June 28, 2006

Rapping and Wrestling

My eyes! My eyes! There's this big, bright, shiny orb hanging in the sky. I didn't recognize it so I looked directly at it in wonder and now I appear to be blind. Turns out, it's the sun! Who knew?

One thing I don't do a lot of in the mornings is post pictures. I usually wait until the afternoon for some odd reason. But today? I'm mixing it up.

From left to right - ice, ice, baby. (And you should hear the "dibs" battle that erupted between Beth and I when we realized what we had here. It involved yelling [in a playful way] and variations of the word "fuck".)

One picture would be stingy so I direct your attention to the epic battle of Beth "Momma Mia" Fish versus Mia "The Mean Bean" Cactus-Fish. It should be obvious who won the Kitchen Floor Smackdown.

More, as always, on Flickr.

Posted by Chris at June 28, 2006 07:12 AM

Awesome. Hey, I like the revamped sidebar, too. Very nice.

Posted by: Nicole at June 28, 2006 07:21 AM

AH! Look at those girls!! So cute they are, playing together all friendly like on the kitchen floor.

I've noticed you guys seem to always be on the kitchen floor. Why is this? Just curious.

Posted by: Emily at June 28, 2006 07:32 AM

Dude, I cannot believe you just posted pictures of my flabby-ass belly on the internet. Dog. House.

Posted by: Mrs. Cactus at June 28, 2006 07:34 AM

Uh-oh. Looks like you may be in a bit of hot water...

But the pictures are awesome!

Posted by: Alissa at June 28, 2006 07:39 AM

I just wanna know how the various renditions of "fuck" worked. Genius.

Posted by: Pammer at June 28, 2006 08:03 AM

Very cool pictures. What No Figure Four leg lock? No Jimmy Super fly Snooka?

Posted by: Bill at June 28, 2006 08:04 AM

Oooh...Right in the eye! 1-2-3- *DING DING* YOU'RE OUTTA HERE!!! Too cute!! Looks like they were having a great time ^_^

Posted by: Michelle at June 28, 2006 08:12 AM

Bwahahaha! I don't know what's funnier, "Ice Ice Baby" or the expression on Mia's face.

It's a tie!

Posted by: Fraulein N at June 28, 2006 08:15 AM

Very cute :)

Posted by: Jessie at June 28, 2006 08:17 AM

I love the Kitchen Floor Smackdown pics. You should post pics in the morning more often.

And what I said about it being a slow news day if the weather's the top story? I take it back. Big time. Glad you're getting some sun, finally.

Posted by: mamatulip at June 28, 2006 08:20 AM

WOW! The first picture just kills me with her cuteness. She seems to be growing up as a naughty lil girl, beating Mommy Mia in Kitchen Smackdown and all. Have you had a smackdown down yet with the great Mia Bean?

Posted by: Dee at June 28, 2006 08:31 AM

Personal to Mrs. Cactus:

Honey, your belly is BEAUTIFUL. Do not think otherwise. Trust me on this. In fact, I was thinking about how nice your tummy looked even before I saw your comment.

That said, the doghouse? Yeah. ;-)

Posted by: Alison at June 28, 2006 08:32 AM

"Kitchen Floor Smackdown" lol.

Clearly your tot is possessed of super human strength. Rawr!

Posted by: Kestrel at June 28, 2006 08:42 AM

You have a beautiful family. And it's great to see how much fun you always have. :)

Posted by: Traci at June 28, 2006 09:16 AM

Tell Mrs Cactus I wish I had her flabby belly!
That kid of yours is A-dor-a-ble! Really. But do be careful or her first words for her grandparents will be the "F" one! ;~)

Posted by: Maribeth at June 28, 2006 09:29 AM

The good thing about getting "Ice, Ice Baby" in my head is I can usually transition easily to "Under Pressure." Thanks for that though! Great pics - when does the undisputed champion take on her next parental opponent?

Posted by: Beth in StL at June 28, 2006 09:34 AM

WOOO, the Hair Fountain! Mia-Pebbles! My niece had the same hair issue until she was about 3. The top knot/pony tail was the only way we could control it. (Unfortuantely for her blonde sisters, they had no hair, and we taped bows to their heads so people didn't think they were boys *G*) And that little smile looks like she's aiming for an Elvis impersonation....

Apparently cheerio's are the best fertilizer for adorable babies! I may just go buy stock!

Posted by: Kellie at June 28, 2006 09:58 AM

Do not taunt happy-fun Mia, or she will take you down!

And I will *totally* trade "flabby bellies" with Beth, any time.

Posted by: Kate the Shrew at June 28, 2006 10:10 AM

Whoa! The new Kitchen Smackdown Champ?! This is my first brush with fame.

Um... Mrs. Cactus, what flabby belly? You wanna see flabby belly, I'll show you flabby belly... well, no. I won't, only because if I did, children would cry, cities would crumble, civilization would be... uncivilized.

Great pics! btw, I also like the pages new look.

Posted by: Karen at June 28, 2006 10:20 AM

Those who dare to taunt the Mia get tackled!

Posted by: Betti at June 28, 2006 10:53 AM

Awesome smack down !

Posted by: Jenn at June 28, 2006 11:55 AM

I particularly like the one where Mia is punching Beth in the eye.

Posted by: Sparkle Pants at June 28, 2006 12:10 PM

Is that Mia practicing her "ffffff" sound? Love the "shove mom's eye to the back of her brain" move. Works every time!

Posted by: Jaycie at June 28, 2006 01:20 PM

Hmmm. And it would appear that Mia won that smackdown with one hand tied behind her.

Posted by: wordgirl at June 28, 2006 02:34 PM

And the winner with un-defeated title is Mia Cactus Fish. Too cute.

Posted by: Melissa at June 28, 2006 06:42 PM

Oy oy oy! That pony-tail! Isn't it the BEST! Joey wears one too. Mia's so so adorable. I think she and my little Joey would be great friends if they lived near each other! I'm sure of it!

Posted by: haley-o at June 28, 2006 11:49 PM