suggestions. That was an awesome thing I discovered I could add. I have totally forgotten about most of them.

megandjon said...

this post is great fun. scout stories never fail to make me laugh. and she sounds like such a sweet little girl. i'm a little jealous of the part about how she treats elinor. walter mostly is cute and sweet with my new little guy, but when he gets frustrates i have to watch out for hits, bites, and pokes in the eye. we are working on is definitely a big big thing to go from the one and only kiddo to one of two kids, and not even the one getting the most attention!!

Matt said...

I just read this and laughed so hard I cried! We need to see you guys soon. I am so glad you and Rob love being parents so much.


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