Thursday, April 30, 2009

We Are the Girls!--Galla

I took my girls out to lunch yesterday. As soon as we sat down Galla was all chatter! The waitress came to take our drink orders and Galla starts saying, "Um, yes, a couple of juice and um, um water!" all excitedly. I'm not going to try to relate it all here because it just won't write out as well as she said it, but she was cracking me up! When the waitress came back to take our order she started throwing out requests, "strawberries on muffins and bacon and pancakes...." She settled on the Mickey Mouse pancake with bacon. As soon as Paisley saw that pancake plate hit the table, she started pulling off an ear for herself--this little girl can pound down pancakes! I let Galla pour as much syrup on as she wanted and use the jam dishes with the little silver spoons. Also, a funny Galla tid-bit is that she loves bacon and she always wants to put more salt on the strips. Of course, under normal circumstances, she is not allowed to add salt to bacon, but I let it slide this time. Galla gabbed on and on while we ate. I started telling her how I am so proud of her and happy to be her mom when she interrupts saying:

G: Mom, I don't want to talk about this right now.
Me: Ok, what do you want to talk about?
G: Nothing. Let's just eat.
Me: Ok.
G: (after 2 seconds of silence) Mom, I'm going to miss you when I'm in Hawaii.
Me: Oh! Who are you going to stay with in Hawaii?
G: Mimi and Opa. Mimi is going to pick me up from the airport and take me to their house. They have a big, tall house and I have a princess bed. Can you take me to the airport?

Sounds like a good idea to me! BTW: Mimi and Opa (Brad's parents) live in Ohio.

Then she asked to go to the bathroom and told me not to be angry. SAD! I totally hate taking my kids potty in public. It's not easy to herd 3 kids into a stall and keep all of their hands in sanitary places and get all of the business taken care of while usually holding Paisley. But when she said that I realized that I shouldn't be so irritated with her (or Finn) when nature calls. Definitely a lesson learned from lunch and her honest comment. So I pushed Paisley, highchair and all, into the bathroom and it wasn't a big deal.

As for Paisley, she ate both of Mickey's ears. Some people in the booth next to us asked if we went to the Broadstone gym (which we totally do, like everyday, because I love the childcare and the chance it gives me to get out and workout). Well, they recognized Paisley with her pigtails. She's like a local celebrity! And such a cutie! I love my girlie girls!


Dani said...

That is one beautiful table of ladies! Seriously, you look amazing Maylin! And I can totally picture Galla just gabbing the lunch away. What a crack up she is. Tell her to have fun in Hawaii!

snbjork said...

That totally cracked me up! I love the part when she told you that she would miss you while in Hawaii. What a hoot! I think it's a great idea that you took your daughters out on a girl date. How fun!

Pieces of me... said...

Your kids are so cute, they crack me up. Just to let you know, You're not the only mom that resents those public bathroom calls! I have to let out a long restrained sigh to get ready for the long haul. :) You have such a cute family Maylin, AND CUTE HAIR!

The Woolner Family said...

Great idea. Galla looks so old in those pictures. I can't believe it.

Kristy said... cute from such adorable girls!!! Your lunch sounded just wonderful. We love you guys! You have such precious ones May...time flies so I am so glad you are enjoying every moment. Galla is a crack-up! We miss ya!

julieeee said...

What a successful girls day out!
and, woah. congrats on the marathon. That is intense. I am way impressed Maylin.

Todd and Jenny said...

How fun!! Galla is so darling. You have such a beautiful family. Tell Brad we say hello... And congrats on the marathon. You are awesome! I wish I enjoyed running. :)