People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway.
If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway.
If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway.
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway.
Give the world your best and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway.
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It never was between you and them anyway.
-Mother Teresa

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Ducky Shenanigans

It started out as a peaceful Sunday morning. Then Sophie came in with her finger up inside this porcelain duck's you know what and said she couldn't get it out. I tried some soap and vaseline, but just about ripped her finger off. So Jason was called in and he brought out the big guns....some pliers.

Here she is flippin' the bird...hahahaha

This is Regan's duck and she was in the background crying her eyes out for her poor, mutilated duck. She said she wanted us to cut Sophie's finger off so she could get her duck back. She cried for about a half hour over this. little animal rights activist.

At last we can see the finger. Jason even cut himself on his thumb with this highly dangerous fowl. I was seriously thinking we were going to have to take her to the hospital, but all's well that ends well.

Just before Halloween, Regan's class was having a party. They don't celebrate any holidays to be sensitive to all the cultures in the class blah blah blah, so they had a "wild thing" party. She had to dress up like any wild thing and she picked an elephant. She was so excited about it and I didn't want to disappoint her so I pulled out some gray fleece and made this little number one night and surprised her with it the morning of the party. She was so excited. Sophie liked sporting it as well.

Fun stuff.


Becky and the Boys said...

I figured the duck had to die - too bad, but that's one funny story!

I love the elephant costume!

Aunt Tiff said...

I am seriously laughing so hard!!(I know I probably shouldn't be)...but that is FUNNY!! Glad her finger is ok:)

Love the are so stinking talented!!!!

JaredandKatie said...

That's one of the stories that will be a favorite as the years go on!! I'm glad her little finger is ok!

You are so stinkin' talented. Aidan has wanted to be an elephent for the past 2 years for halloween and I couldn't think of how to make the costume, and you make one in 1 night. Talent I tell ya, Talent. You're simple amazing.

JaredandKatie said...

Yes, I mis-spelled elephant. Sorry bout that.

The Colvins said...

Love the pic of Sophie giving the "bird", that is classic!! You are such a good mom to just "throw" together a costume for Regan last minute--it turned out adorable!

Ashley said...

I seriously love the elephant. You really never cease to amaze me with your craftiness!

Anonymous said...

Haha...that is so sad yet so cute all at the same time! Love the costume too! Well done Crystal!

Dawna Greer said...

Poor duckie but glad Sophie's finger didn't have to be cut off! That is the cutest elephant costume I've ever seen!! My creative daughter but with two beautiful little models, who wouldn't be inspired with such talent!

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

Haha funny story! I love the pictures.
I can't believe you came up with that costume all in one night!!! I'm seriously impressed!