Monday, January 18, 2010

baby toes, book awards, and blue people

Miss Clementine is no longer content to take our word for it that her toes are delicious. She wants to see for herself.
I think she likes 'em :-) If you listen you may be able to hear a nice slurping sound!

In other news, big congrats to all the winners of the ALA (American Library Association) awards today! If you don't follow children's literature closely, these are kind of the Academy Awards for us. I'm most excited that my friend and local Portland author LK Madigan won the Morris Award for a debut YA novel for her terrific book Flash Burnout which I have been intending to review here for weeks (and will, soon, but you don't have to wait for my review. Read it!). Yay, Lisa!

Oh, and guess what. Today, for the first time in over four months, Jim and I went to the movies! (We did bring Clementine with us to the theater once when she was a teeny-tiny sleep-lump.) Today my parents babysat so we could go see Avatar in the theaters -- it really is a theater movie, not a Netflix movie. Ohmygosh it was so awesome! Love-love-loved it. I was so ridiculously excited to be en route to the movies this afternoon. I LOVE the movies, the dark theater, the previews, the opening moments. Magic. I've missed it, and there are a lot of movies I want to see! But, giant bummer: the show sold out while we were standing in line. ARRRRRG! We considered going to see a different movie, but I had my heart set on a big fat sci-fi/fantasy epic, so we picked up lunch for my parents, went home to eat and tank the baby up again, then went to a later showing at another theater. Thank you, mom and pop!

24 comments:

tone almhjell said...

Oh cute, cute, CUTE!! She's absolutely adorable! Magnus is not quite there yet (on the toe business, not the cute business, but there are reasons, and I'll tell you in a mail). Did I mention that Clementine is cute? She really is.

Lisa Nowak said...

I wish I was that flexible! What a little darling. That smile's a real winner.

Megsie said...

Clementine is so adorable! I am glad you got to see your movie!

Emily said...

Oh my gosh, the toe-tasting video is so adorable! (Don't remember if I've commented before... if not, well then, pleased to meetcha.)

Molly said...

Hooooleeee CARPS she's cute!!! You know I'm only coming here for the Clemmy stuff now. LOL!

Molly

ps glad you got to see the movie! I've not had the chance yet but want to soon.

TeresaD said...

I have officially decided that you have the cutest baby ever to exist at this point in time. And she's so happy! Happy babies are the best babies.

Debbie (Nerd Goddess) said...

Awww, that is just adorable! She is so dang cute.

Myrna Foster said...

Oh! That may be the cutest baby video ever. Thanks for sharing.

Amber said...

She is just so adorable! ALlllllmost makes me want another. (but nooo). :)

I feel the same way about going to the movies, and I have not been since we moved into our new house! I miss it.

:)

twaddleoranything said...

Books AND baby toes? Gosh, am I glad I found your blog! :)

Heather said...

Well, she just keeps getting cuter and cuter! Its so important for Mom and Dad to still have 'just the two of us' time...Glad you got to enjoy a day out!

johanna said...

Oh my goodness, that Clementine deserves a cuteness award! So glad you guys got to see Avatar. I just babysat for my sister and brother-in-law so they could see it, and they were so happy! It's definitely a theater experience kind of flick.

Carrie Harris said...

Movies are awesomesauce. But watching a movie while the grandparents babysit? Awesomesauce with extra awesome on top!

Katie said...

Delicious! So adorable!

And yay for my fave book, Lips Touch!!!!!!!!

Shelli said...

just melt my heart.

Dangerous With a Pen said...

Awwwwwwwwww. :)

And... I totally hear you about the movies. I think I have been to 5 in the last 7 years. Lol! Thank goodness for On Demand! ;)

I have been a "silent follower" for a long time but you have helped to inspire me to make my dream of writing a reality! (The writing, anyway... I'll leave the rest in the hands of the Gods of Publishing... and pay them. Handsomely. Lol! :)

lkmadigan said...

Oh sweet little Pie was savoring her toes while I won my award!

xo

Lisa

dawn said...

TOO cute. :D

funny, rob was in the kitchen cooking (:swoon:) when i told him about this video. the first words out of his mouth were "like batch hangnail." to this i replied, "this angel cannot be compared to batch hangnail. come watch." he did and we giggled at the sucking sound. hilarious.

Heather said...

See the thing with Clementine is she's just so MISERABLE all the time, LOL! Her angelic smile makes me want to weep.

Cuppa Jolie said...

Oh my goodness. She is so sweet it's painful. You must chew on her all day long.

Elena said...

I would have been the first to comment, but since there were no comments (thus no (1) comment link, I couldn't figure out how.
Clem is so adorable! We saw Avatar a little while ago; I really loved it. The animation was amazing! I'm sure that is how every movie will be in 20 years.

Anonymous said...

At least Clementine does not stick her toes up her nose like Batch Hangnail.

Laini Taylor said...

Dawn & Rob: ha ha! I didn't even think about Batch!

Heather: I know. Her life is so rough!

Jolie: More like nibbling!

Anonymous: YET. She hasn't discovered the fascination that is nostrils yet :-)

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

She makes that big toe look so delicious ... I'm jealous. I want to suck on it too. I can't reach my own. Well maybe I need to go have me some lunch.

Hugs for the precious Clementine.