Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Behind Closed Doors

When you have a toddler and she has been out of sight for longer than 30 seconds and things are all too quiet, you might worry that (1) a plastic baby bottle has been flushed down the toilet and you need to call the plumber, (2) all toilet paper has been unrolled or (3) an entire box of Cheerios has been dumped on the floor. It's amazing how quickly a toddler can be into a lot of different things in such a short time.

Today, I was folding laundry and EG had been MIA for about a minute and awfully quiet. I go to find her and find the door to her bedroom closed.

Insert theme music from "Jaws" here.

What a sweet, pleasant surprise! She was having a little tea party. She informed me she was making "cake" for her baby (that she has appropriately named "Ella Grace") and "Baby Bird" (a very vibrant and crazy looking parrot).


It melted my heart! Oh, how I love this girl!

20 comments:

Candy said...

She could not be ANY cuter!!! What a sweetie pie! :)

Jacquie said...

Oh, how sweet is that, Leigh Ann???? I love that last picture of her. She is such a cutie!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

That is SO sweet! Her smile just makes me want to melt...she is such a cute, Leigh Ann.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

That last line is supposed to say "cutie". oops.

Laura said...

I love these kind of surprises, too! They are few and far between because Alise has never been one to play by herself, but when they do happen, I am joyed!

EG is growing up!!

julie & joe said...

That's sweet. I am generally terrified of what I will find when A is quite. Sunday night he greased himself up with A&D ointment in about 15 seconds. We won't mention the powdered sugar incident.

Laurie said...

That is so precious. Bless her sweet little heart.

Becky said...

Thank heaven for little girls and of course, little boys too! Leigh Ann, EG is just too cute!! It really makes me miss my babies being in the house playing dolls. Boo Hoo!!!

Audrey said...

This is so sweet!!! What a wonderful surprise! Usually when the boys disappear, it's nothing like a tea party,lol!!

Mommy to those Special Ks said...

I can hear the sigh of relief! LOL It's always a 50/50 gamble when Kennedy and Keeghan get quiet! LOL

Meredith said...

Leigh Ann! AWW that is just too precious for words! I can't say it enough!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Seriously? She is SO AMAZING!!! I hope one day I can sit down and join her for a tea party :)!

Kayla said...

Oh my!!! That's sooo cute!

I miss tea parties!!! I used to collect any little tea party dishes I could get my hands on!!

Heather said...

sweet, sweet! You cracked me up with the "jaws" music!

Betsy said...

Awwww...how precious! She is adorable!

His Doorkeeper said...

Ella Grace is such a "girly" girl and what a sweet nature she has!

Don't you just love to think of what goes on in their minds???

Precious post!

Lauren said...

How adorable is she???

You can tell her little imagination is just so amazing.

Meagan said...

OH my word! I think my heart's going to swell out of my chest. She is the most adorable, sweetest thing EVER!!

Lindsey said...

Melts my heart too! She is so very precious! Love her little smile....brightens my day;)

Julie said...

Oh, how sweet!!! I love that she plays by herself and can use her imagination so well.