Monday, September 15, 2008

All by myself

For a while now, Mia's been all about doing EVERYTHING 'all by myself'. It's normally fine...not, however, while going up or down steep & tall steps. Daryl got his family out of the house yesterday by taking us to Mt Bonnell. It was an easy climb, and a great view. Relaxing? Um, not so much...Mia wanted to do it all 'all by myself'. I'm used to it, and usually give Mia a lot of her own space, but Daddy was a little more nervous. Maybe it was that I was super nauseous, and just wanted a gingersnap to care too much of the goings on between daddy and daughter. Going back down the steps, Mia was almost in tears because daddy wouldn't let her 'do it all by myself'. Daddy, stood with his arms crossed at an impasse. I asked her gently 'do you want to hold daddy's hand or mama's hand?'....pause.....she opted for mama's. All she wanted was a chance to choose.....'all by myself'.





the impasse

the reason

After a late lunch at Kerbey Lane, we walked around next door at Drumz. I'm currently taking djembe classes there. The area is pushed back from the world and lush as lush can be. Mia spied at Buddha and was very interested in him.....I asked what it was and as she patted it's head, she said, 'my dada'.



Ok. So, I'm toooo exhausted/nauseaous to pick a Best Shot....why don't you pick yours for me and add it in the comments? Thanks :)

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16 comments:

Andrea said...

I haven't been to Mt. Bonnell in ages. Is it still nice up there? Clean?

And it's more than 4 steps, joo know!

;)

I love the *energy* of the casita Drumz is housed in. Perhaps, it's the Buddha.

Happy Monday!

Andrea said...

OH, and I puffy hearts the one of Mia and her Papa! Love the processing on the one of them walking down the steps.

=)

Never That Easy said...

I like the impasse, myself, cuz it certainly looks like a very good reason. That's a hike and a half!

Melissa said...

Love the second from the top - she's queen of the world!!

Jen said...

Oh, I couldn't pick a favorite either. They are all so good. It looks like you guys had a great time.

Christina said...

hehehe! I'm sorry to laugh, but I can't help it. "I do it myself" is sooooo familiar!!

#2 and The Impasse are tied for favorite for me...no wonder you can't chose. ;o)

Maggie said...

I've been there!

Gorgeous shots - they look so peaceful! Well, the scenery ones do anyway...but I don't know that there is anything really 'peaceful' about a toddler (other than sleep!)

Joanna said...

Did I miss something? Are you pregnant? :) Why are you naseaus?

Looks like it was a very adventurous day. I think my favorite is the 4th one down in b/w. Looks like a big world for such a little girl. Good thing she is holding her Daddy's hand.

Ella was all into the "big girl, I can do it by myself" thing too. Then I told her that sometimes big girls need help too. Now she turns it around on me and says it to me all the time. I dont know which is the better of two evils! ;)

Megan said...

i'm partial to the tongue sticking out one or the one holding dad's hand. very cute!

Amy Jo said...

I like the one where daddy is holding her and the one where they are walking down the steps.

Feel better!

kim said...

Ha! We hear, "I do it!" all the time. I know exactly what you're going through.

MGF said...

Love the processing on the one walking down the steps.
looks like you had FUN.

carrie said...

I love the b&w and the one right after it - they are both really beautiful!

What a great place!

Golightly said...

They are all lovely, I can't pick just one either! I do like the one going down the stairs...

Oh and I feel your pain with the "Do it myself" phase. Now we're back to the "do it all for me" phase.

Stephanie said...

I love the one of Mia and Daryl walking down the stairs. It looks like there is light coming from her like the angel she is.

cherish.photography said...

I so remember those days of "I do it!" So cute and gone so fast.

Thanks for sharing!