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I walked in the den yesterday and saw the girls just like this. I asked, “what are y’all doing?”

The answer was hilarious.

Do any of you want to take a stab at it?

Leave a comment with what it is that you think they are doing.

The closest answer or the funniest wins…

I’ll send you 6 heavy-duty diner mugs from the restaurant supply store.


This is a quick one… ends tomorrow at noon. So hurry!

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  • :o) mg
    May 7, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    My first impression is that they are having a yard sale.

    Upon staring at the picture further, I am also thinking that if the above is wrong, that they are dipping their toes in the pool (aka rug).

  • Jennifer
    May 7, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Morgan- “Good morning and thank you for tuning in the the Morgan and Paige show!”

    Paige- “On todays show, I will start off by showing you how to properly change a diaper. I will be demonstrating this using my stuffed bear and making use to the changing table we have over to the right in our studio!”

    Morgan- “Sounds exciting Paige! Looking forward to that segment! We will be right back after a message from our sponsors! (aka- mom and dad)”

  • Adriane
    May 7, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I’m gonna go with “Judges for an American Idol”-type show starring their stuffed Teddy Bear!? They are gorgeous, and I LOVE the bobs!!:) Miss you, Darby!

  • Caroline
    May 7, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    My first guess was also a yard sale but I have learned that things with kids are never what they seem!

  • AnNicole @ OurSuburbanCottage
    May 7, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    They are so darn cute! Are they pretending to drive a car?

  • Becky
    May 7, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    i think they are momma and mommasissy pulling up a chair to have a chat and catch up on their “stories”. of course, they may also be watching paint dry…hard to tell.

  • Molly
    May 7, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Acting like mommy and daddy (one with her legs crossed and the other with her hands on the arms of the chair legs uncrossed).

    Tell me more about restaurant supply stores (you can email me if you don’t want to post, or you can look at this and tell yourself you don’t have time to let a stranger know about a store!). I drive by a place that has a sign saying they are the same thing and I always wonder if I can go in. I would love to buy basic stem wineglasses like they have in restaurants.

  • Abby Maddox
    May 7, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Having a yard sale…Oh dear, I see that first commenter said that. That was my first impression too though!

  • Shelli Allen Photography
    May 7, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    they are driving to the beach..

  • Meaghan
    May 7, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    are they getting ready for another baby πŸ˜‰

  • a day in the life of jewels
    May 7, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    pretending to be mommy in the passenger seat while daddy is driving the car!!

  • Cherish Stockdale
    May 7, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    etiquette class? is one of your girls trying to teach the other how to sit like a lady?

  • Becky
    May 7, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    It looks to me like they are sitting in a waiting room of some sort.

  • Susan
    May 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Cute! My first guess was the beauty parlor but my top answer is that they are getting pedicures! Ah, the life!

  • molly
    May 7, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    They could be playing “Lifeguards”
    The rug is the pool and all those teddy bears are the lives they have saved!
    Paige seems like a very proud lifeguard!

    I love your blog! Thanks!!

  • Elizabeth Mills
    May 7, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    They are cute! Playing mommy and daddy.

  • Teale
    May 7, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Well Morgan looks like she is giving her best impression of Erika in labor, breathing through contractions and gripping the arms of the chair. Paige is you with John Martin, sitting nice and pretty and thankful you aren’t the one pushing out a child at that moment. πŸ™‚

  • Love Being a Nonny
    May 7, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Big one potty training the little one.

  • Hope Atchison
    May 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Are they “nursing” the teddybear?? My children always imitated me when I was nursing. Ok, now people probably think I’m a freak but “more is caught than taught” right? I’m really quite normal. πŸ™‚ I think I ended up on this blog from Lucy and Lauren and Lindsey Salter. Here are all the things I’ve bought/tried after reading your blog…those fish swimsuits from Walmart (last year), the red and white stripe dresses from Walmart this year :), house smell good stuff, nachos with the things from my pantry, chocolate dipped pretzels, sunscreen, Cottage Living…so Thank you! for all the great ideas.

  • Kara
    May 7, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    This is hilarious. I can’t wait to find out…looks like Raiger is in charge though whatever it is.

  • Rebecca
    May 7, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    a garage sale!!! oh man, just saw the first answer…oh well.

  • ski
    May 7, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    So Morgan, you distract mommy while I go fine the nail polish and we can paint our toe nails…then if we are fast enough we can get JM’s too!

    I don’t remember exactly HOW I ran across your blog, but it has become one of my favorites! I have tried almost all of the things from your kitchen and they have ALL been enjoyed! Thanks for sharing!

