Like most parents we know, Sean and I pride ourselves in continuing to teach Kylie about manners. She started saying her "please" and "thank you" as soon as she started to talk. We kindly had to remind her every now and then but it soon became second nature and Sean and I would just glance at each other with great delight and satisfaction when Kylie would mind her manners without being prompted. Kylie to this day will pick up her bowl and slurp her milk or soup which doesn't seem to bother me as much as it does her Daddy. She still tests the limits every now and then when she tries to put her foot up on the dining table and giggles although she knows we are not pleased. Well, I should not have been surprised yesterday when a co-worker informed me that Kylie had frosting on her hair from eating a cup cake in honor of said co-workers son's birthday in school. Huh? She then went on to tell me that Kylie had the spoon in one hand and then dived in face first to eat her cupcake! I laughed out loud at the vision in my head and then I just about fell off my chair when I received pictures via e-mail of our pumpkin's face planted on her cupcake! This one will be another one of those priceless pics in my library of photos. It just goes to show that no matter how much we try to instill good traits in our kids, they will do their own thing as soon as they are out of our sight...sigh.