Friday, September 12, 2008

"You're young until you're not ..."

It's Birthday Season again! At least it is in our house. Yesterday, Brandy celebrated Year 29 (for real). Tomorrow, Adam will see #28. And then, before we get all the cake eaten, it'll be November and time to celebrate Emilie, Squish, and Jimmy.

Have I mentioned how much I love this time of year? I crave Fall. It's not here yet, but we've had a couple of days in the 70's, and I am anticipating it like crazy! Of course, the weekend temps are forecast to be back up to the 90's, so whatever. I may go ahead and hang my fall wreath on the door anyway.

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Looking forward to my first flight with Adam next week! I had hoped he could take me up on his birthday, and I could get all mushy and sentimental: "28 years ago today, I could never have imagined what a fine, smart, incredible man you'd be ... now look at you, piloting this plane and taking your old Mom for a ride!" Eh, he'd hate that.

Anyway, the plane was all booked for tomorrow, so he has scheduled us for an early morning flight on Wednesday. I'll be waving, so look up on your way to work.

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Yesterday, during my regularly scheduled Squishy time, since the weather was so nice, we loaded up the stroller, and walked to the park. She spotted the ducks (geese?) as soon as we got there. Sooo excited! She kept saying, "Duh! Duh!" What a smart little bug she is. I sat on the swings with her in my lap, and she almost fell asleep. She watched a man who was fly-fishing on the mudhole (that's what I like to call our little lake in the park), and she never let those quackers get out of her sight. Later, I put her in the baby swing ... she wasn't too sure of it at first, but loved it after she got the feel of it. Next time I'll take the camera.

She will be walking on her own in the next few days, it seems certain. And she's pretty excited about that!

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Still plugging along at the class I'm taking ... still pulling down those 100's on the daily tests. I took the first of three non-open-book tests last week, and scored 100 on that too. I'm a freakin' genius, no? (That was sarcasm, in case you can't hear my voice.)

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Today, I'm off to plan a birthday dinner for Squish's Mom and Dad, and then I'll make a run to Publix to buy what's needed. After that, some serious time with the Dyson must be spent. The cat hair is taking over our world.

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Here's what you came for:

Taken August 29, 2008

She loves to sit on Nana's stairs.
Only they're off-limits with a gate now.
Looking at herself in the mirror, with her new shades on:
(pay no attention to the scary Nana behind her)
September 7, 2008
10 months old:

If you're a family member, this picture will cause a time-warp in your brain. We have this exact same shot of Squish's Daddy, chewing on a corn cob. One of these days, I'll take the time to scan it and do a side-by-side comparison.


"Ooooh Mama, your hat is the bomb!"

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P.S. There are some pictures of her week at the beach over at her Dad's blog. The links on the right, if you need it.

2 comments:

Emilie said...

Oh my gosh, I can barely stand it I want to see her so much! I cannot believe how big she has gotten...I know I say that pretty much every time I comment on here, but it just amazes me every time! I can't wait to see her and give her kisses! She's got so much hair! Anyway, I love you and I'll talk to you soon!

Anonymous said...

What a precious baby!!!! I'd love to see her reaction to those ducks Nana. Get busy and take her back up there with your camera. I agree with Emilie, I just can't believe how she changes with each blog entry. I love you all so much.

xoxo Kay