  • Michele
    May 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Morgan, as Erika, in the foot soaker and Paige,as Darby, getting painted while multi-tasking (as any other mommy does) with John Martin in her arms!! Adorable!

  • Finley's Mom
    May 7, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    They obviously got their hands on our old video camera and have watched the various hours of talk shows that we used to create and record and are recreating them! Too cute! Just wait until they get older and start adding makeup and wardrobe changes to the mix- tee hee!

  • Amanda Thrasher
    May 7, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    1. Anxiously awaiting puberty.
    2. Playing judges for Miss America or Miss USA pageant.
    3. playing “wait in line” at DMV to get new driver’s license. (feel certain you have to do this at least once with kids in tow.
    4. waiting to have our name called to audition for American Idol.

    I need new mugs. been meaning to find restaurant supply in Atlanta

  • L
    May 7, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Are they sitting by the pool?

  • Kelly Kennedy
    May 7, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I think they are playing "Darby and Justin: Q & A Round 3". I gotta be right cause Mama needs some mugs!!:) Love, love your blog. I made the white queso for Cinco de Maya and now Jillian Michaels is my best friend.

  • katydid
    May 7, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I have sisters, so here’s my guess… the little one on the left (Paige?) has just informed Morgan (?) that while her dress is just darling, she missed a spot while shaving her legs!

  • The Bordens
    May 7, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Waiting to be seen at the docs. office. They are 2 cute

  • katydid
    May 7, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I have two sisters, so here’s my guess, your daughter on the left (Paige?) has just informed Morgan (?) that her dress is simply darling, but she missed a spot while shaving her legs!

    After all, if your sisters can’t be honest with you, who can?!

  • Rachel
    May 7, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    My first thought: Darby & Erika.

    Final conclusion: POTTY TRAINING 101
    Paige is the teacher. Morgan is demonstrating. JM is the student.

  • Sarah
    May 7, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I think they’re pretending to be sitting in church, with all the toys as their friends!

  • Stephanie
    May 7, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    It looks like Morgan is going to the doctor, Dr. Raiger. Maybe she needs therapy? πŸ˜‰

  • The McDonalds
    May 7, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I think they are sitting like you & Justin sit! One is sitting like Mommy & the other like Daddy sits…

  • Kristen
    May 7, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Hoda and Kathy Lee?
    I have a sister and think makes me crack up thinking about my childhood!
    Thanks for the laugh!!!

  • Becky
    May 7, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    oooorrrrr….it’s coffee talk with linda richman. morgan is linda and she is saying “raiger…your legs ah like buttah”

  • Kailee
    May 7, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I have 2 thoughts
    1. Morgan looks like an old person using a walker…kinda.
    2. Paige is teaching Morgan how to go poo poo on the potty. haha

  • Katy
    May 7, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Dr Phil? Oprah?

    They are darling

  • Anne
    May 7, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    They are the judges of some sort of pageant???

  • emily
    May 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    potty training was my gut reaction… morgan is sure holding on to that “potty” in deep concentration, and paige is waiting so patiently for results. πŸ™‚

  • Laura
    May 7, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Pretending to be mommy and daddy?

  • Through the Looking Glass
    May 7, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    “We’re packed and waiting for the train.”

  • andi
    May 7, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    At the Preschool Program. I bet M. is Mrs. O and Raiger is the teacher. I am so hoping for those mugs! πŸ™‚ I am sure their Program (both at home and school) was a hit!!!

  • Lara
    May 7, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I was going to say playing Regis and Kelly but it looks like someone had a similar idea already. Playing school?
    Can’t wait to hear what the girls were up to!

  • Adrienne
    May 7, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Playing Time -out? Musical chairs? or Princess and the Pea? Whatever they are up to, they are awfully cute!

  • Jaren
    May 7, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    We’re having Sunday school, of course! These children (stuffed animals) are our choir. You can join our congregation too. If you can fit in one of our chairs. πŸ™‚

  • Janna Widdifield
    May 7, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Waiting patiently in a waiting room area–maybe the doctor’s office? That little bear looks mighty sick laying on his mama’s lap.

  • Bettsi
    May 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    They’re having a talk show like Oprah! Oh my goodness, whatever they are doing, they sure are cute while doing it!

  • Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend
    May 7, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I thought talk show too….too cute

  • Raylan
    May 7, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Maybe they are pretending like they are at the beach, and they are working on their tan! They are too cute for words πŸ™‚

    Love your blog!

