Wednesday, July 9, 2008

bye-bye baby dolls

Avery is growing up.

She is trading in her babies for nail polish.

Mommy is sad.

Although mommy is a little happy because now she gets manicures for free.

Not that mommy ever paid for manicures before.

Pretty nails. And fingers.

Won't be long before Avery may have this monologue memorized:

But before we say bye-bye to the babies, I wanted them to make a debut on my blog, because they have been a big part of her small life.


Short-Cut Baby and Cold Baby

Avery really never has been big on cute dolls.

Short-Cut Baby, for example, was a doll won at a giveaway at my ob/gyn office. When I brought it home, it looked like an offspring from the Last of the Mohicans. So she cut her hair, and named her Short-Cut Baby.

Cold Baby is one of those cheap dolls that you can bathe. Notice the plastic tag that is coming out of her skull. Yeah, super snuggly. She is named Cold Baby because she gets cold after she takes a bath. That's logical.

Avery's first baby was actually my doll when I was younger. Sorry I don't have a full body shot of "Big Bone Baby." When Aves was one, she carried this doll, that was her size, around with her everywhere. She called it, "Big Baby." Caleb renamed it, "Big Bone Baby," because she's not big, she's just big boned. After a couple accidents, and trips to the washing machine, Big Bone Baby's head fell off. It later reappeared at our annual "Crazy Bingo"/white elephant Christmas game.

Avery is my real baby doll. Don't grow up so fast baby doll.


Cassandra Raney said...

That is the best white elephant gift! Love it! And it's so funny that you posted that youtube video... I just saw it for the first time last night and died laughing!

Chelle said...

Hilarious!! Love the mani, too :) Nothing beats a free mani!

Happy POW!

Jenny said...

very funny...she did a great job on the manicure!
happy pow!

Mamasphere said...

My daughter used to give her babies the funniest names! Like Andadilla. Now, at least, they make more sense. Baby Mochila (baby backpack in portuguese) and Baby Blueberry are our latest additions.

Carol said...

I don't think anyone would let you pay for that manicure. Ha! Ha!

Jen said...

My daughter never got into baby dolls. She is now almost 7 so I guess she never will. She's all about the yucky, dust collecting stuffed animals though. :(

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

I bet she'll love American Girl dolls :)

Ironically of all my kids, my boys like the baby dolls best (take them for walks, 'read' to them, snuggle them, etc).

Happy POW!

Brigit said...

I was blog hopping and came across this post. It's so funny because my kids call hair cuts "short cuts." Must be a kid thing.

Shannon said...

Oh my!!! Gorgeous manicure . . . can't wait until my daughter is old enough to give them (she is only six months, lol). Thanks for stopping by my blog - I agree, only a mom of three little ones really "gets" what other moms of three little ones goes through!!! How old are yours? Mine are 4, 2 1/2 and 6 months :-)

McMommy said...

I LOVE your baby doll names!!! And the pictures that illustrate? Hilarious!

I've been working on my budget lately....I think I may need your daughter to do my manicures. :)

Tiffany said...

The names are great and just so amazing what kids come up with - I love Big Bone Baby!

beth said...

It is hard for me to even imagine my two girls (now 2 and 4) ever outgrowing their beloved dolls. They grow up so fast!

Lynette said... brat called her favorite stuffed animal Cocoa-koala. 'Cept it was a PANDA. Gotta love them. :)

Jen said...

That manicure video was hilarious! I needed a good laugh this morning. Hope you are better rested!

Scrappy Girl said...

I LOVE the white elephant gift thingy. We did that last year for the first time. It is so much fun!

Joy Cobb said...

Tyne - Great blog. How do you have time to keep it up. Loved the Dolly pictures - very clever. Please email me at - the email I have for you keeps bouncing back. Hopefully we will see you next week at Bloys. Joy Cobb