Mimes

July 13, 2010

On Saturday, I was sitting in the living room — folding laundry, catching up on email and generally recovering from our trip. I looked up and Maude was standing in front of me dressed as a mime. Why? Not sure. I guess inspiration struck and she went with it. Olive saw Maude and joined in.

I love these girls.

Do your kids ever surprise you with funny things like this?

P.S. — Speaking of our trip, you can find my photo set of our vacation here — including more photos of the pool tilework (for those of you who requested them).

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1 Kacy Faulconer July 13, 2010 at 11:22 am

I always like it when people where pantyhose as pants. It’s funny.

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2 kirsten bingham July 13, 2010 at 11:28 am

hahaha i love this. they are so gorgeous and look like they are full of creativity and verve for life. so so cute. [and so nice for them that they are raised in a home where creativity is encouraged & celebrated]

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3 Adrienne July 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

I want to know the story behind the pool. Did your sister put it in or was it there when she bought the house? If she put it in, did she design the tile work? If so, did the kids contribute ideas or favorite ceramic pieces? Either way, what a neat feature!

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4 Marianne July 13, 2010 at 11:52 am

Gabrielle, your girls are so pretty and funny!

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5 Tina July 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

So precious! I love to hear my tot play with his farm and name all of his animals. For some reason, he always chooses one to be “Pancho”. It cracks me up every time!
Best,
Tina

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6 michelle @ pretty mommy July 13, 2010 at 12:13 pm

That is the cutest!!

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7 yours truly July 13, 2010 at 12:14 pm

That is adorable… and funny! I’m betting now your little Maude just started a trend (Mime for Halloween?) I’m calling it right now.

Chelsea

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8 Karen M July 13, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Very cute! You have gorgeous girls!

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9 Jen Byard July 13, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Your girls are hilarious. My boys like to hide in their halloween costumes and then jump out and scare us when we walk by :)

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10 mandi July 13, 2010 at 12:34 pm

Oh- I just love this! The tights and suspenders are hilarious!

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11 Jennae @ Green Your Decor July 13, 2010 at 12:39 pm

They are going to look back at these photos years from now and roll over laughing! Too cute!

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12 Suzanne from pretty*swell July 13, 2010 at 12:40 pm

So clever! Your girls are beautiful!!

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13 Autumn July 13, 2010 at 1:11 pm

OH MY WORD they’re gorgeous. Brace yourself for the calls you’ll be getting from modeling agencies after this. I love the ultra serious faces. So awesome to have such creative kids. My daughter has no clue what a mime is but she sure says hilarious stuff…the other day she told my husband she wanted to help fertilize an egg-she suggested painting it…(that is, the variety of eggs that would make her a baby sister…

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14 Jan @ Family Bites July 13, 2010 at 1:18 pm

The second photo is brilliant!

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15 Kate July 13, 2010 at 1:20 pm

Are those marching band gloves I see? : )

Maybe not, but the band geek in me sure hopes so.

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16 Hannah July 13, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Oh what gorgeous and creative girls!

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17 brooke @ claremont road July 13, 2010 at 2:56 pm

Creative minds at work! :)

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18 Carol July 13, 2010 at 3:07 pm

Reminds me of a joke my mother sent me:

If the police are reading a mime her Miranda rights, do they tell her she has the right to remain silent? hee hee

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19 Caitlin in MD July 13, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Your daughters are BEAUtiful!

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20 Adventures In Babywearing July 13, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Seriously, they are too awesome. I can not believe how much they are growing up!

Steph

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21 Treva July 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Those are the least creepy mimes I’ve ever seen!! What fun and funny girls!

All my kids surprise me with is good behavior (they are 2 and 3 years old and really like to tantrum ’til their noses bleed).

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22 Holli Nucci July 13, 2010 at 6:48 pm

How stinkin cute is this post! Darling just darling!

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23 KarinS July 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Oh how cute are they? I do feel, and I’m speaking as a parent of a daughter, that these will need to be shown to future boyfriends or included in a collage for their wedding showers. ;) Use that creativity Design Mom! LOL ;)

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24 Amanda July 13, 2010 at 7:28 pm

I love the impromptu choreography of sibling delight.

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25 Simply Cathi July 13, 2010 at 7:39 pm

My gosh they look like twins. I didn’t realize how alike they are! Too fun!

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26 Bri (like the cheese) July 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm

Brilliant ladies! <3

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27 chloe stoddard July 14, 2010 at 5:20 am

they are incredible. clearly creatively gifted, like their mother.

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28 Anna July 14, 2010 at 9:42 am

I love their expressions! And mime hands! Oh, I love these captured moments that sometime offer themselves up when we least expect it.

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29 Krystle July 14, 2010 at 9:57 am

Hahaha! They’re so cute! I love that they have stockings and suspenders clipped to them!

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30 Katie July 14, 2010 at 10:05 am

Seriously, how cute and stylish are your girlies?! Beautiful. I vividly remember these lazy summer days full of playing dress up. So fun.

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31 Lauren L July 14, 2010 at 12:27 pm

great pix! gosh, takes me back! my son used to love to do mime. once my car broke down at night and we had to wait off to the side of the road in a busy intersection. my son hopped out and started miming in front of some floodlights that were illuminating a sign. i still chuckle.

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32 bdaiss July 14, 2010 at 1:05 pm

Memories! We used to play mimes as kids…although I think it was just my mom’s way of getting us to be quiet for awhile. : )

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33 steph t. July 14, 2010 at 1:14 pm

ha ha! those girls are hilarious and so creative! what beautiful souls!! xo

on a side note, i cannot believe how much of a mini-me maude is of you!!! seriously! it’s crazy… especially that picture of her by the fire roasting marshmallows from a few days prior!

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34 Sara July 14, 2010 at 2:36 pm

Adorable, and your girls are just unbelievably gorgeous!! They are looking so grown up and beautiful!!

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35 Miranda July 14, 2010 at 3:09 pm

The best thing about this is that you had two pairs of suspenders and groucho glasses in your house. That’s the way to foster creativity! They are going to love these shots when they grow up:)

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36 Andrea July 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Are those 3D glasses from the movie theater? Our kids are getting a lot of mileage out of those things! I think I’m going to need to add some suspenders to our dress up box.

Look at the rag monster that roared at me a few days ago…
bit.ly/d3pvOD

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37 Maria Martino July 14, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Beautiful post… but the most important thing right now (after having perused through your pics in Flickr) is that you do a post with that picture of you in the red shirt, with the baby covered by the SUPER CUTE brown… cover?
How beautiful! I love it! I want to buy one!

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38 Robin July 14, 2010 at 7:09 pm

Just love these beauties and their creativity!

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39 Happenstance July 14, 2010 at 10:06 pm

That is the coolest. I hope my kids do that someday. Right now they’re 3 and 18 months old so they pretty much just leg wrestle and argue over Woody from Toy Story:)

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40 The Violet Hours July 15, 2010 at 11:54 am

OMG…brilliant! Just brilliant! Love it!

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41 suprlipopette July 16, 2010 at 8:02 am

Oh sweet and funny girls !

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42 Ruth Welsh July 23, 2010 at 6:04 pm

I LOVE this!! A few weeks ago, my girls decided to get all dolled up and take a trip to Paris…
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=4264547&l=b72f13ff9b&id=598892538

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43 Jinnah July 26, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Okay, could your kids be any more gorgeous?! (No.) They look like models!!! So clever and fun too. I love them. :)

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44 julia g blair October 2, 2012 at 10:09 am

Goodness! How do you keep thinking of these amazing and adorable ideas?

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