Sunday, August 29, 2010

Besides the Beach...

Our place came furnish with the basics, and hallelujah for that because we wont have to hunt down cheep finds on all the essentials for a while!! Everything is tiny: the tiny house, tiny kitchen supplies (our only pan fits one small chicken breast at a time, and the cookie sheet fits about 5 cookies at a time!), and Teya's favorite the tiny vacuum. Because it's just her size, she believes she's the only one allowed to vacuum!! Every time I pull it out she runs in and takes it from me insisting its her job.  Must note this: the two things here that are not tiny are the lanai (backporch) and the backyard. They're quite huge!  Since the table inside IS tiny and would fit one and half people, we eat outside everyday picnic style.
And then there's the not-so-tiny Harper face Lynn!! We love having her to play with. She's a sweet mellow happy baby, much like Teya was at the same age, and Teya just LOVES her. She tells me she's practicing how to be a big sister for when baby comes.
Rivers is topping the list for Teya on the Cool Uncle scale, I refer to him as the Child Whisperer. Maybe because he almost whispers a lot of the time, but whatever the magic Teya likes it! We watched Harps for a morning while Steph and Rivers were out, and when Rivers came back to our place, Teya ran into the backyard to greet him. She sauntered up to him without saying Hi first and with a very matter of fact expression on her face she says, "Everybody has nipples."
Yep, that's it. That's what was on her mind at the moment I guess, and she thought Rivers should know this crucial piece of information. So after a good laugh we concurred this fact and discussed how even llamas and cows have nipples. But lizards probably don't.

Then there's the matter of working out. The house didn't come stocked with tiny weights, so until Phil gets a student card to use the gym there he has to get creative. In his words "I'm going to get huge again! The 6 month break from the gym is over." So he's got two cinder blocks and Teya at his disposal. She's the weights!! He did all the manly moves, squats, pushups, etc, with Teya somehow hanging on him. She was having a blast and exclaimed, "You're my very own roller-coaster Daddy!!"

7 comments:

susan catudal said...

great photos! Wow--that IS a tiny place!!Beautiful surroundings though.The beaches are gorgeous!Chaka.

susan catudal said...

re: homemade gym-a man's gotta do what a man's gotta do!!

susan catudal said...

me again--Is it an optical illusion-or is Harper nearly as big as Teya???ps LOVE your music selection!

Lynnette said...

Ha! You gotta love that home gym. Oh and I wouldn't discourage Teya's desire to do the vacuuming- I think you might be on to something there: get a tiny broom, mop, duster and toilet brush and Teya can do all the housework ;)

Kara Anderson said...

Everyone has nipples? Wow. Never know when I am going to learn something new :) I miss you already

Pam said...

I'm thinking lizards probably don't have nipples. What can I say, I'm JEALOUS!! How fun for your little family :)

Sarah said...

I love seeing Teya and Harper together. What cute cousins! And those pictures of Phil working out with Teya are adorable! Looks like you guys are livin' the life over there. Love you and miss you!