Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fabulous Five

Daddy burnt his leg a week or so ago.

So this is me showing my empathy for him and wearing a bandage in his honor. As you can see, I'm blue-blooded.

Actually, it has nothing to do with empathy. I'm just upset because he won't let me put my Barney DVD into his computer. I don't get it. It's not like he's doing anything exciting on it.

So I am writing a letter to Barney in hopes that Barney will intervene on my behalf.

Problem: I only got three pennies to pay for postage, which means the letter's not gonna get far. (My allowance sucks. Maybe Barney will help with that, too.) Please help! It's imperative that I get this letter to Barney!

We've been tagged by Sheila at Somebody Loved for this Fabulous Five meme! I started it out by giving you five photos, and now Mommy will do the rest.
Favorite Foods:
  1. Pizza
  2. Taco Bell meal
  3. Sandwiches
  4. Indian food
  5. Anything I don't have to cook (today is an "I Hate Being In the Kitchen" day)
Favorite Colors:
  1. Wine/burgundy
  2. Black
  3. Green
  4. Yellow
  5. Navy Blue
Favorite Sports Teams:
  1. New York Mets
  2. New York Islanders
  3. Seattle Mariners
  4. South African Springboks
  5. Portland Winter Hawks
Favorite Treats:
  1. Chocolate in any form
  2. Slushies or slurpies or icees or rages or whatever you want to call them
  3. Fudgsicles - or is that included in "chocolate in any form"?
  4. Sour gummy worms
  5. Doughnuts - particularly Bavarian cream
Favorite Desserts:
  1. Cheesecake
  2. Sorbet
  3. Lemon meringue pie
  4. Pudding trifles and pies
  5. Brownies
Favorite Ways To Pass Time:
What time? Oh, this is just a game...
  1. Blogging - reading and writing
  2. Looking up educational ideas for Esmé online
  3. Reading
  4. Making lists
  5. Watching romantic comedies while snuggled up next to someone :)
Favorite Physical Activities:
  1. Walking/hiking/jogging (when I'm in the mood)
  2. TurboKick (in a class setting)
  3. Yoga (in a class setting)
  4. Golf
  5. Messing around with ball sports - volleyball, raquetball, tennis, basketball, etc. As long as you don't get mad at me when I mess up. I hate messing up, so please just don't make it worse. Okay?
Favorite People:
  1. My husband
  2. Esmé
  3. All the rest of my family and friends, which makes up way more than five
Favorite Music Groups:
This changes from day to day depending on my mood. Let's talk about today.
  1. Selah
  2. Michael W. Smith
  3. Mark Schultz
  4. Joshua Kaddison
  5. Bryan Adams
And The Sound of Music soundtrack watched over and over with Esmé. And I actually enjoyed Charlotte Church yesterday, watching Esmé get such a kick out of her Christmas album.
Favorite Fruits & Veggies:
  1. Mangos
  2. Pineapple
  3. Guavas
  4. Corn on the cob
  5. Grapes
Five Obsessions:
  1. Esmé
  2. Checking things off my lists
  3. Blogging
  4. Checking email
  5. My husband
Five Joys:
  1. Esmé
  2. Checking things off my lists
  3. Sun and rain and green growing things and bright smelly flowers
  4. The ocean
  5. Time with God
Five Fears:
  1. Something bad happening to the people I love
  2. Failing
  3. Phones
  4. Losing my mind
  5. Regrets
Five Surprising Facts:
  1. I don't mind dirty diapers.
  2. I don't like to shop.
  3. I'm a cat person. Cats don't smell.
  4. I don't care which way the toilet paper roll hangs or where the toothpaste tube is squeezed.
  5. I collect monkeys. Or rather, Esmé now collects monkeys, and she is now my only monkey.
Five Fabulous Women I Tag (who just happen to be the first 5 commenters on Thursday's post - amazing how they are all fabulous!):
  1. Dani at Give Me a Second to Think About It...
  2. Debra at Clothed With Scarlet
  3. Sandra at Diary of a Stay At Home Mom
  4. Edie at Rich Gifts
  5. Damselfly at Growing a Life
Join the fun if you'd like!


teachingtinytots said...

oh i love that help barney! my LO who is 2 is in love blues clues she even goes around saying what blue say taht barp barp barre (or how ever you spell it)

Debra said...


I hope Barney gets that letter! This was so cute!

I will play tag when I get home from church, ok, sweetie?

((hugs)) to you!

Pam said...

wow! great meme! So much to comment on so I am just going to leave it at- Joshua Kaddison! My hubby sang me a Joshua Kaddison song at our wedding- thanks for the reminder to go hug him today!

Tara R. said...

OUCH! That looks really painful! The sympathy bandage is wonderful.

Kelly said...

Ouch that looks like it hurt! My hubby did something a lot like that a year ago. Good luck with the Barney thing, try giving daddy the pennies, parents can always use your "three cents". hee hee

Connie said...

That must really hurt! I am so happy to see that Esme is getting a early start at fighting for her rights. It is an important skill to have as a woman.

Great list too!

cassieb said...

Thank You for stopping by! I will def. be linking you! your blog and story is amazing! keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

The Bean really is enjoying pennies right now! Maybe she and Esme can pool their money for postage!

Heather of the EO said...

This post is so much fun.

But I do think cats stink. Sorry. (:

Kelly said...

Ouch!! I found your blog and just love the twist that you took with it written from the perspective of your little one, who is precious BTW!! Have a blessed week!!

Edie said...

I'm in agreement with everyone else, OUCH, that burn looks bad! Esme - Good idea the Barney letter. Maybe you can sell some of your beautiful craft projects to earn the rest of the postage money. :)

I'll get the tag up sometime during the week.

SandyCarlson said...

Baby Doll,
Email the big purple dude!

Sure does look like your dad needs a little TLC, though. Better give 'im a kiss!

[Somebody Loved] said...

I don't like to shop either.
Plus I love cats.
I do mind how the toilet paper hangs... silly me, I know.
We must be kindred spirits for the most part anyway.

Susan said...

That looks just like the burn my husband got on his cousin's motorcycle - painful. Hope it heals fast.
Darling girl, however :)

Anonymous said...

woah! that burn looks gnarly!

Muthering Heights said...

Love the photo story!

dani said...

dear little esme...
your daddy's burn looks like it hurts a lot... i hope that by now you have gotten to watch barney; it's hard being the littlest with the least say, huh???
thank you for the tag. i will definitely do a tagged tuesday (God willing;)!!!
much love sweet girl,

SarahHub said...

First, OUCH!

Isn't it crazy how upset they can get over something small? Evie cries if I don't let her listen to her favorite CD in the kitchen. I am so sick of that CD!

Nap Warden said...

That burn looks wicked...sympathy here:)

Munchkins and Music said...

Ouch! That looks really really painful!

casual friday everyday said...

OWWWW Daddy - that looks like it hurt bad!

Edie said...

Hi Esme! I just wanted to let you know that I FINALLY got my Fabulous Five posted. Thanks for tagging me. :)