  • pve design
    May 7, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    You have yourself of couple of producers…”Now, let’s take it from the top, ready, set, action”

    (preparing for greatness in hollywood or grey gardens)
    love the pile of props.

  • Meadows
    May 8, 2009 at 12:48 am

    “Mommy, can’t tell…we’re getting peddies for the summer!”

  • McMemo
    May 8, 2009 at 4:13 am

    waiting for an airplane??

  • Rebecca
    May 8, 2009 at 4:47 am

    So cute! It looks like they are waiting take-off on an airplane with their luggage piled up high next to them!

  • cari_and_kevin_king
    May 8, 2009 at 4:47 am

    I think there is going to be a fashion show…

  • Rachel
    May 8, 2009 at 4:47 am

    They look like they are waiting at the doctor’s office? Whatever they are waiting for, they look practiced at it!

  • cari_and_kevin_king
    May 8, 2009 at 4:48 am

    I think there is going to be a fashion show

    charlies_secret_angel2006 at yahoo dot com

  • Hillary @ The Other Mama
    May 8, 2009 at 5:21 am

    I was going to say having a yard sale, but that seems easy. I think they are pilots on a plane because that’s what my boys are doing when they line up chairs (behind each other). I’m sure that’s it. Uh huh. Yep.

  • Lacey
    May 8, 2009 at 5:23 am

    I think they are pretending to be talk show hosts on The View!

    *I’ve never commented before and I love your blog Darby!

    Lacey Shaffer

  • Kellie
    May 8, 2009 at 5:31 am

    flying in an airplane

  • Ellis
    May 8, 2009 at 5:43 am

    Hmm…I’ll say that they’re waiting in the waiting room at the Dr. or Dentist. πŸ™‚

  • Jenny Lynn
    May 8, 2009 at 5:43 am

    I’m guessing that they are playing “Doctor” and they’re waiting in the doctor’s office!

  • Carly Winborne
    May 8, 2009 at 5:51 am

    Paige is clearly teaching Morgan how to “sit like a lady.”

    But the garage sale comments are cracking me up!

  • karambert
    May 8, 2009 at 5:56 am

    I bet they are playing Mommy and Daddy!

  • Wendy
    May 8, 2009 at 6:02 am

    Playing house?

  • Elizabeth
    May 8, 2009 at 6:09 am

    Well duh! They’re Paula and Simon on American Idol!

  • Sarah
    May 8, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Besides being cute? I think they are getting pedicures…or are they on some sort of talk show?

  • Becky
    May 8, 2009 at 6:26 am

    ooooh i got it…and only count one of mine…cause i was just putting these for a laugh…they are DOG and BETH…going to collect another bounty!! or josh and anna on the duggars where they can look, but not touch!!

  • Shireen
    May 8, 2009 at 6:34 am

    Imaginary sunbathing on an imaginary beach! πŸ™‚

    looking SO forward to the real answer!

    The girls look so good!!! I love their hair cuts!

  • Mandi
    May 8, 2009 at 6:49 am

    Flying on an airplane…

  • Totty
    May 8, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Pretending to get pedicure’s?

  • barrynchristie @yahoo.com
    May 8, 2009 at 7:02 am

    pretending to have their hair done! πŸ™‚

  • aedozier
    May 8, 2009 at 7:15 am

    I don’t even have a creative guess for you. They are abosolutely adorable!

  • Mandy
    May 8, 2009 at 7:22 am

    something to do with the potty is my first impression and then I saw the car seat? Is JM in there? I say potty!

  • Mrs. Davis
    May 8, 2009 at 7:26 am

    SOOO cute!! These ladies must be getting a pedicure!!!

  • Mrs. Davis
    May 8, 2009 at 7:28 am

    no I take that back…they are at a doctor’s office!!!! WAITING!!!!!!!! HA!!! Who cares…they are so darn cute!

  • blair
    May 8, 2009 at 7:30 am

    they are certainly judges for the Miss America pagent…love Paige’s crossed legs, so elegant.

  • Jennifer
    May 8, 2009 at 7:40 am

    they look like they’re on the Today Show, or something. can’t wait to find out!

  • Rachel
    May 8, 2009 at 7:52 am

    .lovin it. I’m definitely thinking “waiting to go to the hospital for delivery” OR mimicking the shower you had w/ the chair placement.

