We’ve reached the point where the baby gate that creates Annie’s Gated Community is no longer seen as a deterrent, but a challenge. We knew this day would come and we’d hoped we’d be in a more toddler-safe home when it arrived, but alas. As Annie finds new ways to hop the fence (turning her chair upside down, piling books and stuffed animals on top of each other to create a step stool), I find more grey hairs. Luckily I have an excellent colorist.
Mike is going to Northern California to do some stuff with his parents, so Annie, Rigby and I are having an all-party-all-the-time-girls-only weekend. We’re going to get pedicures, try on lots of clothes, and watch the Shark Week kick-off. Annie and I have been looking forward to Shark Week for ages. It’s gonna be shark-tastic!
Also, there will be more daddy-free dance parties like this:
Mike gets back on Tuesday night, and then I leave on Wednesday morning for the BlogHer conference in San Diego. In honor of the conference, I will be spelling my name HeatHer. If you’ll be in San Diego, let me know! I will be running a sub-conference called SunHer, where I lay at the pool all day. Just kidding! Only part of the day.
Lynn from For Love or Funny says:
Have fun at BlogHer, HeatHer!
SunHer sounds AMAZING!! I will be sure to pack my swimsuit and join you!!!
Also, I love your kid, she is so freakin’ smart!
See you Wednesday! XOXO
Have a great girls weekend! Her little voice is as cute as she is =)
Anthony from CharismaticKid says:
I love kids for their drunk-type dancing skills. I don’t have an ounce of soul compared to your daughter.
I’m more the elaine benice dancing type.
She is so flipping CUTE!!! LOVE the last “GO”. She’s the BEST!!! Time for another one yet?!?!?!?!? Ha ha ha!!!!!!
Have a fantastic weekend and a wonderful time at BlogHer! You are an amazing writer and an inspiration to mama bloggers everywhere. This is the first blog I read on a regular basis.
So glad someone else loves Shark Week as much as I do. Its my Christmas in August. Love sharks! Enjoy BlogHer
Kathy C. says:
Those several blinks at the beginning when she’s first getting started are precious. I think she just decided to incorporate those as part of the little dance number! I could just gobble her UP.
Kid has got swagger
Have a great girls weekend and enjoy BlogHer. Thought I might try it this year to learn about starting up a blog finally after comtemplating it for so long, but no such luck. Maybe next year.
(((HUGS))) from Florida
Blogger would be so much fun. I can’t wait to hear all about it!~~~
Jennie B says:
Hooray for HeatHer! JennifHer doesn’t quite work as well, does it?
I’ll be there…will keep an eye out for you. I’m sure you’ll be easy to spot in the sea of thousands
I like JennifHer! made me laugh…
Hi Heather! See you at BlogHer!!!
Kelly @ JourneysAndDetours says:
Annabel is just too cute with her “go go”s.
Well, now that I’m no longer a California girl, I will sadly be missing BlogHer this year.
I’m going to BlogHer San Diego and thinking of making it mostly a SunHer event too, so maybe I’ll see you by the pool!
Dawn @What's Around the Next Bend? says:
Wish I could join you at BlogHer!! Have a great time!!
I’m never excited about Shark Week… but then again, Shark Week has a COMPLETELY different meaning at my house… It’s when Aunt Flo comes to visit. LOL
Annie is so cute! Hope that you & Mike both have fun trips. Take care. P.S. Will you let us know if you ever break the code from your old journals?
I love that video! I just can’t believe how easy it is to relate to you! I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old. 3 is able to handle stuff around the house now but 1 is starting to be like Annie. It is madness in my house all the time but in that cute, endearing way. It sounds like you have a great weekend ahead. Enjoy! Have fun at BlogHer, maybe I’ll catch it in the future…let me know how it goes!
I swear, I could watch this a thousand times. She is awesome.
The Woman Formerly Known as Beautiful says:
Hi Heather — I’ll be at blogHer and will try not to swarm you along with all the other mom fans that you have. xo
Heather I am so looking forward to meeting you at Blog Her. I may be flying nearly 24 hours to get there but I know it will be so worth it.
I’ll be that horrifically jet lagged looking woman you may need to save from falling in the swimming pool xxx
OMG she kills me!! You need to get her an agent Heather! Too dang cute.