Tuesday, June 8, 2010

While you were gardening . . .

It's a beautiful day. I put my Maggie down for her nap, my Maggie who has 8 teeth and took her first steps on Saturday, and went outside to plant my new hydrangeas. As I was digging and weeding and enjoying myself, I kept ignoring the prompting to check on Addie. Chloe came outside and I asked her where Addie was. She didn't know. And yet I was so enjoying myself that I still didn't go in to check on her. Eventually, I popped my head in the door, checked the baby monitor, saw the back of Addie's head watching TV, and went back outside.

A few minutes later, I hear the door open and this comes out.Wait, that's not quite it. It had a whole lot more black on it. I think it was more like this.

Yeah, that's more the expression it had, too. It was a slightly messier application. It might have been a post modern interpretation of KISS, but it certainly didn't look like my Addie. I immediately asked her what she did it with. First she took me to the whiteboard markers, which scared me greatly. We're about to go on a trip, and I'd prefer to do that with an unmarked child. It didn't look like marker, though, so I decided to look in my room. However, I put her in timeout first.

A note--my bedroom door is always closed tightly, with a child proof cover on the knob as added security. Addie has proven in the past that she is just not to be trusted. But as I walked down the hall, I saw this.

I went in my bathroom, and saw this. Sneaky little child. She had put everything away, but there was still evidence of her mischief.

I opened the bag and found this. Another note--this mascara is awesome and I'll tell you why. Forget the cheesy "beauty tubes" commercials. I haven't paid attention to whether or not it actually lengthens my lashes. What I love about it is that it doesn't smudge and it doesn't cry off. However, it does come off easily with warm water. So, waterproof mascara that is easy to remove when it's time to take it off. The one disclaimer is that the "beauty tubes" do collect in little clumps and look like dead spiders in your sink. But it's worth it.
Here's the inside of my make up bag. Hooray for mineral powder foundation! Really, I do love it, but it sure does spread easily.
I left the bathroom, shaking my head at her ingenuity, and noticed this.
And then I saw the splash on the doorframe. Addie is nothing if not thorough.
By the time I finished inspecting and photographing her work, she had also worked up some fake tears and smeared off most of her artwork. I really am disappointed that I didn't get a better picture of it.
These next few are pretty awesome in their own right. Apparently ingesting and/or painting that much makeup directly into your eyes makes you a little slow.
And unable to close your mouth.
Oh, Addie.
I sure love you anyway.