Sunday, December 21, 2008

Okay, I'll Go Find You One!

Allright, so it's time for another "Aleia Moment." Our apartment does not have a built-in dishwasher, so we had to buy one of the portable ones (full-size, just on wheels. Kinda cool really). Anyway, so we have 4 steps to go down to get into our apartment, and the dishwasher decided it wanted to jump down instead of taking an easy ride on the hand truck. Basically, the piece of countertop that was attached to the top of the dishwasher completely fell off.

So, a few Saturdays ago I was fixing it. To make a long story short, it was a bit frustrating; I mean, you try screwing on a piece of countertop from underneath with the dishwasher in the way. Short of having a piece of elastic for an arm, it just wasn't that easy.

Anyhow, so there I am, tools strewn about next to me, arm wedged in between some stuff, looking rather perplexed. Aleia walks up to me and says: "Do you need some help Dad?" In a tone of voice somewhere between calm and annoyed, I replied: "I don't need help, I need a miracle!"

Without missing a beat, Aleia's quick response was, "Okay, I'll go find you one!" Whatever frustration I had, was gone in an instant and the thing was fixed a few minutes later. In this particular case, I think Aleia's sweetness WAS the miracle. Kids are great.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Winter Fun

Macie doesn't miss a thing. She likes to be very involved. She's quite a good teeth brusher!

Wraping Christmas presents :o)

I love this stage where they eat their toes!