Sunday, April 26, 2009

Lydia's Obsessions

Spring is here. . . with 94 degree weather and all. The 89 degree temperature outside is so much more bearable than inside our house. Lydia had her first spring concert. It was at the Metropolitan Theater downtown. She sang her little heart out and did a marvelous job. She really is becoming a little DIVA! Sometimes we have to bribe her to stop singing (is that bad?). We really do love it.
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Lydia is usually very particular about the lighting in her room at night. We usually have the closet light on or a night light plugged into the wall. Her fixation lately is to put a makeshift eye mask on and to have all forms of night lights off. I don't know what it's all about but that's what she wants.

Lydia tells us over and over and over that she doesn't want to sleep with Kate. She even asked if Daddy could take out his saw and cut their bed in half!! We thought it was just a stage that she was going through. You can definitely see why she feels this way from these pictures.
Somehow they went from this:


To this:
I wouldn't want to sleep with someone who was always putting their leg over my neck. I don't know how Lydia survives=).
Lydia's last OBSESSION was having some kind of sale. She wanted to sell flowers- and not only flowers, but DANDELIONS! She would come home from school everyday for a week and BEG to have a flower sale. At first I just brushed it off. But she was determined. So I let her cut some of the daffodils off and she sold them.

We tied ribbons around the bunches and sold them in front of our house, on our lawn. She would wave to all the cars that passed by and point frantically to the flowers for sale, only to be disappointed. I almost called some of my friends to drive by and buy some.

But neighbors started coming by. One asked, "so how much are ya sellin' em for?" She responded, "fifteen cents!" He said, "fifty cents? Oh well I'll take two." He gave her a dollar!
You can't imagine how happy that made her. One neighbor across the street came out and gave her a ten dollar bill and said he was going to give the flowers to his girlfriend. She ended up making $18.35! We were flabbergasted! What a determined little girl.

She even got to pay her tithing!!! Way to go, Lydia.




13 comments:

Lynn, Sarah and Ayslin said...

That is the funniest post I've seen in a long time. I love the eye mask and cutting the bed in half. I am laughing my head off!

Karrie said...

Too cute and too funny! That girl has so much personality, it's amazing. Thanks for sharing the fun stories and pictures.

Kerri said...

I'm so proud of you and Derrell creating such a cute, happy family meanwhile dragging them all over the country (close to my heart :)--made me misty eyed thinking about it, but then I was laughing from that night-time shot of leg-on-neck. Hillarious! Love you guys. Keep up your awesomeness. Tell Derrell hi :)

kira said...

so freakin' hilarious! I hated sharing a bed with Kirsten 'cause she used to scratch me with her toenails! What a cute flower stand! I better not show Lanette...

Harris Family said...

Can they have any more personality? That is so dang cute! I LOVE the makeshift eye mask - that makes me laugh!!

Jami Jackson said...

Holy Cow! Lydia is the cutest little girl ever!! I love her creativity and spunk! Oh, how I miss you guys! Eliza just would have loved to sell those flowers with Lydia. Together they maybe could have doubled their profits! Ha!

Amy Tuck said...

Wow! Can we get in on the flower business? What kind was she selling? Your girls are so cute! Miranda sleeps the same as Kate...she is all over the place! So, she is never invited into our bed at night. Poor Lydia. Love you guys!

Natalie N said...

That little entrepreneur! Oh, I wish she had sold some dandelions too! What a cutie!! LOVED the eye mask picture too. How in the world does she come up with these things?

I am really hoping to go out to TX for Jessica's wedding. I doubt Tyler will be able to come. But if nothing else, maybe I can just fly out for the weekend. Are you going too?

sarahandmatt said...

Cute girls. Merrody has that duvet cover! And Norah has a baby quilt made out of that duvet cover. You have great taste! ha!
Love ya.

Melanie said...

That is hilarious! I can't believe she made that much money selling dandelions. Maybe she should take over the automotive industry and whip them into shape. Way to go Lydia!

Denny said...

Lydia needs to sell the MASKS!! I'd but one! How about a John Deere mask?

Abby said...

Wow--that's such a cute idea to sell bunches of flowers. If the little girls in my neighborhood would sell that instead of lemonade I would TOTALLY buy some! (Maybe even two if I were feeling fancy :) The sleeping--I'm with L. bc I know how she feels!

The Duryeas said...

So cute! You should go into business! How could anyone resist that smile? Fun times. Am I seeing you in Texas in October?