  • Tara
    May 8, 2009 at 7:56 am

    I think that they are pretending to be oprah and guest πŸ™‚

  • Tara
    May 8, 2009 at 7:58 am

    Ha, I just realized that another Tara commented before me, with a similar answer! I was going to guess that they were pretending to be Regis and Kelly! πŸ™‚

  • Julie
    May 8, 2009 at 7:59 am

    They are precious. Looks like they might be playing school. Paige looks like the principal or teacher and Morgan looks like she might be in trouble. Maybe the pile of friends are already in time out. πŸ™‚ Too cute, whatever they have dreamed up!


  • erinshelton
    May 8, 2009 at 8:34 am

    They are riding on a bus… far far away from house renovations and makeovers! The things beside them are their bags packed!

  • Melanie
    May 8, 2009 at 8:35 am

    Darby asks, “What are you ladies doing?”

    Paige, with her legs crossed, looks at Morgan then replies, β€œSister said if we were quiet the magic carpet wouldn’t know we were here and it would start flying…and then we could ride on it….”

  • Lydia
    May 8, 2009 at 8:40 am

    They are definitely impersonating Mommy & MommaSissy….maybe anticipating the arrival of MommaSissy's baby??!

  • LindsB
    May 8, 2009 at 8:46 am

    They are too cute for words! I guess that they are hosting a talk show, but a bunch of people beat me to it.

    Cant wait to find out though

  • J and C
    May 8, 2009 at 9:04 am

    Morgan just got finished answering her first Miss America question, “How do you feel blogging has influenced the world?”

    Paige was a little worried at how good her answer had been, and was checking out the competition. Her own question “How do you properly care for and love a Teddy bear?” Seemed a little less flashy.

  • Meredith
    May 8, 2009 at 9:06 am

    I didn’t have time to read through the comments, so my apologies if I’ve duplicated someone else’s guess.

    My first guess was church, but I think I have a better one. Maybe they are acting out a baby shower since you had one at your house recently.

    I love your blog! Thank you for sharing with us!

    Meredith W.

  • owens19@cox.net
    May 8, 2009 at 9:07 am

    I was thinking that since you have (or still have) family in town…maybe they have packed their things to go home with them?

  • KMR
    May 8, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I think they are playing Mommies having coffee.

  • Sugar and Spice Mommy
    May 8, 2009 at 10:02 am

    Waiting to get a pedicure??
    Really! They are too cute!:)

  • Anonymous
    May 8, 2009 at 10:11 am

    definitely posing as “Britian’s Got Talent” judges
    — Jenny W.

  • Anonymous
    May 8, 2009 at 11:18 am

    looks like paige is teaching morgan about potty training:)amy sharp

  • Kat
    May 8, 2009 at 11:30 am

    Oh, my guesses are already taken too…

    Here they are anyway, πŸ˜‰

    Possible ideas…
    Yard sale (Where are the wicker chairs?)
    Hanging out by the pool (indoors)
    Playing Cottilion… “This is how a lady sits, legs together or legs crossed…”

    I positively adore those mugs. They look exactly like the mugs we used at Easter brunch. I asked for the name of the place they came from, then checked it out online but I couldn’t find it. Those are seriously the perfect mugs!!!

  • Haley
    May 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    “If you cross your legs like this you can hold off on going to the bathroom for another minute.”


  • Unmistakably BLESSED
    May 8, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    I haven’t a clue what they’re up to, but upon seeing the little darlings, I’m convinced that you need a copy of “White Gloves and Party Manners”, a darling etiquette book my mother (tried to) raise me on! Make you deal, send me some mugs, I’ll send you the book!! A blogger friend and follower . . . Amanda

  • Jacci
    May 8, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Hmmm…. I have no idea what you like to watch on television, but your little gal there on the left is certainly putting on a “grown-up” character with her sweet little leg crossed like that. I’ll say they are pretending to be the ladies on The View πŸ™‚

  • Sarah's Fab Day
    May 8, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I know I didn’t get in on time but my first thought is they are playing Oprah.

  • live a colorful life
    May 8, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I’m too late, but I think they are judges for Project Runway.

  • Sarah
    May 8, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    sitting in church?

  • :o) mg
    May 8, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    LOL! After reading someone said
    “they are Regis and Kelly” I had to go back and look at the photo again. BAH ha ha ha ha ha
    So true.
    Oh, I hope that’s what it is.

  • Marybeth
    May 8, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    They are King and Queen…
    They are having a pageant for Miss America…
    Oh my goodness, you don’t let them watch American Idol do you?? Surely not… they are judging American Idol?
    They are being loving sisters, doing what sisters do best, hanging out with each other.