Monday, October 12, 2009

Long Weekend with Daddy

Megan was out of town for several days last week, so the girls and I got to have a long weekend together. I stocked up with new art supplies for them and Netflix'd some nerdy movies for me. It could have been a tough weekend, but they decided to be little angels. On Saturday morning, Clara and Kate got up, dressed themselves in their princess costumes, and perched themselves with some books and good light. I snuck up on them and took this picture with my cell phone:

It has become one of my favorite pictures of the two. There's so much to love about it. Hard to believe it's from a cell phone.

Later in the afternoon, after I put Cecilia, who is teaching herself to walk, down for a nap, I gave Clara and Kate a new art project so I could go in the office and see if last year's Star Wars: Clone Wars animated movie was any good. Not far into it, Kate came around the corner to see what I was doing. I didn't expect her to like it. It had too much talking, too much military for Kate's taste - or so I thought. Her eyes widened the more she watched, and she looked up at me and said, "I love this movie!" Soon Clara joined us and echoed her sentiment. Since the movie was made for kids and featured a strong female character I decided to let them watch it. They especially liked Yoda and Stinky, the baby of Jabba the Hut. Of course I was more than a little proud that my daughters like Star Wars.

Some Kate quotes:

Kate: I like everyone in this movie, but not the mean guys

Kate: Look, there are two moons. But one of them is a lower case moon.

Kate: What's a Skywalker?
Me: It's that boy's name.
Kate: I like Skywalker.

Kate: That girl is the only girl in this movie.
Clara: No, there's a queen.
Kate: But that girl is the only girl saving the day.

1 comment:

Guatorean Daddy said...

Joel, you have a pretty sweet cellphone for pics like that. I hope you guys are doing well...the girls are certainly beautiful. We came back from Korea last week after picking up our 3rd kiddo.

Having sold my business a few weeks ago, I thought I'd stop by for some stlhomeboy inspiration...just sitting here trying to go through the process of identifying a job (oh, the horror of not being your own boss) that allows for part-time stlhomeboy status, combined with actually doing something interesting. Geri tells me that blogging and Facebooking don't provide much in the way of a resume enhancer. I suspect she's right.

Take care-Eric