Thursday, January 7, 2010

Intermission: Baby Lu's Pantry Adventures

I've always been a very strict and orderly mother. Mr. Monk (10) was 5 or 6 when we had friends over one day and one of his friends opened our fridge. Monk stared in awe at his friend as he said, "How'd you do that?" The fridge and the pantry have always been off limits to the kids. We snack at "snack time" and I give the kids their allotted food. Well, I guess I'm getting old or soft or both. When Baby Lu got into the pantry the other day I grabbed my camera instead of slapping her hand. We all laughed and said, "Isn't that cute!"

You'd think we never feed her! She really does get plenty to eat!

You can tell she's really upset about breaking the "no food in the living room rule".

As if that wasn't enough, she decided to go back for more.

I mean, just help yourself Lu.

Taking a few for the road.

Little did I know that day was the beginning of something. The next day I was calling for Lu wondering where in the world she was hiding when I found her here.

Just move in, why don't you.

And this was today. She's becoming a pro at pantry-raiding, isn't she?

Ah, what have we here?

I know, I know. I'm going to have to put a stop to this.


  1. how funny! abby can fit in our pantry too. what cute pictures!

  2. Yes, very cute but I agree you will have to put a stop to it before the cute factor wears out.

  3. She is so adorable! I love the pics of her IN the pantry!

  4. Why do they have to grow up and quit being so cute??? She is adorable! And in the pantry is the best! I also have been strict about the food, but now that I have teenagers, I have about thrown in the towel! They are on the prowl at night, especially, and I can't keep on top of it anymore.

    How are you doing on the 90 day Challenge?

  5. My sweet, Emily, does the same thing. However, she is not yet into raiding the food. She just likes to sit in the cabinets and play peek-a-boo with her siblings. She sounds like she is about the same age as my Emmy, 16 months, such a fun age. Just today, she was our little "parrot", repeating words we all said to her. Plus she also now gives real kisses and hugs. It was precious!

  6. I am asking all my favorite bloggers because we are trying to decide on moving or not: How big is your house? I am a mom of 4 living in a 3 bedroom home with an unfinished basement...we are looking into adopting so not sure how a homestudy would go with bedrooms in the basement if we added them plus we are quiverfull convicted so I am asking this question to see how large families "house" their blessings! ~DIANA

  7. oh, I could just sit for hours and watch little ones do these things. I would love to know what goes on inside their little heads!



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