Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"Sorry. You just seem like, you know, kind of an indoor girl"

The title of this post is a quote from one of my all-time favorite movies: Titanic. Yes it's super cheesy and I'm not ashamed to admit it. It came out when I was in High School and had this silly little school girl crush on Leonardo DiCaprio. That died fairly quickly but I still love the movie to this day despite how terrible the ending is (totally didn't see that one coming!) and the sight of Kate Winslet laying buck naked on such a nice expensive sofa. I hope her bottom was clean.

In this scene, Kate's character Rose is trying to commit suicide by jumping off the back of the ship. Jack (Leonardo's character) is there just in time to try to rescue her and tries to distract her by making conversation. They get onto the topic of ice fishing (well Jack does) and he tries to explain to her what it is. She gets pretty ticked off that he would assume she doesn't already know what that is (even though she's wearing an extremely ornate gown and her hair (which has somehow withstood the moisture in the air and 60 mph winds) is neatly done up in perfect curls). Oh and her make-up looks ridiculously fresh consider the distress she's in.

This week we found out that The Chubs is (for now) more of an "indoor girl". We tried several times to take her outside to enjoy the warm weather. It was a little too bright for her taste. Her eyes were almost closed shut, and she squirmed and squirmed from being held. I also don't think she was digging the wind. So she spent the majority of the time in AZ doing this:

(smiling and laying on a spit rag)

For some reason in the last week or two she has become so interactive. We notice her looking around a lot more and finding people in a room, making eye contact with even strangers, and smiling SO much more. She's gone from mostly an observer to an active participant. Of course, this is all on her terms.
(oops, how did that one get in there?)

So far, we don't anticipate any Iron Mans for the Senorita, but Dad is hoping that some hiking, backpacking and skiing is in the future for our little princess and I hope so too since I also love those things. She has plenty of time to acquire a taste for the outdoors though, and until then she can watch movies, go shopping, eat bon bons and get her nails done with me.


  1. Haha, I took Camden out for a walk yesterday in the Bjorn. He was squinting the whole time too and kept gasping every time the wind blew. I felt bad, but figured it's just something they have to get used to-- after all, they spend 99.9% of their time indoors right now.

    Btw, those are some adorable little dresses!!

  2. I still can't get over how adorable she is. I think she'll definitely get used to it as she grows up. Just wait until summer when she'll spend so much more time outside.

  3. Wind is like that. Casey still doesn't like it, but she manages.

  4. Maybe she'll take after her Aunt Sarah on the whole outdoor thing... hopefully for Stephen's sake that won't be the case. I'll try not to influence her decision as she grows up. ;-)