Saturday, April 4, 2009

Sometimes You Just Have To Take Matters Into Your Own Hands

Yesterday morning I discovered that Emma had moved the bar stool to the cabinets and climbed up on the counter.

She was busy getting into the cabinet, apparently while Officer Ryan stood guard. Why that particular cabinet?

That's where Mommy keeps the bottles. Sometimes you just have to take care of yourself.

43 comments:

Kristin said...

That is hysterical! Game on, mom. Once again. :-)

The Gotch 5 said...

2 Points Emma!! I think it is safe to say Baby B and Em should NEVER be together it would be DOUBLE TROUBLE!!!!

Denise said...

It's not totally obvious, and I probably should have put this in the post, but she took the nipple in the ring and was trying to attach it to the bottle! She was making her own bottle!

Christina said...

Well of course she did! I mean we're talking about Emma here!

I think you should start calling her "Little Girl Wonder"... like a super hero, but a baby!

Yaya said...

*Gasp*! What a smartie! Love it!

Lana said...

I guess you can say you are raising a self reliant little lady?
Too cute!! Maybe tomorrow she'll make you dinner...

Amy B said...

Oh my goodness...I LOVE that pic..so cute..Ha

Homemom3 said...

haha, hey that little girl knows what she wants. Too cute. I love how her brother is on the lookout.

Aspiemom said...

Smart kids! Glad she didn't fall!

Eudae-Mamia said...

Is it sexist to say "just like a woman, taking care of herself?"

I have two boys. I'm fairly certain they would have never taken that initiative!

Smart cookie you've got there. Em

Leslie said...

Haha!! I thought mine were the only ones this brave (and ornery ;) How cute!

Your children are beautiful!

Blessings~

Kristin said...

That is so funny, Denise! She looks so tiny up on that big countertop! Thank goodness my kids never got interested in climbing!

Denise said...

Kristin, I've been so lucky because non of my other kids were climbers. I guess Emma's filling in for the rest of them.

blueviolet said...

That is too funny and even funnier that she had a lookout! :)

Jill said...

That little STINKER...but look how adorable she is standing there in her diaper!!!!!!
OH, BUT SHE IS A LITTLE STINKER!!! Now, I would be thinking Ryan would rat her out!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my...what a little "stinker"...so cute in that diaper~
sandy toe

Denise said...

Jill, I'm completely shocked that "Officer Ryan" didn't tattle on her immediately. He feels that it's his job to let her know immediately if she is breaking any rules, but he didn't this time.

Lindsey's mom said...

TO funny! I have to say the first thing I thought of was how nice and clean your counters are!! Mine are cluttered but my kitchen is 35 years old! Perhaps its time...to well....THROW the bottles out LOL! That is what we did..it was HE## but we did it...:)
good luck!

Heather said...

That's got to be my favorite picture of all time! I'm thinking you've got to pull it out for her wedding one day. You have to admit, Emma's a determined little bugger. I just hope she never wants (oh, I don't know) DRUGS as much as she wants that bottle! God help you.

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Oh my goodness! That is hilarious!

Gamma Sharon said...

Oh my goodness! I bet that was a shock!

Anonymous said...

Too cute I showed the picture to John and he laughed and said too cute that's funny. Our Kaitlyn is a climber too..these Phu Tho girls are something else again.

Kathleen

mommy4life said...

My toddler has to climb on the counter to get to the crackers, the cereal, the salt shaker, and the fruit snacks.

Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

That is Emma's version of "Game On" for sure!

FranticMommy said...

Cute little diaper butt! Isn't amazing how tricky they can be??!!

Tami said...

Oh, my! She's only how old? You have your work cut out for you!

Lorie said...

Oh my goodness, that is so funny!! Go Emma, Go Emma, Go Emma, just don't fall backwards, because you'd land on your look outs head....who wasn't to informative by the way to you or mommy, as he stood there watching mommy take photos. hehe..

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

Hi Denise...I just discovered your blog and think that it is FABULOUS!! I'll be back often..

Shari U said...

Uh huh, that's what I'm talking about. You may just as well give it up right now and let her have her stinkin bottle cuz she's gonna get it, one way or another! Good heavens, can you imagine what it's going to be like when you try to hide the car keys from that one?

Kim said...

Great photos! Looks like you have a little, "Miss Independent" on your hands. What a cutie!

WhisperingWriter said...

Awesome pictures.

I once had to climb on the counter when my Mom hid the chocolate from me.

Musings of a Homeschooling Mom said...

That is hysterical! I love the pictures!

Crystal said...

Oh Denise, Denise, Denise. I am scared for you. For you when Emma becomes a teen. Oh, wow! Just wow! LOL!

Brandy said...

She's a genius. Pure genius!

...and you are fighting a losing battle.

Angel said...

nothing like being self suffcient

Amanda K said...

I laughed, probably shouldn't have but I did! She is one smart cookie!

Jolene said...

She is so resourceful!

Ronnica said...

She could be getting into more mischief than that, right?

Party of Seven said...

A girl has to do what a girl has to do!!! That is hilarious!! Ava has figured out the chair thing too and helps herself to all kind of things she should not get into!! These girls are making the gray hair come to fast for us!!!

The Johnson 5 said...

OK, just for the record I snorted when I saw this :)

mom, I hate to say it, but I think she has won!!

Is it Game over??

Sarah said...

Smart girl! If I were her, though, I'd grab the Puffs while I was in there.

Swizz said...

That is hilarious! My sister once found her 10 month old on top of a youth chair...which she had put on top of the kitchen table. Who knows how she got it up there!

I love industrious independent kiddos!

RamblingMother said...

she is a very clever girl.