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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

"Lollipop- hot?"

Yesterday we made a quick little stop at the local CVS pharmacy. As I was unloading the girls from the car, Bella was very interested in a man standing outside the building. He was smoking a cigarette, and I think she was confused about what he was doing. As we were walking through the parking lot, Bella began to ask, "Lollipop- hot? Lollipop- hot??" I quietly replied, "No, baby. He doesn't have a lollipop." Now, Wubs has asked me before about the 'no smoking' signs we have seen at various restaurants and stores, and I have explained that smoking is bad for you. I told Wubs that smoking isn't healthy for our bodies, and to make my explanation more dramatic, I added that smoke makes your insides turn black and sticky. Well, Wubs has a very good memory. wink. We had almost made it past the man and inside the pharmacy, when Wubs very loudly explained to Bella, "Bella, he's SMOKIN'. That's really bad and he'll turn black inside and it's NASTY!" *gulp* Note to self: Wubs will repeat everything I say.

"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under complusion, for God loves a cheerful giver."- 2 Corinthians 9:7
Here are some pictures of the girls making 'scary' jack-o-latern faces for the camera!
Wubs took the picture below of Bella and mommy!And Bella turned 2 years old last week! Thank you, Papa, Nana, Great Grandpa and Great Grandma, for coming and helping us celebrate! We enjoyed making sweet memories with you!


  1. Oh....that's so funny!! Great memory Wubs!!!

  2. Seeing you and the girls is so special now. I like Emma teaching Bella the evils of smoking. The little ones always learn better from their peers. She was evidently paying attention and she's passing it on to little sister. Bella will surely remember it now that Wubs has "set her straight".
    G-Grandma M

  3. Great job on the photography Wubs!!! The scary faces are so scary!!! Loved the jackolantern face too :) I can't wait to see you all so soon - what a refreshment. We are going to have so much fun! I already started planning a potential menu for that week! The Elmo cake looks beautiful - makes me remember cookie monster cake with all those delicious cookies! Miss you so much - J