Somewhere Between

November 28, 2010

She's caught somewhere between baby girl and little lady.  Somewhere between Dora the Explorer and Hannah Montana.  Between needy and independent / inquisitive and know-it-all / toy snatcher and loving sister.   With a few exceptions, she's left the Terrible Twos (er, One-and-a-Halves to Threes) behind.  I'm usually a bit sad as a new milestone approaches, but in this house we're welcoming FOUR with open arms.

Beginning with Charlotte's unconventional choice of birthday party themes:  Brain Surgery. 

This stemmed from an obsession with a recent Nightline she insisted her Lola record during a late-night sleepover.  She has since watched it dozens of times, memorizing the patients' names and locations of their respective aneurysms.
[Thursday, September 2:  "Nightline" co-anchor Terry Moran embeds with Dr. Julian Bailes for a first-hand look at life-and-death drama inside the operating room.  It's a race against time as cameras capture an aneurysm bursting on the operating table and Dr. Bailes and his team have only seconds to react...]

Daddy fueled her passion by proposing Mommy make a cake using lace licorice for the veins/arteries/blood.   I tried offering up a more age-appropriate Yo Gabba Gabba theme, but there was no turning back.

(preparing for surgery)

studying their first anatomy book

↓ party animals ↓

I'll end with a tribute to my fellow stay-at-home-moms out there -- A question that was begging to be asked of my seemingly precocious preschooler:
Q:  "Charlotte, are you gonna be a brain surgeon when you grow up?"
A:  "Nope, I just want to be a mom...I don't wanna work."

Hmm... Not so precocious after all :)

One Response to “Somewhere Between”

  1. love it. great job with the cake, christina! that's creativity right there. great photos, as always. and whoever was taking the photos with you in them- they did a great job, too!

    and i have to ask- the triple picture of molly? how'd you do it??

    happy 4th birthday, little miss charlotte!!