8.30.2011

She starts Kindergarten tomorrow...


Some other firsts... bath, pushing up, and smiling.  It seems like just yesterday!

...and I am anxious.  Excited, but anxious.  Amazed, but anxious.  And really, just anxious.  But she is just excited, and so I need to take her lead and put on a brave face because that's what Mommies do.  Wish both of us luck (I think I need it more than her)...


8.17.2011

So Perfect Then; Still Perfect Now...

                                                                                     
              

Five years.  When you're little, it seems to take FOREVER for five years to pass.  But when you're a parent, they somehow fly by in the blink of an eye.  We were blessed five years ago today with the arrival of our beautiful daughter, C.  She kept us on our toes that morning with a very dicey delivery, and continues to keep us on our toes today with her feisty free-spiritedness, her questions and views about the world around her, and her infectious (and occasionally, mischievous) smile.  Happy, happy birthday, Sweet Pea.  You made a Mommy and Daddy out of us - what a gift that has turned out to be!


8.16.2011

Tuesday Tunes...

The song that's starting off my playlist right now is "Did You Ever Look So Nice?" by The Samples.  It's one that I've loved ever since my cousin Mikey played it for me way back when I was in high school, driving him somewhere in our old Jeep Cherokee.  Over the years, I have listened to the band quite a bit, but this sone reminds my absolute favorite.  There's something about it that makes me instantly happy - and these days, it makes me think about my girls.  Enjoy!


My Daughter, the ROCKSTAR...

BIG milestone for Miss C this evening!  It's the day before her fifth birthday, and she has FINALLY willingly put her head under the water!  Yes, you read that correctly - the girl who did all that swim team stuff this summer has fought this challenge the entire time.  Water is one of her "things" (you know, those frustrating little triggers that can throw off a perfectly good situation), which is what makes this so huge.  If you happen to see a beam of light shooting up into the sky from somewhere in the DC metro area tonight, it is likely coming from C's smile of pride, which is about a mile wide... :)

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8.10.2011

Downsides and Silver Linings...


"Just try and make me take a nap, Mommy."

Sooo....  C (and we) were loving her OT camp so much that we added the last week.  With 15 hours of OT-based fun vs. just 2 hours of regular therapy at her usual appointments, this was kind of a no-brainer!  The downside of this is, of course, it's yet another week of disruption in Miss M's schedule, which has completely thrown off her nap.  Here she is, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when she should be cramming in that 1 1/2 hours of sleep that she needed and frankly, I was willing to sell my soul for this afternoon.  Oh well, at least she's cute, right?!