• http://WellHellsBells.blogspot.com Toren

    That picture made my Monday. My little niece and nephew are all about the love. Big hugs and blowing kisses to each other goodbye. Leta is quite precious with the pigtails!

  • http://dangcold.blogspot.com Dang Cold..

    ah fuck

  • http://thefathousewife.blogspot.com/ Mrs.Strizzay

    Loving the hair-do!

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    *All the commenters scurry home to experiment with vodka in their cake mixes*

  • http://www.laurenstranahan.com Lauren Stranahan

    My 5 year old loves wearing 2 braids, because Pippy Longstocking wears 2 braids.

    Now when we (as in me) haven’t done the laundry she will wear unmatched socks and it’s all cool because she’s just like Pippy!

  • http://dangcold.blogspot.com Dang Cold..

    whats this about vodka? sorry I went out to get some munchables and a pizza..

  • http://www.oipom.com Meggan

    Babies! Hugging babies! I love Leta’s hairdo – I looked like that all the time when I was small.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

  • Bug

    i LOVE Leta with piggy tails!!!

  • pd

    so. cute. heart. may. explode.

  • http://www.yamila.id.au Yamila

    I wonder if Bono is reading this.
    If so Hi Bona we loves ya and your music and I wonder if Heather is reading this if so Hi Heather we loves ya and your words.

    by the way closet metro you are funny.

  • http://laurengirl.blogspot.com Jennifer

    Too cute!!

  • http://www.annielin.net annie

    oh my god. that’s really really really cute. even i had to admit that.

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    My name’s not Ka, sorry! This is DEFINITELY a Monday!!!

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    Marie, I’ve gotta have that cake recipe!

  • http://chickenflicken.blogspot.com ChickenFlicken

    I’m ridiculously excited to see Leta with pigtails, most likely because it means I will be seeing the hair doodles I sent her in upcoming pictures? Hhmmmm?

    (go ahead, say it…”pushy bitch”)

  • http://www.anybodysguess.blogspot.com CanadianAmy

    Must. Have. Vodka. Cake. Recipe.

  • http://www.isabelwearsthepants.typepad.com Terri

    I so badly didn’t want to trim my daughter’s hair for your same reason. But my husband did it anyway a few weeks ago. I’m so jealous of Leta’s pigtails!

  • http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily_photo moose

    Me too, Marie. Vodka cake, what’s not to like?

    Dooce, you just worry when Leta starts spitting *into* her sippy cup… and when her back pocket develops a worn spot in the shape of her carrot.

  • http://clobberblogger.blogspot.com Colleen from NJ

    ooo, pigtails, such a girl now. and already establishing the supergirlfriend bond.
    happy vday to you Armstrongs and all my fellow Doocedorks. Love you all! mmmmmmmwaaahh!

  • http://lavanotes.diaryland.com Lavanotes

    Happy valentine’s day dooce.
    She’s a doll.

  • http://redhappens.com red

    awe- so precious!! happy valentines day, armstrongs!

  • Marie

    The cake is “Bailey’s Irish Cream Cake”…..of course, it has Bailey’s in it. It also calls for something like 3/4 of a cup of vodka. I will have to look for the recipe, but I’m pretty sure if you Google the recipe name, it’ll come up. It is SOOOOOOOO good! If you have a pretty little bundt cake pan, it comes out real purdy too! (If y’all can’t find the recipe, I’ll supply it.)

  • becaru

    Little lambs!

  • http://dangcold.blogspot.com Dang Cold..

    3 words dee-lish-us

  • BJT

    I love the thumbnail today, I thought it was a tree or something.

    Cutest. Pic. Ever.

  • http://sistersindance.blogspot.com/ Graygirl

    I WANT SOME OF THAT VODKA CAKE…..NOW! (Yes I am yelling)

  • ka

    Yeah, I can empathize with that, Matt. My 3 1/2 year old loves my sister’s baby, but one of the other cousins, age 1 1/2, went creeping up to the baby, arms outstretched as though he were about to hug her. “He said “Hi, Baby!” Just as he got to her side, his little hands grabbed the blanket she was lying on and he tried to pull it out from under her. She was laying on the couch and almost went flying. Luckily I was there and came to the rescue. Just when you think a kid is trying to be sweet, they pull a Houdini act on you. Watch out!

