Tuesday, February 7, 2012

A Typical Day of Caleigh

After cleaning off my bed of not just my music, books, and scarves but also Caleigh's giant monkey, puppet monkey, etc, I thought it fitting to do a post on what a day with my li'l cousin is like. However, I soon realized that this was nigh-impossible, as the day is made up of so many precious, different moments, it would take forever to tell them all. Thus, I am jotting down just a few. :) Goodness gracious, this girl makes me laugh! Caleigh-Bug and I have been pretty much inseparable since I got here, and I am so enjoying every minute with her! This morning she got up and requested that I fix her hair in the same chair I fix Hannah's in with "a LOT of hair-dos," which in Caleigh-speak means "hair clips." So we did! Here's the end result:



After lunch, we were off to the Bug's gymnastics class. Since we arrived a bit early, she got out of her car seat and came back to sit by me (buckled in like a big girl, of course) as we waited. Before leaving home, I had wanted to get as many pictures as possible of and with these girls, but this was rendered rather impossible when, a week before I came, my camera died. *moment of silence* Fortunately, Papa brought his, and since he and Grandma hardly use it any more now that they have their o-so-cool iPhones (can you believe that? My grandparents have iPhones), I am able to keep it by me always. All that to say, naturally, the first thing we did was snap a couple pictures. Caleigh always votes to do a goofy one. No surprises there.

blurry, but real :p


Then it was time for more serious things, like having Caleigh show and explain to me everything in her purse...


Yeah, we have snow on the ground and a howling, biting wind, and the Caleigh-Bug is hot. Go figure. :)

After shopping and getting home, Caleigh was left in front of a tv show (more on that later) while I went to practice my violin. That didn't last long. Soon, she was in my room, on my bed, playing with my little teaching helpers (Cocoa & friends), bouncy balls, and other random things to be found in my case; there she stayed for nearly an hour, happy as anything. (No pictures of that, since I was...you know...actually doing something).

Dinner came and went, and Caleigh was again on my bed, being amused by pictures on my blog. Once she saw the Three Little Pigs video, though, she was hooked. Patiently, she waited while I finished up a couple things, ("patiently" meaning, "wiggling around, playing with things on my bed, and begging to take a few more pictures") and finally, after getting ready for bed, we snuggled up on the couch and sat giggling up a storm over 3 or 4 Disney "Three Little Pigs" clips until bedtime. As I turned on her CD and called one last goodnight, she called out to me "I love you, cousin Sarah!"



I'm lovin' this time spent with my Caleigh-Bug. :)

7 comments:

Ben said...

Ahh... So sweet!...

(In a quiet voice) - Do you still miss us Sarah?

Breanne said...

That is so cute! What a sweetie:)

Mikaela said...

Caleigh's hairstyle is so chic! You might just have to post it on pinterest. ;-) Yep, it looks like you've definitely got a shadow! So glad you're having fun together.

Rachel said...

I love her hair style, too! I love all the pictures that you've been getting with her. It's fun to see what ya'll are up to. Love yah!

Lauren said...

I love your and Caleigh's matching expressions in every photo--those are so cute! And her good night just melts your heart, doesn't it?

Ruthie H. said...

Caleigh is so cute, with it seems a big personality! BTW, I loved the way she said "hand sanitizer." :)

Rachel said...

Just noticed the music all over the place on the bed. :)