Sunday, February 21, 2010

"Knotty" Dani

Dani has a new fascination with knots. She learned how to tie them about 2 months ago and I find them everywhere. She has used string, rope, ribbon, belts, material, and pretty much anything that could be tied. Her knots have included but are not limited to...
  • Tying the office chair to Emily's walker
  • Tying Abby to the office chair (this one resulted in some major Abby screaming)
  • Tying Emily's highchair to the tricycle
  • Tying ribbons throughout her crocheted blanket.
  • Tying Emily's shirt to her toy (I caught her in the act because Emily started crying)
  • Tying many door handles to various items of furniture

Now, I know that you are thinking... oh, a little three year old tying knots, how cute. No, this girl could qualify to be a boy scout at a very young age! It takes her mother quite awhile to get the 5-10 knots in a row unraveled! When this girl ties knots... she really ties knotSSS!

I hadn't thought to take pictures of Dani's little knot adventures until she pulled this one on me........

Yeah, that is our neighbors dog Buford (that's not really Her name but Heston started calling her Buford about 1 month before we realized that she was a girl and about 2 months before we learned that her real name is Snickers and then it was too late to turn back)

Anyway, the poor dog just comes around because we feed her occasional hot dogs and scrap meat. And she gets to deal with my girls trying to bury her in sand, ride her, and tie her up to the swing. She really is the best dog that we could ask for! (but we're not going to ask for her, we'll just keep borrowing her) Dani has grown out of the nap taking phase. Mostly because when she naps she can't go to sleep at night and we get to deal with making her go back to bed about 20 times before she finally falls asleep at midnight! Well, the other day I had put the two babies down for their naps and I was doing dishes while Dani was playing. She must have been tired because she built this little fort in our room and fell asleep. Doesn't she look like a little angel?


Maranda Whittle said...

Dylan use to be in a "knott" stage too, so hopefully she'll grown out of it soon!! Cash keeps pointing to all the pictures of Abby and saying, "Abby!" Abby!"

Lopez-kids said...

So, I use google reader, and since you went private, it has not showed any new posts, but for some reason I decided to check out your blog, and holy cow, there were tons of new posts! It was nice, because I got to get my Welker fix all at once! :-) Love those girls! I thought it was cute that you wrote how Dani asked to meet her prince charming and dance all night for her birthday wish, and you wanted her to wish for a ride on Puff the Magic Dragon, and now that she is acting like a boyscout tying knots everywhere, you are probably thinking she can go back to the princess and fairytales huh?! LoL! Just kidding! She is adorable, girlie or not! :-) All ur girls are! Love them!!