Dear Aunt Vessie, love Alice


Dear Aunt Vessie,

thank you for sending me this new outfit in the mail! When your package got here, we were so surprised. Mom put it on me first thing this morning.


After my mom buttoned the last button, my first mission was to investigate Mom’s camera bag.


I had to verify that my mobility was unimpeded.


No troubles there. The leggings are nice and stretchy. The short sleeves leave my arms nice and free, and my baby hands are quite unobstructed.

What to do next? Obviously, it was time to blow some raspberries.

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I’m pretty good at those, FYI.

I moved to the left, I moved to the right.

DSC_0161 Then I surprised my mom by pulling myself up on the side of the chair.


Look Mom! I’m going to catapult myself off this chair! Won’t Aunt Vessie be impressed?

That mom . . . she was like “whaaaaa!?” Then I had to get down from the chair.

But that’s okay, because I had tons more to do in this outfit.

Like send a couple work emails for my mom on her laptop while I answered a call from her boss.

DSC_0223 DSC_0221 DSC_0219I’m pretty helpful like that.

“Ba,” I said. Then I added “mama,” and blew a raspberry for good effect.

I think the message came across loud and clear.

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It’s important to communicate clearly and concisely in the business world.

Then I typed a few of my mom’s personal emails. “Yes, we’d love to have a playdate a week from Friday,” I responded.


Except it came out more like “xhihdislnfduisl,” so my mom had to retype it.

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Anyway, I can’t wait to see you, Aunt Vessie.

Well, I’m off to do my rounds in the bedroom: 1) Tug at laundry basket until it falls over; 2) Pull over small mesh trashcan especially if there’s plastic stuff inside; 3) Investigate doorstop; 4) Try to get under bed, and 5) Scoot into bathroom and try to make it to the toilet before my mom stops me.

By the way, did you know there’s a little plastic part on toilet bases that you can totally remove and put in your mouth? You should look at your toilet–you probably have one too.

Yeah, it’s shaping up to be a busy morning.




9 thoughts on “Dear Aunt Vessie, love Alice

  1. Veronica

    Your captions for photos have always been my favorite, and you’ve taken it to a new level with this story with pics. I love it -so funny! And her outfit (and her)? Adorbs!

  2. Twinky Satterthwaite


    How I have laughed this morning!! Can’t wait until MK gets up and I can show her this post of her amazing great-grand-daughter!!

    So, is Alice getting those knees under her yet to crawl? Or is she just going to pull up to standing and walk directly?!?!

    Any teeth yet?

    Can’t wait to see you all in a few weeks!

    1. Jenna Post author

      Oh goodie! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. =) Alice gets her knees up under her and tries to stand when still, but when she moves she still scoots. Whatever works, I guess! And YES! Two teeth on the bottom, and one coming through on top. One day I stuck my finger in her mouth and bam, there was a tooth. Don’t know when it happened, but it’s exciting. =)


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