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Day 9:: The Raiger Strikes AGAIN & more…

Clearly y’all have recognized I can’t go without words. I’m trying to use fewer but OBVIOUSLY “none” is not even an option.

My day started by preparing our home for some fun out of town visitors, while I prepared our home Paige was getting ready too {clearly unbeknownst to me, until she walked out “caked-up”}. It was caked in her nostrils too.

the crime scene:


the criminal:


Do you know how hard it is to discipline a child after you tell them to be still so you can take their picture to share their mischievousness?

The rest of the day went much better…





The marshmallows would make great Valentine’s… either on a stick or paired with hot cocoa packets!

Happy Friday!

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  • Jessica Ranjbari
    January 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    haha….I can’t believe how much Paige gets into! I think my daughter is mischievous until I read your posts on Page – it’s just so funny though, so how can you stay mad? love the valentines goodies – now I’m wanting to go get some cute sprinkles and do the same!

  • CC
    January 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    You’re such a good mom!!!

  • erika
    January 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    oh my!! That Paiger is such a mess!
    I’m now craving smores after seeing those pictures, those are beautiful and probably tasty too!?

  • Adventures in Swaisie Land
    January 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks! I really needed that laugh. I think I could substitute “Swaisie” for “Raiger” in so many of your posts. We are quite into makeup at our house, too.

  • Kristen
    January 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    That cutie knows she can get into some stuff! The treats look yummy!

  • Cous
    January 9, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    She wanted to be made up for her guests! She is such a stinker, but soooo precious! Love those lips!! She cracks me up! Love You!

  • Dianne
    January 9, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I want to come play at your house!

  • becky
    January 9, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    i think i referred to her or erika’s page as rascally raiger! whe brings new meaning to “what a mess!” thanks for more valentine’s ideas. that is super cute.

  • The LaBouffs
    January 9, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Stories like this are exactly why I put those toddler doorknob thingys on my bathroom door AND I have cabinet/drawer locks! LOL! I have my very own version of Paige in my house, too 🙂

  • Linkis Family Love
    January 9, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Oh, I am sooooo happy you are "back." A Darby post with little to no words, and no pics of your crafts,etc is a much more boring, bland, and depressing world. I LOVE to see your pics, funny and insightful posts, recipes, and crafts! I am thankful for you, even though it is long distance! <><<

  • Meaghan
    January 9, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    those look like so much fun!!!!

  • Carly
    January 9, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Darby that Raiger is a mess! She was clearly getting all dolled up for the out of town guests.

  • the brown's
    January 9, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    she is a hoot!!

    LOVE marshmallows!! yours are beautiful. great v-day idea!

    [and i love the dress P is in–i can see a peak of it in the “criminal” pic. i got the same one for D a few days ago!!]

  • Katie
    January 9, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    All I gotta say is that at least she ain’t a boy 🙂

    and that I am totally gonna have to steal that marshmellow idea – YUM!

  • Hillary Dunham
    January 9, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Paige is a trip! I know what you mean about taking pictures, then disciplining. I do the same thing… ineffectively, though.
    And, in an ironic twist, I saw a painting of Jeremiah’s mom’s at the foot doctor office in Huntsville the other day. Doo doo doo doo.
    And I want to come to your house just for the sprinkles!! What a line up!!

  • meredith
    January 10, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Aww, y’all have fun with the Maddoxs.I’m jealous! It looks like lots of fun and never a dull moment at the Stickler household!


  • Anonymous
    January 10, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    You are such an inspiration~when I become a mom, I want to be like Darby!
    Where did you get those cool nonpareilles?
    ~Dina in ATL (I found your blog through your sisters and am hooked 🙂

  • Shireen
    January 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    hey, girl,
    i use the same toothpaste! 🙂
    i’m absolutely miserable these days, so keep praying! I feel so FAT and, although I’m not hurting as much in the tailbone area, there’s still a lingering, slight pain. I’m so SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW moving around. I despise this last month of pregnancy, so you can pray for my attitude, too! 🙂
    I miss you, too, friend, and I love you. Will post on the sciatic issue and a belly pic soon!

  • Abby Maddox
    January 10, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    What a special day!!!!! Thanks for making us feel so at home and ever-inspiring me with your crafty ideas. 2.5 years and counting 🙂