Thursday, August 16, 2007


In an effort to eliminate alcohol in our home I've recently discovered a drink I never thought I would enjoy: gin and tonic, only without the gin. Just tonic and lime. Yummy, yum, yum. It's such a grown up drink! I know this because Iris couldn't stand it when I let her have a sip. Diet Coke? She loves it. Coffee? She can't get enough. But tonic and lime? Finally, I've found a drink she won't try to wrangle from my hands!

Speaking of my three year olds love of coffee, we were leaving the grocery store the other day and she spotted the cafe and asked if she could have a coffee. Since we haven't been anywhere near decent coffee for the past four weeks I decided that yes, she could get some. We walk in and there are two older girls playing near the toys and Iris immediately walks up and says "I'm getting coffee!" to which the girls reply "no you're not, you're not old enough!" and then they looked at me and said "she's not getting coffee, is she?" to which I replied "Well, yes, actually, she is". Their jaws just about hit the floor. As I handed Iris her mocha (they were on sale that day, she's not picky) the girls asked me again if it was coffee. I told them it was actually a mocha. Their mother looked at me strangely, I gather that she was the one who told the girls they weren't old enough for coffee, and I felt the need to explain I started a bad habit but that I only give her decaf. Then I thought, you know what, who cares? I don't need to explain to random strangers about my daughter's coffee habit. Hrmpf.

This morning in the car Matt handed something to Eloise and she said, clear as day, "dee doo" which, for the unaware, means "thank you" in baby language. Genius!

You would think, being that Eloise's birthday is tomorrow, that we would have her big fancy first birthday gift picked out. Well, we don't. Not even close. We have gotten her a few things over our vacation and kind of thought they would be for her birthday. For instance, we got her these as her first walking shoes, but she's been wearing them already. Sort of takes the fun out of it, no? So we are trying to figure out if we want to do something bigger. Matt and I are both interested in these two things, a Rody and a Rockabye rocker. Both are pretty cute, huh? We'll see. You know, it's less than 24 hours before her birthday now.


  1. hahaha! I love your Mocha story.

    Will have to try tonic & lime.

    Eloise is definitely a genius. You can tell just by looking at her.


  2. I'm not the biggest coffee drinker, but I love FRozen coffee drinks! My kids bug me to death if I get one and Love them! I really don't liek to give them coffee b/c of the caffiene but I dont' care what others do. My SIL lets my nephew have coffee every morning, although it's mostly milk. :-) More like coffeemilk.

    Like other parenting choices, it's nobody's business.


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