  • Marie

    Oh, hell yeah, Dang Cold….it’s really good. And I’m a shitty cook and still impress people when I make it!

  • http://www.susannahperry.com Susannah

    Those pigtails are just so cute I could gobble them up! Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

  • http://dangcold.blogspot.com Dang Cold..

    I got paper plates..dont’ make a mess now..

  • Dani

    My biological clock just stopped ticking…it’s now chiming BONG BONG BONG…

  • http://dangcold.blogspot.com Dang Cold..

    moose? marie? pass me than knife?

  • http://holyschmidt.blogspot.com Melanie S.

    I’m with Amanda B. My ovaries are killing me!

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    TA DAAAAAH! (Thanks Marie)

    ervings: 1 cake
    Category: Dessert – Cake

    18 1/4 ounce pkg. yellow cake mix
    4 ounce instant chocolate pudding
    3/4 cup oil
    1/8 cup water
    1/4 cup vodka
    3/8 cup bailey’s Irish cream
    4 eggs

    Combine cake mix, pudding mix, oil, water, vodka, liqueur and eggs in bowl. Beat until smooth. Pour into greased and floured 10 inch Bundt pan. Bake at 350F 40 to 50 minutes or until done. Remove from pan and cool completely. Mix a glaze of Bailey’s and powdered sugar to a thick consistency and drizzle over cake.

  • Matt in London

    Is that snow in the background? Where are there hats and gloves???

    I babysat 4 kids, ages 2 – 6, on Saturday afternoon (as well as my own 8 week old)…it’s amazing how soon some lovin between them can erupt into a fight… Thank God for Disney DVD’s….altho I am still knackered 48 hours on :-(

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    My favorite is that it is made with cake mix (that’s my kind of cooking!)

    Pass me a plate o’ that, Dang!

  • wlfldy

    Chuck has the neck of a giraffe.

  • http://dangcold.blogspot.com Dang Cold..

    hang on Ern..Graygirl quit shoving there’s enough for everybody!!

  • http://humanwrites.blogspot.com Dr. Johnny Fever

    When toddlers attack.

  • Danika

    Kristine said ‘holy shit I can see the numbers’ and I looked and went holy shit so can I!!!

    Tahiti treat.. haven’t had that in a while… now I want some.

    Fathers. My Daddy is awesome. Not so much when I was growing up but now… awesome. My mom however is a totally different story… no good anytime. Self-centered twit.

    Happy Valentines day doocelings!

  • Marie

    Well, Canadian Amy, where does one find this Tahiti Treat? I think your little concoction of said drink w/ vodka and lime sounds splendid! And Lisa P., I wholeheartedly agree! Is there anything vodka is NOT spectacular with?? Hell, I have a cake recipe that requires vodka!

  • Katie-be-bored-at-work

    Leta looks absolutely PRECIOUS! The love between those two little friends is so obvious! That picture definitely brightens up an otherwise dismal Monday!

  • http://dangcold.blogspot.com Dang Cold..

    there’s now a text file in my “My Documents” folder on my PC called “Ern’s Cake”..thank you Ern!

  • http://bucky4eyes.blogspot.com Bucky Four-Eyes

    Wow, I leave the computer to watch General Hospital, and what do I miss?

    Dooce, baby, I’ve got the tequila if you have the trapeze.

    Sam — I’d be willing to try knocking you up. I’ve been called “Sir” enough times. . .

  • Dea

    Love the hair–the single ponytail on the top of the head always reminds me of Dr. Seuss.

    Also love the visible numbers on the comments–didn’t see them till today, makes things much easier.

  • http://docern.blogspot.com Ern

    Don’t thank me, Dang. Thank the Sweet Baby Media website I just found.

    But it warms the cockles of my heart to know that my name is on your computer :)

  • Lisa P.

    Vodka is spectacular with most things.

  • http://www.lemonlight.org Angie

    Hug/strangulation – it’s a fine line.

    I love the dorky new design too!

  • http://sistersindance.blogspot.com/ Graygirl

    My patience is about gone….want cake now!

  • http://www.mycircuslife.blogspot.com Circus Kelli

    Sam, oh yeah… go with a c-section for delivery — but make sure it’s an “East/West” incision. The “North/South” incisions will ruin your bikini line forever. :)